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by Timemaster1212
Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:51 am
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: My First Attempts at Digital Photomicrography
Replies: 44
Views: 3806

Re: My First Attempts at Digital Photomicrography

Ah that’s interesting! I’ll keep practicing, and in the mean time look for a diatom test slide, i think this can help me fine tune a set up.
Edit: the only issue is sourcing one :lol:
by Timemaster1212
Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:38 am
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: My First Attempts at Digital Photomicrography
Replies: 44
Views: 3806

Re: My First Attempts at Digital Photomicrography

No i do not at all. This too looks better than the original, however it is still lacking crispness. Maybe at this point the objectives do matter? That image was shot at 43x, so resolution should already be low correct? If so would, for example, an APO objective perform remarkably better?
by Timemaster1212
Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: My First Attempts at Digital Photomicrography
Replies: 44
Views: 3806

Re: My First Attempts at Digital Photomicrography

The series 4 trinocular, at least the one i have, has a push/pull lever that lets me direct the light either for my binoculars or for my photo tube.
by Timemaster1212
Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: My First Attempts at Digital Photomicrography
Replies: 44
Views: 3806

Re: My First Attempts at Digital Photomicrography

no it does not, i actually suspected that it might be this and took out the only lens in the adapter that connects the minolta microscope adapter to the canon body. It actually made images sharper and a tad brighter, but that is it. This is why i am at a loss :lol: However it is fun to experiment! T...
by Timemaster1212
Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: My First Attempts at Digital Photomicrography
Replies: 44
Views: 3806

Re: My First Attempts at Digital Photomicrography

75RR wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:56 pm
I would suggest that you fine tune your setup with a prepared diatom slide.

There are too many variables in a wet slide to do this properly.
This was what i was thinking. I just need to purchase one. Do you have a recommendation?
by Timemaster1212
Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: My First Attempts at Digital Photomicrography
Replies: 44
Views: 3806

Re: My First Attempts at Digital Photomicrography

DonSchaeffer wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:54 pm
Forgive me. I copied your image and played a little with my processing program. otherguysimage1.jpg
I do not mind at all! May i ask what you use? This already looks much better than the original imo!
by Timemaster1212
Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: My First Attempts at Digital Photomicrography
Replies: 44
Views: 3806

Re: My First Attempts at Digital Photomicrography

So with this compensation what else should i do to increase image resolution? The live view shows a much sharper image than the actual photos being produced. So i am at a loss at this moment. I thought it may be the phase objectives but when replaced with a normal 43x, the image is nearly the same.
by Timemaster1212
Tue Jun 23, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: My First Attempts at Digital Photomicrography
Replies: 44
Views: 3806

Re: My First Attempts at Digital Photomicrography

Now I can see your pictures! -Your camera is just fine, you should set it to silent mode and release from live view to have a shock free release. - Is you camera parfocal to the eyepieces? - Is your water layer as thin as possible? - Is your condenser aperture and height set right? - What eyposure ...
by Timemaster1212
Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: My First Attempts at Digital Photomicrography
Replies: 44
Views: 3806

Re: My First Attempts at Digital Photomicrography

Strange....they are visible to me. Let me fiddle around

edit: i think i fixed the issue, i hope it works!
by Timemaster1212
Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:05 am
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: My First Attempts at Digital Photomicrography
Replies: 44
Views: 3806

Re: My First Attempts at Digital Photomicrography

one additional image i forgot
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by Timemaster1212
Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:37 am
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: My First Attempts at Digital Photomicrography
Replies: 44
Views: 3806

My First Attempts at Digital Photomicrography

[/size]Hello all! I recently arrived back home from a family trip, and my first thought was to play with my new stand! It is a trinocular AO Series 4 stand set up for phase contrast. With it I purchased a Minolta microscope adapter and a Canon 40D. The setup is pictured below. https://i.imgur.com/Ec...
by Timemaster1212
Sun Jun 21, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Specimens, samples and slides
Topic: Diatom Mounting Medium Hunt
Replies: 21
Views: 3640

Re: Diatom Mounting Medium Hunt

Ah thank you for the insight. Maybe some experiments with the cleaning process are in order for a safer method haha. Thank you for all your help!
by Timemaster1212
Sun Jun 21, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Specimens, samples and slides
Topic: Diatom Mounting Medium Hunt
Replies: 21
Views: 3640

Re: Diatom Mounting Medium Hunt

How “unsafe” do you think this process would be? I am under the impressions it can be done safely at home with the right precautions. Then again i am usually one to look on the bright aide of issues haha. And correct me if i am wrong but would alcohol and acetone not be suitable to dissolve the stor...
by Timemaster1212
Sun Jun 21, 2020 1:40 am
Forum: Specimens, samples and slides
Topic: Diatom Mounting Medium Hunt
Replies: 21
Views: 3640

Re: Diatom Mounting Medium Hunt

On a related note, i found a helpful article with my endeavors in diatoms http://www.microscopy-uk.org.uk/diatomist/rbm_US_Royal.pdf While browsing the mountant chapter, i noticed that out of most, if not all, of the possible mountants, Storax seems the easiest and safest to produce in a home lab. I...
by Timemaster1212
Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Specimens, samples and slides
Topic: Diatom Mounting Medium Hunt
Replies: 21
Views: 3640

Re: Diatom Mounting Medium Hunt

Could the UV hardening resin be used as a mountant?
by Timemaster1212
Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Specimens, samples and slides
Topic: Diatom Mounting Medium Hunt
Replies: 21
Views: 3640

Re: Diatom Mounting Medium Hunt

Hi, I would suggest to contact Michel from Diatoms.nl and ask when Pleurax is available again. The cooking of Pleurax is not that difficult so he probably just has to find the time to cook a new batch. His website changed a lot in recent time so the Pleurax might just have been lost in a digital wa...
by Timemaster1212
Thu Jun 18, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Specimens, samples and slides
Topic: Diatom Mounting Medium Hunt
Replies: 21
Views: 3640

Re: Diatom Mounting Medium Hunt

Other than dissolving the naphrax in the toluene, do I need any special precautions when using it? IE using it outside? I saw it available in North America through this link: https://www.phycotech.com/Products/Product-Details/ProductName/naphrax-mounting-medium-15ml-export-pack If this is my current...
by Timemaster1212
Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Specimens, samples and slides
Topic: Diatom Mounting Medium Hunt
Replies: 21
Views: 3640

Diatom Mounting Medium Hunt

Hello all! I’ve been experimenting with cleaning diatoms with some methods i read during my quarantine induced web browsing. So far I used just household bleach and it seems to work well, I will see if i can prepare a larger sample to clean. My next step is to mount any diatoms i clean, however it s...
by Timemaster1212
Fri May 29, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Chaoborus - Phantom Midge Fly Larva
Replies: 4
Views: 546

Re: Chaoborus - Phantom Midge Fly Larva

I second this! And your mini aquarium is pure genius.
by Timemaster1212
Thu May 21, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: mold
Replies: 9
Views: 654

Re: mold

Fantastic images! I would never have guessed they were from a compound microscope.
by Timemaster1212
Wed May 20, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from Guam
Replies: 10
Views: 1725

Re: Hello from Guam

75RR wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 1:15 pm
Hi rabela, welcome

I am hoping you have an interest in photographing marine plankton from your exotic location!
I second this! I am sure there are plenty of fun marine samples in Guam.
by Timemaster1212
Wed May 20, 2020 3:45 am
Forum: For forum members who want to buy and sell equipment
Topic: Looking for AO 4 Series Stand
Replies: 0
Views: 382

Looking for AO 4 Series Stand

Hello, I am in the process of upgrading my current stand and i would like to have another stand to use my current one as a "backup". Please PM me if you can point me in the right direction haha. Thank you all and have a great day!
by Timemaster1212
Fri May 15, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: For forum members who want to buy and sell equipment
Topic: Leitz Laborlux and Olympus GB in case For Sale/trade
Replies: 0
Views: 443

Leitz Laborlux and Olympus GB in case For Sale/trade

Hey everybody! I am shrinking my collection just a wee bit as i get ready for college. I am selling mainly to just focus on one stand instead of collecting multiple, and improve my skill on that one stand. I am selling my Leitz Laborlux here: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Working-Vintage-Leitz-Microscope...
by Timemaster1212
Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:48 am
Forum: Microscopy accessories
Topic: Leitz Condenser Help
Replies: 2
Views: 2230

Re: Leitz Condenser Help

Well currently the issue is finding a condenser at all! I did not realize that condensers were not compatible with all laborlux stands. Maybe i just need to use patch stops.
by Timemaster1212
Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: Microscopy accessories
Topic: Leitz Condenser Help
Replies: 2
Views: 2230

Leitz Condenser Help

Hello y'all! Cool weather finally took hold in my are of Tennessee so I can start exploring more outside without the sun bearing down 24/7. I am getting a trinocular head soon so hopefully I can post pictures! Anyways while messing around with bright field and some oblique (really need to find a bet...
by Timemaster1212
Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: For forum members who want to buy and sell equipment
Topic: WANTED Leitz Laborlux Trinocular and/or dark-field condenser
Replies: 0
Views: 2135

WANTED Leitz Laborlux Trinocular and/or dark-field condenser

Hello hunters! My new (well old?) Leitz Laborlux stand came in yesterday, and i could not be happier! I see why black enameled stands are so sought after, truly is a beauty. However this is not my first stand, i have an AO series 4, so i would like to upgrade this stand a bit. I would like a trinocu...
by Timemaster1212
Wed Sep 25, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Flagellates and Ciliates
Replies: 18
Views: 2646

Re: Flagellates and Ciliates

Thank you ! I can say that the sample originated from the smelly ooze at the shore of a local pond. The original sample went into a covered plastic milk jug that I keep alongside my "pond aquarium", then I put some detritus from that jug into a petri dish with some of the water and dropped a kernel...
by Timemaster1212
Wed Sep 25, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Flagellates and Ciliates
Replies: 18
Views: 2646

Re: Flagellates and Ciliates

Lovely video! You keep mentioning you dropped the kernel into a sample, however where was the sample from? I am assuming a local pond no? If so how stable is such a culture?
by Timemaster1212
Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Stauroneis phoenicenteron
Replies: 7
Views: 1541

Re: Stauroneis phoenicenteron

Very beautiful photo Wes! Love the depth. And I do hope Klaus Kemp is doing well.
by Timemaster1212
Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Microscope Community Outreach
Replies: 8
Views: 5523

Re: Microscope Community Outreach

I'll have to look around and see what I can come up with. For now i have to get a basic plan, but i thank all of you for your help and ideas!