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by Glycolyse
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: My microscope
Topic: Zeiss Standard 14
Replies: 61
Views: 17991

Re: Zeiss Standard 14

Update about Phase Contrast: As I don't have a Phase Telescope, I tried to do it judging with the eye. Wasn't too hard for the x16, a bit more for the x40. I didn't go for the x100 yet. It looked like I achieved it - but it was still dark, so I fully opened the condenser aperture diaphragm, but it w...
by Glycolyse
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: My microscope
Topic: Zeiss Standard 14
Replies: 61
Views: 17991

Re: Zeiss Standard 14

Thank you 75RR. The drawing and the description match with what I saw. They must be Philodina then !
by Glycolyse
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: My microscope
Topic: Zeiss Standard 14
Replies: 61
Views: 17991

Re: Zeiss Standard 14

Here is what I mainly encountered in the moss: https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/20 ... 180209.jpg

Rotifers I guess ?
by Glycolyse
Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: My microscope
Topic: Zeiss Standard 14
Replies: 61
Views: 17991

Re: Zeiss Standard 14

Hi guys, quick update. I decided to give another shot to sea life. I took some samples, it was very windy so not the greatest conditions out there. At the end of the session, I noticed there was moss growing just a meter from the sea, in water. I took some samples, and I just observed the moss under...
by Glycolyse
Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: My microscope
Topic: Zeiss Standard 14
Replies: 61
Views: 17991

Re: Zeiss Standard 14

Very cool video, but we can't see exactly how he prepared the final glass at the end. How much drop of water should I put before putting the cover glass?
by Glycolyse
Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: My microscope
Topic: Zeiss Standard 14
Replies: 61
Views: 17991

Re: Zeiss Standard 14

Hi everyone,

So far it is very rare to see living organisms. I collected a lot of moss this morning, put some under the microscope, but not so great. I wonder why. Are the organisms pinned by the cover glass ? How do I prevent that ? How do you prepare this kind of glass ?
by Glycolyse
Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: My microscope
Topic: Zeiss Standard 14
Replies: 61
Views: 17991

Re: Zeiss Standard 14

Thanks 75RR !

I think I used the x40 one, should've mentioned it earlier. I considered a phone adapter, why not. My first thought was to wait for a trinocular head. But if it not too expensive, I should give it a shot.
by Glycolyse
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: My microscope
Topic: Zeiss Standard 14
Replies: 61
Views: 17991

Re: Zeiss Standard 14

Thanks for the tips ! I'll try that out. I wanted to try Focus Stacking. I took a series of 16 images, and stacked them using the Helicon Focus (30-days trial). I tried to be as accurate as possible, so I customized an used toilet roll (without paper), which I put on one of the eyepiece (carefully)....
by Glycolyse
Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: My microscope
Topic: Zeiss Standard 14
Replies: 61
Views: 17991

Re: Zeiss Standard 14

Thanks for your help guys. As to Köhler, yes all the time. With practice it just takes a few seconds. For example, I'd like to see with Phase contrast. I put my Ph2 x16 obj, put on the "2" on my Phase contrast condenser, and then adjust for Köhler illumination ? Because at the moment, when I put my ...
by Glycolyse
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: My microscope
Topic: Zeiss Standard 14
Replies: 61
Views: 17991

Re: Zeiss Standard 14

Hi everyone ! I played a lot with the microscope yesterday evening. I found some living organisms, mainly diatoms ! Somes photos (sorry for the low quality, I have to deal with my phone at the moment): https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2019/02/5/1547195539-20190111-000542.jpg https://image.noelsh...
by Glycolyse
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: My microscope
Topic: Zeiss Standard 14
Replies: 61
Views: 17991

Re: Zeiss Standard 14

Quick update: I changed the height of the phase condenser, which was really far from the stage. And to be honest, it was mind-blowing. The quality of the image changed drastically ! I'll pursue with the setting of Köehler Illumination.
by Glycolyse
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: My microscope
Topic: Zeiss Standard 14
Replies: 61
Views: 17991

Re: Zeiss Standard 14

75RR wrote:
"fully open the condenser aperture diaphragm (usually controlled by a lever or knurled knob located on the condenser housing"
Also known as condenser iris. see red arrows on photo of condenser
Alright, thanks, got it ! ;)
by Glycolyse
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: My microscope
Topic: Zeiss Standard 14
Replies: 61
Views: 17991

Re: Zeiss Standard 14

Hi everyone, thanks for helping ! I am actually stuck about setting Köhler illumination. "fully open the condenser aperture diaphragm (usually controlled by a lever or knurled knob located on the condenser housing" I can't find the condenser aperture diaphragm. I don't know what that is. Overall vie...
by Glycolyse
Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: My microscope
Topic: Zeiss Standard 14
Replies: 61
Views: 17991

Zeiss Standard 14

Hi everyone, I got my microscope today. Fortunately for me, the seller was very kind to help me mouting everything together (objectives, head, oculars, halogen bulb, transformer). https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2019/02/4/1547138316-resized-20190110-153237.jpg I took some samples in the sea, so...
by Glycolyse
Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from the West Coast USA
Replies: 6
Views: 2736

Re: Hello from the West Coast USA

Welcome gconcepcion !

I am interested in your former work. Could we talk about it in the PM section please ?
by Glycolyse
Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: First microscope
Replies: 135
Views: 21115

Re: First microscope

Sure Furguson ! I will be posting Thursday. I received the microscope at my hometown this morning - but I am currently in a busy period (exams).
by Glycolyse
Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: First microscope
Replies: 135
Views: 21115

Re: First microscope

Thank you Hobbyst, and thanks for the advice.
by Glycolyse
Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: First microscope
Replies: 135
Views: 21115

Re: First microscope

Thank you 75RR. I can't wait to test it ;)
by Glycolyse
Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: First microscope
Replies: 135
Views: 21115

Re: First microscope

Thank you for the kind comment Viktor. Getting proper Zeiss eyepieces was already in the back of my mind ! And I went with the Halogen light.
by Glycolyse
Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: First microscope
Replies: 135
Views: 21115

Re: First microscope

Quick but most important update: I bought the Zeiss Standard 14 ;)

I would like to thanks everyone who got involved, and take their time to help me. I'll update when I will receive the microscope !

Thanks everyone !
by Glycolyse
Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: First microscope
Replies: 135
Views: 21115

Re: First microscope

That sounds cryptic. Moving? Can a neighbor help? Well, I am actually in holidays in my hometown. I'll start the 2nd semester of the Uni this Monday. My mother is 100% available in my hometown to receive packages, until the 17 of January, where she's moving for her holidays. As I am a student, I am...
by Glycolyse
Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: First microscope
Replies: 135
Views: 21115

Re: First microscope

Thank you 75RR and Hobbyst.

I don't know if I should take it. The problem is that I can't receive packages until the 17 of January up to one month, so there is no time for him to do the conversion. Is it hard to do it by myself ? As I said, I am not a handy guy, I'd too afraid to screw up...
by Glycolyse
Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: First microscope
Replies: 135
Views: 21115

Re: First microscope

Like this ? https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/20 ... -10-10.png

If I had to ask the seller, I'd have no idea. I don't know much on the subject. I'd go neutral white (as white as possible) I think. But the wattage ? No idea...
by Glycolyse
Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: First microscope
Replies: 135
Views: 21115

Re: First microscope

LED conversion - since the existing bulb is halogen, rather than tungsten, perhaps you can stay with it, although I would not consider 40-60Eu too expensive. However, if you prefer LED, check (before ordering) which LED you prefer - wattage and color temperature (white/warmwhite/neutral white). Eve...
by Glycolyse
Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: First microscope
Replies: 135
Views: 21115

Re: First microscope

75RR wrote:Price?
575e (shipping included)
by Glycolyse
Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: First microscope
Replies: 135
Views: 21115

Re: First microscope

Hi everyone, The Zeiss' seller answered me. He answered me back with care, and a lot of details were put in the mail. I'll mainly post what was said about the specs: 1) The original eyepieces (KPL) were scratched and he couldn't get them back. The Chinese eyepieces are 10/20, and he finds them good ...
by Glycolyse
Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: First microscope
Replies: 135
Views: 21115

Re: First microscope

Thanks for your replie Hobbyst. I'll think about it.
by Glycolyse
Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: First microscope
Replies: 135
Views: 21115

Re: First microscope

Quick update: I contacted the Zeiss' seller, and I will have my answer this evening or tomorrow morning. In the mean time, I'd like to ask you some questions about this microscope I found earlier: https://www.ebay.fr/itm/292534994551?ul_noapp=true International shipping is available. However, it is ...
by Glycolyse
Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: First microscope
Replies: 135
Views: 21115

Re: First microscope

Hi everyone, I also found a Zeiss Standard 14 Phase contrast microscope from a french amateur microscopist from Le-Naturaliste: Microscope binoculaire Zeiss Standard 14. Très bon état mécanique et optique Equipé en contraste de phase: Néofluar 16/0,40 ph2 " " 40/0,75 ph2 " " 100/1,30 ph3 plan 6,3/0,...
by Glycolyse
Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: First microscope
Replies: 135
Views: 21115

Re: First microscope

Hi everyone, I found a very attractive microscope yesterday. It is a Leitz Dialux: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Leitz-Dialux-microscope/283320909945?hash=item41f73e0079:g:2FcAAOSwBqZcJ9-k:rk:28:pf:0 What surprised me in the description is this: All the objectives are 170mm tube length except the 40X bei...