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by carlh6902
Sat Apr 16, 2016 5:46 am
Forum: Illumination Techniques
Topic: Adding Simple Darkfield to a Nikon Labophot Condenser
Replies: 20
Views: 5823

Re: Adding Simple Darkfield to a Nikon Labophot Condenser

wmodavis wrote:Well done Carl and clearly presented.
Thanks for the feedback. Much appreciated.

Carl
by carlh6902
Fri Apr 15, 2016 1:11 am
Forum: Illumination Techniques
Topic: Adding Simple Darkfield to a Nikon Labophot Condenser
Replies: 20
Views: 5823

Re: Adding Simple Darkfield to a Nikon Labophot Condenser

Crater Eddie wrote:Very nice write up!
CE
Thanks, Eddie.

The MXA20495 that makes this thing work is available on "that auction site" for $11, if anybody is interested. I picked up three of them.

Carl
by carlh6902
Thu Apr 14, 2016 9:43 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: Question on Olympus BH-2
Replies: 29
Views: 9870

Re: Question on Olympus BH-2

This project I recently completed may be of some interest to BH2 owners, if you're willing to use a Nikon condenser. Carl Carl, your link doesn't seem to work. CE Sorry about that, CE - I posted a (hopefully) fixed link in the Illumination Techniques section, since that's a more appropriate place f...
by carlh6902
Thu Apr 14, 2016 9:33 pm
Forum: Illumination Techniques
Topic: Adding Simple Darkfield to a Nikon Labophot Condenser
Replies: 20
Views: 5823

Adding Simple Darkfield to a Nikon Labophot Condenser

I am posting this here, since it is a bit off topic where I originally posted it. And, as it turns out, the link I used did not work anyway. So let's try this one: Edit 4/14/2019: Replaced outdated link with a link to the master index, which always contains the most recent versions: https://drive.go...
by carlh6902
Thu Apr 14, 2016 3:51 am
Forum: Home-made microscope adaptations
Topic: Adding Darkfield to Nikon Dovetail Conderser - Also of Interest to Oly BH2
Replies: 5
Views: 4661

Re: Adding Darkfield to Nikon Dovetail Conderser - Also of Interest to Oly BH2

What I did was: 1) take a Nikon dovetail condenser adapter (I have seen two versions of such adapters, or you can take off the lower part of a Nikon dovetail condenser as adapter); 2) glue a dedicated oil darkfield condenser to the adapter concentrically. Resulting images are pretty good. Darkfield...
by carlh6902
Thu Apr 14, 2016 2:39 am
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: Question on Olympus BH-2
Replies: 29
Views: 9870

Re: Question on Olympus BH-2

This project I recently completed may be of some interest to BH2 owners, if you're willing to use a Nikon condenser. Edit 4/14/2019: Replaced outdated link with a link to the master index, which always contains the most recent versions: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B7ckZ6amci3tcVdXdnFYVDJSRW8 C...
by carlh6902
Thu Apr 14, 2016 2:35 am
Forum: Home-made microscope adaptations
Topic: Adding Darkfield to Nikon Dovetail Conderser - Also of Interest to Oly BH2
Replies: 5
Views: 4661

Adding Darkfield to Nikon Dovetail Conderser - Also of Interest to Oly BH2

Attached is a link showing how I added a simple darkfield stop to my Olympus BH-2 scope, by using a Nikon (Labophot) abbe condenser. This also applies to Nikon scopes. Edit 4/14/2019: Replaced outdated link with a link to the master index, which always contains the most recent versions: https://driv...
by carlh6902
Tue Oct 13, 2015 11:08 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: A tribute to Neil Peart
Replies: 6
Views: 976

Re: A tribute to Neil Peart

...in a short-lived galaxy....
by carlh6902
Fri Apr 03, 2015 5:02 am
Forum: My microscope
Topic: New arrival direct from Moscow
Replies: 32
Views: 8475

Re: New arrival direct from Moscow

Swank!
by carlh6902
Wed Mar 04, 2015 2:25 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Attempting Rheinberg-- first steps
Replies: 13
Views: 4747

Re: Attempting Rheinberg-- first steps

Gekko- This is good to hear, and please do post photos of the finished assembly. As it turns out, I bought one of these adapters when they were offered, hoping to do something similar one day. The BH2 uses the same condenser mounting, and can even use the Nikon condensers. FYI - that adapter seems t...
by carlh6902
Wed Mar 04, 2015 2:31 am
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Attempting Rheinberg-- first steps
Replies: 13
Views: 4747

Re: Attempting Rheinberg-- first steps

Gekko-

What type of microscope/condenser did you use? I have a similar problem with my Olympus BH2, so I'm curious how you did this.

Carl