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by Scarodactyl
Tue May 05, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: first microscope
Replies: 18
Views: 1405

Re: first microscope

I'm really glad to hear it's been doing well for you!
by Scarodactyl
Tue May 05, 2020 1:41 am
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: 60x 0.17 or 63x 0 objective
Replies: 8
Views: 492

Re: 60x 0.17 or 63x 0 objective

You probably don't want the 63x.
by Scarodactyl
Mon May 04, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Microscopy accessories
Topic: Canon M50 limitations
Replies: 21
Views: 1002

Re: Canon M50 limitations

If you have the camera connected to your phone via wifi you can get live view on your phone screen. This of course won't work if you need it to be tethered to the computer at the same time though
by Scarodactyl
Mon May 04, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: 60x 0.17 or 63x 0 objective
Replies: 8
Views: 492

Re: 60x 0.17 or 63x 0 objective

0 means it is corrected for no coverslip, which is best in a pretty drastically different set of applications (mostly for reflected light work).
by Scarodactyl
Mon May 04, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Microscopy accessories
Topic: Canon M50 limitations
Replies: 21
Views: 1002

Re: Canon M50 limitations

What would you use the screen for during shooting?
by Scarodactyl
Mon May 04, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: SWIFT SW380T assistance required
Replies: 5
Views: 575

Re: SWIFT SW380T assistance required

WetKnee wrote:
Mon May 04, 2020 12:23 pm
a 25x eye piece
This is likely the problem, yeah. That's giving up most of your light while blowing the image up past its resolution.
by Scarodactyl
Sun May 03, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: Camera systems and imaging
Topic: Comparison Images/Videos | $8 Phone Adapter | $110 NDPL Adapter | $450 NDPL Adapter
Replies: 7
Views: 857

Re: Comparison Images/Videos | $8 Phone Adapter | $110 NDPL Adapter | $450 NDPL Adapter

It is very interesting to read that there are two distinct versions of this adapter. That said, this from the reddit thread "Of course NDPL-1 is a 2X adapter. However, NDPL-2 is actually a 7X adapter, despite being commonly sold as a 2X adapter for Canon cameras! I tested both adapters with my used ...
by Scarodactyl
Sun May 03, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Microscopy accessories
Topic: Canon M50 limitations
Replies: 21
Views: 1002

Re: Canon M50 limitations

You could always take the unexciting option of just spending 200ish bucks on a rebel t6.
by Scarodactyl
Sat May 02, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Illumination Techniques
Topic: Improving Top-Stage Lighting Using a Smaller Aperture on the Lamp
Replies: 22
Views: 1384

Re: Improving Top-Stage Lighting Using a Smaller Aperture on the Lamp

I wonder if there is a setting on the camera misset or a problem in export. I have a cheap (ish, 50 bucks on amazon) c mount camera and it does need a lot of light, but while it won't produce world class photos it doesn't have this level of artifacting. Nothing to do with needing to spend more I thi...
by Scarodactyl
Sat May 02, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Camera systems and imaging
Topic: Advice about setup canon EOS, no lens, no eyepiece
Replies: 7
Views: 579

Re: Advice about setup canon EOS, no lens, no eyepiece

Looks like a standard '2x' dslr adapter. They work good on some and not so good on others.
by Scarodactyl
Sat May 02, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: Old Scope Who is the Maker?
Replies: 12
Views: 835

Re: Old Scope Who is the Maker?

Much like Hund Wetzlar, I've seen Will Wetzlar stamped on what look like Chinese scopes. Not surprising as thid has been the trajectpry for almost every second-tier name out there.
by Scarodactyl
Sat May 02, 2020 4:13 am
Forum: Camera systems and imaging
Topic: Advice about setup canon EOS, no lens, no eyepiece
Replies: 7
Views: 579

Re: Advice about setup canon EOS, no lens, no eyepiece

The ovjective (or objective+tube lens) produces a focused 'primary image' inside the eyepiece tube. The eyepiece picks it up and magnifies it. If you can put that primary image on your camera sensor you can do what's called direct projection. If your eyepiece isn't doing corrections this can be a ve...
by Scarodactyl
Sat May 02, 2020 4:07 am
Forum: Camera systems and imaging
Topic: Raspberry Pi High Quality Camera
Replies: 15
Views: 1135

Re: Raspberry Pi High Quality Camera

On paper it looks very promising, and I'm really ezcited to see how easy it is to use. It could well be a basis for a very nice and easy imaging system.
by Scarodactyl
Fri May 01, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Illumination Techniques
Topic: Improving Top-Stage Lighting Using a Smaller Aperture on the Lamp
Replies: 22
Views: 1384

Re: Improving Top-Stage Lighting Using a Smaller Aperture on the Lamp

It kind of looks like they got reduced to gif-level compression somewhere along the line.
by Scarodactyl
Fri May 01, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Illumination Techniques
Topic: Improving Top-Stage Lighting Using a Smaller Aperture on the Lamp
Replies: 22
Views: 1384

Re: Improving Top-Stage Lighting Using a Smaller Aperture on the Lamp

Maybe it's just on my end, but the pictures look to have had some heavy compression done to them at some point along the way.
by Scarodactyl
Thu Apr 30, 2020 2:43 am
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Micro stonemasons. Difflugia.
Replies: 21
Views: 1772

Re: Micro stonemasons. Difflugia.

I had never heard of these--what a delightful microbe! The photos are stunning too.
by Scarodactyl
Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Camera systems and imaging
Topic: Automated stitching software
Replies: 3
Views: 718

Re: Automated stitching software

That's an awfully impressive demo. I wonder how well the stacks would hold up to something done in Helicon or Zerene--my guess is they might be limited to lower resolutions, perhaps even using similar tricks to Hirox or Keyence macroscopes (I don't know if this is actually possible though as I think...
by Scarodactyl
Wed Apr 29, 2020 3:00 am
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: Nikon SMZ-10 stand diameter?
Replies: 2
Views: 477

Re: Nikon SMZ-10 stand diameter?

Thid one was an early example of the now-standard 76mm diameter. So almost any modern stand will work.
The eyepieces are non-focusing and non-compensating, and 30mm Nikon compound eyepieces also work on it.
by Scarodactyl
Wed Apr 29, 2020 2:06 am
Forum: For forum members who want to buy and sell equipment
Topic: Wanted: Stereo scope - perhaps Nikon SMZ10?
Replies: 5
Views: 814

Re: Wanted: Stereo scope - perhaps Nikon SMZ10?

They were built well and sometimes come in at quite low prices, and with darned good optics. Definitely a good target to buy used.
by Scarodactyl
Wed Apr 29, 2020 12:48 am
Forum: For forum members who want to buy and sell equipment
Topic: Wanted: Stereo scope - perhaps Nikon SMZ10?
Replies: 5
Views: 814

Re: Wanted: Stereo scope - perhaps Nikon SMZ10?

I understand that there may be an option on a particular Nikon model to be able to perform photography via the trinocular port on left/right optical pathways individually, which could then be merged in photoshop or similar. This would be a big advantage for our reporting needs. I've not been able t...
by Scarodactyl
Tue Apr 28, 2020 4:28 am
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: Coverglass thickness of 0
Replies: 5
Views: 564

Re: Coverglass thickness of 0

Generally that is what a metallurgical objective is (though they'd also need to tolerate epi illumination).
by Scarodactyl
Sat Apr 25, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: 40x SPlan woes
Replies: 53
Views: 3838

Re: 40x SPlan woes

Video is not a great way to compare these. It really needs to be static images.
by Scarodactyl
Sat Apr 25, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: Microscopy accessories
Topic: Microscope trinocular Imaging alternative
Replies: 4
Views: 706

Re: Microscope trinocular Imaging alternative

Just as a side-note, olympus infinity era photo hardware has the same dpvetail as finite era, right? Does the photomicro L and similar work, or is it a different parfocal length?
by Scarodactyl
Fri Apr 24, 2020 2:25 am
Forum: Illumination Techniques
Topic: DIC prism purchasing
Replies: 7
Views: 548

Re: DIC prism purchasing

For epi DIC I found a mitutoyo 10x m plan apo worked on an Olynpus bh2-uma setup (same thread similar na). But the objective is way too long for the stand so experimentation was limited.
by Scarodactyl
Fri Apr 24, 2020 1:20 am
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Also Needing Microscope Purchase Advice
Replies: 35
Views: 1673

Re: Also Needing Microscope Purchase Advice

Note fine focus should feel easier than coarse, since you're doing a lot less work for equivalent turning. It might still be OK.
Darn shame about the lamp house--sometimes it's inadequate packing, sometimes it just gets dropkicked somewhere in shipping.
by Scarodactyl
Thu Apr 23, 2020 4:14 am
Forum: Camera systems and imaging
Topic: (BH-2) Any solutions for widefield (26.5mm) photography?
Replies: 27
Views: 1652

Re: (BH-2) Any solutions for widefield (26.5mm) photography?

Of what value is it to set up afocal with a smartphone in order to capture the periphery of a 26.5mm f.o.v. Ah, I get what you're saying now. Yeah, that in particular is not a good idea. Since I'm going to be using all SWHK eyepieces for this, I am not sure if it actually will be afocal...Even if i...
by Scarodactyl
Wed Apr 22, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: 40x SPlan woes
Replies: 53
Views: 3838

Re: 40x SPlan woes

What does the longer adapter look like?
It should be totally parfocal at the right height.
by Scarodactyl
Wed Apr 22, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Camera systems and imaging
Topic: (BH-2) Any solutions for widefield (26.5mm) photography?
Replies: 27
Views: 1652

Re: (BH-2) Any solutions for widefield (26.5mm) photography?

No offense Apo but I think you've lost sight of what he's after. The idea is to capture as much of the good FoV as the objective can deliver on this BH2. The nfk photo eyepieces crop those edges, regardless of their stated mag. So (if corrections are to be maintained) afocal is the only way to go. A...
by Scarodactyl
Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: In the market for new oculars, any suggestions?
Replies: 5
Views: 724

Re: In the market for new oculars, any suggestions?

At least the Leitz and Zeiss standard scopes require specificc compensating eyepieces (don't know the im35, might take the same as the standard?). They won't thst well on each other, and non-correcting generic eyepieces will not work well on either. That's assuming you don't have issues with flang d...
by Scarodactyl
Tue Apr 21, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Camera systems and imaging
Topic: (BH-2) Any solutions for widefield (26.5mm) photography?
Replies: 27
Views: 1652

Re: (BH-2) Any solutions for widefield (26.5mm) photography?

Afocal imagining through a superwide eyepiece might work. You'd have to do some hacky modifications to the trinoc port to make it accept a 30mm eyepiece (or whatever diameter?), but once you have the eyepiece in focus in the trinoc port you can image through it with a pancake lens on a dslr (as long...