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by Timemaster1212
Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Illumination Techniques
Topic: 43x very dim
Replies: 38
Views: 7024

Re: 43x very dim

I was thinking actually, it would be really easy to 3D print a LED illumination attachment that would easily fit in the current bulb slot with no modifications to the microscope at all, just screw in the new light source using existing space and screws, but giving me much more light. Or even using a...
by Timemaster1212
Mon Feb 26, 2018 4:17 am
Forum: Illumination Techniques
Topic: 43x very dim
Replies: 38
Views: 7024

Re: 43x very dim

Any cleaning tips would be helpful. Also, how does one fix stiff coarse adjustment, along with any other stiff controls.
by Timemaster1212
Mon Feb 26, 2018 4:16 am
Forum: Illumination Techniques
Topic: 43x very dim
Replies: 38
Views: 7024

Re: 43x very dim

OK, sorry for the late reply. When not on my microscope trying to learn (made a cool DIY phone adapter, should talk about it), i was hanging out with my family. 1. My 43x objective has no other writing on it apo 2. The swing out condenser is swung in, if not it gets really dull 3. I noticed how dim ...
by Timemaster1212
Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Illumination Techniques
Topic: 43x very dim
Replies: 38
Views: 7024

Re: 43x very dim

I forgot to say that this occurs when the diaphragm is partially closed, if wide open, it is much brighter but I loose quite a bit of contrast
by Timemaster1212
Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Illumination Techniques
Topic: 43x very dim
Replies: 38
Views: 7024

43x very dim

So I was told that the 43x objective needed a "special" way of illumination. Now I ask, what is this technique? I did make sure that it was clean, and it is indeed so, however is still seems remarkably dim. Thank you all for your input.
by Timemaster1212
Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: AO Series 4 Accidental buy...
Replies: 29
Views: 3961

Re: AO Series 4 Accidental buy...

Ok thanks apo, you are the biggest help! I should be done for awhile, and if anything specific happens I will PM you. Have an excellent day.
by Timemaster1212
Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: AO Series 4 Accidental buy...
Replies: 29
Views: 3961

Re: AO Series 4 Accidental buy...

Oh and while we are discussing illumination, when I use my 3.5 x objective with the top lens of the condenser screwed on, I get a bright dot in the middle of a dark space. Does this mean I have to adjust it or is this also normal?
by Timemaster1212
Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: AO Series 4 Accidental buy...
Replies: 29
Views: 3961

Re: AO Series 4 Accidental buy...

Hmm that's interesting. I will need to explore it more when I get home, but do you know how to adjust it? There are 2 small screws in the back that might be the adjustment. Always fun to explore :D
by Timemaster1212
Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: AO Series 4 Accidental buy...
Replies: 29
Views: 3961

Re: AO Series 4 Accidental buy...

Hm, I will have to check when I get home from school. But, also apo, the screw holes for the 2 adjustment screws are not present unless I am being dense :lol:
by Timemaster1212
Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:51 am
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: AO Series 4 Accidental buy...
Replies: 29
Views: 3961

Re: AO Series 4 Accidental buy...

Finally arrived 30 minutes ago, and all I can say is wow! I will clean it from it's layer of dust but just from a simple onion dermis test, it is much better than my Nikon G. Something's I will not is that 1. The mirror adjustment screw holes or metal bracket is not present. The mirror seems to have...
by Timemaster1212
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: AO Series 4 Accidental buy...
Replies: 29
Views: 3961

Re: AO Series 4 Accidental buy...

Thanks man, my microscope turned out to come early, so I will post pictures of it tomorrow and begin to plan the repair. It will probably start next month because I am currently too busy to do anything other than orchestra or robotics :D Thank you all so much for your help
by Timemaster1212
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: AO Series 4 Accidental buy...
Replies: 29
Views: 3961

Re: AO Series 4 Accidental buy...

I don't know if the springs are still attached, I will know for sure around this Friday, however from the pictures it does not seem to have the springs still.
by Timemaster1212
Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: AO Series 4 Accidental buy...
Replies: 29
Views: 3961

Re: AO Series 4 Accidental buy...

Thank you very much, however the metal plate that the mirror is linked to appears to not be on my microscope, is this an easy fix? Or is there a place I can order the parts from, like the spring, screw etc. Thanks again apo, I will be asking these questions often untill I get everything running smoo...
by Timemaster1212
Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: 2 headed or just injured?
Replies: 14
Views: 2114

Re: 2 headed or just injured?

Love the video, and it does indeed look two headed :D, but may i ask how you recorded it?
by Timemaster1212
Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Umbilicus rupestris
Replies: 8
Views: 1140

Re: Umbilicus rupestris

Very beautiful, and pleasant to look at!
by Timemaster1212
Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: AO Series 4 Accidental buy...
Replies: 29
Views: 3961

Re: AO Series 4 Accidental buy...

Ok, that perfect, I am busy with robotics at the moment.
by Timemaster1212
Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: AO Series 4 Accidental buy...
Replies: 29
Views: 3961

Re: AO Series 4 Accidental buy...

When you have the time, can you post a picture of what you mean?
by Timemaster1212
Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: AO Series 4 Accidental buy...
Replies: 29
Views: 3961

Re: AO Series 4 Accidental buy...

Thanks Kurt, i suspected that would be the case, but for the time being i will probably use the given mirror temporarily help in place until I can source all of the materials.
by Timemaster1212
Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: AO Series 4 Accidental buy...
Replies: 29
Views: 3961

Re: AO Series 4 Accidental buy...

Some pictures from the seller.

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by Timemaster1212
Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: AO Series 4 Accidental buy...
Replies: 29
Views: 3961

Re: AO Series 4 Accidental buy...

Thanks apo, I will soon have it. The only question currently is that the mirror was broken is that just a standard mirror I would just measure,cut, and glue in? Or is it a "special" mirror?
by Timemaster1212
Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: AO Series 4 Accidental buy...
Replies: 29
Views: 3961

Re: AO Series 4 Accidental buy...

Ah thank you very much, I will definitely look into that. Also, does anyone who happens to read this have any first hand experience with it? Thank you love again for you time.
by Timemaster1212
Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:23 am
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: AO Series 4 Accidental buy...
Replies: 29
Views: 3961

AO Series 4 Accidental buy...

So I did it again, a microscope seems to have magically found its into my life. It is being shipped and will arrive in about a week. It is an AO Series 4, with the 395 transformer. Will definitely post pictures once i have it safely with me, but before it arrives does anyone have any info on it, I c...
by Timemaster1212
Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:08 am
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: Nikon "condenser holder"
Replies: 6
Views: 1523

Re: Nikon "condenser holder"

These precise multi-start threads often need a lot of patience to get them started. It might have been forced in the past and might not thread at all without a slight touch-up with a file. I would clean both components really thoroughly and inspect them for minor damages at the ends of the thread. ...
by Timemaster1212
Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: Nikon "condenser holder"
Replies: 6
Views: 1523

Re: Nikon "condenser holder"

Thank you all for your answers. If my teachers are nice and i do not receive any homework i will do this tomorrow and post my results. :D
by Timemaster1212
Sun Dec 03, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: Nikon "condenser holder"
Replies: 6
Views: 1523

Re: Nikon "condenser holder"

Thank you! I will go try it now. If I am unable to find that "one match" is there a way to spot it? Or is it a process of feel?
by Timemaster1212
Sun Dec 03, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: Nikon "condenser holder"
Replies: 6
Views: 1523

Nikon "condenser holder"

As I stated yesterday, i have a Nikon S, or what i believe it is to be. When i received it, it was a simple matter of putting everything together when i noticed that the "condenser holder" (sorry if i am not labeling the part right) would not screw in. https://i.imgur.com/cPyP5qH.jpg Whats on the st...
by Timemaster1212
Sun Dec 03, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Swift-Binoculars
Replies: 18
Views: 3387

Re: Swift-Binoculars

Thank you Mr. Kurt for your opinion.
by Timemaster1212
Sun Dec 03, 2017 5:02 am
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Swift-Binoculars
Replies: 18
Views: 3387

Re: Swift-Binoculars

Haha nice!
by Timemaster1212
Sun Dec 03, 2017 4:05 am
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Swift-Binoculars
Replies: 18
Views: 3387

Re: Swift-Binoculars

Sorry i totally forgot to state that it was a compound microscope. I have no intention of buying it, I as just wondering if Swift made good binocular microscopes. I already own a microscope...one that needs a bit of work but it is my beloved Nikon S.