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by Traleah
Sun Oct 04, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Illumination Techniques
Topic: Darkfield Adapter for Whole Slide Imaging
Replies: 13
Views: 1662

Re: Darkfield Adapter for Whole Slide Imaging

Saul,
Are you still working on this project? Any updates?
by Traleah
Sat Oct 03, 2020 5:04 am
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: Lafayette 1500x manual
Replies: 8
Views: 453

Re: Lafayette 1500x manual

Too bad there is not a section of this forum with detailed microscope histories with pictures. I’m not sure why, but I really enjoy reading the background on the microscopes - their manufacturing trail, rationale for designs, and uses... I suppose there are way too many variations to cover every mak...
by Traleah
Mon Sep 28, 2020 1:03 am
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: Lafayette 1500x manual
Replies: 8
Views: 453

Re: Lafayette 1500x manual

Wow, thank you for all of that detail! I wonder if there is a way to tell the age of the microscope by the number. I think there were 5x, 10x, and 15x eyepieces along with 5, 10, 40 and 100xoil objectives. I could be wrong, though. I need to take a closer look.
by Traleah
Sun Sep 27, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: Lafayette 1500x manual
Replies: 8
Views: 453

Re: Lafayette 1500x manual

Thanks, Pete. Hopefully, I’ll be able to fiddle with the microscope next time my dad pulls the box out.
by Traleah
Sun Sep 27, 2020 2:46 am
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: Lafayette 1500x manual
Replies: 8
Views: 453

Re: Lafayette 1500x manual

Here are a couple of pictures:
Lafayette 1500x.jpg
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Laf1500x2.jpg
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Laf cat pic.png
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Thanks for looking.
by Traleah
Sun Sep 27, 2020 2:25 am
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: Lafayette 1500x manual
Replies: 8
Views: 453

Lafayette 1500x manual

So, today my dad showed me a microscope he’s had in storage for years after it was given to him by his brother. It’s a Lafayette 1500x. From searching this forum, I was able to track down an old catalog listing. However, I have not been able to find any manuals on line. Does anyone have a link to a ...
by Traleah
Sat Sep 19, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: For forum members who want to buy and sell equipment
Topic: Looking for NFK 2.5x LD relay lens and Olympus OM L phototube
Replies: 24
Views: 963

Re: Looking for NFK 2.5x LD relay lens and Olympus OM L phototube

Carl, thank you for the information about the WHK lenses.
Kirby, $500 is a bit much for me, but I’ll look around the Martin site, anyway.

I should be receiving a phototube and relay lens late next week so I’ll almost be ready to connect my camera.

I really appreciate everyone’s help!
by Traleah
Fri Sep 18, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: For forum members who want to buy and sell equipment
Topic: Looking for NFK 2.5x LD relay lens and Olympus OM L phototube
Replies: 24
Views: 963

Re: Looking for NFK 2.5x LD relay lens and Olympus OM L phototube

Carl and Kirby, thank you for those price expectations. It helps. Looking in the forum, I see others have purchased alternatives from eBay sellers (newhoper and 66x), so I may try one of their phototube substitutes if I cannot find the OM L. I sent a price request to York and will post their respons...
by Traleah
Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:47 am
Forum: For forum members who want to buy and sell equipment
Topic: Looking for NFK 2.5x LD relay lens and Olympus OM L phototube
Replies: 24
Views: 963

Re: Looking for NFK 2.5x LD relay lens and Olympus OM L phototube

Kirby, I’ve seen 3.3x, but no 2.5x LD in my recent searches. I will keep looking, it must be one of those infrequently listed parts. Maybe someone here will have one to sell. I’ve read over the information on Alan Wood’s site, some areas several times. There is a lot of information there. I had prev...
by Traleah
Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: For forum members who want to buy and sell equipment
Topic: Looking for NFK 2.5x LD relay lens and Olympus OM L phototube
Replies: 24
Views: 963

Re: Looking for NFK 2.5x LD relay lens and Olympus OM L phototube

Thank you for those links. I’m in WA State, so I’ll have to ask about shipping and any other costs. The seller mentions pick up, but not shipping.
by Traleah
Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:03 am
Forum: For forum members who want to buy and sell equipment
Topic: Looking for NFK 2.5x LD relay lens and Olympus OM L phototube
Replies: 24
Views: 963

Re: Looking for NFK 2.5x LD relay lens and Olympus OM L phototube

Thanks PeteM. I actually had messaged both of those sellers asking if those parts were a duplicate of/could be used in place of the OM L phototube, but I did not hear back from one and the other did not address my questions. I can message them again, but maybe someone will have the parts available h...
by Traleah
Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:39 am
Forum: For forum members who want to buy and sell equipment
Topic: Looking for NFK 2.5x LD relay lens and Olympus OM L phototube
Replies: 24
Views: 963

Looking for NFK 2.5x LD relay lens and Olympus OM L phototube

I am looking for an NFK 2.5x LD relay lens and an Olympus OM L phototube adapter.
Thank you.
by Traleah
Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Microscope hunting
Replies: 14
Views: 1959

Re: Microscope hunting

I wanted to post a few photos of my microscope (BH-2 BHTU). This was by far the most well packaged item I have ever received. I sincerely appreciate all of the help I have received thus far from this forum. Extremely well packaged microscope: IMG_5096.JPG Here, I have set out the items on my desk: I...
by Traleah
Thu Sep 10, 2020 5:40 am
Forum: Specimens, samples and slides
Topic: Where to buy slides and #1.5 coverslips
Replies: 6
Views: 1375

Re: Where to buy slides and #1.5 coverslips

I ended up buying some of the #1’s. I know I’ll be doing some sloppy slides at first, and/or maybe they will work well if I want a gap between the slide and coverslip. I added the eBay 1.5’s to my watchlist so I can buy a box later.

Thanks for the help!
by Traleah
Tue Sep 08, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: Specimens, samples and slides
Topic: Where to buy slides and #1.5 coverslips
Replies: 6
Views: 1375

Re: Where to buy slides and #1.5 coverslips

Thank you. I’ll keep looking. Maybe I should just start out with #1’s.
by Traleah
Mon Sep 07, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Microscope hunting
Replies: 14
Views: 1959

Re: Microscope hunting

All of the knowledgeable help on this forum made me think through what I wanted to do/see - not just when I first got a microscope, but once I got oriented to its use. It was important to me that I be able to use whatever microscope I ended up with for many years. I narrowed down to the BH2 BHS firs...
by Traleah
Mon Sep 07, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Specimens, samples and slides
Topic: Where to buy slides and #1.5 coverslips
Replies: 6
Views: 1375

Where to buy slides and #1.5 coverslips

I found some slides on Amazon: Karter scientific slides with frosted end Levenhuk slides Are these any good? I found some #1.5 coverslips at Bioscience tools. “ High precision cover glasses, No 1.5, CSHP- Cover glasses for high performance microscopes, made of chemically resistant borosilicate glass...
by Traleah
Fri Sep 04, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: Cause of scratches on objective
Replies: 5
Views: 581

Re: Cause of scratches on objective

Thanks Bram. I looked at one other and it looked like the ring around the lens was bent. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Olympus-DPlan-D-Plan-20x-0-40-Microscope-Objective-BH-CH-BH2-CH2-BHTU-160mm/133509958819?hash=item1f15d04ca3:g:LzUAAOSwoJJfQxQQ Is this normal condition for most used objectives? If so, ...
by Traleah
Fri Sep 04, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: Cause of scratches on objective
Replies: 5
Views: 581

Cause of scratches on objective

Looking on eBay:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Olympus-SPlan- ... SwrnNfUVDe

What would cause these scratches?

Maybe this question belongs in the beginner corner. If so, maybe someone can move it there. Thank you.
by Traleah
Wed Sep 02, 2020 1:32 am
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Microscope hunting
Replies: 14
Views: 1959

Re: Microscope hunting

... Unfortunately, there is such mania for photographing through the microscope that the gap between a perfectly good binocular scope and the same scope with a trinocular, is widening substantially. There are some really good buys sometimes in a binocular scope, while trinoculars can be overpriced....
by Traleah
Mon Aug 31, 2020 3:25 am
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Microscope hunting
Replies: 14
Views: 1959

Re: Microscope hunting

DeBilt, good points to consider. Kirby, I had not thought about Facebook marketplace but I’d probably have a hard time feeling I could trust the seller, anyway. Hopefully, the good surplus items will build up again quickly. I know the microscope is only the beginning... PeteM, thank you for the Fish...
by Traleah
Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:52 am
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Microscope hunting
Replies: 14
Views: 1959

Re: Microscope hunting

Thanks for the responses, Kirby. I had read that thread a few days ago, but had ruled out Balplan (don’t remember why at the moment). I had previously bookmarked the Alan Wood site. It has quite a lot of information! I ended up looking around eBay at trinocular microscopes in general, not limiting t...
by Traleah
Sat Aug 29, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Microscope hunting
Replies: 14
Views: 1959

Re: Microscope hunting

I’m watching this listing. The price seems high, but the item looks like it is in good condition. https://www.ebay.com/itm/OLYMPUS-BH2-TRINOCULAR-MICROSCOPE-WITH-DPLAN-4X-10X-20X-40X-100X-OBJECTIVES/174398517021?hash=item289af62f1d:g:c8cAAOSwikhfOsw1#viTabs_0 Is this price reasonable? Are there foru...
by Traleah
Sat Aug 29, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Microscope hunting
Replies: 14
Views: 1959

Microscope hunting

When I started looking at microscopes, I was looking at the Amscope T720 quad with other accessories (dark field, etc.). That microscope would likely be fine for me; however, I am one of those people that thinks, “what if I want to upgrade later?” I am not sure how the Amscope is constructed on the ...
by Traleah
Sat Aug 29, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Opinions on listing
Replies: 10
Views: 1013

Re: Opinions on listing

Here is another from the same seller: https://www.ebay.com/itm/OLYMPUS-BH2-TRINOCULAR-MICROSCOPE-WITH-DPLAN-4X-10X-20X-40X-100X-OBJECTIVES/174398517021?hash=item289af62f1d:g:c8cAAOSwikhfOsw1 I did look at the other current listings, but the condition of those did not look as good and the objectives ...
by Traleah
Sat Aug 29, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Opinions on listing
Replies: 10
Views: 1013

Re: Opinions on listing

Thank you Tom, Bram, and Wes. I appreciate the input!
by Traleah
Sat Aug 29, 2020 4:09 am
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Opinions on listing
Replies: 10
Views: 1013

Re: Opinions on listing

BramHuntingNematodes wrote:
Sat Aug 29, 2020 4:03 am
yeah imma say a definite no unless for some reason you need gigantic photographic bellows and cant get them anywhere else
LOL. Thank you.
by Traleah
Sat Aug 29, 2020 4:06 am
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Opinions on listing
Replies: 10
Views: 1013

Re: Opinions on listing

Adding to my original post, here is a BH2. How modifiable is this one? https://www.ebay.com/itm/OLYMPUS-BH2-TRINOCULAR-DUAL-VIEW-TEACHING-MICROSCOPE-W-4X-10X-20X-40X-OBJ/154035408539?hash=item23dd39ce9b:g:3zsAAOSwjiNfKxZj I would like to do brightfield, dark field, and phase contrast. The price seem...
by Traleah
Sat Aug 29, 2020 3:43 am
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Opinions on listing
Replies: 10
Views: 1013

Opinions on listing

I have started perusing eBay. Is this worth the price? I do see the seller set the objectives on the surface threaded side up instead of down. Hopefully, no scratching has occurred. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Olympus-Japan-Trinocular-BHB-Research-Microscope-5-OBJ-Camera-Setup-Manuals/274446450009?hash...
by Traleah
Tue Aug 25, 2020 4:42 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Learning from WA state
Replies: 2
Views: 637

Re: Learning from WA state

Thank you. =)