‘Mesolens' uses extreme depth of field to magnify organisms

A new Mesolens microscope is on display at the Royal Festival Hall in London as part of the Summer science exhibition which is capable of viewing miniscule organisms in impressive detail. Using an adjustable depth of field various layers can be created and a 3D impression created.

The Mesolens uses some traditional photographic theories, which aren’t normally adopted into microscopy. Instead of place the artifact beneath the lens then zooming and adjusting focal depth the focus is fixed, then the lens moved to alter the depth. This maintains the depth of field and sharpness, as well as the dimensions, so the end product is able to be converted into a 3D object.

The Summer Science exhibition concludes this weekend, head to www.southbankcentre.co.uk for more details.  

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