My Endoscope-i setup

The reason I started researching online for a device like this was the obvious fact that nowadays we carry with ourselves very powerful cameras with excellent resolution displays, many of the endoscopic equipment I've used share these characteristics with many advantages in zoom and other features. However, as I continued in ENT practice, I found myself many times in a situation where the use of an endoscopy diagnosis tower was simply not possible and the decision making became difficult. There is also an important money difference between both systems, however, in my opinion they are not mutually exclusive, serving different purposes and needs in my practice.
2.7 mm
6 mm
I began by getting myself a portable endoscope light I got on ebay; I looked for the brightest I could find and I ended up with a 10 watt portable endoscope light that is very powerful and potent even 4 years later, it uses one 18650 battery that gives me very good 3-hour usage, however it does lowers its brightness after 2 hours, and takes around 8 hours to completely charge (that's why I have 11 batteries). I got my first Endoscope-i device for my iPhone 5s and ever since I've been upgrades as I changed phones. Now I am using it on an iPhone 7plus and it is, by far, the best so far regarding image quality. As I got myself into smart endoscopy I immediately noticed the big difference in the resolution I could get with a thicker endoscope; regularly I use 2.7mm, and 6mm endoscopes (both 175mm long), the 2.7mm one is a nasal 30 degree endoscope and the 6mm on is 70 degree laryngoscope. You can see in the pictures the difference in zooming that is required for each endoscope, as you may expect, the more zoom needed to apply, the less resolution you would get. I have always used ISO setting at 0.1 to 0.25 with great results, adjusting the brightness just a little bit to the right since, as you move farther to the right, refresh rate suffers. Then, the fixed focus offered by the app is adjusted depending on the procedure, using my hand as a focus point, since for me is very difficult to readjust focus during the procedure (small hands I guess). It is my personal opinion that, since iPhone's camera quality greatly diminishes in low light settings, light quality and intensity is the most important matter here, or at least, very important; It is also important to notice that most thicker endoscopes have two light source beacons instead of one, and they are bigger due to obvious reasons. My further plans here is to get a camera coupler between the endoscope-i and the iPhone, trying to achieve even better image results and the ability to control focus during the procedures.

I hope you enjoyed reading this and it would help any enthusiast as myself!

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