adafruit wrote:hey john,
we've tested the scope with snow leopard as well as lion (and so far all our mac customers have been ok). what version of mac os x are you using?
adafruit wrote:the magnification is 20x to 200x (on the product page - 20x/200x axis micro-lens).
johnmccombs wrote:OSX 10.7.3. MicroCapture 1.0. I tried it on two MBP's with the same result.
johnmccombs wrote:What I'm saying is that between about 50x and 200x there's no way to get the image to focus. You can get it to focus at less than about 50x and more than 200x by moving the sample back and fwds, but between approx 50-200x I can't get a focussed image. Is there some trick to this?
adafruit wrote:here are 2 photos, about 20x and 200x from mac os x 10.7.3 taken a few seconds ago using the microcapture download from our site on a mbp. fresh install on our testing machine.
johnmccombs wrote:Ok, the download from your website is a different version from the one on the CD that comes with the microscope. Some progress. On the 2009 MBP the capture app works for 30 sec or so then freezes. On a more recent MBP, it works ok, but the picture on the screen lags a 2-3 seconds behind what you do, which makes it pretty painful to use, especially focussing. Interestingly the version on the CD doesn't have the lagginess or freezing problems, but wont capture images...
johnmccombs wrote:Does anyone know of another Mac app that will capture a from a web cam? PhotoBooth seems ideal, except that it wont grab the full resolution of the microscope.
johnmccombs wrote:On the zoom front, it looks like it will actually focus in the 70-200x range, but the subject has to be inside the clear cone on the end of the camera. Removing it or shortening it should solve this problem. This feature could have been better thought through - or am I missing something?
I experienced the same problem as John.
The sent software gave me a preview window but it did not save anything. I found this topic and saw John's issue and then downloaded the updated from
Now the icon bounces up and down for a while and then sits there, and when I click on it it disappears.
I am running mac os x 10.7.3
I don not want to return the product, I just want the software to work.
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