Blips – The thinnest portable lenses for smartphone: for macrophotography or microscopyMarco2022-06-17T18:20:33+02:00
The unique set of mini-lenses for smartphone allowing you to see deep inside the micro-world
Up to four mini-objective lenses on flexible film which cleanly stick on any smartphone or tablet; entrance door to the microscopic world for everyone. So thin that you can keep BLIPS on your phone, even in your pocket, without worrying to lose it. The BLIPS lenses work on all models of smartphones and tablets.
The World’s thinnest objectives for portable microscopy on smartphones or tablets
The Blips kit is a set of thin lenses on composite, multilayered flexible film (patent pending technology).
No glue is used behind the lenses, so there are no sticky residues on the camera once the lens is removed.
We carefully designed four lenses for great easiness of use and optical performance.
A link connecting the standard photography to the microscopy realm. By smartphone.
Blips Macro Plus allows you to take high definition macro pictures, with optical magnification of about 5 times.
It is extremely thin, less than 1 mm (≈1/25 inches), and very user friendly. It allows you to take crystal clear pictures of insects, flowers, small objects, details of everyday life.
Its working distance, i.e. the distance between the lens and the focal plane, is of about 20 mm (≈¾ inch).
Thanks to its great ease of use, you can start exploring the micro-world in all its diversity. Moving insects, spiders or small flowers will appear in all their beauty. You will be able to take great pictures and videos of small subjects since the first use.
Blips Macro allows you to take high definition macro pictures, with optical magnification of about 10 times.
It is extremely thin, less than 1 mm (≈1/25 inch). This is the first step from “standard” photography toward portable microscopy.
Its working distance, i.e. the distance between the lens and the focal plane, is of about 12mm (≈1/2 inch).
Hence, it can be used like a high power magnification lens for precision works, or for a number of other applications where an amplified electronic eye is desired, from technical use to pure fun.
Examples? Quality check of soldering works, cloth, seam, paints or other manufactures. Needle & thread insertion, self-check of moles, or skin, or nails, check in child’s hair for head lice/nits, insects or spiders observation, check of parasites on leaves, etc.
Have a look to the gallery for more inspirations.
Blips Micro helps you enter the realm of smartphone microscopy.
Blips Micro allows you to recognize details of about 4.5 micron using your smartphone. BLIPS Micro, 1.2mm-thick (≈1/20 inch), turns your phone into a real digital microscope.
You need to keep a distance of 6mm (¼ inch) between the lens and the sample under observation to discover tiny details at high definition. With the use of digital zoom it is possible to achieve magnification over 100x*.
As any powerful objective lens for microscope, the depth of focus of the Micro lens is short. Therefore, this lens model is suitable for observing flat samples in transmitted light with a stable mechanical support.
Blips Ultra permits the use of your smartphone for real microscopy applications.
Blips Ultra allows to recognize details of about 3.5 microns; you can see cells or other inhabitants of the micro-world, on your smartphone. BLIPS Ultra is less than 1.6mm-thick (≈1/16 inch), and it turns your phone into a real digital microscope.
What can you see in the pictures aside, taken with Blips Ultra lens on smartphone, in transmitted light?
A tardigrade from inside a drop of water and frog blood cells on a prepared slide.
You need to keep a distance of ⅛ inch (3mm) between the lens and the sample under observation to discover tiny details at high definition. With the use of digital zoom it is possible to achieve magnification over 150x*.
As any powerful objective lens for microscope, the depth of focus of the Ultra lens is very short (<0.15mm). Therefore, this lens model is especially suitable for observing thin, flat samples in transmitted light, with a stable mechanical support. (Optical resolution < 3.5 microns in transmitted light).
A good alignment of the light source under the lens and a correct setting of the distance between lens and sample are fundamental conditions for getting the best performance.
We offer a selection of prepared microscope slides plus an appropriate light source and an easy assembling stage for smartphone. Use your smartphone with the BLIPS Micro or Ultra lenses and see the smallest details in transmitted light, like with digital microscope.
New Blips Labkit 2:
The LAST GENERATION OF LABKITs: all the 4 Blips lenses and new, improved accessories.
You can see cells and other microscopic structures on your smartphone!
Micro Lens Kit (Micro 20x & Ultra 33x Lenses)
Macro Lens Kit (Macro 10x & Macro Plus 5x Lenses)
New Phone/Tablet Stage
Microscope Slides (3 prepared, 2 plain)
Inside the New Labkit 2 you will find everything you need to see the microscopic details of prepared slides, or for the exploration of the microscopic life around you. Make your own scientificexperiments and discover the micro-world!
A new, improved stage for phone/tablet will help you in the fine regulation of the focal distance and it will make straightforward the alignment of the light source, fundamental condition for using the most powerful lenses. 3 U-shaped stands for the phone will provide high stability for large devices.
Accessories for Blips
We have studied the simplest and most functional accessories for the optimal use of BLIPS in everyday life or for technical applications
ALREADY INCLUDED IN THE BASIC KIT AND LAB KIT:
Two sponges of proper height, made of foam rubber: two easily adjustable supports for assisting focus stabilization. (Use one over the other when using BLIPS Macro).
Note: each smartphone model is different from the others; press a little bit the foam rubber to find the ideal working distance of your device.
DEDICATED ACCESSORY FOR BLIPS MACRO:
An universal folding holder for smartphone or tablets, as a valuable accessory for using Blips Macro as high power magnification lens, leaving your hands free to operate on precise manufacturing.
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