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by Gasman
Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Digital processing
Topic: Kandao Raw+ stacking software?
Replies: 1
Views: 3669

Kandao Raw+ stacking software?

Hi guys
Found this software today which is free. Its an app which stacks and more importantly aligns raw images and wondering if it could be useful for Focus stacking?.
https://m.kandaovr.com/en/newsroom/news/?id=38
regards
Steve
by Gasman
Fri Sep 30, 2016 4:24 pm
Forum: Home-made microscope adaptations
Topic: My version of John`s halogen-led conversion!
Replies: 5
Views: 2490

Re: My version of John`s halogen-led conversion!

Just realised I forgot to flip up the condenser lens when using x4 ,FOV fine now Doh!! :oops:
Thanks for the info
Steve
by Gasman
Thu Sep 29, 2016 8:39 pm
Forum: Home-made microscope adaptations
Topic: My halogen-led conversion part2
Replies: 2
Views: 1655

Re: My halogen-led conversion part2

I think it was 3watts Bill? I'll try my meter on it later!
Steve
by Gasman
Thu Sep 29, 2016 7:32 pm
Forum: Home-made microscope adaptations
Topic: My halogen-led conversion part2
Replies: 2
Views: 1655

My halogen-led conversion part2

Hi again guys
Had to show a final shot but only allowed 5 attachments before :) .
Maybe not the prettiest of conversions but does the job :lol:

best
Steve
by Gasman
Thu Sep 29, 2016 7:25 pm
Forum: Home-made microscope adaptations
Topic: My version of John`s halogen-led conversion!
Replies: 5
Views: 2490

My version of John`s halogen-led conversion!

Hi guys Finally got all the bits and bobs I needed to have a go at converting my Leitz scope from Halogen to led illumination (you weren`t joking about the slow boat from China John :o ). It has come about more of necessity than just a trial really as the mini supernova (ie halogen bulb) was warming...
by Gasman
Thu Aug 25, 2016 3:44 pm
Forum: Home-made microscope adaptations
Topic: Quick cheap & easy LED conversion for my Halogen 'scope
Replies: 72
Views: 23000

Re: Quick cheap & easy LED conversion for my Halogen 'scope

Hi John
Trying to source that disc type led but can`t seem to find the identical one to yours and wondered where you got it from please?. The controllers seem easily available and there are other types of disc led`s which might do the job also!!.
thanks
Steve
by Gasman
Wed Aug 10, 2016 11:26 pm
Forum: Camera systems and imaging
Topic: Questions about OMAX USB Microscope camera Quality!
Replies: 17
Views: 3650

Re: Questions about OMAX USB Microscope camera Quality!

Hi guys
Thanks for the link to this useful app. Just tried some shots of cells on my 64 bit Win 10 (with anniversary update) pc and works great!
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cheers
Steve
by Gasman
Tue Aug 02, 2016 8:34 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Opinions on these objectives please?
Replies: 7
Views: 1925

Re: Opinions on these objectives please?

Hi Charles Its the setup shown on your web site here http://www.krebsmicro.com/microsetup2/index.html I use a Nikon D5500 dslr and I don`t think it has the first shutter curtain you refer to so maybe vibration would still be a problem?. My scope is a trinocular type and has a x10 projection lens in ...
by Gasman
Tue Aug 02, 2016 7:51 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Opinions on these objectives please?
Replies: 7
Views: 1925

Re: Opinions on these objectives please?

Excellent thanks for the info guys, very helpful. I have a Leica birdwatching scope with superb apo optics, so it looks like apo is the way to go regarding microscope objectives, same as astro refractors too!.
regards
Steve
by Gasman
Tue Aug 02, 2016 1:07 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Opinions on these objectives please?
Replies: 7
Views: 1925

Opinions on these objectives please?

Hi guys Just started watching Charles`s excellent `Beyond Macro` series so maybe its a bit premature posting this but I`d be interested in the groups opinions of the objectives that came with my mic. Its a Leitz Laborlux S scope which I`m very pleased with but Charles`s youtubes are making me look a...
by Gasman
Sat Jul 09, 2016 11:31 pm
Forum: Camera systems and imaging
Topic: DSLR mounted on 'scope and controlled via Android tablet tether software
Replies: 23
Views: 5289

Re: DSLR mounted on 'scope and controlled via Android tablet tether software

Hi Guys Further to my experimenting with dslr tether software I fear I have made a mistake condemning the Windows version of qdslrdashboard. It seems that installing this software and using it with (in my case) a Nikon dslr then qdslrdashboard requires a particular driver for the camera which when c...
by Gasman
Thu Jun 23, 2016 9:23 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Microscopy `tool` kit?
Replies: 8
Views: 1795

Re: Microscopy `tool` kit?

Hi Guys The more I think about it the more ambiguous the question seems to be, what I need might be different to what you need and vice versa :) . All you guys make valid points where I`ve just been thinking of what to use sat at home looking down the scope but collecting and preparing the specimens...
by Gasman
Fri Jun 17, 2016 4:33 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Microscopy `tool` kit?
Replies: 8
Views: 1795

Microscopy `tool` kit?

Hi guys After a little wander off tangent stopped my progress hopefully I`m back with it now and wondering about getting a useful `tool` kit for microscopy. Things that spring to mind are stuff like pipettes, tweezers, microneedles(?), slide prep kits, scalpels etc and such like but what would you g...
by Gasman
Sun May 29, 2016 11:55 am
Forum: Camera systems and imaging
Topic: DSLR mounted on 'scope and controlled via Android tablet tether software
Replies: 23
Views: 5289

Re: DSLR mounted on 'scope and controlled via Android tablet tether software

Hi guys I`ve just rigged up the same setup as John but using my Nikon D5500 dslr and using qDSLRdashboard on my Amazon fire tablet, it connects wirelessly and works brilliantly. The same DSLRdashboard is also available for Windows BUT :shock: I would not advise using it on Windows as it completely m...
by Gasman
Mon Apr 18, 2016 10:18 am
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Which image processing software?
Replies: 8
Views: 1850

Re: Which image processing software?

Thanks for those links Kurt, pretty impressed with Lightzone, just trying it now :)
Steve
by Gasman
Mon Apr 18, 2016 2:56 am
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Which image processing software?
Replies: 8
Views: 1850

Re: Which image processing software?

Thanks for that Jim. Aftershot pro2 seems to get a lot of excellent reviews, think I'll give the trial a test!
Regards
Steve
by Gasman
Sun Apr 17, 2016 9:10 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Which image processing software?
Replies: 8
Views: 1850

Re: Which image processing software?

I suppose software that would bring out the fine detail. I have apps for stacking etc . The microscopy version of Imagej ' Fiji' I think its called gets good recommendations too.
Steve
by Gasman
Sun Apr 17, 2016 7:17 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Which image processing software?
Replies: 8
Views: 1850

Which image processing software?

Hi guys Been looking at some image processing tutorials and one microscopy guy was saying how good Photoimpact was and I was wondering which software others use?. In my other life as an astronomer I occasionally use Pixinsight but not sure how microscopic images would process with this as I'm no exp...
by Gasman
Sun Apr 17, 2016 4:36 am
Forum: Digital processing
Topic: Photo impact?
Replies: 2
Views: 2847

Photo impact?

Hi guys Been reading this article 'Digital Photomicrography: A Brief Beginner’s Guide By A Beginner by Richard L. Howey, Wyoming, USA' and Richard describes using Photo impact 7.0 for his image processing and I wondered if this software is still as good or are there better packages now please? Thank...
by Gasman
Thu Apr 07, 2016 6:58 pm
Forum: Camera systems and imaging
Topic: Toupview query!
Replies: 8
Views: 2476

Re: Toupview query!

Hi Rich Yes running Win 10 64bit, camera is just a rebadged one of these SCMOS05100KPA from EBay/China. Mine is the same as the SCMOS05100KPA on the Toupcam web site without the 'Toupcam' name on it!. Toupview was the version shipped with the camera. Works perfectly and I'm OK with the Auto settings...
by Gasman
Wed Apr 06, 2016 8:06 pm
Forum: Camera systems and imaging
Topic: Toupview query!
Replies: 8
Views: 2476

Re: Toupview query!

Reading the help guide with my version of Toupview the White Balance section does indeed refer to a resizeable red rectangle and shows this info window - whitebalanceinmanual.png with a `Tint` slider but this is the actual White balance info window in mine- whitebalance.png with no `Tint` slider ???...
by Gasman
Tue Apr 05, 2016 10:32 pm
Forum: Camera systems and imaging
Topic: Toupview query!
Replies: 8
Views: 2476

Re: Toupview query!

Hi guys Tried increasing/decreasing exposure and also zoom out/in but no rectangles?. I understand from a youtube video that there should be a resizeable rectangle for the exposure too but nothing there??. Is there a setting for disabling these rectangles I`ve maybe missed? Only way I can get a rect...
by Gasman
Sat Apr 02, 2016 8:31 pm
Forum: Camera systems and imaging
Topic: Toupview query!
Replies: 8
Views: 2476

Toupview query!

Hi guys Recently installed Toupview 3.7 and found a YouTube on Toupview using the same version. The version on YouTube (also 3.7) shows a resizeable rectangle when clicking on 'White balance' but when I click on 'White balance' on my copy this rectangle is'nt available?. Is my version an earlier or ...
by Gasman
Wed Mar 30, 2016 7:48 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: 5mb Toupcam first light!
Replies: 13
Views: 2373

Re: 5mb Toupcam first light!

Ah a kindred spirit ;) Yes John I too suffer as an astronomer not just the terrible skies we've had of late but the lure of a warm bed instead of freezing off me whatsits seems to be taking over the observing :)
Steve
by Gasman
Tue Mar 29, 2016 11:53 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: 5mb Toupcam first light!
Replies: 13
Views: 2373

Re: 5mb Toupcam first light!

Thanks for the helpful comments guys,appreciated. Hoping to take the grandkids out finding things to look at with the scope at the weekend. Got a few streams near me, been watching some youtubes on Tardigrades they would be pretty cool to find. Pretty interesting subject microscopy, never really bot...
by Gasman
Tue Mar 29, 2016 9:27 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: 5mb Toupcam first light!
Replies: 13
Views: 2373

Re: 5mb Toupcam first light!

Thank you Steve. Your photos were taken without microscope eyepiece (USB camera replaced eyepiece), correct? Your photo labels "40x" and "100x" are total magnification (which corresponds to 4x NA 0.1 and 10x NA 0.25 objectives), correct? Have you tried capturing images from your 40x and 100x oil ob...
by Gasman
Tue Mar 29, 2016 7:22 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: 5mb Toupcam first light!
Replies: 13
Views: 2373

Re: 5mb Toupcam first light!

No probs. I bought it from the Ebay uk site here
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/252256875147? ... EBIDX%3AIT.
Works fine on my Windows 10 64bit pc.
Steve
by Gasman
Tue Mar 29, 2016 7:01 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: 5mb Toupcam first light!
Replies: 13
Views: 2373

5mb Toupcam first light!

Hi guys Received my little eyepiece sized 5mb Toupcam type camera well it seems a rebadged one from Ebay cost£49 plus a tenner delivery from China, arrived today two weeks early!. IMG_1434.JPG Bought it mainly to use with the excellent Toupview and seems to work like a dream. Just plugged camera in,...
by Gasman
Tue Mar 22, 2016 3:06 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: DSLR with Toupview?
Replies: 6
Views: 1764

Re: DSLR with Toupview?

Hi Oliver Thanks for that. Yes I noticed that option but so far haven't found a way of implementing twain on my Nikon. I have also managed to successfully compile Micro-manager on a Linux partition I created thinking I could use Gphoto which is supposed to enable dslr's but no luck as yet:-( guess I...