Familiar item, unfamiliar use.

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Familiar item, unfamiliar use.

#1 Post by apochronaut » Wed Jul 22, 2015 7:54 pm

Amazingly, there are more than one design of these! One would think, there are better things to put creative intellect to work on. All the ones I have delittered the landscape free of, seem to work well on one or more ocular tubes. The thickness of the tube, affects this, because the gap between the total I.D. and O.D. of the sealing lip varies a bit.
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#2 Post by billbillt » Wed Jul 22, 2015 9:14 pm

A brilliant idea!....

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#3 Post by Dale » Wed Jul 22, 2015 10:08 pm

Ok, I give up, what is it?
B&L Stereozoom 4. Nikon E600. AO Biostar 1820.

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#4 Post by billbillt » Wed Jul 22, 2015 10:29 pm

Looks like the lid to a water bottle that are discarded by the millions daily....

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#5 Post by Crater Eddie » Thu Jul 23, 2015 1:20 pm

Haha! Along similar lines, here is my inspection scope at work:

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Olympus BH-2 / BHTU with Olympus E-P1 MFT camera mounted
LOMO BIOLAM L-2-2
LOMO POLAM L-213 / BIOLAM L-211 hybrid
LOMO Multiscope (Biolam)

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#6 Post by zzffnn » Thu Jul 23, 2015 6:16 pm

Phil:
Great idea!
Of the items that you sent me, this was one of the things that impressed me most. Another thing was how well your packed the items.
Selling my Canon FD 200mm F/2.8 lens

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#7 Post by Dale » Thu Jul 23, 2015 7:25 pm

I wish I could do that. If I don't use a whole scope cover the cats hair is all over them. I do have a question about storing obj's in
these pill bottles. What would be a safe material to fill the gaps? Everything that I think of sheds particulate. The real obj's
holders are ridiculously expensive, you would think their would be a zillion of them around.
Dale.
B&L Stereozoom 4. Nikon E600. AO Biostar 1820.

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#8 Post by apochronaut » Fri Jul 24, 2015 1:22 am

If I haven't a good cannister I usually cut reliefs in wine corks,so the objective front lens isn't touching anything but the barrel is snug in the relief. Bottom of objective on bottom of pill bottle,fitted cork on objective nose,cork cut to length ,so the top of pill bottle holds everything nicely in place with a pressure fit.
There is often a little bump in the bottom of pill bottles, so for objectives with a lens close to the rear
,or for objectives with a protruding rear lens, I cut a section of wine cork for the rear, too
It is a good secure storage cannister and ships well too. Takes about 5 minutes to make one with a good sharp paring , or other small knife.
There likely is a bit of duff, that comes off of the corks, especially the cut parts but giving them a brush with an old toothbrush, removes 99% of it.

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#9 Post by lorez » Fri Jul 24, 2015 2:13 am

The real obj's holders are ridiculously expensive, you would think their would be a zillion of them around
That's a good thing for the person that has the zillion (how many 000s in a zillion ?).

Send me a reasonable offer and I'll send you some canisters.

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#10 Post by cpsTN » Sat Dec 26, 2015 9:58 pm

Crater Eddie wrote:Haha! Along similar lines, here is my inspection scope at work:

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I used one of the same color Rx bottles to cap an 8x50 finder on the 12" dob I sold recently.
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...objectives, infinity:
10x plan #1021
45x achro #1116
50x plan, oil iris #1016
100x plan, oil #1024

Amscope SE305, Stereo
...objectives: 1x, 3x
...EPs: 5x, 10x, 15x

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#11 Post by charlie » Sat Dec 26, 2015 11:38 pm

Dale wrote:The real obj's holders are ridiculously expensive, you would think their would be a zillion of them around. Dale.
Expensive for sure but where are those zillions? :-)
lorez wrote:That's a good thing for the person that has the zillion (how many 000s in a zillion ?).Send me a reasonable offer and I'll send you some canisters.lorez
I am looking for objective and lens cases too lorez. Is your offer open to others? (Well, open to ME anyway?) :-)

The Royal Microscopical Society (RMS) is sold out of them in bulk! I do wonder though, if "one size fits all" works out. I would think at least lens and ocular cases would differ.

http://www.scientificimagingcompany.com ... -lens-case

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