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 Post subject: Hello from Buffalo, NY
PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2019 2:40 pm 

Joined: Wed May 01, 2019 4:15 pm
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Location: Buffalo, NY
Hello everyone...David here. Microscopy falls into my love of optics as my main interests include astronomy/astrophotography and film/digital photography. Other interests include woodworking, watercolor/sketching, gardening, road/mountain biking...just to name a few. So this is just another hobby I'll have to squeeze in time for...who needs sleep anyway?

I've recently purchased a Nikon S microscope in quite good condition for $75.00 which includes two sets of eyepieces (5x and 10x) and achromat objectives (4, 10, 40 and 100x). I also upgraded to a RetroDiode LED illuminator after asking for some options in the forum section here. After gently cleaning the optics I can say I'm really happy with this scope. I don't have a filter holder but made one of those DIY thin plastic dark field filters which honestly came out well...as my main interests here are protozoa and plant cells. I'm also interested in upgrading the 10 and 40x to Plan objectives so I'm looking around for some used ones as well.

Like others I drool over some of the scopes people have posted here. But for just getting back into this, having other hobbies that cost me and being able to put a vintage/classic scope back to work is fine with me.

I've attached a few pics of my scope for your viewing pleasure.

Anyway...that's my story and I appreciate the helpful responses I've received in a couple of my forum posts.


Nikon S microscope 1.JPG
Nikon S microscope 1.JPG [ 138.95 KiB | Viewed 1996 times ]
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Nikon S microscope 2.JPG [ 138.93 KiB | Viewed 1996 times ]
Nikon S microscope 3.JPG
Nikon S microscope 3.JPG [ 138.82 KiB | Viewed 1996 times ]
PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2019 10:09 pm 

Joined: Mon Nov 10, 2014 10:01 pm
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Hi David,

Welcome!... That is a fine old Nikon you have...Would like to see photos of some of your work...


PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2019 11:53 am 
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Welcome. Always nice to see photos of a well made microscope

Zeiss Standard WL on sick leave, Standard 18 & Wild M8
Olympus E-P2 (Micro Four Thirds Camera)

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