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by gslab
Thu May 07, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Home-made microscope adaptations
Topic: my home-made phone camera mount
Replies: 7
Views: 1978

Re: my home-made phone camera mount

Thank's for the replies and advice. I would love to be able to look at my slides on a big tablet screen. I think the folks that want to see what I'm looking at would also appreciate the bigger screen) I think the extra weight of the tablet (combined with a holder) would put a lot of downward pressur...
by gslab
Thu May 07, 2020 2:01 am
Forum: Home-made microscope adaptations
Topic: my home-made phone camera mount
Replies: 7
Views: 1978

Re: my home-made phone camera mount

Hi Daruosha,

I'm not very familiar with using forums, especially adding pictures.
Would you mind trying to open them by right-clicking and selecting "open in new window". and see if that works. It does on my computer.
If it doesn't work I'll try to copy the pics onto the message
by gslab
Wed May 06, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Home-made microscope adaptations
Topic: my home-made phone camera mount
Replies: 7
Views: 1978

my home-made phone camera mount

Hello all, Yesterday I made a holder for my Motorola G7 smartphone. It sits on the eyepiece holder of my Reichert Microstar IV scope, and does a pretty good job of providing a solid / shake free platform for taking pictures. It's constructed out of 1/4" tempered hardboard scrap that I had laying aro...
by gslab
Tue May 05, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Where to place filters in light path?
Replies: 9
Views: 1301

Re: Where to place filters in light path?

Thanks for the replies. mrsonchus, can you define "image congugate planes" . That is definitely sounds like something that I should understand. And for the blue filter, is that a filter specifically for your BX50? what size is it, and would I put that over "light Port" like with the camera filters, ...
by gslab
Mon May 04, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Where to place filters in light path?
Replies: 9
Views: 1301

Where to place filters in light path?

My Reichert Microstar IV has some broken light filter components. The blue filter has been removed (It's very common for them to break) and the Neutral Density filer has some "pitting". As a work around can I put new filters (maybe for photography) anywhere within the light path between the bulb and...
by gslab
Tue Apr 28, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Need advice buying a Reichert Microstar IV
Replies: 23
Views: 3190

Re: Need advice buying a Reichert Microstar IV

No spacer / Shim in my condenser (as far as I can tell). And the ledge that the bottom lens rests on is black (not brass colored) and seems to part of the aluminum housing. How thick is the brass shim you have in yours? The blue filter was squeezed by the front and rear lens and it was not in there ...
by gslab
Tue Apr 28, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Need advice buying a Reichert Microstar IV
Replies: 23
Views: 3190

Re: Need advice buying a Reichert Microstar IV

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by gslab
Tue Apr 28, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Need advice buying a Reichert Microstar IV
Replies: 23
Views: 3190

Re: Need advice buying a Reichert Microstar IV

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1F_2s--s-5cTHaB5McEweQYTF7wChx-vS I hope this image comes through....I've never used forum tools like this before. This is an ABBE aspheric 1970. The condenser came apart exactly as I have it laid out in the photo. outside lens, blue disk, inner lens, threaded...
by gslab
Tue Apr 28, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Need advice buying a Reichert Microstar IV
Replies: 23
Views: 3190

Re: Need advice buying a Reichert Microstar IV

Thanks for the advice guys. The seller is working with me on this. If he refunds me some money I'll keep this one. Can you tell me about fixing some of the issues I have? 1) missing iris in the 1.25 abbe. Should I replace this with a different (better) condenser? Why was there a blue filter between ...
by gslab
Mon Apr 27, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Need advice buying a Reichert Microstar IV
Replies: 23
Views: 3190

Re: Need advice buying a Reichert Microstar IV

Thanks JGardner, That makes me feel a little better. The Guy's Ebay store had both "Science" and "Professor" in the name, so I assumed he knew what he was selling :) DTSH, I'm definitely looking at an option of starting over. But, this may give me an opportunity to do some upgrades that I may have d...
by gslab
Mon Apr 27, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Need advice buying a Reichert Microstar IV
Replies: 23
Views: 3190

Re: Need advice buying a Reichert Microstar IV

Thank you for replying to my questions. I shot a guy a low offer on ebay thinking that he would pass (or maybe counter), but he accepted. It came on Saturday afternoon. And now I'm reminding / convincing myself that I love to fix things....even though I thought I was buying something that was fully ...
by gslab
Sat Apr 25, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Specimens, samples and slides
Topic: How to collect pollen samples?
Replies: 2
Views: 963

Re: How to collect pollen samples?

Yesterday I let a clean slide sit on the roof of my car for about 8 hours. I had a few different pollen grains to investigate. They were very small. The cars around here are covered with pollen. I wonder if there is a way to get it from the cars to a clean slide. It's adhered to the body work pretty...
by gslab
Fri Apr 24, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Specimens, samples and slides
Topic: How to collect pollen samples?
Replies: 2
Views: 963

How to collect pollen samples?

Here in Minnesota USA the trees are just starting to bud, and the air is filled with pollen. So much so that I'm getting air-quality warnings on my phone's weather app every morning. What is the best / easiest way to collect some pollen samples for study? This morning's warning said that Maple, cott...
by gslab
Sun Apr 19, 2020 1:22 am
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Need advice buying a Reichert Microstar IV
Replies: 23
Views: 3190

Re: Need advice buying a Reichert Microstar IV

Thank you so much for taking the time to answer my question. That is exactly the sort of info I was looking for.
by gslab
Sat Apr 18, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Need advice buying a Reichert Microstar IV
Replies: 23
Views: 3190

Need advice buying a Reichert Microstar IV

I'm brand new into this hobby, and I'm interested in upgrading from my 1948 Spencer Model 33. After doing some research on this forum It seems like a Reichert Microstar IV would make for a decent upgrade. There are a few on Ebay right now, and I would appreciate some advice on what to look for, or w...
by gslab
Sat Apr 18, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: First Time Microscope Owner in Minneapolis USA
Replies: 7
Views: 1335

Re: First Time Microscope Owner in Minneapolis USA

That is fantastic. Thank you so much.

I now know that have a AO Spencer model 33 made in 1948.
by gslab
Fri Apr 17, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: First Time Microscope Owner in Minneapolis USA
Replies: 7
Views: 1335

Re: First Time Microscope Owner in Minneapolis USA

Thanks,
It looks like there is something wrong with the Link to the Blue Book. I'll try later today.
by gslab
Thu Apr 16, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: Anyone familiar with a Steindorff Microscope?
Replies: 5
Views: 545

Re: Anyone familiar with a Steindorff Microscope?

Thanks for the reply.

I saw the identical scope online as a Labomed and another one called AMscope.
I think I'll keep going with my old AO Spencer.
by gslab
Thu Apr 16, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: Anyone familiar with a Steindorff Microscope?
Replies: 5
Views: 545

Anyone familiar with a Steindorff Microscope?

Is this a quality scope?

I can't find much information about it.
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by gslab
Wed Apr 15, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: First Time Microscope Owner in Minneapolis USA
Replies: 7
Views: 1335

Re: First Time Microscope Owner in Minneapolis USA

Thanks for the welcome.
Any idea what model I have?
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by gslab
Wed Apr 15, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Collecting microscopes and slides
Topic: 1940s(?) Spencer model identification help
Replies: 4
Views: 5250

Re: 1940s(?) Spencer model identification help

Hi 404030 I have pretty much the same story as you. My experience with scopes is limited to High School, but I've always wanted to learn more about the unseen world. My son thought that he broke the filtering media in his expensive backpacking water-filter and I half joking said "maybe it's time to ...
by gslab
Wed Apr 15, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: First Time Microscope Owner in Minneapolis USA
Replies: 7
Views: 1335

First Time Microscope Owner in Minneapolis USA

Hello Everyone,

I just bought a very old AO Spencer "Black Beauty" scope from 1950's. Having a lot of fun with it, and would love to learn more about how to use it and improve its performance.

Gslab.