Photographic Ode To An Electron Microscope

Camera: Apple iPhone XS
Exposure: 1/17
Aperture: f/1.8
Focal Length: 28mm equivalent
ISO: 40

It is time to say goodbye to a workhorse that has been a part of a tremendous amount of retinal science from Helga Kolb to serving as the machine that helped us to create the world’s first retinal connectomes.  I feel absolutely wistful about this Hitachi H-600 Transmission Electron Microscope, as it has been a workhorse we used to create the very first images on film that we digitized and Tolga Tasdizen and Pavel Koshevoy (@phoshevoy) from the Scientific Computing Institute helped us to craft code to mosaic and register images requires to assemble the connectomes.  I loved the soft, incandescent glow from the instrument panel with old-school, physical buttons and knobs to change magnification, vacuum, etc… in contrast to newer scopes that run everything through a computer interface.

This complex machine is making way for a new JEOL JEM-1400 Transmission Electron Microscope made possible by a generous gift from donors.  This new microscope will complement our existing and hard worked JEOL JEM-1400 that will help us to double the bandwidth of our connectomics efforts, and do more science.

 

Camera: Apple iPhone XS
Exposure: 1/60
Aperture: f/1.8
Focal Length: 26mm equivalent
ISO: 200

Camera: Leica M9
Exposure: 1/125
Aperture: f/1.4
Focal Length: 35mm
ISO: 800

 

Camera: Leica M9
Exposure: 1/125
Aperture: f/1.4
Focal Length: 35mm
ISO: 800

 

Camera: Leica M9
Exposure: 1/180
Aperture: f/1.4
Focal Length: 35mm
ISO: 800

 

Camera: Leica M9
Exposure: 1/180
Aperture: f/1.4
Focal Length: 35mm
ISO: 800

 

Camera: Leica M9
Exposure: 1/15
Aperture: f/1.4
Focal Length: 35mm
ISO: 800

 

Camera: Leica M9
Exposure: 1/15
Aperture: f/1.4
Focal Length: 35mm
ISO: 800

 

Camera: Leica M9
Exposure: 1/350
Aperture: f/1.4
Focal Length: 35mm
ISO: 800

 

Camera: Leica M9
Exposure: 1/90
Aperture: f/1.4
Focal Length: 35mm
ISO: 800

 

Camera: Leica M9
Exposure: 1/250
Aperture: f/1.4
Focal Length: 35mm
ISO: 800

 

Camera: Leica M9
Exposure: 1/60
Aperture: f/1.4
Focal Length: 35mm
ISO: 800

 

Camera: Leica M9
Exposure: 1/60
Aperture: f/1.8
Focal Length: 35mm
ISO: 160

 

Camera: Apple iPhone XS
Exposure: 1/120
Aperture: f/1.8
Focal Length: 26mm equivalent
ISO: 500

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