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by Dmi3n
Wed Jun 02, 2021 2:27 am
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: Vanox dovetail
Replies: 13
Views: 280

Re: Vanox dovetail

My friend has one Vanox sitting around, absolute beast of a microscope, but I don't know if it's the needed model, binocular head seems built-in, only the camera ports have dovetails.
by Dmi3n
Fri May 21, 2021 11:41 am
Forum: My microscope
Topic: ISSCO BM-4DF microscope for live blood analysis
Replies: 8
Views: 819

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

That variable magnification built in to the head seems like a cool idea Having used the microscope extensively over the past few months I can certainly say that the variable magnification feature is absolutely excellent. Allows for a much more varied range of magnifications and its very convinient ...
by Dmi3n
Fri May 14, 2021 1:34 pm
Forum: My microscope
Topic: ISSCO BM-4DF microscope for live blood analysis
Replies: 8
Views: 819

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

Yeah, this is LOMO МФН-11 (MFN-11) trinocular head and ОИ-13 (OI-13) darkfield oil immersion condenser. The stand, however, looks like some no-name Chinese scope. Pretty good price, even in Russia that trinocular alone goes for around 100$.
by Dmi3n
Sun Apr 25, 2021 6:04 pm
Forum: For forum members who want to buy and sell equipment
Topic: Is there a demand for LOMO Biolams out there?
Replies: 1
Views: 188

Is there a demand for LOMO Biolams out there?

G'day everyone. Recently I've got some offers about buying LOMO Biolam stands from closed Russian institutes. I really don't need them, and reselling them here in Russia won't be worth it. So I had an idea, maybe someone across the border will need them? Usually they are Biolam-S student stands with...
by Dmi3n
Mon Mar 15, 2021 5:43 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Mental struggles and microscopy
Replies: 24
Views: 2581

Re: Mental struggles and microscopy

laisabeck wrote:
Mon Mar 15, 2021 5:30 am
Dmi3n wrote:
Sun Jan 17, 2021 9:49 pm
Some time ago I've been diagnosed with schyzotypal personality disorder.

I want to ask, is it a case of schizotypal personality disorder, you mentioned above?
Hello, I am no doctor by any means but this case looks more like post-traumatic stress disorder or anxiety disorder.
by Dmi3n
Sun Mar 14, 2021 7:11 pm
Forum: Microscopy accessories
Topic: Using PZO accessories with Lomo Biolam setup
Replies: 2
Views: 309

Re: Using PZO accessories with Lomo Biolam setup

Hello! PZO MPI head won't fit Biolams mechanically due to different size of dovetail, you will need to find someone to manufacture new dovetail and mount for binocular/trinocular on top. Optically it will work, I have seen such set-ups on Russian forums.
by Dmi3n
Wed Mar 03, 2021 11:08 am
Forum: For forum members who want to buy and sell equipment
Topic: Selling Set of PZO 23,2 mm eyepieces
Replies: 5
Views: 1418

Re: Selling Set of PZO 23,2 mm eyepieces

Bump. You can send an offer if you don't like the price
by Dmi3n
Thu Feb 25, 2021 10:55 am
Forum: For forum members who want to buy and sell equipment
Topic: Selling Rare LOMO AU-26 Optovar Binocular Head
Replies: 3
Views: 768

Selling Rare LOMO AU-26 Optovar Binocular Head

G'day everyone. Decided to sell some stuff I rarely use. Details on Ebay - https://www.ebay.com/itm/284197336325
by Dmi3n
Wed Jan 20, 2021 8:13 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Mental struggles and microscopy
Replies: 24
Views: 2581

Re: Mental struggles and microscopy

I know that the experiences of people with mental illnesses and their families are very diverse and, as our hugely respected member Apochronaut points out, the system can be so discouraging and ineffectual. I’m in the U.S. where health care can be very good or very bad, and there is always the tend...
by Dmi3n
Tue Jan 19, 2021 10:28 am
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Inverted inquiry
Replies: 7
Views: 1275

Re: Inverted inquiry

Hello. As far as I know the biological inverted microscopes are used mainly for obsersation of cultures inside Petri dishes so the objectives are corrrected not for 0.17 but rather 1-2mm layer of glass. So I guess you can try to view a slide placing it the classic way, coverglass up. And yes, the ob...
by Dmi3n
Tue Jan 19, 2021 8:38 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Mental struggles and microscopy
Replies: 24
Views: 2581

Re: Mental struggles and microscopy

The diagnosis of schyzotypal personality disorder seem to include similar elements though in more serious form... ...I have been an introvert all of my life and also suffer from many difficulties in the extrovert-dominating society. I also faced much social trouble at school for many years which ha...
by Dmi3n
Mon Jan 18, 2021 4:21 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Mental struggles and microscopy
Replies: 24
Views: 2581

Re: Mental struggles and microscopy

To go back to the original post. I have a 39 year old daughter who I engage sometimes in microscopy. She is very interested in nature ; insects, birds, all kinds of animals but not so much very small things . I have set here up with her choice of the stereo microscopes I have but she seldom takes t...
by Dmi3n
Mon Jan 18, 2021 12:35 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Mental struggles and microscopy
Replies: 24
Views: 2581

Re: Mental struggles and microscopy

As far as I am concerned, 3d-printers are not too good in printing threads, especially small pitch ones. My last project (optic fiber illuminator mod for Nf) had 0,5mm pitch thread, for example - and also some parts for the same project must be made of brass or aluminum to dissipate heat from the l...
by Dmi3n
Mon Jan 18, 2021 11:54 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Tiny flower preserved in Amber
Replies: 4
Views: 1016

Re: Tiny flower preserved in Amber

I live in a place near one of the world's biggest amber fields ... . Then I think you will appreciate the beauty of this bangle, which I bought for my wife about 20 years ago. .... each piece is like a segment of an orange. . CAFC717A-6163-4879-AC06-C6D54A7FE26D.jpeg . Have you tried photographing ...
by Dmi3n
Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:23 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Mental struggles and microscopy
Replies: 24
Views: 2581

Re: Mental struggles and microscopy

Turning/milling is IMO a great skill, in which one can become an expert and produce highly precise items, depending on motivation and will to excel. Furthermore, turning and milling are creativity, and I believe they can become a hobby as well. Although 3D printing is here, making quality and preci...
by Dmi3n
Sun Jan 17, 2021 11:12 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Mental struggles and microscopy
Replies: 24
Views: 2581

Re: Mental struggles and microscopy

DonSchaeffer wrote:
Sun Jan 17, 2021 11:07 pm
Do you think people outside of Russia see things differently? Your work and interests seem eminently healthy to me. Best wishes!
Thanks a lot! I always thought that outside of Russia and post-Soviet countries people see mental issues differently, maybe less critical.
by Dmi3n
Sun Jan 17, 2021 10:41 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Mental struggles and microscopy
Replies: 24
Views: 2581

Re: Mental struggles and microscopy

Hi! That sounds difficult, but I’m glad you have found this fascinating hobby. Although I don’t have any diagnosed mental illnesses, microscopy and this forum, along with the Amateur Microscopy group on Facebook, have been a great comfort to me during these difficult times. I’m sure we are not alon...
by Dmi3n
Sun Jan 17, 2021 9:49 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Mental struggles and microscopy
Replies: 24
Views: 2581

Mental struggles and microscopy

Good time of day everyone, today I want to bring something rather rare discussed out of the closet. Some time ago I've been diagnosed with schyzotypal personality disorder. For those who don't know it is a very complex disorder which affects the very way I see the world around me. Sympthoms (in my c...
by Dmi3n
Sun Jan 17, 2021 9:37 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Tiny flower preserved in Amber
Replies: 4
Views: 1016

Re: Tiny flower preserved in Amber

A really nice find :D I live in a place near one of the world's biggest amber fields in the world but even here such things are very rare sight.
by Dmi3n
Sat Jan 09, 2021 12:56 pm
Forum: For forum members who want to buy and sell equipment
Topic: [SOLD] LOMO Reflected light Epi illuminator OI-21
Replies: 3
Views: 1112

Re: Selling LOMO Reflected light Epi illuminator OI-21

Here it is installed on the basic monocular Biolam. It will fit binocular variations (w/ AU-12 or AU-26 heads) too. In order to install it the revolving nosepiece must be removed.
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by Dmi3n
Sat Jan 09, 2021 12:53 pm
Forum: For forum members who want to buy and sell equipment
Topic: [SOLD] LOMO Reflected light Epi illuminator OI-21
Replies: 3
Views: 1112

[SOLD] LOMO Reflected light Epi illuminator OI-21

G'day everyone, I have a spare LOMO OI-21 (ОИ-21) in new mint condition that I am willing to sell. This rare device is capable of reflected light brightfield, darkfield and polarisation right out of the box. Set consists of: 4 epi-objectives (9x/0,20, 21x/0,40, 40x/0,65, 95x/1.0 oil immersion) 1 bri...