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by Antartica
Fri May 29, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: For forum members who want to buy and sell equipment
Topic: Wanted: Olympus NFK 1.67x or NFK 2.5x
Replies: 24
Views: 2606

Re: Wanted: Olympus NFK 1.67x or NFK 2.5x

I'm still interested if anyone has one.
by Antartica
Mon May 18, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: For forum members who want to buy and sell equipment
Topic: Wanted: Olympus NFK 1.67x or NFK 2.5x
Replies: 24
Views: 2606

Re: Wanted: Olympus NFK 1.67x or NFK 2.5x

microb wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 4:07 am
Antartica wrote:
Sun May 17, 2020 6:00 pm
Another bump. Still need both.
There are two NFK 2.5x for sale on e-bay for $150.00 each by someone in California.
(https://www.ebay.com/itm/Olympus-Micros ... 4108963449)
Yeah, I saw those. But they are overpriced.
by Antartica
Sat May 02, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: For forum members who want to buy and sell equipment
Topic: Wanted: Olympus NFK 1.67x or NFK 2.5x
Replies: 24
Views: 2606

Re: Wanted: Olympus NFK 1.67x or NFK 2.5x

Still looking and interested. Also interested in a Olympus NFK 2.5x if anyone has one.

thanks
by Antartica
Sun Apr 26, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: For forum members who want to buy and sell equipment
Topic: Wanted: Olympus NFK 1.67x or NFK 2.5x
Replies: 24
Views: 2606

Wanted: Olympus NFK 1.67x or NFK 2.5x

hello,

I'm looking to purchase an Olympus NFK 1.67x or a Olympus NFK 2.5x eyepiece.

If anyone has either they'd like to sell, please let me know.

Thanks
by Antartica
Fri Apr 17, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Camera systems and imaging
Topic: Help/Thoughts on camera setup
Replies: 2
Views: 399

Re: Help/Thoughts on camera setup

Any inputs or help? If anyone has this camera and similar setup, I'd appreciate if you could share your thoughts/experiences. I just want to make sure that I'll be able to view the live feed on my computer and be able to record good quality images/video. Don't know what om/eos lens adapter to get :r...
by Antartica
Thu Apr 16, 2020 5:40 am
Forum: Camera systems and imaging
Topic: Help/Thoughts on camera setup
Replies: 2
Views: 399

Help/Thoughts on camera setup

Could anyone suggest an OM/EOS lens adapter? I am trying to put together a camera system for my Olympus BH2 so I can take high quality photographs and record videos. I have been reading this: http://www.alanwood.net/photography/oly ... tml#finder and it's been helpful, but I still have a few questio...
by Antartica
Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Microscopy accessories
Topic: Olympus camera mount
Replies: 2
Views: 551

Olympus camera mount

Could anyone comment on this listing: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Canon-EOS-Mount-to-Olympus-BH2-BX-Microscope-DSLR-Camera-OM-Type-Tube-Adapter/193369185785?hash=item2d05b39df9:g:Z9YAAOSwElpeLi-7 I know one option is to buy the om-mount Adapter L. Does anyone have any experience purchasing something li...
by Antartica
Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:21 am
Forum: Camera systems and imaging
Topic: Olympus BHS vs modern microscope
Replies: 8
Views: 1959

Re: Olympus BHS vs modern microscope

Antartica, From a practical point of view, having nicer objectives serves no purpose unless, and until, you need them. If you are " not experienced enough to see differences ", buy a decent microscope and learn how to use it. When you are no longer limited by your experience, and can tell the diffe...
by Antartica
Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: Camera systems and imaging
Topic: Olympus BHS vs modern microscope
Replies: 8
Views: 1959

Re: Olympus BHS vs modern microscope

I have an Olympus BHS with various finite turrets, that can also (with a change of heads and objectives) use BX type (UIS) objectives. One reason for this setup was to try different objectives, so I could advise parents and mentors on what to get. I can also put Nikon, Leitz etc. objectives on the ...
by Antartica
Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Microscopy accessories
Topic: Question about No Cover Glass Objectives
Replies: 2
Views: 898

Question about No Cover Glass Objectives

What are the benefits of using no cover slip objectives? When do you use them? Online I can only find mention of using them with blood smears. Is that it? Also, why aren't ALL objectives of type: no cover glass? With the different thicknesses of cover slips, which can cause poorer visual results, wh...
by Antartica
Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:52 am
Forum: Camera systems and imaging
Topic: Olympus BHS vs modern microscope
Replies: 8
Views: 1959

Re: Olympus BHS vs modern microscope

I was wondering if anyone could post comparison images taken using an Olympus BH2/BHS and a modern microscope. I would like to compare the quality of the images produced with both using the best hardware for each, for example using an Splan Apo objective on the Olympus versus the best on a more mod...
by Antartica
Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: Camera systems and imaging
Topic: Olympus BHS vs modern microscope
Replies: 8
Views: 1959

Olympus BHS vs modern microscope

I was wondering if anyone could post comparison images taken using an Olympus BH2/BHS and a modern microscope. I would like to compare the quality of the images produced with both using the best hardware for each, for example using an Splan Apo objective on the Olympus versus the best on a more mode...
by Antartica
Mon Mar 16, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Scoping out the microscopy world
Replies: 9
Views: 4083

Re: Scoping out the microscopy world

Just bumping my post above. Can anyone clarify whether the links I provided are true and are interchangeable between BX and BH2/BHS?
by Antartica
Mon Mar 16, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Discovery of Microorganisms + Advice on Research Microscope
Replies: 33
Views: 14948

Re: Discovery of Microorganisms + Advice on Research Microscope

Anyone can help with the above question? Thanks.
by Antartica
Sun Mar 15, 2020 2:33 am
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Discovery of Microorganisms + Advice on Research Microscope
Replies: 33
Views: 14948

Re: Discovery of Microorganisms + Advice on Research Microscope

Just wanted to follow up on some questions I had regarding DIC. I've read the online brochure for the BHS from alan wood's site, but can't find much info on DIC. Can anyone provide me with a detailed parts list of all the equipment I would need for DIC on my BHS? Maybe some links to ebay auctions so...
by Antartica
Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Scoping out the microscopy world
Replies: 9
Views: 4083

Re: Scoping out the microscopy world

So following up on this, is the AAC condenser interchangeable between the bhs/bh2 and BX? I see this: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Olympus-Microscope-Aplanat-Achromat-1-4-Condenser-To-Fit-BHS-BH2-BX-BH-More-/383158869840?epid=14034360727&hash=item59360c5f50%3Ag%3AGnQAAOSwoeBdgUM5&nma=true&si=eE%252BJq%2...
by Antartica
Fri Mar 13, 2020 4:39 am
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Discovery of Microorganisms + Advice on Research Microscope
Replies: 33
Views: 14948

Re: Discovery of Microorganisms + Advice on Research Microscope

Thanks again Leitzcycler! You've given me so much good information. I have a very good idea of what I need to do now be successful. It's going to take a lot of work, but I have the passion and energy to do it. I had one more question regarding this microscope: https://www.ebay.com/itm/OLYMPUS-BH2-TR...
by Antartica
Thu Mar 12, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: For forum members who want to buy and sell equipment
Topic: Looking to buy Olympus BH2/BHS
Replies: 5
Views: 3429

Re: Looking to buy Olympus BH2/BHS

hi petem, I sent you a message. But just in case it didn't go through. I'm definitely interested in a bh2/bhs model from your micronaut program. I take it they are in good condition? I'd like one with Dplan. Maybe other options depending on price. Do you have photos of the microscopes or a link to a...
by Antartica
Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:24 am
Forum: For forum members who want to buy and sell equipment
Topic: Looking to buy Olympus BH2/BHS
Replies: 5
Views: 3429

Looking to buy Olympus BH2/BHS

hi guys,

I'm looking to purchase an Olympus BH2/BHS microscope. I was wondering if anyone had one to sell. Looking for a good condition trinocular with hopefully some DPlan objectives.

Please let me know if you have one to sell.

thanks
by Antartica
Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Discovery of Microorganisms + Advice on Research Microscope
Replies: 33
Views: 14948

Re: Discovery of Microorganisms + Advice on Research Microscope

Have you done your home work and identified the bacterium I gave you? Yes I did. I do see that it is hard to identify new organisms. The sequence you gave me looks like Micrococcus luteus. That would be my guess :) But I'm determined to discover something new, so I'm not going to give up! Could any...
by Antartica
Tue Mar 10, 2020 4:52 am
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Discovery of Microorganisms + Advice on Research Microscope
Replies: 33
Views: 14948

Re: Discovery of Microorganisms + Advice on Research Microscope

An Olympus BH2/BHS series or Nikon Labophot or Optiphot would be good choices. Both Olympus and Nikon were sold in such large quantities that upgrades (used and somewhat affordable) will be available. I'm sure someone else will chime in for Zeiss - I'd just put it a tiny step behind. However if you...
by Antartica
Mon Mar 09, 2020 4:26 am
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Discovery of Microorganisms + Advice on Research Microscope
Replies: 33
Views: 14948

Re: Discovery of Microorganisms + Advice on Research Microscope

Okay guys, I spent all weekend obsessively reading everything I could regarding microscopes and which type/model to get. I've decided to purchase a research microscope. However, I don't have $3000-5000 right now to buy it outright. So I'm looking to purchase something that I can grow, modify, and ad...
by Antartica
Sat Mar 07, 2020 4:37 am
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Discovery of Microorganisms + Advice on Research Microscope
Replies: 33
Views: 14948

Re: Discovery of Microorganisms

Thanks Leitzcycler! That was exactly the type of information I needed. You've given me so much to think about. For starters, now I know to look for a microscope with a 100x immersion oil objective. And I'm not solely focused on bacteria. I would like to discover ANYTHING new, as long as it's a micro...
by Antartica
Fri Mar 06, 2020 6:23 am
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Discovery of Microorganisms + Advice on Research Microscope
Replies: 33
Views: 14948

Re: Discovery of Microorganisms

thanks for the added information. Yes, bacteria and virus are very small, and unfortunately most are out of reach of light microscopes. But with that being said, could someone suggest a sufficiently powerful microscope for someone like me that wants to dive into microbe discovery? I'm looking at a b...
by Antartica
Thu Mar 05, 2020 5:47 am
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Discovery of Microorganisms + Advice on Research Microscope
Replies: 33
Views: 14948

Re: Discovery of Microorganisms

thank you wstenberg and scaro.

Anymore info from other users? With so many undiscovered microbes, there has to be a way for amateurs to make discoveries. If anyone else has any useful information, I would greatly appreciate it.
by Antartica
Thu Mar 05, 2020 3:34 am
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Discovery of Microorganisms + Advice on Research Microscope
Replies: 33
Views: 14948

Re: Discovery of Microorganisms

Can anyone help answer some of my questions?