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by Cellusome
Fri Sep 04, 2020 6:17 am
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Question about the compatibility of condensers
Replies: 1
Views: 402

Question about the compatibility of condensers

I recently bought a Euromex cardioid immersion-oil darkfield condenser for my iScope. Now i'm curious, will I be able to use this condenser on any of my future microscopes not from the same brand?

Thanks in advance.
by Cellusome
Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Identification help
Topic: Filamentous algae
Replies: 0
Views: 3804

Filamentous algae

Can anyone identify this algae? I'm thinking of either Klebsormidium sp. or Mougeotia sp.

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by Cellusome
Mon Feb 03, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: The right adapter
Replies: 11
Views: 3695

Re: The right adapter

I'll be buying a 40 mm pancake lens for my canon soon, I'll also be keeping an eye out for a good tripod/stand. Thanks for the information everyone.
by Cellusome
Fri Jan 31, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: The right adapter
Replies: 11
Views: 3695

Re: The right adapter

I'll be trying it with a pancake lens first. Do you use a normal tripod to hold the camera in place above the eyepiece? EDIT: Been looking around the forum and found that a manual pancake lens works better than an electronic one, is the difference significant? I was planning on buying the CANON EF 4...
by Cellusome
Thu Jan 30, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: The right adapter
Replies: 11
Views: 3695

Re: The right adapter

I'm really interested in that Varimag II adapter you showed me Scarodactyl. But I don't have any experience with ebay whatsoever, should this seller be trusted? If I could get it for half the retail price, it would be a steal. I'm leaning more to buying an actual adapter than the pancake lens at the...
by Cellusome
Wed Jan 29, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: The right adapter
Replies: 11
Views: 3695

Re: The right adapter

Thanks Scarodactyl, I might give that a try. Does the method with the pancake lens work for all kinds of eyepieces, or do you need a specific one?

I also bought a T2 ring from another seller at halve the price of the Euromex one + free shipping!
by Cellusome
Wed Jan 29, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: The right adapter
Replies: 11
Views: 3695

The right adapter

Hi all I recently bought a CANON EOS 4000D with the sole purpose of using it for photomicrography. I've been searching all around the forum and came to the conclusion that this camera would be the best suited for a beginner. The only thing still left for me to do right now is to find the right adapt...
by Cellusome
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Camera systems and imaging
Topic: Euromex CMEX-5 Pro question
Replies: 3
Views: 2067

Re: Euromex CMEX-5 Pro question

Thank you for the reply, Bob

The main problem is that I have no idea where to start with finding the right camera, right adapter for my microscope etc...

Do you have any suggestions?
by Cellusome
Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Camera systems and imaging
Topic: Euromex CMEX-5 Pro question
Replies: 3
Views: 2067

Euromex CMEX-5 Pro question

Hey there! Around half a year ago I bought the Euromex iScope, probably one of my favorite purchases to date. The only thing I'm missing is a proper way to get some footage from the specimens I view under the microscope. I've never been into photography before, so after searching around a bit I foun...
by Cellusome
Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Identification help
Topic: Spring-like algae
Replies: 1
Views: 1195

Spring-like algae

Hello there!

Does someone know what these are? I find them regularly in my backyard pond.

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by Cellusome
Thu Jul 25, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Objectives
Replies: 8
Views: 2762

Re: Objectives

I think i'm going to go for the 20x, I'll always be able to upgrade with a 60x objective in the near future (if I can find one with oil immersion that is!). All the extra information sure helped a lot, thank you all!
by Cellusome
Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Objectives
Replies: 8
Views: 2762

Objectives

Hi all! I'm here again for the third time in a row! (I'm sorry for this, I've got a lot of questions and just want to be sure about my purchase) The scope i'm planning to buy comes with a 4x, 10x, S40x and S100x oil immersion objectives. In addition I want to buy an extra objective to put in the qui...
by Cellusome
Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Phase contrast vs. Brightfield
Replies: 1
Views: 1335

Phase contrast vs. Brightfield

I'm debating whether to buy a Brightfield or Phase contrast microscope. I love observing Diatoms and different types of small protozoans. Would it be better to invest in a good brightfield microscope or in a slightly "worse" microscope with a phase contrast condenser?
by Cellusome
Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Phase contrast objectives
Replies: 2
Views: 1748

Phase contrast objectives

Can phase contrast objectives be used for normal brightfield without a real downgrade in resolution? I was planning to buy a microscope only including the zernike phase contrast condenser, but I'd like to also have the option to view specimen in brightfield.