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by Tom Jones
Tue Jul 19, 2016 6:34 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: DIY Rotating Video Glide Stages
Replies: 9
Views: 1294

Re: DIY Video Rotating Glide Stages

Here are three images of the Lomo rotating glide stage for compound microscopes. It cost me $75 on EBay. This was the first glide stage I tried. Before this, the only glide stages I had ever seen were essentially flat-top stage plates without slide clips or the mechanical slide holder. They were des...
by Tom Jones
Tue Jul 19, 2016 6:01 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: DIY Rotating Video Glide Stages
Replies: 9
Views: 1294

DIY Rotating Video Glide Stages

Several people were intrigued by the smooth panning I was able to achieve in the Mayfly Nymph video with my home made glide stage. (http://www.microbehunter.com/microscopy-forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=3436). billben74 asked for pictures, so here we go. The first photo shows the SZH glide stage in place...
by Tom Jones
Tue Jul 19, 2016 2:48 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Mayfly Nymph
Replies: 14
Views: 2142

Re: Mayfly Nymph

billben74 - I'll be posting several pictures and a description of my glide stages shortly in another thread.

Tom
by Tom Jones
Mon Jul 18, 2016 2:29 am
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Mayfly Nymph
Replies: 14
Views: 2142

Re: Mayfly Nymph

Thanks everyone :D ! I'm glad you enjoyed it. I forgot to mention too, it was shot in dark field, utilizing the ILLD dark field base The Mayfly was an accidental find, and I had never seen one before. Rather fascinating to watch, particularly the tracheal gills. He survived a couple of weeks before ...
by Tom Jones
Sun Jul 17, 2016 4:06 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Mayfly Nymph
Replies: 14
Views: 2142

Mayfly Nymph

Here's a video of a Mayfly nymph I found a few weeks ago. It was among a clump of algae floating on the surface at the edge of a very slow moving outflow stream from a local lake. The microscope is an Olympus SZH, and the camera used is a Panasonic GH4. The nymph was in a glass petri dish with 5mm o...
by Tom Jones
Wed Jul 06, 2016 2:23 am
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: Question on Olympus BH-2
Replies: 29
Views: 7058

Re: Question on Olympus BH-2

Hi Bill, Sorry for the really belated reply :oops: . Too much time doing other stuff... If you haven't already solved your mirror and gear problem, sometimes the gears come up on eBay. I believe they're the same as on the BHT/BHTU. The same goes for the mirror. I don't have either of those. The easi...
by Tom Jones
Thu Apr 14, 2016 2:56 am
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: Question on Olympus BH-2
Replies: 29
Views: 7058

Re: Question on Olympus BH-2

Bill,

I'm glad it was useful.
I promise you're going to love the BHS and the DPlans! Or the BHT for that matter.
If you end up short a part or two, let me know. I have some spares and may be able to help.

Tom
by Tom Jones
Wed Apr 13, 2016 11:21 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: Olympus BH-2 eyepiece question
Replies: 15
Views: 2836

Re: Olympus BH-2 eyepiece question

Bill,

If you have a trinoc head, the -H eyepiece also can be used to parfocalize the camera, too, if there is no reticle. Match the camera focus with the -H in the right eyepiece slot, with the locator pin in place so it focuses when you turn it, then focus your left eyepiece normally to match.

Tom
by Tom Jones
Wed Apr 13, 2016 11:14 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: Question on Olympus BH-2
Replies: 29
Views: 7058

Re: Question on Olympus BH-2

Bill, The BH-2 series are very nice microscopes. I used them in a clinical lab for twenty years. The last ten years we had the BX-40's too. Lots of used parts and accessories available. The BH-2's are sturdy enough I use several of them (BHTU's) for outreach programs. In addition to what lorez menti...