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by Rossf
Sun Apr 26, 2020 4:18 am
Forum: Microscopy accessories
Topic: The most important microscope accessory
Replies: 11
Views: 1279

Re: The most important microscope accessory

BramHuntingNematodes
Pest control is a cool added bonus of a pitcher plant! I love the tropical hanging varieties-In Australia we have a lot of sundew varieties in the bush-the research on the unique elastic properties of sundew mucilage is pretty amazing-
Regards ross
by Rossf
Fri Apr 24, 2020 2:58 am
Forum: Microscopy accessories
Topic: The most important microscope accessory
Replies: 11
Views: 1279

Re: The most important microscope accessory

Nice clean set up-the complete antithesis of mine! I really like your scope-without the eyepiece cover it sort of looks like a rabbit with long ears-I’ve been thinking of getting a pitcher plant myself recently -any really wacky microbes in their water? Or dare I ask...nematodes? Regards ross P.S ye...
by Rossf
Mon Apr 13, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: Intriguing objective
Replies: 10
Views: 451

Re: Intriguing objective

Microworldofgems thanks for the info-it does sound temping but when prices are out of hand I think of the old German saying “even gold can be bought too dear” applies-the picture you posted is really beautiful. All the amazing photos of metallurgy or polarised light I’ve seen on this forum inspired ...
by Rossf
Wed Apr 08, 2020 5:25 am
Forum: Identification help
Topic: Algae or diatom or not sure
Replies: 0
Views: 663

Algae or diatom or not sure

Found this in my pot plant water-it’s filled with spheres (maybe ingested algae)-doesn’t seem to be motile like “gliders”-anyone have an idea? Colours are a bit off-forgot the blue filter...
Regards ross
by Rossf
Mon Apr 06, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: Intriguing objective
Replies: 10
Views: 451

Re: Intriguing objective

The main appeal for me was to be able to film the larger microbes in incidental light near window with makeshift back reflectors (large nematodes,water bears,etc) before going into transmitted light photography-I’ve filmed nematodes/tardigrades using this technique with a Leitz 1.5x with good W.D-sl...
by Rossf
Mon Apr 06, 2020 4:31 am
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: Intriguing objective
Replies: 10
Views: 451

Intriguing objective

Can’t remember where I saw it but recently saw a photo of a Zeiss objective-probably from neofluar era by the look of it but was changeable from 1.6x to 5x via collar-has anyone used this particular objective?-maybe there’s a downside to it but an appealing idea-to have all your lower mags provided ...
by Rossf
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Weekend with New 'Scopes
Replies: 10
Views: 2714

Re: Weekend with New 'Scopes

Hey JGardener -I’ve got a full set of the phaco objectives 160mm-two types-phaco 1,phaco 1a-the phaco 1a’s have a blue background a bit like the Zeiss Neofluar ph2-and like the neofluar objectives the 10,20,32,40 all use the same annulus-the Phaco 1 have a pleasing sand coloured background and are p...
by Rossf
Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:59 am
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: AMSCOPE 490 series
Replies: 9
Views: 767

Re: AMSCOPE 490 series

Oh and celery!
by Rossf
Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:59 am
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: AMSCOPE 490 series
Replies: 9
Views: 767

Re: AMSCOPE 490 series

If you find any spiderwebs in your home that’s a good one-stray hairs from a brush or comb,fabrics,especially synthetic ones with interesting weave patterns-if you’ve got a small healing wound on your finger that can be really interesting-can see the layers of skin forming-in incidental light-(ie ne...
by Rossf
Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:40 am
Forum: Microscopy accessories
Topic: Olympus camera mount
Replies: 2
Views: 448

Re: Olympus camera mount

Hello-I recently got photo-micro equipment from deal corner and was pretty happy with his stuff-but advice-go to his actual website dealcorner.com as his prices are quite cheaper than on his eBay shop-I saved quite a bit doing this-very fast shipping-address him as Boss-I suspect he likes it! Regard...
by Rossf
Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:29 am
Forum: My microscope
Topic: BH-1 condenser pinion problem
Replies: 2
Views: 266

BH-1 condenser pinion problem

Hello-need some advice on my recently bought BH-1 which was immaculate-course/fine focus good-but come undone with the condenser holder pinion-the holder was stiff so disassembled to re-grease-the pinion does have some stripping and one fine crack on one of the teeth-I can wind it up if I give a lit...
by Rossf
Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Scoping out the microscopy world
Replies: 9
Views: 3911

Re: Scoping out the microscopy world

Oh better clarify my Olympus is a BH-1- I know the BH-2 has an AA condenser but I’m not 100% sure if you can de-center it cos of the different condenser mount on the BH-2. I’m sure someone will clarify for you.
Ross
by Rossf
Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Scoping out the microscopy world
Replies: 9
Views: 3911

Re: Scoping out the microscopy world

Hello mneium-I’ve got an AA condenser-my understanding is that they are far more corrected for chromatic and spherical aberration working in conjunction with the objectives to give the most corrected image possible, particularly for photography-the other advantage is it’s also an oblique condenser-y...
by Rossf
Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:20 am
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: My New Microscope and need some help
Replies: 21
Views: 8754

Re: My New Microscope and need some help

Hey Larry060 I missed this post-glad to see you got a nice scope-things get really fun when a camera gets attached-trinocular heads can sometimes take a while to find (at a reasonable price!)-on my BH I e set up a “blind” head with just a phototube-no head at all-and work from a screen so I know exa...
by Rossf
Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:59 am
Forum: My microscope
Topic: My Zeiss Universal Project
Replies: 30
Views: 11827

Re: My Zeiss Universal Project

I would have done exactly the same thing! Sometimes plain old curiosity dictates a purchase doesn’t it? MicroBob will think I’m nuts but I’m still gonna keep an eye out for an Olympus one!-I wonder if other brands work on other scopes? As long as the correct eyepiece is inserted..and used in a fairl...
by Rossf
Sat Mar 14, 2020 3:11 am
Forum: Illumination Techniques
Topic: Phase Microscopy part II
Replies: 11
Views: 5659

Re: Phase Microscopy part II

Very interesting Apochronaut...if you want to and have time do you want to post some images of what some of the unusual A.O phase types look like imagining specimens? I personally think phase still has plenty of life in it post DIC and I suspect a clever company may work on phase 2.0 so to speak. Ma...
by Rossf
Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: My microscope
Topic: Finally an upright-some advice please
Replies: 13
Views: 4170

Re: Finally an upright-some advice please

Devils advocate-are the Olympus gears even made of nylon?-I thought that was the Achilles heel of the Nikon’s-found an interesting link about the compatibility of various chemicals and nylon-glad I didn’t start cleaning things down with isopropyl alchohol last night-apparently not good for nylon-ace...
by Rossf
Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: My microscope
Topic: My Zeiss Universal Project
Replies: 30
Views: 11827

Re: My Zeiss Universal Project

Fair enough-I’m sure they could be turned into an interesting light for the lounge room-especially if it’s painted blue...
by Rossf
Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: My microscope
Topic: Finally an upright-some advice please
Replies: 13
Views: 4170

Re: Finally an upright-some advice please

Thanks heaps MicroBob for the encouragement and advice-I’m not kidding I can’t find a single scratch or ding on this scope-must have been locked away in a cupboard at the University and maybe explains the stiffness of nose and condenser holder-maybe it missed out on servicing-it’s the one with the w...
by Rossf
Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:10 am
Forum: My microscope
Topic: Finally an upright-some advice please
Replies: 13
Views: 4170

Re: Finally an upright-some advice please

Thanks heaps BramHuntingNematodes!
by Rossf
Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: My microscope
Topic: Finally an upright-some advice please
Replies: 13
Views: 4170

Re: Finally an upright-some advice please

Thanks BramHuntingNematodes-I meant to say grease! I’ve got some lithium grease-just to clarify the rack is the metal rail not the plastic teeth? Do I put a bit on the plastic teeth/cog as well or will it damage the plastic-I thought grease wrecks plastic but I failed chemistry big time!
Regards ross
by Rossf
Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: My microscope
Topic: My Zeiss Universal Project
Replies: 30
Views: 11827

Re: My Zeiss Universal Project

Ha! Just noticed the big viewing attachment-I’m looking for one for my BH-they look kinda steampunk and they need an analogue computer sitting next to the scope to complete the effect-are they any good for observation?
Ross
by Rossf
Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: My microscope
Topic: Finally an upright-some advice please
Replies: 13
Views: 4170

Finally an upright-some advice please

Been collecting bits over the last few months for an upright-finally found a very nice looking BH-1 originally from Wright state university for just over $160 USD-cosmetically it immaculate-focus great-stage X/Y movement great-nose a bit stiff but will deal with that later-two main probs-the condens...
by Rossf
Mon Mar 09, 2020 4:46 am
Forum: My microscope
Topic: My Zeiss Universal Project
Replies: 30
Views: 11827

Re: My Zeiss Universal Project

Wow-looks totally amazing-I especially like that you painted the transformer box as well-they can get pretty ordinary looking after 20-30 years! Good luck with it-the photos are really beautiful. Diamonds are a microscopist’s best friend... Have you made a whopper dust cover for it yet?
Regards ross
by Rossf
Sun Mar 08, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: Cute little AO scope
Replies: 7
Views: 4047

Re: Cute little AO scope

I thought it looked more “Quincy M.D” era than CSI....
by Rossf
Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: Cute little AO scope
Replies: 7
Views: 4047

Cute little AO scope

by Rossf
Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Greetings from Oregon
Replies: 8
Views: 3998

Re: Greetings from Oregon

Do people accidentally bump heads often when using a dual head setup? Always wondered that...
by Rossf
Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Greetings from Oregon
Replies: 8
Views: 3998

Re: Greetings from Oregon

Hello Fred-what sort of microscopy do you want to do? Good time to dust off an old scope and wed it to a camera-way better cameras now-even a phone camera can pull off decent footage and all the software for processing to adjust and improve images. Have fun. Good luck P.S You could show off your sco...
by Rossf
Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Glossary of Ebay seller terms
Replies: 11
Views: 7403

Re: Glossary of Ebay seller terms

BramHuntingNematodes-I really like your optimistic outlook on life when it comes to eBay duds! Roll the dice, pull the strings, push that button!
by Rossf
Sun Mar 08, 2020 6:28 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Glossary of Ebay seller terms
Replies: 11
Views: 7403

Re: Glossary of Ebay seller terms

Fun post about non fun aspects of eBay-Removed from a working environment should mean “ripped roughly from working machine and placed in a non working environment” ie surplus house.Speaking of low stake bids I had a really good low stakes win the other day-both started at $20 starting bid and didn’t...