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by einman
Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: My microscope
Topic: Update on Leica M80
Replies: 13
Views: 3745

Re: Update on Leica M80

I understand not wanting to sell them! However, I have too many interests and my resources are not unlimited. I fear they will just sit until that fateful day comes when this journey ends and another begins! Then my daughter would probably just sell them off or worse dispose of them LOL. So I would ...
by einman
Fri Mar 06, 2020 4:18 am
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Diversity in one sample from aquarium
Replies: 20
Views: 4109

Re: Diversity in one sample from aquarium

Very nice! Very good resolution.
by einman
Fri Mar 06, 2020 4:15 am
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Hypotrich Ciliate is having lunch
Replies: 12
Views: 4656

Re: Coleps is having lunch

I don't believe that is a Coleps. It is however a very good photo.

Here is an old video I made of Coleps eating.

by einman
Fri Mar 06, 2020 4:05 am
Forum: My microscope
Topic: Update on Leica M80
Replies: 13
Views: 3745

Re: Update on Leica M80

It is true Leica sells adapters to allow utilizing objectives across the their stereo line up. They pop up on E-bay pretty regularly. For a while you could find new parts rather easily on E-bay as Leica stopped using dealers to sell their scopes resulting in many selling off their inventory on e-bay...
by einman
Thu Mar 05, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: My microscope
Topic: Update on Leica M80
Replies: 13
Views: 3745

Re: Update on Leica M80

Actually I sold the Olympus SZH recently. The optics were just not up to the same standards as the SMZU. I also have a Zeiss Stemi SR and an AO 580. But you are correct. I have been selling my scopes as I focus on specific models. The AO 580 is for sale currently on E-bay. It is an awesome scope, bu...
by einman
Thu Mar 05, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: My microscope
Topic: Update on Leica M80
Replies: 13
Views: 3745

Re: Update on Leica M80

Stereoscopes are awesome but when I want to photograph this is one of my set-ups:

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by einman
Thu Mar 05, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: My microscope
Topic: Update on Leica M80
Replies: 13
Views: 3745

Re: Update on Leica M80

I like the various components they offer for their stereoscopes. Although the prices are just stupid. I, too, enjoy older scopes. Here are a few I use on a regular basis: https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/922/p37khL.jpg https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/924/AYjfuO.jpg https:/...
by einman
Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: My microscope
Topic: Update on Leica M80
Replies: 13
Views: 3745

Re: Update on Leica M80

I have also acquired a Leica Stand for this scope. It has Contrast LED lighting as well as Overhead LED lighting allowing the specimen to be viewed obliquely or from various lighting angles. https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/923/B8XNWX.jpg https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/92...
by einman
Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: My microscope
Topic: Update on Leica M80
Replies: 13
Views: 3745

Re: Update on Leica M80

Here are some tools I use to study and identify insects using the stereoscope: https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/921/jDiBn6.jpg https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/924/fjI0Fk.jpg https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/923/pUncXm.jpg https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640...
by einman
Thu Mar 05, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: My microscope
Topic: Update on Leica M80
Replies: 13
Views: 3745

Update on Leica M80

So many of you know doubt saw my initial announcement when I acquired a Leica M80. I have become quite enamored with this stereoscope. Although Leica equipment tends to be quite expensive and their support less than stellar I have been leaning in that direction lately. It seems logical given I enjoy...
by einman
Fri Feb 28, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: Meiji ML5500 - Now sold
Replies: 1
Views: 2144

Re: Meiji ML5500

Looks like it sold everyone!
by einman
Thu Feb 27, 2020 1:31 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hi from South West Turkey
Replies: 5
Views: 2568

Re: Hi from South West Turkey

Welcome.
by einman
Wed Feb 26, 2020 4:03 am
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: Meiji ML5500 - Now sold
Replies: 1
Views: 2144

Meiji ML5500 - Now sold

The Meiji ML5500 was only recently discontinued by Meiji June of 2019. They are still offered for sale on Amazon for $3300 without external lighting! https://www.amazon.com/MEIJI-TECHNO-AMERICA-ML5500-Illumination/dp/B00BWXSW36 However there is one on E-bay for $149 plus $80.00 shipping. A trinocula...
by einman
Tue Feb 25, 2020 2:56 am
Forum: About the website, the magazine and this forum
Topic: What happened to the Microbe Hunter magazine?
Replies: 5
Views: 4349

Re: What happened to the Microbe Hunter magazine?

I asked the same question back in 2017. I even had an article already written. I was told in no uncertain terms he was focusing on his websites and youtube channels rather than the magazine.
by einman
Tue Feb 25, 2020 1:58 am
Forum: My microscope
Topic: My stereo setup
Replies: 2
Views: 2662

Re: My stereo setup

Very nice clean set-up. I agree the 4 zone LED assist in removing the reflection that occurs on shiny specimens. I also use a halogen twin pipe fiberoptic illuminator and a halogen ring light as I prefer the color spectrum at times over the LED. I recently acquired an SX2-ILLT led illuminated base w...
by einman
Sat Feb 22, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: Ao Cycloptic In the news!
Replies: 6
Views: 1322

Re: Ao Cycloptic In the news!

lol very appropriate.
by einman
Fri Feb 21, 2020 3:30 am
Forum: My microscope
Topic: Olympus BX60F
Replies: 22
Views: 5461

Re: Olympus BX60F

I have the Leitz 1512 microtome as well. Built like a tank.
by einman
Fri Feb 21, 2020 3:22 am
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: Ao Cycloptic In the news!
Replies: 6
Views: 1322

Re: Ao Cycloptic In the news!

As have I but not being prominently displayed as though the primary scope. I'm guessing he had it on his desk or something and they grabbed it and added it to the shot for effect.
by einman
Thu Feb 20, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: Ao Cycloptic In the news!
Replies: 6
Views: 1322

Ao Cycloptic In the news!

So a news article discussing the cutting edge use of Lobster blood as a potential treatment for cancer pictured one of the lead scientists standing next to an AO cycloptic!

Staged? Hmm....

https://www.foxbusiness.com/lifestyle/l ... -new-drugs
by einman
Mon Feb 10, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: 23.2 vs 30mm
Replies: 38
Views: 5742

Re: 23.2 vs 30mm

Good answers Pete! The move to 30mm eye tubes even for the "teaching" microscopes has been happening for a while. I went brain dead initially when responding to this thread. I have an Accu-scope with the larger eyetubes as well, although the FOV is only 22. I just never really gave any thought to th...
by einman
Sat Feb 08, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: 23.2 vs 30mm
Replies: 38
Views: 5742

Re: 23.2 vs 30mm

I seem to recall reading an article that associated the larger FOV's with increasing the rate at which a researcher's eyes became tired. As I recall the larger FOV's resulted in more eye movement as opposed to slide movement. I can testify to that to some extent. There is no doubt an increased cost ...
by einman
Sat Feb 08, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: 23.2 vs 30mm
Replies: 38
Views: 5742

Re: 23.2 vs 30mm

Speaking of FOV I replaced my Leitz 1x objective turret with the 0.8x, combined with the Fluotar objectives and the 30MM 10x/26 eyepieces, the FOV is incredible. There is a point where it is probably overkill as I find my eyes wandering around-LOL.
by einman
Sat Feb 08, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: 23.2 vs 30mm
Replies: 38
Views: 5742

Re: 23.2 vs 30mm

True. I made a false presumption that since it was only a FOV of 20 mm it most likely was not a 30 mm eyepiece. Oh and yes the Nikon was 26.5 rather than just 26 I just rounded it down for brevity. I own all three eyepieces the Nikon, Leitz and Zeiss. Although my Zeiss eyepieces are showing some sig...
by einman
Sat Feb 08, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: 23.2 vs 30mm
Replies: 38
Views: 5742

Re: 23.2 vs 30mm

Correct -I was not clear. It is the FOV i am thinking about as I never thought about a 30 mm eyepiece having such a small FOV. Generally speaking a 30 mm eyepiece was reserved for high end research scopes. Motic's description of the field of view as being 20 mm does not correspond with the higher en...
by einman
Sat Feb 08, 2020 1:03 am
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: 23.2 vs 30mm
Replies: 38
Views: 5742

Re: 23.2 vs 30mm

hmm..well they seem to be 30mm eyepieces! Perhaps it is an optional head.
by einman
Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: 23.2 vs 30mm
Replies: 38
Views: 5742

Re: 23.2 vs 30mm

I fully agree with Apochromat. What do the eyepieces look like from the bottom? Well that is less than 30 and I am guessing the eyepiece itself may have some restrictions. Here are the measurements of the 30 mm eyepieces on my Leitz Diaplan. https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/923/at1jjf.j...
by einman
Fri Feb 07, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: 23.2 vs 30mm
Replies: 38
Views: 5742

Re: 23.2 vs 30mm

My personal experience is a microscope built to maximize 30mm eyeieces has no deficit in brightness. Quite the contrary the view is much brighter. This is especially true when used with wider field objectives. Withn that said I was not aware the Motic BA310 had 30 mm view eyepieces. Their website in...
by einman
Tue Feb 04, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Micrographs in Black & White
Replies: 22
Views: 3310

Re: Micrographs in Black & White

Very Nice indeed!