This morning I’ve been playing with a demo version of Leica’s new dome diffuser, intended for softening the illumination in microscopy.
I must say, I’m impressed. While I can produce similar results cheaply with a DIY styrofoam cup diffuser, Leica’s system is much easier in practice. The flexible dome folds up, allowing for quick adjustments to the specimen without having to remove the entire diffusion system. That means I can image more specimens in the same amount of time. Here’s a sample: