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by GaryB
Sat Oct 27, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: My microscope
Topic: Bausch & Lomb StereoZoom ?
Replies: 14
Views: 4065

Re: Bausch & Lomb StereoZoom ?

Congrats, I have the same model with a more elaborate stand, and like you say, much better performance than expected after a clean-up. It's a really nice scope and I'm enjoying mine no-end.

Have fun with it :D
by GaryB
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:51 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: This Plan to Bring Back an Extinct Ice-Age Horse Species Is an Extreme Long Shot, Scientists Say
Replies: 8
Views: 3008

Re: This Plan to Bring Back an Extinct Ice-Age Horse Species Is an Extreme Long Shot, Scientists Say

Why even look at horses when there are neanderthals we could bring back! I mean, they haven't been gone *that* much longer. Let's have a vote on it.
by GaryB
Wed Sep 05, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Collecting microscopes and slides
Topic: Ortholux I POL, deemed "complete"... (after 10 years of hunting parts)
Replies: 2
Views: 1827

Re: Ortholux I POL, deemed "complete"... (after 10 years of hunting parts)

What a beauty of a setup, nice to see your persistence has paid off.
by GaryB
Sun Sep 02, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: Magnification Changer
Replies: 7
Views: 1848

Re: Magnification Changer

Just to add to this, as I understand things, the head and any other attachments need to be taken into account as well. My heads are 1.25x and 1.6x magnification, some epi attachments are also around 1.5x. So that would be 40x objective times a 10x eyepiece times a 1.25x head times the mag changer nu...
by GaryB
Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: New Microscope
Replies: 3
Views: 1519

Re: New Microscope

Judging by that last picture I suspect it originally housed a telan lens for use with the epi illuminator, much like the upper epi lamps for the Zeiss standard as the head is a very long distance from the objectives. I may be wrong but that strikes me as the most logical given it says 1.6x on the tu...
by GaryB
Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Collecting microscopes and slides
Topic: Antique slide hord
Replies: 8
Views: 2115

Re: Antique slide hord

Great score, looks like you are going to be busy :D
by GaryB
Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: More from Dead Man's Flats
Replies: 8
Views: 1365

Re: More from Dead Man's Flats

Very nice Rod!
by GaryB
Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Marine Diatoms reinberg
Replies: 3
Views: 657

Re: Marine Diatoms reinberg

Sweet technique, I like it!
by GaryB
Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Cristaux de sucre
Replies: 12
Views: 1339

Re: Cristaux de sucre

Beautiful, just beautiful.
by GaryB
Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Marine Diatom (Live)
Replies: 16
Views: 1565

Re: Marine Diatom (Live)

Amazing view, seeing the dots poking through is very cool.
by GaryB
Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Barbados Radiolaria
Replies: 5
Views: 724

Re: Barbados Radiolaria

I think you're in the wrong forum, surely you mean telescopic view of a spaceship ;)
Nice
by GaryB
Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Rove beetle antenna 50x
Replies: 6
Views: 951

Re: Rove beetle antenna 50x

That is quite astounding, what an magnificent structure :shock:
by GaryB
Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: 1 long diatom
Replies: 17
Views: 1917

Re: 1 long diatom

Excellent details, nicely done!
by GaryB
Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: another Paramecium image [GUF]
Replies: 8
Views: 1112

Re: another Paramecium image [GUF]

Very nice shot!
by GaryB
Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Hairs on fly wing
Replies: 5
Views: 873

Re: Hairs on fly wing

Maybe multicolor Pol might show something if there's any birefringence in there.
by GaryB
Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Collecting microscopes and slides
Topic: Just can’t lay off the Bosch and Lombs
Replies: 12
Views: 3931

Re: Just can’t lay off the Bosch and Lombs

Gorgeous collection. I still use my brass B&L, admittedly I swap out the objectives and eyepiece when doing so, but they are fun to use and much easier to get really good oblique due to the swinging mirror. Added bonus... brighter image due to direct objective to eyepiece light transmission. I can't...
by GaryB
Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Paramecium B.
Replies: 5
Views: 941

Re: Paramecium B.

Nice shot, and it does indeed look like a bursaria.
I used to get bazillions of these in my samples and they are cute little guys.
by GaryB
Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: My microscope
Topic: B&L StereoZoom
Replies: 15
Views: 3380

Re: B&L StereoZoom

Thanks, Michael. It's pretty exciting as I've never touched a stereo scope before and the 3d depth is very nice, it's certainly shown that my soldering leaves a lot to be desired. The only bad thing is that I now have 5 microscopes here and my wife is giving me that look that says 'any more and ther...
by GaryB
Thu Aug 23, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: My microscope
Topic: B&L StereoZoom
Replies: 15
Views: 3380

Re: B&L StereoZoom

Yay, new toy arrived this am... covered in ickyness but no fungus! :D I think it was used as a combination of solder and food station. Luckily it cleaned up ok and the stand repairs were relatively minor. The objectives were crusted over and the eyepiece lenses are a little scratched up and were fil...
by GaryB
Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Hairs on fly wing
Replies: 5
Views: 873

Re: Hairs on fly wing

That's pretty neat, I didn't have any idea they were spiral! I wonder if it would show well in phase contrast.
by GaryB
Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Larve
Replies: 8
Views: 1054

Re: Larve

Excellent!
by GaryB
Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Issaquah Diatoms
Replies: 9
Views: 930

Re: Issaquah Diatoms

Very nice, Kurt.
Glad the new toy is working well.
by GaryB
Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:56 am
Forum: My microscope
Topic: B&L StereoZoom
Replies: 15
Views: 3380

Re: B&L StereoZoom

Good to know, thanks.
I had a look at other on ebay and guessed by the design and width of the eyelens that it was most likely a 10x, the 15 and 20's have smaller lenses.
by GaryB
Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:41 am
Forum: My microscope
Topic: B&L StereoZoom
Replies: 15
Views: 3380

Re: B&L StereoZoom

Thanks, all :D I don't have it in my hands yet, it'll be sometime next week as the seller is away from home. This one is 0.7 - 3.0x I have no idea what power the oculars are as I can't see any markings on the barrels from the posted photos. Does that make it a V.4? Looks like it was last calibrated ...
by GaryB
Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:12 am
Forum: My microscope
Topic: Zeiss OPMI 6S - Saved from the scrapper
Replies: 1
Views: 1310

Re: Zeiss OPMI 6S - Saved from the scrapper

Well I think it's safe to say 'bargain of the year' with that one. I can't believe you got it for less than scrap value!

Excellent find and congrats 8-)
by GaryB
Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from Dublin!
Replies: 3
Views: 2246

Re: Hello from Dublin!

Welcome, nano

Sounds like you are already ahead of the curve in terms of gear, profession and resources, so we'll be expecting some really nice pics, from home and work (if allowed) 8-) we don't often see SEM or TEM images here from members.
Glad to have you here!
by GaryB
Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: My microscope
Topic: B&L StereoZoom
Replies: 15
Views: 3380

Re: B&L StereoZoom

Thanks, Michael. Yeah, the stand was actually the thing that piqued my interest. The scope will be a nice bonus if it works, but yes, that price was just crazy. If she had known what it was and listed it differently I doubt I'd have gotten it. I like to do random searches and sift through the result...
by GaryB
Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Identification help
Topic: A flatworm?
Replies: 6
Views: 1718

Re: A flatworm?

You certainly have some cool goobers there, and the pictures are great. Nicely done!
by GaryB
Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: 185 Objectives?
Replies: 11
Views: 1938

Re: 185 Objectives?

Objectives are a pain when mix n matching, B&L brass, very short, lomo 33, Jena 35, Beck and Wild.. 38? DIN 45. All 160 and all different. I had to mod my Zeiss to work with them all. Luckily the worst mismatch I made was a Leitz 170. Many Lomo's are 190.