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by Gasman
Sun Jul 05, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Condensor question please?
Replies: 4
Views: 341

Re: Condensor question please?

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by Gasman
Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Condensor question please?
Replies: 4
Views: 341

Re: Condensor question please?

Excellent thanks for the info, very helpful. I did wonder what the 0.9 referred to!
Steve
by Gasman
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Condensor question please?
Replies: 4
Views: 341

Condensor question please?

Hi guys I have a Leitz Laborlux S which I recently converted to LED which came with this condensor (without filter slot) with a flip up lens. LK.jpg I want to try Rheinberg and Darkfield illumination and acquired this condensor which can accomodate filters and arrived today. 56.jpg I did wonder what...
by Gasman
Tue Jun 16, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Home-made microscope adaptations
Topic: Printing filters?
Replies: 4
Views: 435

Re: Printing filters?

Ah! right thanks for that Bob, I did wonder if the 'black' would be black enough. I got carried away thinking you could print what ever design you wanted. Can't try filters until my 56 condenser arrives so will have a play when it does!
Steve
by Gasman
Tue Jun 16, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Home-made microscope adaptations
Topic: Printing filters?
Replies: 4
Views: 435

Printing filters?

Hi guys
Not sure if anyone has tried this but I wondered if its possible to print out filters maybe on Acetate sheets?.
I don't have any Acetate at the moment so can't try it but I had a quick design of some Rheinberg or Darkfield ?


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regards
Steve
by Gasman
Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Digital processing
Topic: Stacking Software
Replies: 42
Views: 21702

Re: Stacking Software

Affinity Photo has a nice stacking routine, compares favourably with CombineZp!
Steve
by Gasman
Sun Jun 14, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Digital processing
Topic: S-Eye software!
Replies: 1
Views: 139

S-Eye software!

Hi guys Been trying out some software I stumbled across for my little 5mb Amscope usb camera and this one from S-Eye seems to work perfectly and has a nice interface and its free. Not sure if anyone has tried it?. I think I still prefer the Amscope software but S-Eye might be an option for anyone ha...
by Gasman
Tue Jun 09, 2020 6:22 am
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Alcohol/surgical spirit?
Replies: 6
Views: 254

Re: Alcohol/surgical spirit?

Excellent thanks for the info guys!
Steve
by Gasman
Mon Jun 08, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Alcohol/surgical spirit?
Replies: 6
Views: 254

Alcohol/surgical spirit?

Hi guys Been watching a few of Oliver’s YouTube’s and he mentions using pure alcohol to prepare samples but here in the UK a search for alcohol (apart from the stuff you drink) just throws up isopropyl alcohol or surgical spirit. Is it ok to use surgical spirit in place of alcohol when trying out th...
by Gasman
Sat Jun 06, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Illumination Techniques
Topic: Leitz Laborlux 12 darkfield filter
Replies: 4
Views: 279

Re: Leitz Laborlux 12 darkfield filter

Hi folks I’m too am interested in obtaining darkfield illumination from my Laborlux S (similar to the 12?) I have the LK condenser with no filter facility and getting a series 56 condenser soon (the same as the one shown by ‘Precisioninstruments’). It would be handy to know the filter size and also ...
by Gasman
Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Digital processing
Topic: Kandao Raw+ stacking software?
Replies: 1
Views: 5131

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: 2829

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: 1921

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: 1921

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: 2829

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: 25833

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: 4262

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: 2349

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: 2349

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: 2349

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: 5977

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: 2131

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: 2131

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: 5977

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: 2165

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: 2165

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: 2165

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: 2165

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: 4385

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...