Best Handycam macro setup that won't break the bank

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Hi there, looking to setup a camera to a monitor or computer on a Leica A60. I know I can purchase a Sony Handycam for about 200$ and a nice mount for the A60 for about 240$ with a few macro lenses. Is this the best set up? Any input or advice would be greatly appreciated. Typically I shoot final work on a Sony Alpha 6000, anyone know if I can stream through a camera such as that?

Thanks in advance,
Scott
 

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For GRS demonstrations at trade shows we use Sony handicams which are very inexpensive, and attach macro lenses to them. The lenses don't screw in so they glue an adapter ring to the front of the camera which the lenses mount to. The lenses are common macro lenses which come in a set. Resolution isn't going to be as good as photographic macro lens but it's simple does a reasonable job.

The cameras are mounted on the side or back and angled to the top of the vise using the GRS camera adapter kit.

It's an effective setup but my preference is a trinocular microscope, which unfortunately is costly.
 
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For GRS demonstrations at trade shows we use Sony handicams which are very inexpensive, and attach macro lenses to them. The lenses don't screw in so they glue an adapter ring to the front of the camera which the lenses mount to. The lenses are common macro lenses which come in a set. Resolution isn't going to be as good as photographic macro lens but it's simple does a reasonable job.

The cameras are mounted on the side or back and angled to the top of the vise using the GRS camera adapter kit.

It's an effective setup but my preference is a trinocular microscope, which unfortunately is costly.
Cool, thanks for taking the time to get back with the info Sam. Always a fan of your work and teaching
 
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