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by Gasman
Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Digital processing
Topic: Altami studio price anyone?
Replies: 9
Views: 187

Re: Altami studio price anyone?

Much easier to stick with Toupview methinks 😉. Shame as it wasn't too bad software! I'll watch for any dodgy emails coming now!
Steve
by Gasman
Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Digital processing
Topic: Altami studio price anyone?
Replies: 9
Views: 187

Re: Altami studio price anyone?

Ah right Bob thanks that name Amanda 1 does ring a bell now you mention it. Thought she(he?) was a regular.
Steve
by Gasman
Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Digital processing
Topic: Altami studio price anyone?
Replies: 9
Views: 187

Re: Altami studio price anyone?

Yes I have Toupview and that also works fine but I find the image just that bit clearer and steadier in Altami !. Not sure if it's a driver thing or not. Not a great deal of difference between the two but if it was a silly price for Altami I'd happily carry on with Toupview.
Steve
by Gasman
Tue Sep 15, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Digital processing
Topic: Altami studio price anyone?
Replies: 9
Views: 187

Altami studio price anyone?

Hi guys I`ve been using using Altami studio after someone on here recommended it for my little 5 meg usb camera and it really works a treat. The demo version only allows 15 mins of use before closing down and then it needs reopening. I`ve tried emailing the Altami guys asking how much the software i...
by Gasman
Mon Aug 17, 2020 6:48 am
Forum: Microscopy accessories
Topic: Hot plate?
Replies: 3
Views: 458

Re: Hot plate?

Thanks for that Jimur, they are cheap enough to have a try with and if it doesn't work I can keep my coffee warm 🙂
by Gasman
Sun Aug 16, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Microscopy accessories
Topic: Hot plate?
Replies: 3
Views: 458

Hot plate?

Hi guys I’m interested in what you guys use for a hot plate. At the moment I’m growing crystals and taking images of them by drying out chemicals on a slide over a small candle tealite but I’m sure something better can be used. I was thinking of making one from a silicone heater pad and a digital th...
by Gasman
Sat Aug 08, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: ToupView crashing after recording video
Replies: 5
Views: 768

Re: ToupView crashing after recording video

Hi guys
I've started using S-EYE software for my little Toupcam and works great, no problems at all. I had a problem with Toupview where the image kept flickering.
S-EYE worth a try can't remember which version I have (I'm away from home at the moment) but just Google it!.
Steve
by Gasman
Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Illumination Techniques
Topic: Rheinberg illumination experiment
Replies: 6
Views: 651

Re: Rheinberg illumination experiment

Nice try Jan!. I wonder if the specimen would be clearer with a lighter background?.
Steve
by Gasman
Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Illumination Techniques
Topic: Not enough light for Rheinberg filters
Replies: 7
Views: 454

Re: Not enough light for Rheinberg filters

For Rheinberg filters I read that you have both field lens iris and condenser iris fully open or you can cut off the part that colours the specimen. Is the centre disc (the part that colours the background) too big or off centre?
Steve
by Gasman
Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:57 am
Forum: Illumination Techniques
Topic: Not enough light for Rheinberg filters
Replies: 7
Views: 454

Re: Not enough light for Rheinberg filters

I'm not familiar with the Orthoplan as I have a Laborlux S but I had to convert my scope to LED to save my desk from the mini supernova Halogen lamp!. Heat no longer a problem now. Not sure how you could use any heat absorbing filter without jeopardizing the scope :?:
Steve
by Gasman
Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Illumination Techniques
Topic: Printing Rheinberg filters!
Replies: 6
Views: 617

Re: Printing Rheinberg filters!

I printed a few of these off with centre discs from 8mm to 15mm diameter and the 10mm seemed the best for my condenser and seems ok for x4 and x10 lenses. The location of the centre disc is important too as I initially was about 5mm off centre. Another problem I found was the colours were not intens...
by Gasman
Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Illumination Techniques
Topic: Printing Rheinberg filters!
Replies: 6
Views: 617

Printing Rheinberg filters!

Hi guys After many wasted efforts because I had the ‘background’ circle off center under the condenser it seems it’s fairly straightforward to print these filters off when you get the correct dimensions and printer settings. It appears any background/specimen colour combination could be made this wa...
by Gasman
Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: About the website, the magazine and this forum
Topic: Posting pm's!
Replies: 5
Views: 456

Re: Posting pm's!

Makes sense now guys (I think 🤔) and thanks again Michael it does indeed not leave the out box until its read.
Regards
Steve
by Gasman
Thu Jul 16, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: About the website, the magazine and this forum
Topic: Posting pm's!
Replies: 5
Views: 456

Re: Posting pm's!

Sent you one Michael, thanks
Steve
by Gasman
Thu Jul 16, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: About the website, the magazine and this forum
Topic: Posting pm's!
Replies: 5
Views: 456

Posting pm's!

Hi guys
I keep trying to send a pm to member but the pm just shows in my 'outbox' and not in the 'sent' box, any reason why that is please, as I assume the message has not sent?
Thanks
Steve
by Gasman
Wed Jul 15, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: Microscopy accessories
Topic: Question about darkfield inmersion condenser
Replies: 38
Views: 10135

Re: Question about darkfield inmersion condenser

Hi guys I have a Laborlux S and recently bought a 56 condenser to try darkfield and Rheinberg illumination and pleased I found this post as I have been struggling to find any info on dimensions for the slider. I plan to buy a 3d printer soon (still deciding which one to get,!) and it would be brilli...
by Gasman
Sun Jul 05, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Condensor question please?
Replies: 4
Views: 650

Re: Condensor question please?

:D
by Gasman
Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Condensor question please?
Replies: 4
Views: 650

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: 650

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: 1147

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: 1147

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 ?


Trial1.jpg
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regards
Steve
by Gasman
Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Digital processing
Topic: Stacking Software
Replies: 46
Views: 24787

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: 394

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: 637

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: 637

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: 677

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: 5301

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: 2985

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: 2028

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: 2028

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