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I have this Nikon M-35 that attaches to my microscope, is that what you’re talking about? The camera is LTM mount so I attach a Leitz MIKAS adapter to it. A microscope eyepiece fits in the end of the adapter and that slides into the eyepiece hole on the microscope. In the photo below I’m using a trinocular head that has a separate port for the camera. The MIKAS adapter has a viewer for focusing built into it. Once it’s focused you push one cable release to move the prism in the MIKAS out of the way so you can take the shot, another triggers the shutter on the MIKAS. The M-35 camera doesn't have a shutter, just a dark slide. On the M-35 you push the button to release the film advance after each shot, it’s a very simple camera. Leica made similar cameras, some have shutters. There are also medium format, large format and Polaroid cameras. I think telescope eyepieces are slightly larger than microscopes so you would need the proper one for whatever you’re using it for.

Leitz SM Microscope by Bryan Chernick, on Flickr
 

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I just have an OM mount for my son's telescope, and can put any of the OM's on it. (or maybe it's an M42 now I can't remember for sure).
 

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For my Televid I have adapters for Leicaflex, Leicas and micro 4/3s. Use one of these in my woods and adjacent state park.
 
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Has anybody ever tried these eye-piece camEras,which fit into the eye-piece opening of telescopes and microscopes to take an image, which you, otherwise, can only view by eye? any good which one?
No, I wasn't talking about an adapter to fit a camera. I was talking about a small camera that fits into the eyepiece and it connected to the computer to transfer the image data.
 

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I have an "eyepiece projection adapter" made by Astro-Physics (beautifully made, BTW). You can attach a camera of your choice via a T-adapter ring.
 
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I have an "eyepiece projection adapter" made by Astro-Physics (beautifully made, BTW). You can attach a camera of your choice via a T-adapter ring.
Nono. the camera's weight would get everything out of balance. I'm looking for a tiny camera that fits into the eyepiece not an adaptor.
 

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Ralph, you better get this thread transferred to the digital section, as you not only want a small camera to atttach to the eypiece but want it to transfer the image directly to a computer.

With the cheap microscopes likely on sale before Christmas one gets such small colour camera intended to put on a microscope and with a USB adapter. But such camera is used instead of an eyepice
 

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Has anybody ever tried these eye-piece camEras,which fit into the eye-piece opening of telescopes and microscopes to take an image, which you, otherwise, can only view by eye? any good which one?

Ralph, my past experince is limited to Zeiss Axiocam cameras: https://www.zeiss.com/microscopy/int/products/microscope-cameras.html (super expensive)
A cheaper alternative from China: https://www.motic.com/As_Microsope_cameras/ (good value)
One of the vendors from Germany: https://www.ehlert-partner.de/mikrofot.htm#Mikrofotografie

Alert: these are digital cameras we are discussing here!
 
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Ralph, you better get this thread transferred to the digital section, as you not only want a small camera to atttach to the eypiece but want it to transfer the image directly to a computer.

With the cheap microscopes likely on sale before Christmas one gets such small colour camera intended to put on a microscope and with a USB adapter. But such camera is used instead of an eyepice
You are right but,I wanted to hear about folk's experiences with them.
 
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