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by Lomonaut
Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Vitamin C
Replies: 7
Views: 639

Re: Vitamin C

Beautiful!
by Lomonaut
Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: p-acetophenetidine
Replies: 2
Views: 382

p-acetophenetidine

Crystallized from evaporating ethanol, circular polarizers, Lomo 8x achromat.

Strange rectangular fractals, it almost looks like something artificial... I'll try to replicate this and take some more shots!
by Lomonaut
Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Tartric Acid crystals
Replies: 6
Views: 771

Re: Tartric Acid crystals

Thanks for the feedback!

Yes JimT, I started as a kid, but there were long periods in my life when I didn't even think about microscopes. Until a few weeks ago :)

Two more shots of tartric acid, a new slide. Next time I'll try stacking, my camera setup has a bit of a focusing issue.
by Lomonaut
Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Tartric Acid crystals
Replies: 6
Views: 771

Tartric Acid crystals

Some shots of tartric acid I just made. A very old slide, it has deteriorated a bit after >35 years. Polarized light with cheap movie theater 3d glasses, which are circular polarization filters. Lomo MBU-4, Lomo 3.7x/0.11 and 8x/0.20 objectives, no eyepiece, Olympus E-500 camera (micro 4/3), ordinar...
by Lomonaut
Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: reviving the magic
Replies: 13
Views: 3199

Re: reviving the magic

Thanks again guys, yes me too, looking forward to see some pictures! It will have to be done outside I guess.

Maybe I'll have a go at ice too, there is a cold period coming here in Holland. :)
by Lomonaut
Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: reviving the magic
Replies: 13
Views: 3199

Re: reviving the magic

Have you tried the optical view finder of your E-500, instead of its LCD? That's the only possibility with the E-500, it has no realtime LCD view. Its optical viewfinder is so tiny compared to my previous camera, the OM2-n (which even had an exchangeable focus screen). Anyway, thanks for the tip!
by Lomonaut
Sun Jan 28, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: reviving the magic
Replies: 13
Views: 3199

Re: reviving the magic

Thanks for the warm welcome everyone! So nice to see there are more Lomo owners/users around. I have to admit the MBU is very uncomfortable to use and I want to get a trinocular later this year for photography, now I have to focus through the camera viewer - which is almost impossible. But of course...
by Lomonaut
Sat Jan 27, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: reviving the magic
Replies: 13
Views: 3199

reviving the magic

Hi all, I stumbled upon this site last week and decided to become a member after a lot of lurking. It's inspiring me to restore this old hobby. It started in the early '70s (I'm 53 now) when my brother got home with a toy microscope from the neighbours, wow that was pure magic, whole new hidden worl...