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by micro
Sun Jan 03, 2021 4:43 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: floaters
Replies: 20
Views: 2526

Re: floaters

Are you using large wide angle eyepieces? With my swift 380t floaters are a non issue for the most part. But then I upgraded to another microscope that had bigger eyepieces and for some reason the bigger eye pieces make the floater issue vastly worse. But I just hook my microscope camera up to a mon...
by micro
Sat Jan 02, 2021 3:05 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Chilodonella
Replies: 9
Views: 365

Re: Chilononella

video is private
by micro
Thu Dec 31, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Pregnant water flea and copepod?
Replies: 1
Views: 124

Re: Pregnant water flea and copepod?

Correct. I think those are eggs on the copepod too.
by micro
Sun Dec 27, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Identification help
Topic: Any idea on these two cilliates.
Replies: 4
Views: 158

Re: Any idea on these two cilliates.

Looks like loxophyllum and a hypotrich
by micro
Sun Dec 27, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Copepod and Rotifer 3D
Replies: 9
Views: 311

Re: Copepod and Rotifer 3D

Interesting because the 2nd looks stacked as well
by micro
Sun Dec 27, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: How clean is clean enough
Replies: 13
Views: 1255

Re: How clean is clean enough

I tried a swab kit. Works good but there is still always a little spec left on the sensor that takes 10 tries to finally remove them all. But I try to get it perfectly clean even from the 40x objective view which is practically impossible.
by micro
Sun Dec 27, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Copepod and Rotifer 3D
Replies: 9
Views: 311

Re: Copepod and Rotifer 3D

Looks like stacked images in photoshop. I will have to try the crystal method.
by micro
Sun Dec 27, 2020 5:54 am
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Stephanoceros fimbriatus ssp. millsii
Replies: 3
Views: 151

Re: Stephanoceros fimbriatus ssp. millsii

Was it in a regular pond?
by micro
Sun Dec 27, 2020 1:53 am
Forum: Camera systems and imaging
Topic: Budget Friendly BH2 Video?
Replies: 38
Views: 1046

Re: Budget Friendly BH2 Video?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Olympus-Micro-4-3s-Camera-Adapter-2-Olymp-Microscope-42mm-dovetail-BX-Trinocular/264914938000 This adapter isn't parfocal with the eyepieces but the images I get look good so I never bothered trying anything else. And Tom is right about 4k looking better. I recently started ...
by micro
Sun Dec 27, 2020 1:27 am
Forum: Camera systems and imaging
Topic: Budget Friendly BH2 Video?
Replies: 38
Views: 1046

Re: Budget Friendly BH2 Video?

I forgot you can plug the camera directly into a monitor without the elgato cam link. I use the cam link because then I can use the computer at the same time without it just being hooked up to the camera. I also use it for streaming the microscope footage. So that makes the setup $110 cheaper. The t...
by micro
Sat Dec 26, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Camera systems and imaging
Topic: Budget Friendly BH2 Video?
Replies: 38
Views: 1046

Re: Budget Friendly BH2 Video?

MichaelG. wrote:
Sat Dec 26, 2020 9:52 am
micro wrote:
Sat Dec 26, 2020 5:17 am
With my setup I don't use additional optics. I have my 4/3 camera attached to the trinoc port with just a tube that has no optics.
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So you are effectively using the microscope objective as a macro lens
... do I understand correctly ?

MichaelG.
Oh I don't really know actually.
by micro
Sat Dec 26, 2020 5:23 am
Forum: Camera systems and imaging
Topic: Budget Friendly BH2 Video?
Replies: 38
Views: 1046

Re: Budget Friendly BH2 Video?

If you got a panasonic g7 body only $450, high speed memory card $100, elgato cam link $110, camera adapter attachment $50 it would cost about $700-800 and you would basically have my setup.
by micro
Sat Dec 26, 2020 5:17 am
Forum: Camera systems and imaging
Topic: Budget Friendly BH2 Video?
Replies: 38
Views: 1046

Re: Budget Friendly BH2 Video?

With my setup I don't use additional optics. I have my 4/3 camera attached to the trinoc port with just a tube that has no optics. These are screen shots from videos I took with my lumix g85 http://www.microbehunter.com/microscopy-forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=10810&p=90632#p90632 and here is a video 74...
by micro
Sat Dec 26, 2020 4:12 am
Forum: Camera systems and imaging
Topic: Budget Friendly BH2 Video?
Replies: 38
Views: 1046

Re: Budget Friendly BH2 Video?

If you want 1080 and no lag while live viewing you need a camera $400+, Elgato Cam Link for connecting to monitor with hdmi cord for live viewing $100+, adapter camera attachment prices vary $50-100? Additional optic possibly required depending on camera $50-100 You can get live viewing with just a ...
by micro
Sat Dec 26, 2020 3:32 am
Forum: Camera systems and imaging
Topic: Budget Friendly BH2 Video?
Replies: 38
Views: 1046

Re: Budget Friendly BH2 Video?

How much are you willing to spend? 1080p will be a few hundred $ at least.
by micro
Mon Dec 21, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Identification help
Topic: From the usual pond in my backyard...
Replies: 9
Views: 444

Re: From the usual pond in my backyard...

It does look like a stentor
by micro
Mon Dec 21, 2020 1:23 am
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Freshwater Dinoflagellates
Replies: 14
Views: 1088

Re: Freshwater Dinoflagellates

Shouldn't the sem image have a flagella? The photoshop coloring is really good.
by micro
Sun Dec 20, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Identification help
Topic: A little help needed
Replies: 7
Views: 293

Re: A little help needed

2nd one is a eranema or euglena or something similar
by micro
Sat Dec 19, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: How clean is clean enough
Replies: 13
Views: 1255

Re: How clean is clean enough

Ya I'll report back after I try the legit swab kit
by micro
Sat Dec 19, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: How clean is clean enough
Replies: 13
Views: 1255

Re: How clean is clean enough

I haven't used the swab kits yet but I ordered one the other day. The issue with cleaning the sensor is any liquid leaves drops which are visible via the microscope. So you have to clean it with the solution and then go back over it with some sort of sensor friendly dry swab about 100 times till the...
by micro
Tue Dec 15, 2020 5:35 am
Forum: Identification help
Topic: Is this bacteria?
Replies: 3
Views: 479

Re: Is this bacteria?

Looks like cyanobacteria but kind of hard to tell without a closer up image
by micro
Mon Dec 14, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Stacked pictures come out Cartoonish
Replies: 15
Views: 1464

Re: Stacked pictures come out Cartoonish

I have the same issue a lot of the time. Stacking seems to create big thick lines making the subject look like it was outlined with a pencil. I think its just an issue with microscope resolution and such and maybe photoshop not really getting how to deal with microscope images or something. I don't ...
by micro
Mon Dec 14, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: Specimens, samples and slides
Topic: Getting better pond water samples and specimens
Replies: 12
Views: 765

Re: Getting better pond water samples and specimens

If you can find a pond with fish in it that will be good, fish means there's an ecosystem and a pond = still water. Streams don't have much to look at because the flowing stream stops microbes from congregating there. They get pushed farther down till the stream ends.
by micro
Sun Dec 13, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Identification help
Topic: worm or ciliate?
Replies: 9
Views: 774

Re: worm or ciliate?

looks like a weird shaped hypotrich
by micro
Sat Dec 12, 2020 5:15 am
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: How clean is clean enough
Replies: 13
Views: 1255

Re: How clean is clean enough

You can get it to be pretty much perfectly clear. In my experience its easy to get the microscope parts spotless but cleaning the camera sensor was a nightmare from hell but doable.
by micro
Thu Dec 10, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: Upgrading BX40 to DIC
Replies: 1
Views: 463

Upgrading BX40 to DIC

Planning to upgrade to DIC in the near future. From what I've read there are different types of DIC reflected vs transmitted. Reflected is better? I know I need PlanApo objectives. I've been browsing ebay but I don't really know what I am looking at. I guess I need the slider, prisms, condenser? Wha...
by micro
Thu Dec 10, 2020 2:43 am
Forum: Identification help
Topic: Can someone confirm my ID's
Replies: 4
Views: 546

Re: Can someone confirm my ID's

I think the 3rd is a dinoflagellate
by micro
Wed Dec 09, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Rotifer attempts GBH on Copepod nauplius !
Replies: 7
Views: 725

Re: Rotifer attempts GBH on Copepod napaulis !

I assume just the adults lay eggs but it doesn't really look like waste to me but idk
by micro
Wed Dec 09, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Is this normal?
Replies: 34
Views: 2479

Re: Is this normal?

Not normal
by micro
Wed Dec 09, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Rotifer attempts GBH on Copepod nauplius !
Replies: 7
Views: 725

Re: Rotifer attempts GBH on Copepod napaulis !

Did it lay an egg?