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by Cyclops
Tue Aug 11, 2015 5:54 pm
Forum: My microscope
Topic: My basic monocular
Replies: 19
Views: 4527

Re: My basic monocular

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The white disk is thin polystyrene (Styrofoam) which I put ontop of the light because it's so bright!
by Cyclops
Tue Aug 11, 2015 5:53 pm
Forum: My microscope
Topic: My basic monocular
Replies: 19
Views: 4527

Re: My basic monocular

We have darkfield!
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by Cyclops
Tue Aug 11, 2015 5:51 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Philodina citrina (Images)
Replies: 8
Views: 1369

Re: Philodina citrina (Images)

Excellent set!
by Cyclops
Tue Aug 11, 2015 5:48 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Philodina citrina (Video)
Replies: 14
Views: 2129

Re: Philodina citrina (Video)

Excellent! Hang on I have a drawing of this I made in the 80s...(runs to photobucket)...

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by Cyclops
Tue Aug 11, 2015 5:44 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: An unexpected bonus!
Replies: 8
Views: 1282

Re: An unexpected bonus!

mrsonchus wrote:Wow, I'm very pleased that creature is tiny! :D It looks terrifying. :D
Yea imagine if they were the size of your family dog!
by Cyclops
Tue Aug 11, 2015 5:43 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: An unexpected bonus!
Replies: 8
Views: 1282

Re: An unexpected bonus!

billbillt wrote:That is very cool!... Anyway you can zoom in some more?...
BillT
Afraid not, it's long gone
by Cyclops
Tue Aug 11, 2015 1:46 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Paramecium bursaria
Replies: 13
Views: 1966

Re: Paramecium bursaria

Excellent images!
by Cyclops
Tue Aug 11, 2015 1:45 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: An unexpected bonus!
Replies: 8
Views: 1282

An unexpected bonus!

I was showing the kids some prepared slides of plant cells and came across something on one of the slides. It turns out that some kind of mite has crawled onto the outside of the cover slip and died. It was orange/yellow in colour, could just see it with the naked eye. http://img.photobucket.com/alb...
by Cyclops
Tue Aug 11, 2015 12:54 pm
Forum: My microscope
Topic: My basic monocular
Replies: 19
Views: 4527

Re: My basic monocular

Well I was given an LED lamp and got to try it out today. It's not ideal and even at its lowest setting it's unbelievably bright! I can't remember how to set the condenser properly, but it doesn't help that the screw holding it in lost its thread and fell out! I can move it up and down by hand! Scop...
by Cyclops
Tue Aug 11, 2015 12:15 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hi from England
Replies: 7
Views: 2452

Re: Hi from England

Welcome Larry! Saw your post on Facebook about you trying to register here. The questions are a bit ambiguous to gain access here. I think I said raise the tube instead of stage also. Yea it fixed me, then I realised later that modern scopes raise the stage, whereas older scopes like mine raise the...
by Cyclops
Tue Aug 11, 2015 12:13 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hi from England
Replies: 7
Views: 2452

Re: Hi from England

Thanks guys
by Cyclops
Tue Aug 11, 2015 12:12 am
Forum: My microscope
Topic: My basic monocular
Replies: 19
Views: 4527

Re: My basic monocular

apochronaut wrote:Is the edge of the field stop( the circular field edge) ,when you look through the 10X eyepiece, with your eyes crisply defined or fuzzy?
The edge is sharp visually, just like the 'good' photo above. I can live with the black circle. But not the encroaching blackness I get when using the camera.
by Cyclops
Mon Aug 10, 2015 11:49 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Pelargonium flower
Replies: 9
Views: 1301

Re: Pelargonium flower

mrsonchus wrote:Super image, great detail, shapes and colours - a really interesting part of the plant - well posted! :)
Thanks :D
by Cyclops
Mon Aug 10, 2015 11:48 pm
Forum: My microscope
Topic: My basic monocular
Replies: 19
Views: 4527

Re: My basic monocular

Looks like a lovely clear image to me, the higher the magnification the smaller the FOV of course, but I'd just crop off the circle - thats really all a lens that doesn't include the 'black region' does I think. Looks a great image to me personally. :) Yes it's fine when I use the 5x eyepiece, for ...
by Cyclops
Mon Aug 10, 2015 11:34 pm
Forum: My microscope
Topic: My basic monocular
Replies: 19
Views: 4527

Re: My basic monocular

There are two ways around that vignetting problem. Zoom, the camera, if it has zoom and for a small outlay, replace the standard huygens eyepiece with a wider field version. This is what I mean, when I use an eyepiece other than the 5x (10x eyepiece here) http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/Dawnr...
by Cyclops
Mon Aug 10, 2015 11:15 pm
Forum: My microscope
Topic: My basic monocular
Replies: 19
Views: 4527

Re: My basic monocular

There are two ways around that vignetting problem. Zoom, the camera, if it has zoom and for a small outlay, replace the standard huygens eyepiece with a wider field version. Sometimes these are available for almost nothing, anymore. Out of curiousity, mostly.... I did a bit of business in the 90's ...
by Cyclops
Mon Aug 10, 2015 10:41 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Pelargonium flower
Replies: 9
Views: 1301

Re: Pelargonium flower

JimT wrote:A very good image.

Thanks Jim!
by Cyclops
Mon Aug 10, 2015 10:32 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Leaf miner plant sections!
Replies: 18
Views: 2365

Re: Leaf miner plant sections!

Very interesting, I like the fact that you can clearly see the stomata!
by Cyclops
Mon Aug 10, 2015 10:30 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Wood Borer Larvae:
Replies: 11
Views: 1430

Re: Wood Borer Larvae:

75RR wrote:Agree with gekko. Stacking software is free - worth a go. No need to post until you are happy with the results ;)
Free stacking software?
by Cyclops
Mon Aug 10, 2015 10:27 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Pelargonium flower
Replies: 9
Views: 1301

Re: Pelargonium flower

75RR wrote:Very nice image.
I find that afocal works very well although I found it, as no doubt you do, somewhat unwieldy.
Oh god yea! I have to balance the camera over the eyepiece, set the self timer, hold my breath and hope!
by Cyclops
Mon Aug 10, 2015 10:25 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Pelargonium flower
Replies: 9
Views: 1301

Re: Pelargonium flower

gekko wrote:Absolutely first class photomicrograph, sharp with excellent detail and beautiful colors. I look forward to more beautiful pictures :) . What ISO did your camera use?
Thanks. I'm pretty sure I set it to 100, tho it might have been on auto.
by Cyclops
Mon Aug 10, 2015 10:23 pm
Forum: My microscope
Topic: My basic monocular
Replies: 19
Views: 4527

Re: My basic monocular

Looks like a very nice little microscope that you can do a lot with. I think the person behind the microscope is more important for getting good results than the microscope itself (assuming reasonable optics, which yours certainly has). Thanks. It does the job I just need to rig up a decent light s...
by Cyclops
Mon Aug 10, 2015 10:17 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Ayup
Replies: 9
Views: 2929

Re: Ayup

Ayup damflask, you must be a fellow Brit, Yorkshire?
by Cyclops
Mon Aug 10, 2015 9:28 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Pelargonium flower
Replies: 9
Views: 1301

Pelargonium flower

I have a Pelargonium on the windowsill that I bred myself and I took a faded flower to dissect. I took the photo with my canon compact held over the eyepiece (afocal), it's the only option I have. That and my phone. 5x eyepiece /4x Meiji objective http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/Dawnrider/Micr...
by Cyclops
Mon Aug 10, 2015 9:25 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Vorticella
Replies: 9
Views: 1207

Re: Vorticella

Fabulous shots, I have fond memories of seeing Vorticella for the first time years ago.
by Cyclops
Mon Aug 10, 2015 9:23 pm
Forum: My microscope
Topic: Spencer NO 1-2 from 1933
Replies: 17
Views: 3726

Re: Spencer NO 1-2 from 1933

Beautiful looking old machine! I love old scopes.
by Cyclops
Mon Aug 10, 2015 9:17 pm
Forum: My microscope
Topic: My new trinocular machine
Replies: 16
Views: 5104

Re: My new trinocular machine

Fabulous piece of kit. Not jealous at all ;)
by Cyclops
Mon Aug 10, 2015 9:15 pm
Forum: My microscope
Topic: My basic monocular
Replies: 19
Views: 4527

My basic monocular

This is my generic Chinese student scope. It was bought in the 90s from Brunel Microscopes in Bristol (I think) and has the model number XSP 13A. It's gone through a few changes over the years:sold the 100x oil immersion objective -never used it. Received a 4x Meiji objective from a forum friend (be...
by Cyclops
Mon Aug 10, 2015 9:07 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hi from England
Replies: 7
Views: 2452

Hi from England

Hi, Larry here, a 48 year old plant obsessed nature nut interested in just about everything! I have a basic student monocular scope bought in the 90s from Brunel microscopes. It used to go up to 1250x but I'm more interested in the lower magnifications these days. There's a lot to be seen below 100x...