POL, HMC w/analyzer, HMC compared

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POL, HMC w/analyzer, HMC compared

#1 Post by Radazz » Sat May 11, 2019 4:23 pm

I wanted to compare these three techniques:
Same slide and position. No post processing.
Olympus IX70 10x
Polarized light and Hoffman Modulation Contrast

First Just polarized illumination
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Here is HMC with a second polarizer as an analyzer
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Finally, straight HMC
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Hope this helps someone,
Radazz
Arnold, Missouri
Olympus IX70 HMC
Olympus BX40 Phase Contrast
Olympus SZ40 Stereoscope

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