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by Roldorf
Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:16 pm
Forum: My microscope
Topic: 3 old microscopes
Replies: 9
Views: 564

Re: 3 old microscopes

Hi Jim try this website for hosting your images https://postimages.org/ it's free and you can create a hi resolution image link that can be pasted into the forum to display the image here. It doesn't affect the allowance that microbhunter gives you. See this post : http://www.microbehunter.com/micro...
by Roldorf
Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:57 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: A marine diatom with oblique lighting
Replies: 15
Views: 177

Re: A marine diatom with oblique lighting

Hi Louise, there is no plugin required to post images from postimage and the service is free. I also still have all the original images saved offline in case the service stops.
by Roldorf
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:06 am
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: A marine diatom with oblique lighting
Replies: 15
Views: 177

Re: A marine diatom with oblique lighting

Hi Louise, if you want to have the full resolution image displayed here you can upload your images to https://postimages.org/. The link can then be posted here. You wont use any of you precious allowance and can click on the image to take you to the full resolution on the postimage website. An Examp...
by Roldorf
Thu Dec 31, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Digital processing
Topic: How to take measurements of things under the microscope?
Replies: 11
Views: 381

Re: How to take measurements of things under the microscope?

Micam 2.4 has a system for setting up measurements for each objective by taking images of a stage micrometer with each objective then calibrating the image. Once setup, using Micam to take measurements is simply a matter of picking which objective was used to take the image. https://i.postimg.cc/FHq...
by Roldorf
Thu Dec 17, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: Two Microscopes: Which one to buy?
Replies: 14
Views: 1262

Re: Two Microscopes: Which one to buy?

Microscopes com Aunet Pty Ltd 20 Pomelaa Way Clarkson WA, 6030 Don't know what your budget is but there is this one ,Nikon Eclipse E-100 Trinocular Microscope, on their website, which has options for phase contrast. I know Australia is a very large country, a three day train ride from east to west i...
by Roldorf
Thu Dec 17, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Stacked pictures come out Cartoonish
Replies: 15
Views: 1448

Re: Stacked pictures come out Cartoonish

Make sure you don't stack images from below the halfway point of the subject and that you have the correct order of images, either from the top down or bottom up (middle) (depending on which order you took the images) in the settings.
by Roldorf
Thu Dec 17, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: Two Microscopes: Which one to buy?
Replies: 14
Views: 1262

Re: Two Microscopes: Which one to buy?

As far as I can see there are no Bresser dealers in Australia. :cry: Also dark-field microscopy is not a difficult or expensive technique, just the addition of dark-field stops under the condenser. The stops can be made by hand with a felt tip pen and some clear plastic. Better of course with the ad...
by Roldorf
Sun Dec 13, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: For forum members who want to buy and sell equipment
Topic: WANTED 88-90mm frosted glass round stage plate
Replies: 11
Views: 858

Re: WANTED 88-90mm frosted glass round stage plate

I tried that it makes the light a little green.
by Roldorf
Sat Dec 05, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: My microscope
Topic: New microscope, choosing drives me crazy
Replies: 28
Views: 2292

Re: New microscope, choosing drives me crazy

Sir:- Remember, images are taken by camera's NOT microscopes.
by Roldorf
Wed Nov 18, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Eyepiece for Smartphone Camera Mount
Replies: 5
Views: 821

Re: Eyepiece for Smartphone Camera Mount

Calibration slide for microscope:

https://www.amazon.com/AmScope-MR095-Mi ... B00GGY3IGC
There are many others. Just search the net for 'microscope calibration slide'.
by Roldorf
Sat Nov 14, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Pollen. There's lots of it about.
Replies: 131
Views: 80959

Re: Pollen. There's lots of it about.

An update on the sweetcorn anther husk. It has been sitting in my slide collection since the last post and today I decided to try out my dark field masks again.
Soooo:-

A new image stack of that old sweet corn anther husk.
by Roldorf
Thu Nov 12, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Digital processing
Topic: Image Stacking Questions
Replies: 4
Views: 801

Re: Image Stacking Questions

It doesn't do anything with the parts that are out of focus. It 'copies' the parts of the images that are 'in' focus and combines those 'in focus' parts into a new image.
by Roldorf
Sat Nov 07, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: Identification help
Topic: Moss?
Replies: 11
Views: 946

Re: Moss?

Maybe it's just sugar, water and some colouring and not honey at all. I don't think you can filter pollen grains out of honey and still have a product that you could sell at a profit.
by Roldorf
Fri Nov 06, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: Identification help
Topic: Moss?
Replies: 11
Views: 946

Re: Moss?

Forget the honey it's full of pollen.
by Roldorf
Sun Nov 01, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Specimens, samples and slides
Topic: Low viscosity immersion oil alternatives in Europe
Replies: 5
Views: 839

Re: Low viscosity immersion oil alternatives in Europe

In a cold room the viscosity will drop in any oil.
by Roldorf
Sun Nov 01, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Emotional Attatchment To Microbes
Replies: 21
Views: 2734

Re: Emotional Attatchment To Microbes

What a strange thought. Maybe we should let those pesky microbes have their freedom to do as they (want? will !!!) and let Covid, Dengi, Sars etc, have the freedom to do as they see fit. Wolves will lick your hand, bears will eat your food (and probably you) and bacteria will dissolve your flesh. Li...
by Roldorf
Sat Oct 31, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Digital processing
Topic: MycoCam5 question please.
Replies: 7
Views: 1060

Re: MycoCam5 question please.

Mycocam
by Roldorf
Fri Oct 30, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Digital processing
Topic: MycoCam5 question please.
Replies: 7
Views: 1060

Re: MycoCam5 question please.

I could never get it to work.
by Roldorf
Wed Oct 28, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Helminths..still hunting answers the old fashioned way.
Replies: 7
Views: 698

Re: Helminths..still hunting answers the old fashioned way.

Horror of horror's, it's bad enough seeing your finger ends when looking at rocks under the stereo scope. My advise is not to look in great depth at anything that comes from your person. :lol: :lol:
by Roldorf
Wed Oct 28, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Am I being overly sensitive?
Replies: 15
Views: 1449

Re: Am I being overly sensitive?

I kept the tick that gave me Lyme disease, made her a nice little home of sticks and dead vegetation and let her gestate her eggs in a peaceful and relaxed envionment. Her larva as they grew to healthy nymphs were a wonder to behold. I used to let them frolick and play in the warm security of my ar...
by Roldorf
Mon Oct 26, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Identification help
Topic: Help with Pollen ID?
Replies: 1
Views: 377

Re: Help with Pollen ID?

Platanus is larger than 30um, see here:- https://www.paldat.org/search/genus/Platanus Salix is around 10um see here;- https://www.paldat.org/search/genus/Salix however there are many species which are slightly different in size. It would help if you could say where and when you found the sample.
by Roldorf
Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Digital processing
Topic: Altami studio price anyone?
Replies: 11
Views: 1591

Re: Altami studio price anyone?

I have checked all the pages written in Russian and there is no mention of a price for the software, just contact emails if you want more information. (Use google translate does a pretty good job).
by Roldorf
Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:38 am
Forum: Digital processing
Topic: Altami studio price anyone?
Replies: 11
Views: 1591

Re: Altami studio price anyone?

It could be that they no longer exist. The only information I could find about the companies using the software is all Russian based and Altami's website has not been updated for at least one year.
by Roldorf
Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Digital processing
Topic: Altami studio price anyone?
Replies: 11
Views: 1591

Re: Altami studio price anyone?

Use toupview instead, its free.
by Roldorf
Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Illumination Techniques
Topic: WHY no side illumination in darkfield? (noob)
Replies: 9
Views: 2057

Re: WHY no side illumination in darkfield? (noob)

Just a thought, have you fully opened the condenser diaphragm?
by Roldorf
Sat Sep 05, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Camera systems and imaging
Topic: Image Assessment //Mirror Lockup?
Replies: 12
Views: 1518

Re: Image Assessment //Mirror Lockup?

For an image hosting website try this. It's free and has links for your images to post on various web sites including hotlinks for forums such as this one. (This is what I use). Once your image and link is posted into the forum you can click on it to take you to the full size image on Postimages. ht...
by Roldorf
Fri Aug 14, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Binocular viewing problem
Replies: 13
Views: 2022

Re: Binocular viewing problem

Young people also have problems with merging the images on a binocular microscope. Oliver has a video on one of his channels where he mentions this but I could not find it.
by Roldorf
Fri Aug 14, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: How to reset ToupView calibration?
Replies: 3
Views: 783

Re: How to reset ToupView calibration?

Options, Magnification, select the 4x or whichever one you want to delete and click DELETE.

Edit: By the way there is a help file in the program. ;) Help, Help contents.
by Roldorf
Sun Aug 09, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: ToupView crashing after recording video
Replies: 5
Views: 1203

Re: ToupView crashing after recording video

That's an old version of Toupview released in 2018.
My version which I downloaded in May is:

V x64 4,10,16948.20200412 April 12.2020. 10:11:34
by Roldorf
Wed Aug 05, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: Home-made microscope adaptations
Topic: EOS 4000D modification
Replies: 11
Views: 5754

Re: EOS 4000D modification

Hi JodyMusto,

Hmmmm? Not quite sure how you link image sensor size or image quality to 'Dummy Battery' adapter.

Hi Dave S
Glad you got sorted with the battery adapter is it really a year since you bought the camera?

Alan