But if you look at the actual images selected for their microphotog contest you'll see most of them
are derived from relatively high-tech colorization techniques - not PS, but the kinds of artificial color
enhancement actually used in reseach and medical applications. Some of those high-end Nikon microscopes can only produce digital images because they split apart certain wavelengths of light in
order to reassemble them more tightly than ordinary optics can at such high levels of magnification.
A fifty K microscope can do a lot things an ordinary one can't. But I'd love to get my hands on a
vintage 70's Zeiss micropsope like I used studying microbiology, or a polarizing one like I used in the
geology lab, and then put a large format film head on it, just for fun.