The images below demonstrate the amount of magnification possible. All were taken with the Photron SAX2 mono camera with a frame rate of 20,000fps (higher frame rates are possible) at 1024 x 672 pixel resolution.
Subjects were lit with a Simpact Icarus light (other light sources can be used, please enquire). It is necessary to adjust the gain in all the images in order to increase the level of exposure. As with any type of macro filming, the depth of focus is very narrow.
(The banner image at the top of the page shows a close up of a screw thread)
Example 1 – Metal Rule
The field of view (FOV) at minimum zoom is ~17.5mm. Zoom the lens in to its maximum point, the FOV becomes ~1.4mm. The black lines you see in the image on the right show the 1mm divisions on the metal rule.
Example 2 – Hypodermic Needle
This image shows a 0.7mm hypodermic needle at minimum and maximum zoom.