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by photomicro
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: For forum members who want to buy and sell equipment
Topic: Nikon E400 for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 228

Re: Nikon E400 for sale

Just sent you a PM...but you may not be able to get this if you are new on the forum.

Let me know, Mike.
by photomicro
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Microscopy accessories
Topic: Eyepiece micrometer diameter?
Replies: 4
Views: 412

Re: Eyepiece micrometer diameter?

They certainly made them in this size (21mm), I find in my box of micrometers that I have three of this size;

One a grid (10 x 10, labelled 1-10 down one side, A-J down the other)

One with 0-100 divisions

One with two such lines at right-angles, ie. a cross.

Mike
by photomicro
Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Digital processing
Topic: Motic Image Plus for Mac
Replies: 10
Views: 425

Re: Motic Image Plus for Mac

Thanks for the suggestions so far. I have managed to register as a user on the Motic site successfully, but then trying to register the item is causing an issue. The system seems to expect a product number starting with 'DM' or 'KM' (the only ones in the drop-down menu) whereas the serial number on ...
by photomicro
Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Digital processing
Topic: Motic Image Plus for Mac
Replies: 10
Views: 425

Motic Image Plus for Mac

A friend has asked me to test if a Moticam 2300 USB 2 camera works, as I have a microscope and they do not. Unfortunately, he cannot find the software disc. The Motic Images Plus 2 software seems readily available as a trial (2 weeks) from their website, but strangely, only for Windows, not a Mac. Y...
by photomicro
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: Optiphot nose piece question
Replies: 10
Views: 562

Re: Optiphot nose piece question

As requested/promised, photos of my nosepieces and the optiphot limb/head detail mentioned in earlier reply.


My Optiphot 1 limb/head where the nosepiece fits. This is not the same as that shown earlier in the topic.
My Optiphot 1 limb/head where the nosepiece fits. This is not the same as that shown earlier in the topic.
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Labophot 2 nosepiece, dovetail side. objectives face backwards.
Labophot 2 nosepiece, dovetail side. objectives face backwards.
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Labophot 2 nosepiece, thread side. objectives face backwards.
Labophot 2 nosepiece, thread side. objectives face backwards.
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Two of my Optiphot 1 nosepieces, showing both sides. Objectives face forwards.
Two of my Optiphot 1 nosepieces, showing both sides. Objectives face forwards.
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by photomicro
Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: Optiphot nose piece question
Replies: 10
Views: 562

Re: Optiphot nose piece question

Hi Pete, late now, but with daylight, will show the two nosepieces and the head of my Optiphot.

Mike
by photomicro
Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: Optiphot nose piece question
Replies: 10
Views: 562

Re: Optiphot nose piece question

I was most interested in this post, as I have an Optiphot 1 and a Labophot 2. The former has a nosepiece like the one illustrated, with no extra lens, and having the objectives facing towards the user. However, the Labophot 2 nosepiece has them facing away, which as Pete says, is much more convenien...
by photomicro
Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from Mansfield UK
Replies: 8
Views: 636

Re: Hello from Mansfield UK

Welcome to the microscopic world Mark. If you need help getting started making crystal slides, or getting polarising material for your microscope, just PM me. The variety that different chemicals give is amazing, and no two slides you make are the same. It is one of my favourite pastimes for a wet s...
by photomicro
Thu Aug 29, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Camera systems and imaging
Topic: ND filter vs filter for phase contrast
Replies: 5
Views: 454

Re: ND filter vs filter for phase contrast

The ND filters are merely to reduce the light intensity. Whilst it might seem that this is possible just using the rheostat to reduce brightness, for photomicrography, the bulb is run at a certain voltage/current to attain a suitable (known) colour temperature. This was more important for film than ...
by photomicro
Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Collecting microscopes and slides
Topic: nice microscope c.1900 but with puzzling objective type
Replies: 5
Views: 579

Re: nice microscope c.1900 but with puzzling objective type

Sounds to me as if it is an anastigmat lens, designed for photography, hence the iris. More modern (but still 1970s onwards) equivalents are the Zeiss Luminar and Leitz Photar range. They form a real image, without an eyepiece and give magnification ranges from x1 to x 20 isn, depending on focal len...
by photomicro
Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hi from Lancs UK
Replies: 4
Views: 857

Re: Hi from Lancs UK

Welcome Chris.

Check your Private Messages.

Mike
by photomicro
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: For forum members who want to buy and sell equipment
Topic: Nikon E400 with many accessories, anyone have any idea what it's worth?
Replies: 7
Views: 1050

Re: Nikon E400 with many accessories, anyone have any idea what it's worth?

I have sent a PM about this, but I am not sure the poster can receive these until they have had more posts.

Any ideas anyone, is this true?

thanks

Mike
by photomicro
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Which Microscope?
Replies: 28
Views: 2519

Re: Which Microscope?

I am looking forward to reading your thoughts on it. It would be especially great if at some point you get a chance to try it side by side with a classic used starter scope like an olympus ch2, nikon labophot series or something from AO or whatever. That might be a logistical challenge though. Are ...
by photomicro
Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: For forum members who want to buy and sell equipment
Topic: Nikon Labophot 2 phase condenser & objectives wanted
Replies: 15
Views: 1318

Re: Nikon Labophot 2 phase condenser & objectives wanted

I'd be curious about points to set ups and part lists as well: There are a bunch on ebay. But it would be great to get details on how to use and which ones and differences: https://lavinia.as.arizona.edu/~mtuell/scopes/condenser_list.html https://www.ebay.com/itm/NIKON-PHASE-CONTRAST-SET-WITH-CASE/...
by photomicro
Sat May 25, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: Seeking informations
Replies: 22
Views: 2856

Re: Seeking informations

This is from a brochure from 1982, entitled; 'Zeiss Stereomicroscopes D, DR, DRC and DV4'
by photomicro
Sun May 05, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: Used Diaphot
Replies: 2
Views: 737

Re: Used Diaphot

It looks to me as if the condenser fitted is the ELWD NA 0.3 type, which was the standard one usually supplied from what I can gather. It has only phase inserts, namely Ph L, Ph1, Ph2 and Ph3, with no bright-field setting as such. To set up the lamp and the field diaphragm, you use the Ph L setting,...
by photomicro
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from Southampton, UK
Replies: 8
Views: 4421

Re: Hello from Southampton, UK

There are PMS members living in Less, Petersfield and Lymington. I am sure there are several more within a reasonable distance. There are a couple on the Isle of Wight, and several around the Bournemouth region. Indeed, there has just been a day meeting at Langton Maltravers. PM me if you want furth...
by photomicro
Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: some Zeiss Standards in the UK
Replies: 4
Views: 3024

Re: some Zeiss Standards in the UK

Seller is an auction reseller so their prices are all over the place - Standard Junior selling for more than the GFLs for example. I counted 2 WLs, 2 18s and 3 GFLs Anyway, seller accepts offers and shipping is reasonable. If anyone is looking for a Zeiss Standard, making a 2/3 or 1/2 offer would b...
by photomicro
Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: For forum members who want to buy and sell equipment
Topic: Looking for Nikon CF Plan/Phase Short Barrel Objectives (FOUND)
Replies: 8
Views: 1796

Re: Looking for Nikon CF Plan/Phase Short Barrel Objectives

The matter of the microscope is mostly settled, but a set of objectives for phase contrast, or plan objectives is of interest. Anyone selling any, or knowing of a good source of any is welcome to comment. ~Mitchell I thought the short barrel Nikon objectives were *not* CF. I have 'spare'; E Plan 40...
by photomicro
Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Illumination Techniques
Topic: New bought a leitz POL condenser
Replies: 8
Views: 2146

Re: New bought a leitz POL condenser

hi i come across a leitz pol condenser ,and bought it. NO analyzer To try and answer more than one question at once... 1. A condenser wouldn't come with an analyser, that has to be above the objective. Yours does seem to have polarising material in the lower holder. 2. A 'Pol' condenser designation...
by photomicro
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Camera systems and imaging
Topic: Inexpensive USB 2.0 camera test with two microscope types
Replies: 51
Views: 11640

Re: Inexpensive USB 2.0 camera test

I wonder if I can ask what size the micrometer scale is?

thanks
by photomicro
Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Glycerin as a mounting medium
Replies: 5
Views: 2518

Re: Glycerin as a mounting medium

I'm looking at Beginner Microscope Experiments on microscopemaster.com For the experiment looking at leaf structure, it call for glycerin as a mounting medium. Why? When is this the correct choice? Glycerine (UK spelling) , also referred to as glycerol, is used as a temporary mountant, in that it w...
by photomicro
Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Zeiss Universal - I think - Lot's of Questions
Replies: 25
Views: 5040

Re: Zeiss Universal - I think - Lot's of Questions

Mike - Yes, the optovar is the name for the magnification changer (which is what it may say in the literature) and should have some metal knurled rings that turn, plus some numbers, such as 1, 1.6, 2 and Ph. The large slider comes out, though you may need to loosen the large screw on the opposite s...
by photomicro
Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Zeiss Universal - I think - Lot's of Questions
Replies: 25
Views: 5040

Re: Zeiss Universal - I think - Lot's of Questions

Hi Mike, Yes, this is a Universal II model. You are right, a camera cannot fit where there is a light train for the incident light set-up (top lamp). Question - my understanding of the Photomicroscope series is there was quite an optical train to direct light to the internal camera, the eyepieces a...
by photomicro
Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Zeiss Universal - I think - Lot's of Questions
Replies: 25
Views: 5040

Re: Zeiss Universal - I think - Lot's of Questions

Yes, this is a Universal II model. You are right, a camera cannot fit where there is a light train for the incident light set-up (top lamp). The stand has obviously been set up for fluorescence work at some stage. You need to be careful in relation to any mercury vapour bulb that may be fitted. It m...
by photomicro
Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: Are cheap 100x objectives any good?
Replies: 33
Views: 3279

Re: Are cheap 100x objectives any good?

As a Biology teacher of 30 years, I have been following this one with interest. Most of the following relates to the UK, which is where the school Chris mentions is, but some things are probably worldwide. Once upon a time, when at A level (and below) organisms *other* than mammals and higher plants...
by photomicro
Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Microscopy accessories
Topic: Slide ringing table
Replies: 16
Views: 5209

Re: Slide ringing table

In 2006, following an idea sent in to him, Ernie Ives, who made thousands of wood sections (and other slides) over many years, made very successful ringing tables out of obsolete hard drives from computers. He wrote about this, at length, with full practical details in the column he wrote in 'Balsam...
by photomicro
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: For forum members who want to buy and sell equipment
Topic: Looking for Olympus photomicro adapter L
Replies: 7
Views: 1534

Re: Looking for Olympus photomicro adapter L

zufar wrote:Hello photomicro,
Thank you for pointing out. I'm going to use the adapter with BH2 which also does not require anything but an NFK eyepiece.
Regards,
Zufar
Good, has the dovetail already there then.
by photomicro
Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: For forum members who want to buy and sell equipment
Topic: Looking for Olympus photomicro adapter L
Replies: 7
Views: 1534

Re: Looking for Olympus photomicro adapter L

Zufar

I assume you realise there is another part that is required to attach to your microscope? Unless you have a VANOX that is.

There were different adapters, such as the PM-ADG-3, PM-ADP and PM-ADF that fit to your microscope and then the Adapter L fits to.
by photomicro
Fri Dec 28, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: First microscope
Replies: 135
Views: 19021

Re: First microscope

Hi Hobbyst, Thanks for the advice. However, I'd like to stick to the Big 4. And spending that much money only for shipping is kinda disappointing... Don't you think ? By the way, how could I improve my search ? When I'm searching on Ebay, I tend to use the "Best Match" option, but I assume the "New...