Hello from Cuxlander

What is your microscopy history? What are your interests? What equipment do you use?
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Hello from Cuxlander

#1 Post by cuxlander » Sat Oct 01, 2016 5:04 pm

Hello Forum,

as my nickname suggests I am from northern Germany (near Cuxhaven).
I enjoyed microscoping as a schoolboy, using a very basic instrument.
Four years ago I took a new start (with over 70) initially using a Müller Biolab Trino and a 3 mp Tucsen Camera.
Recently I bought a Zeiss KF2 (Junior) and equipped it with a 5.1 mp Toupcam, and am still struggling with the software (colors, flickering).

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My main objects are testate amoebae (see my german webpage below).
I am very happy with the Zeiss, but think that camerawise I have to gear up.

Cheers,
Hans
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#2 Post by 75RR » Sat Oct 01, 2016 6:15 pm

Hi cuxlander, welcome.

I also find amoebae quite fascinating - have only had a quick look through your site, looks interesting.
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#3 Post by Oliver » Sat Oct 01, 2016 7:56 pm

Hello and welcome,
and am still struggling with the software (colors, flickering).
The flickering is because of fast exposure time and the frequency of the electricity of the lamp.
The Toupview software should allow you to set the frequency of the power source to 50 Hz and you should also be able to manually set the exposure time to something slower, such as 0.2s (do not set to automatic exposure). The brightness is then adjusted by the lamp.

greets, Oliver
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#4 Post by rabitt » Sat Oct 01, 2016 10:57 pm

Welcome, I am also interested in testate amoeba.
Checked out your web site really looks good.

My youtube location,

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyfpV2 ... nC_TtHxpOw

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#5 Post by gekko » Sun Oct 02, 2016 5:50 pm

Welcome Hans to the forum. Your website is really worth visiting, with lots of information and pictures.

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#6 Post by Oliver » Sun Oct 02, 2016 6:19 pm

Hans,
Now I get the connection - i have published already several pictures from you in the magazine some time ago.
greets, Oliver.
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#7 Post by JimT » Sun Oct 02, 2016 7:59 pm

Welcome Hans. Sounds like you have been here before.

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#8 Post by cuxlander » Mon Oct 03, 2016 10:20 am

Hello,
and thanks for your welcome messages.
Richard: I liked your Difflugia 2-video, a very active Difflugia lanceolata (I believe).
Oliver and JimT: Yes I had some photos in the Magazine a few years ago, but was never active in the forums.
About my problems with Toupcam, wrong colours and flickering I will start a new topic in the "Camera systems and imaging"-Forum.
Greetings,
Hans

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