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by Crater Eddie
Fri Mar 26, 2021 6:10 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Is there a depth analog of stitching available?
Replies: 6
Views: 308

Re: Is there a depth analog of stitching available?

Focus stacking is quite common.
by Crater Eddie
Fri Mar 19, 2021 3:17 pm
Forum: Camera systems and imaging
Topic: Will camera sensor overheat in Live View?
Replies: 6
Views: 492

Re: Will camera sensor overheat in Live View?

A fellow that I know killed 2 of this same model of camera by recording church services for stay-at-home folks during the early days of the Pandemic before he found out about the overheating issue. I bought mine initially for some occasional astrophotography, but this past winter provided very few g...
by Crater Eddie
Thu Mar 18, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: Specimens, samples and slides
Topic: How to clean coverslips?
Replies: 17
Views: 717

Re: How to clean coverslips?

LouiseScot wrote:
Thu Mar 18, 2021 4:29 pm
They say 'cleaned'....
You have to take anything that Amscope says with a grain of salt. Sometimes a truckload of salt.
CE
by Crater Eddie
Thu Mar 18, 2021 3:30 pm
Forum: Specimens, samples and slides
Topic: How to clean coverslips?
Replies: 17
Views: 717

Re: How to clean coverslips?

The Amscope branded coverslips and slides are notorious for being filthy right out of the box. We had this discussion a few years ago, seems it pays to spend a bit more brass for brand name glass. The Globe brand slides and cover slips that I bought on Amazon some years ago were very clean. Your mil...
by Crater Eddie
Thu Mar 18, 2021 2:45 pm
Forum: Camera systems and imaging
Topic: Will camera sensor overheat in Live View?
Replies: 6
Views: 492

Will camera sensor overheat in Live View?

I picked up a used Canon T3i camera recently and have been having some fun adapting it to my scope and taking some shots. Live View through the computer monitor with the Canon utility software sure is handy. But I worry about overheating the imaging sensor. I read all kinds of conflicting informatio...
by Crater Eddie
Tue Mar 16, 2021 8:23 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: 2 ways to get 200X
Replies: 20
Views: 1012

Re: 2 ways to get 200X

I might try to get hold of a mount which will let me get my old Cannon 500d onto the trinocular head to test whether I'm missing detail with my 3 mp camera. My little 3mp USB camera provides pretty good resolution, but lacks in dynamic range, which I believe is a common flaw of all such cameras. CE
by Crater Eddie
Tue Mar 16, 2021 3:59 pm
Forum: My microscope
Topic: My Microscopes and Amscope Purchases
Replies: 16
Views: 1124

Re: My Microscopes and Amscope Purchases

The best (any piece of gear) is the one you use.
Great photo.
CE
by Crater Eddie
Tue Mar 16, 2021 2:54 pm
Forum: For forum members who want to buy and sell equipment
Topic: Positively Amscope
Replies: 7
Views: 440

Re: Positively Amscope

I like the demo photos.
CE
by Crater Eddie
Mon Mar 15, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: New to microscopy
Replies: 2
Views: 293

Re: New to microscopy

Welcome to the forum!
CE
by Crater Eddie
Mon Mar 15, 2021 4:43 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: Zeiss Universal Fine Focusing Not Working
Replies: 4
Views: 288

Re: Zeiss Universal Fine Focusing Not Working

Gary, is it frozen and will not turn, or spins freely with no result?
CE
by Crater Eddie
Mon Mar 08, 2021 10:18 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Rockport, Texas Diatoms
Replies: 19
Views: 828

Re: Rockport, Texas Diatoms

Such fantastic images just blow me away.
CE
by Crater Eddie
Sun Mar 07, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: Identification help
Topic: Spherical cyanobacteria or algae
Replies: 2
Views: 178

Re: Spherical cyanobacteria or algae

Just off the top of my head, and without looking at the measurements, this looks like it could be the green form of our old friend haematococcus.
CE
by Crater Eddie
Fri Mar 05, 2021 6:55 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Ostracod Island
Replies: 15
Views: 1896

Re: Ostracod Island

Sorry for bringing up an old post but I missed this as I have been away from the forum for a while. I love your Pyrex cultures, they seem much handier then my pickle jars. I’m going to have to do some shopping this weekend.
CE

PS: The pup is adorable!
by Crater Eddie
Tue Mar 02, 2021 1:50 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from Budapest, Hungary
Replies: 4
Views: 329

Re: Hello from Budapest, Hungary

Welcome to the forum!
CE
by Crater Eddie
Mon Feb 15, 2021 5:37 pm
Forum: My microscope
Topic: ISSCO BM-4DF microscope for live blood analysis
Replies: 3
Views: 497

Re: ISSCO BM-4DF microscope for live blood analysis

Agree with Apo above about it looking LOMO. The trinocular viewing head looks just like one of mine.
CE
by Crater Eddie
Sat Feb 13, 2021 12:25 am
Forum: Specimens, samples and slides
Topic: Colourful Exploration of Lichen Structure
Replies: 12
Views: 1509

Re: Colourful Exploration of Lichen Structure

John, you come up with some of the neatest stuff. It is always a pleasure following your adventures.
CE
by Crater Eddie
Mon Feb 08, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: My microscope
Topic: My old lomo
Replies: 5
Views: 822

Re: My old lomo

Nice looking Laboroscope. I always wanted one of these.
CE
by Crater Eddie
Sun Feb 07, 2021 2:47 am
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: Another LOMO condenser issue
Replies: 17
Views: 4304

Re: Another LOMO condenser issue

mrlowndes wrote:
Fri Feb 05, 2021 7:52 pm

Hey Crater Eddie,

I know this is an old post, but would you be interested in selling your KOH 1K - 1.25 condenser?
Thanks for your interest, but at the moment none of my LOMO stuff is for sale. I hope you find one.

CE
by Crater Eddie
Mon Aug 03, 2020 2:34 am
Forum: Camera systems and imaging
Topic: Stitching from video-scan - hand section mount
Replies: 7
Views: 1786

Re: Stitching from video-scan - hand section mount

That is way cool! I use ICE for stitching stills, had no idea it had a video input mode.
by Crater Eddie
Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: Omax
Replies: 23
Views: 7174

Re: Omax

Holy necroposting Batman!
It looks like the OP removed her posts from the thread making it rather confusing.
Let's not start up the LBA bit again.
by Crater Eddie
Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Greetings from a new member!
Replies: 9
Views: 5489

Re: Greetings from a new member!

Hello and welcome to the forum! We are always glad to see new LOMO people here, at least I am.
CE
by Crater Eddie
Mon Oct 28, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from Russia
Replies: 7
Views: 3679

Re: Hello from Russia

Welcome! I have a few LOMO microscopes myself.
CE
by Crater Eddie
Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Specimens, samples and slides
Topic: Affordable hot plate with PID regulator
Replies: 4
Views: 3350

Re: Affordable hot plate with PID regulator

Looks like a good purchase. Those PID devices are great. I used a cheap PID from Amazon (about $40 USD) to replace the trashed controls on an industrial oven we bought at scrap value at work, it works great, after warm-up it holds the oven temp to within 1°F. Used another one to build another oven, ...
by Crater Eddie
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from Romania
Replies: 4
Views: 3029

Re: Hello from Romania

Welcome to the forum! This is a friendly place, I think you will like it here.
CE
by Crater Eddie
Sat Aug 31, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: Fine focus gone ...
Replies: 30
Views: 5521

Re: Fine focus gone ...

It looks great from here!
CE
by Crater Eddie
Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from Houston, Texas!
Replies: 5
Views: 3771

Re: Hello from Houston, Texas!

Welcome to the group!
For some reason microscopy clubs aren't as numerous in the US as in other countries.
CE
by Crater Eddie
Tue Aug 27, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Nitzschia sigma
Replies: 17
Views: 3974

Re: Nitzschia sigma

Stunning!
CE
by Crater Eddie
Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: My microscope
Topic: Just arrived in the mail from Russia
Replies: 10
Views: 4878

Re: Just arrived in the mail from Russia

I have been unable to sleep well since I saw a 7 objective nosepiece on ebay ;) 7 position turret?! That sure would be great, assuming that it doesn't come with it's own set of hidden issues. 4 is so limiting, though one does get accustomed to it eventually. The BH-2 has a 5 position turret, it mak...
by Crater Eddie
Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: My microscope
Topic: Just arrived in the mail from Russia
Replies: 10
Views: 4878

Re: Just arrived in the mail from Russia

Yes, both photos were taken just moments apart and on the same area of the table, you can see the same knot in the wood in both photos. I guess the colour balance was affected by the variation in the different surfaces of the turret... white v/s chrome. Funny, I didn't even notice that until you men...
by Crater Eddie
Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: My microscope
Topic: Just arrived in the mail from Russia
Replies: 10
Views: 4878

Re: Just arrived in the mail from Russia

https://i.postimg.cc/c4svYRjf/20190826-190857zz.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/NMBcV4R4/20190826-190942zz.jpg I was a little surprised that it came in a bag, this seller usually packs things very well. Actually, he did wrap it in several layers of bubble wrap, so it arrived in perfect condition, despite ...