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by wmodavis
Thu May 18, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: For forum members who want to buy and sell equipment
Topic: Canon Camera Adapter
Replies: 9
Views: 1941

Re: Canon Camera Adapter

Any feedback on the optic quality of Varimag adapters? https://www.varimag.com/specials/17-varimag-ii-dslr-microscope-camera-adapter.html Do you absolutely love your Canon DSLR? For a less than price of this Varimag adapter you could buy a new Olympus mirrorless camera (Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II),...
by wmodavis
Sat Feb 18, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Resources (online, books etc.)
Topic: OLYMPUS BH‐2 ELECTRONICS
Replies: 2
Views: 1683

Re: OLYMPUS BH‐2 ELECTRONICS

Thanks a bunch for that update.
I know that the 100 Watt version found on the BHS is different. Do you know a source of similar information for that model?
Thanks
Bill Davis
by wmodavis
Wed Feb 08, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Microscope/Cel phone camera holder. Any recommendations?
Replies: 4
Views: 1389

Re: Microscope/Cel phone camera holder. Any recommendations?

I had seen that one Lorez.

Wondering if you have any positives or negatives based on your experience with it.
by wmodavis
Wed Feb 08, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: MAYBE THIS SHOULD BE IN BEGINNERS CORNER but....
Replies: 6
Views: 1284

Re: MAYBE THIS SHOULD BE IN BEGINNERS CORNER but....

CE - Wondering why "NC objectives totally rule out a lot of higher magnification specimen observing." I likely (if at all ) will only get one of these so have to be pretty selective and evaluate my intended use presuming I even know that. Maybe just getting adventurous. I can & do have other things ...
by wmodavis
Wed Feb 08, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Microscope/Cel phone camera holder. Any recommendations?
Replies: 4
Views: 1389

Microscope/Cel phone camera holder. Any recommendations?

As my first entry into the protography end of microscopy and having low to mild success handholding the camera to the eyepiece, I think my next step to consider is one of those gizmos to hold the cel phone steady. Who here has used one or more of these and might be free with your recommendations of ...
by wmodavis
Wed Feb 08, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: MAYBE THIS SHOULD BE IN BEGINNERS CORNER but....
Replies: 6
Views: 1284

MAYBE THIS SHOULD BE IN BEGINNERS CORNER but....

It has been a while since posting here but I assure you that I peruse almost daily for topics of particular interest. But today I'm back for some expert advice. Having two Olympus BH2 scopes and still being on the steep side of a learning curve, and thinking I might be ready to go for a new lens hav...
by wmodavis
Mon Jan 09, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: For forum members who want to buy and sell equipment
Topic: AO scopes for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 930

AO scopes for sale

Any one interested in these from UW?
http://swapauction.wisc.edu/Listing/Det ... UKEE-42849


P.S. There is also a Microtome and some rat cages. Don't know what you'd do with a Microtome but those rat cages .......
by wmodavis
Mon Dec 12, 2016 2:36 am
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: Advice about possible Bh2 purchase please
Replies: 12
Views: 2115

Re: Advice about possible Bh2 purchase please

I have two BH2s (actually 3 if I count the one I bought for parts so I could get the second one up and running). One BH2 is a BHS model which has the 100 Watt illuminator. The second BH2 is a BHT model with a 20 Watt halogen lamp. The 3rd which has been robbed for parts is a BHTU model. One of them ...
by wmodavis
Sun Sep 04, 2016 8:46 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: questions about new microscope
Replies: 19
Views: 2843

Re: questions about new microscope

why? I want to discover new things, why are you discouraging me? I see newbies posting pictures of their setup which is OMAX as well and you welcomed them with open arms. What if I want to look at blood samples and learn different things about plants and such? I was on the verge of doing what you d...
by wmodavis
Thu Jul 28, 2016 1:25 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Adapting Canon EOS to BH2 Trinocular.
Replies: 17
Views: 4392

Re: Adapting Canon EOS to BH2 Trinocular.

Hendo - No apologies needed for hijacking IMO. I personally think it is good to bundle related stuff in one place. Makes it easier to locate for me.

I have gotten a bit detoured from progress on the photography thing but really like the ideas being thrown about here.
by wmodavis
Fri Jul 22, 2016 4:17 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Broccoli Pills
Replies: 5
Views: 601

Re: Broccoli Pills

I think its Cyano Broccoli Pills ococcus.

But then what do I know.

Good picture by the way.
by wmodavis
Fri Jul 22, 2016 1:00 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: How to remove old tape glue
Replies: 20
Views: 3149

Re: How to remove old tape glue

WD40 is basically mineral spirits/paint thinner with a small amount of lubricant and some other proprietary ingredients.

My first go to would be mineral spirits partly cuz have some laying around in the wood shop.
by wmodavis
Sun Jul 17, 2016 2:09 am
Forum: Camera systems and imaging
Topic: My home made adapter tube
Replies: 9
Views: 2294

Re: My home made adapter tube

Thanks that helps me visualize much better.
by wmodavis
Sat Jul 16, 2016 4:08 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: The knee of a bee!
Replies: 15
Views: 1509

Re: The knee of a bee!

And for sure as already mentioned previously the pictures are indeed stunning BUT.... without the extremely informative narrative they would only be stunning as quality photomicrographs. With your superbly stunning explanation of it all it is even more stunning for the clarity communicated. In other...
by wmodavis
Sat Jul 16, 2016 1:42 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Testing new 2.5x photo eyepiece
Replies: 4
Views: 535

Re: Testing new 2.5x photo eyepiece

I would be interested in pics of your setup. I drool over various posted photomicrographs and am formulating a plan to get there myself some day. Every little bit helps. Thanks.
by wmodavis
Sat Jul 16, 2016 3:02 am
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Testing new 2.5x photo eyepiece
Replies: 4
Views: 535

Re: Testing new 2.5x photo eyepiece

What camera are you using? Like to see a picture of the camera mounted on your coupler tube?
by wmodavis
Fri Jul 08, 2016 1:57 am
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: Question on Olympus BH-2
Replies: 29
Views: 7065

Re: Question on Olympus BH-2

Well a bit more progress. Just received 3 MD Plan infinity objectives which after a bit of gentle cleaning allows me to use the vertical illuminator and a big thank you to Charlie for delivering them. (And I found out why he was so willing to do that.) One nice guy! I've just got to learn some more ...
by wmodavis
Fri Jul 08, 2016 1:20 am
Forum: About the website, the magazine and this forum
Topic: Several members cannot use PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4064

Re: Several members cannot use PM

Is there any possibility this can be fixed. Charlie who I wanted to PM but couldn't was contacted instead by just posting with subject "Hey Charlie". Well that eventually worked and resulted in me getting to meet him because it turned out he is visiting Denver and did me a real kindness. Again all t...
by wmodavis
Wed Jul 06, 2016 2:40 am
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: Question on Olympus BH-2
Replies: 29
Views: 7065

Re: Question on Olympus BH-2

Thanks Tom I'll look into that. I have been working on other things too but still do need parts.
by wmodavis
Thu Jun 23, 2016 5:07 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Windows 10
Replies: 32
Views: 17964

Re: Windows 10

And for what it's worth Woody had this note on the new Win 10 build today

"Windows 10 beta build 14371, released yesterday, has a new technology that centers around a new “Activation Troubleshooter.” Like most kludges, it introduces more problems than it solves. InfoWorld Woody on Windows"
by wmodavis
Thu Jun 23, 2016 12:49 am
Forum: About the website, the magazine and this forum
Topic: Several members cannot use PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4064

Re: Several members cannot use PM

I received your PM JimT. But I can see NO way to reply nor to send a PM to anyone else. On the right under options there is one titled "Compose Message". But if I click on it I get the following: "We are sorry, but you are not authorised to use this feature. You may have just registered here and may...
by wmodavis
Wed Jun 22, 2016 11:18 pm
Forum: About the website, the magazine and this forum
Topic: Several members cannot use PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4064

Re: Several members cannot use PM

I can't seem to PM either.
by wmodavis
Wed Jun 22, 2016 10:36 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Windows 10
Replies: 32
Views: 17964

Re: Windows 10

I signed up for the free upgrade way back when but have decided to stick with 7. I finally got it to quit nagging me. Frankly I couldn't see features in 10 that were worth anything to me. I read a lot at Windows Secrets Win10 forum http://windowssecrets.com/forums/forumdisplay.php/68-Windows-10-Foru...
by wmodavis
Wed Jun 22, 2016 1:55 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: What about bresser microscope?
Replies: 4
Views: 1236

Re: What about bresser microscope?

The less expensive one does NOT mention Köhler Iluminator whereas the other one does.
by wmodavis
Wed Jun 22, 2016 1:49 pm
Forum: Identification help
Topic: Off Of A Tree
Replies: 2
Views: 905

Re: Off Of A Tree

I bet if you sliced a cross section of those you would find a burl grain.
Highly desired by many woodworkers for its beauty. Especially in larger pieces which can be made into something that displays the burl pattern.
by wmodavis
Fri Jun 17, 2016 6:29 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Power supply substitution for old Zeiss light sources?
Replies: 22
Views: 4454

Re: Power supply substitution for old Zeiss light sources?

But Brad I have seen a lot of YouTube videos on how to repair those PSs. What does that say.
Buy from Amazon with return privilege or watch a video on how to fix it your self.
by wmodavis
Fri Jun 17, 2016 3:07 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Power supply substitution for old Zeiss light sources?
Replies: 22
Views: 4454

Re: Power supply substitution for old Zeiss light sources?

Well again I stand corrected on how most illuminator PSs are made. And a disadvantage of the way I made my PS is it is heavy - a little over 7 lbs. Still have to get the appropriate mating connector and add that to the box. One thing I like about this place is its a dynamite place to learn. And geck...
by wmodavis
Fri Jun 17, 2016 1:24 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Power supply substitution for old Zeiss light sources?
Replies: 22
Views: 4454

Re: Power supply substitution for old Zeiss light sources?

(and for some applications, e.g. measuring pA levels of current in excitable cells, it is essential in order to avoid electrical interference). ??? Not sure why that said it was a quote from 75RR. It was obviously from the previous post by gecko???? OK gecko I'll admit to beginner status and very l...