Scientific documentation and visualization equipment



  • Canon EOS 5D MarkII (21 Megapixels, FullHD 1080/25p)
  • Nikon 1 J1 (10 Megapixels, mostly used for microscopic purposes)
  • Canon EF 24-105mm/1:4 L USM
  • Canon EF 50mm 1:2,5 Compact Macro
  • Canon EF 100mm 1:2,8 L IS USM Macro
  • Canon MP-E65mm 1:2,8 1-5x Macro
  • Sigma 50-500mm/1:4 for Canon
  • Soligor extension tube kit for Canon
  • Retro adapter for image ratio of 1:7 at 105mm, 1:2 at 24mm
  • JVC GY-HD110 camcorder (720/25p) with adapter to Nikon F-bayonet
  • Nikon AF Micro Nikkor 60mm 1:2,8 D



  • Canon Speedlite 580EX, 420EX
  • Dedolight DLH4 flood lights
  • Volpi daylight sources with optical fibers, bright and dark field backlight
  • Hedler 600W/1000W flood lights
  • Sachtler Director 650W flood lights
  • Studio with FOBA ceiling rail system and backgrounds


Camera and object support

  • FOBA column camera support
  • Manfrotto tripod 190PROB, head 808RC4, head 410
  • Sachtler video tripods
  • Novoflex MagicBall
  • Manfrotto 303SPH Spheric Panorama Head
  • Extended Focus Unit (by Helmuth Goldammer)
  • Kaidan Pixi object movie turn table



  • Nikon Super Coolscan 9000ED
    for negatives (135/120/220/electron microscope) and framed slides (135/120/220)



  • Canon iPF8300 (in-house, operated by Dr. A. Seidel)
  • or in reliable print shops



  • Adobe Photoshop
  • PTGUI Pro (Panorama)
  • Garden Gnome Pano2VR (Panorama)
  • Photomatix Pro (HDR)
  • Combine ZM (Focus stacking)
  • Adobe InDesign (Layout)
  • Adobe Acrobat (Print)
  • Adobe PremierePro (Video editing)
  • Adobe AfterEffects (Visual effects)
  • Adobe Encore (DVD authoring)