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Hi. New to the forum

#1 Post by Francisco » Sat Jul 29, 2017 2:58 pm

Thank you for billporter1456 your help in registering the fórum.
My name is Francisco, I live in Spain and I am an amateur in microscopy in general and aquatic micro-organisms in particular.
I have some microscopes acquired over the years (I have an advanced age) among which are some Lomo microscopes and a PZO with which I currently use.
Thank you for accepting me in your forum.
Best regards
Francisco

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#2 Post by 75RR » Sat Jul 29, 2017 3:03 pm

Hi Francisco, welcome
Are you by any chance Francisco Pujante?
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#3 Post by Francisco » Sat Jul 29, 2017 3:06 pm

75RR wrote:Hi Francisco, welcome
Are you by any chance Francisco Pujante?
Hello
Thnaks
Yes, Francisco Pujante
Best regards
Francisco

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#4 Post by 75RR » Sat Jul 29, 2017 3:38 pm

Welcome again ...
... some Lomo microscopes and a PZO with which I currently use.
Are you using the aluminum bar LED conversion?
It was designed for a Zeiss 12v 60w Lamphouse - have you adapted it to something else?
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Zeiss Standard WL (somewhat fashion challenged) & Wild M8
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#5 Post by Francisco » Sat Jul 29, 2017 3:56 pm

Yes, I still use it with good results.
I use it with a 4000K T6 XML LED (softer light).
It is used in my micro-Frankenstein; Stativo PZO, Nikon Fluophot base, Zeiss illuminator, Nikon S head

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#6 Post by 75RR » Sat Jul 29, 2017 4:22 pm

It is used in my micro-Frankenstein; Stativo PZO, Nikon Fluophot base, Zeiss illuminator, Nikon S head
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#7 Post by Moose » Sat Jul 29, 2017 4:38 pm

Welcome to the forum
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#8 Post by Francisco » Sat Jul 29, 2017 5:08 pm

Moose wrote:Welcome to the forum
Thanks

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#9 Post by zzffnn » Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:24 pm

Francisco, the video master! Welcome to this forum!

Which LOMO scope do you have and what do you mainly used it for?

I mainly use my LOMO Biolam as a portable.

I am guessing some Tiyoda microscopes were made based on old Zeiss design and thus have compatibility with LOMOs and old Zeiss.

My main scope is a Frankenstein too, though not as extreme as yours :mrgreen: . My main frame is a Nikon Optiphot teaching dual head scope with Nikon S monocular head for camera and binocular head for viewing. Objectives are LOMO water/dry apos and condenser is a Leitz Heine. I raised up Nikon's stage and condenser mount 12mm for those short LOMO objectives, and used Legos and glue to mount Heine onto a Nikon dovetail condenser adapter. Light source is a DIY 40w LED.

Edit: Did you have to modify your Nikon stand to mount PZO DIC? I heard Olympus BH2 head is a direct fit for PZO
DIC stand. So I am guessing Nikon - PZO is not directly compatible?

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#10 Post by charlie g » Sun Jul 30, 2017 3:16 am

Welcome to forum,Fransico. Do you live near the coast...or are you an inland freshwater microscopist? I'm inland freshwater microscopist...so I'm asking you!

Charlie Guevara, finger lakes/US

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#11 Post by Francisco » Sun Jul 30, 2017 3:08 pm

Hi
zzffnn: Thanks for your comment
I have some Lomo models: Biolam M, MBI 11, MBI 15, ML 2, MPS 1 ......
These are excellent microscopes but I use them little. I usually use the PZO because it has the DIC system.
The adaptation of the PZO to the base of the Fluophot does not need any modification, except the centering. To adapt the Nikon S head I had to make an adapter (in methacrylate) as the dovetail is of different diameter.

Charlie g: Thank you
I collect water from the Albufera Park in Valencia - Spain.
In this zone is fresh water (river Turia) and salt water (Mediterranean Sea).
The rice fields, when flooded, are magnificent to find typical microorganisms of fresh and salt water.

Regards
Francisco

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#12 Post by zzffnn » Sun Jul 30, 2017 4:13 pm

Thank you, Francisco.

So Nikon S head fits Fluophot without modification, correct? I am guessing PZO DIC head attachment has dovetail of 42mm?

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#13 Post by JimT » Sun Jul 30, 2017 6:06 pm

Welcome Francisco.

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#14 Post by hkv » Sun Jul 30, 2017 7:18 pm

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#15 Post by Francisco » Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:51 pm

zzffnn wrote:Thank you, Francisco.

So Nikon S head fits Fluophot without modification, correct? I am guessing PZO DIC head attachment has dovetail of 42mm?
The Fluophot head is 51mm.
Nikon S Head 48.4mm
PZO 42.8mm
(Measured with analog gauge, not digital)

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#16 Post by Microbia » Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:34 am

Hola Francisco. I like your videos. They are very beautiful and I find them very helpful when I try to identify little creatures.

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#17 Post by Francisco » Tue Aug 01, 2017 11:40 am

Microbia; Thanks.
I like your videos

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#18 Post by Francisco » Tue Aug 01, 2017 11:55 am

JimT, HKV; Thanks for your kind comments.

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#19 Post by billporter1456 » Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:35 pm

Hi Francisco, I'm glad you finally got registered. Lots of friendly people here on this forum and I know you will be a valued contributor on many topics.

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#20 Post by Francisco » Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:02 pm

Thanks billporter1456

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