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by Voyager-1
Fri May 21, 2021 11:27 am
Forum: Camera systems and imaging
Topic: eye piece projection
Replies: 12
Views: 408

Re: eye piece projection

davikokar,
post a picture through the microscope or your setup (camera on microscope), to get an idea of what you doing.
No way to help without knowing more.
Welcome to the forum!
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by Voyager-1
Wed May 05, 2021 12:09 am
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Suggestions for Work Surface
Replies: 5
Views: 268

Re: Suggestions for Work Surface

Linuxusr,
Polypropylene carving & cutting boards work for me.
Just need to label use it only for lab.

https://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/store/ ... ion/822660

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by Voyager-1
Tue May 04, 2021 11:47 pm
Forum: Collecting microscopes and slides
Topic: Interesting Slide!
Replies: 24
Views: 5519

Re: Interesting Slide!

Element56, Found the discussion quite interesting. Have you tried putting the slide between two polarizers to see if it is a wave/retarder plate? Back in the late 1800's Jacques Babinet was already using compensators. Here is Wikipedia's entry, paragraph 3 discusses his wedges of quartz. Just wonder...
by Voyager-1
Sat May 01, 2021 8:24 am
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: N.A. Re-visit
Replies: 11
Views: 504

Re: N.A. Re-visit

75RR,

Thanks! You made something that was insurmountable very easy to understand!
What a revelation, thanks again 75RR!

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by Voyager-1
Wed Apr 21, 2021 1:55 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from a newcomer
Replies: 4
Views: 356

Re: Hello from a newcomer

BobHelmond,
Once you get setup for pictures, interested in what will be your subject matter!
Have fun doing photomicrography.
Since retiring myself doing the same thing.
Welcome to the forum.

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by Voyager-1
Thu Apr 15, 2021 2:51 pm
Forum: Microscopy accessories
Topic: A quick review of a 3V-12V 5A powersupply
Replies: 13
Views: 1293

Re: A quick review of a 3V-12V 5A powersupply

DrPhoxinus, Thanks for the info! Have been purchasing the 50 year old transformers for the AO microscopes and it is hit or miss if they work. One of power supplies you listed will serve about 7 different power ranges on my microscopes! Have also been trying to switch out the high wattage lamps to th...
by Voyager-1
Thu Apr 15, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: Afocal adaptor
Replies: 4
Views: 374

Re: Afocal adaptor

Plasmid, What is the outer diameter of the eye piece tube on the body? For starters that would help to know. Many adapter clamps are too small or big.... Several options available using the NEX adapter which has T-mount threads on the front. Looks like you have a T mount to C mount, then a C mount t...
by Voyager-1
Tue Apr 13, 2021 1:50 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 15
Views: 1104

Re: Newbie

Sanderguy777,
You want to measure the OUTSIDE diameter of the tube that sticks straight up.
That is where the adapter is placed (also if needed extension tube, etc,).
Also it is where the adapter/camera equipment has the least stress on the microscope.
Have a great semester at college!

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by Voyager-1
Sun Apr 11, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 15
Views: 1104

Re: Newbie

Sanderguy777,
I may have been presuming too much!
The pentax adapter has a limit on tube OD of 25mm.
I do not know what the Nikon microscope tube diameter is.

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by Voyager-1
Sun Apr 11, 2021 9:15 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 15
Views: 1104

Re: Newbie

Sanderguy777, Welcome to the forum. Here is a possible way for under $100 to take pictures through the microscope. Without any alterations to microscope or camera. I find that the Asahi Pentax microscope adapter is easy to mount and use, with or without eyepiece. Several are listed on Ebay all the t...
by Voyager-1
Thu Apr 08, 2021 2:07 am
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Concerns on SW380T condenser
Replies: 6
Views: 678

Re: Concerns on SW380T condenser

Jimbo,

Many types of darkfield options, one of the ways I use is the filter holder type below the condenser.
Here is a short explanation on using the various types.

https://www.olympus-lifescience.com/en/ ... rheinberg/

Have fun!

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by Voyager-1
Tue Apr 06, 2021 12:04 am
Forum: Illumination Techniques
Topic: What am i doing wrong?
Replies: 11
Views: 746

Re: What am i doing wrong?

Greg, Raise the nose piece (objectives) out of the way. Put a white piece of paper on the stage with the light on. Raise the paper up and down by hand, do you see any circle of light? Center dark circle should get bigger or smaller, depends on which condenser lens for the dark field. If dimly lit, p...
by Voyager-1
Sat Apr 03, 2021 12:39 am
Forum: Specimens, samples and slides
Topic: My first attempt at using a hand microtome
Replies: 8
Views: 700

Re: My first attempt at using a hand microtome

Pippo1234,

Thank you for the blade information! Will be ordering a few packages.
Hoping my attempts may some day come close, yours looks like top of the line!
Thanks again!

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by Voyager-1
Fri Apr 02, 2021 11:26 am
Forum: Specimens, samples and slides
Topic: My first attempt at using a hand microtome
Replies: 8
Views: 700

Re: My first attempt at using a hand microtome

Pippo1234, Most excellent specimen! I have to jump on the bandwagon! And in the process of ordering one of those Brunel bench microtomes. Could not locate a supplier in the US, got in touch with Brunel Microscope Ltd. Would like to know which blades from Olfa LBB blades you are using.... saw many ty...
by Voyager-1
Tue Mar 30, 2021 6:02 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from the Balkans
Replies: 2
Views: 279

Re: Hello from the Balkans

David,
With all the different Seas in your area, have your friends send water samples to look at!
The seas must all have different types of diatoms etc.
Post some pics of your Pond creatures!
Welcome to the Forum!

Stay safe and well!

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by Voyager-1
Tue Mar 30, 2021 5:16 am
Forum: Sandbox
Topic: Fish scales
Replies: 9
Views: 10290

Re: Fish scales

#5 Post by Red_Green » Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:19 pm Fish otolith that took me hours.... Red Green, What do you use to locate and extract the otolith from the fish? I can only imagine one of those microscopes with the manipulators where you use micro surgery arms!! Also, never knew the scales and otolith...
by Voyager-1
Tue Mar 30, 2021 5:06 am
Forum: Camera systems and imaging
Topic: Michrome camera
Replies: 12
Views: 838

Re: Michrome camera

Apochronaut, There are a few different cameras, also the software has various levels. Some of the cameras will only work for as they say " compatible" microscopes. Cameras are pricey. Here is the 20 megapixels one. https://microscopes.com.au/products/michrome-20 No experience with them, out of my le...
by Voyager-1
Tue Mar 30, 2021 4:47 am
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: Can a light source damage lens?
Replies: 21
Views: 1078

Re: Can a light source damage lens?

This may do the job on the lens. Have been cleaning fungus and/or mold off camera lens with Hydrogen Perioxide with great success over the years. With that said, you may want to try using it since you mentioned that it disappeared when wet and then reappeared when dry. Here is a video on youtube, it...
by Voyager-1
Mon Mar 29, 2021 10:21 am
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: Strain free eyepiece
Replies: 15
Views: 1892

Re: Strain free eyepiece

Just in case anyone else wants to know! I just wanted to know what was meant by "Strain Free Eyepieces". Strain Free kept being mentioned. Could not find the answer in the thread of the discussion... So did a search and found out that: It is not a strain of bacteria or fungus found on glass! But str...
by Voyager-1
Sun Mar 28, 2021 5:51 am
Forum: Sandbox
Topic: questions about an AO Fifty Phase
Replies: 6
Views: 1033

Re: questions about an AO Fifty Phase

KB, Hey! Sounds just like the AO fifty phase microscope that I have! Only difference on the one I have, no red filter on the toggle switch, just green and clear. On the base plate (the part to remove to replace the lamp) has Model 60,61,62. Could not find any info on the AO fifty anywhere, searched ...
by Voyager-1
Mon Mar 22, 2021 4:34 am
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Displaying my images on YouTube
Replies: 9
Views: 1566

Re: Displaying my images on YouTube

Maryfox, Excellent pictures! Following you on YouTube , Joining up with the Crystal Art Photography.... on FB. Hope you and yours are staying healthy and safe. Just to let you know, in all my years never heard a microscope have music coming out of it while viewing! Will have to post some crystal pic...
by Voyager-1
Mon Mar 15, 2021 10:59 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Tardigrade Circus from Nature
Replies: 2
Views: 660

Re: Tardigrade Circus from Nature

TGSS,
Excellent video even if short (Tardigrade Style!).
Thanks, the virus cells further down the page were equally amazing.

https://www.tardigrade.us/

Web page you may want to check out.

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by Voyager-1
Mon Mar 15, 2021 10:40 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Armoured Tardigrades
Replies: 3
Views: 366

Re: Armoured Tardigrades

MichaelG, While making Rheinberg, darkfield and combination of these filters: Ran across Michael Shaw's Your microscope hobby book. He is really into Tardigrades! Making long story short has web page that may interest you: https://www.tardigrade.us/ May you have a great hunting experience! V
by Voyager-1
Mon Mar 15, 2021 12:52 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Good night, everyone!
Replies: 8
Views: 1121

Re: Good night, everyone!

tpruuden, Welcome to the forum. Joined for interaction in the Micro world also. Clouds and frosty nights hindered the night skies in the Northeast New England. Where are you posting pictures?, mentioning confocal really picks my interest because of the high res imaging bordering on electron micropho...
by Voyager-1
Mon Mar 15, 2021 12:25 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Forum Newbie from Connecticut
Replies: 2
Views: 262

Forum Newbie from Connecticut

To all of you Microscopy Folks, Hello! Retired and exploring the Micro and Macro worlds. Have loved microscopes all of 60 plus years. Have an assortment from my first BIG purchase of a Leitz SM to a Brock Magicscope with a few AO's, an OMax and a Fisher, and a ton of odds and ends. I do miss the day...
by Voyager-1
Fri Mar 12, 2021 10:26 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Totally new - introduction
Replies: 13
Views: 871

Re: Totally new - introduction

Shivs,
Welcome! I am also new to the Forum.
I seem to be in heaven! Moss, Tardigrades, Petri dishes!! all in the same conversation!
Just to let you know Amazon has Methylcellulose powder ~ $23 lb. no long waiting to receive.
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by Voyager-1
Fri Mar 12, 2021 10:05 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: photography with wild m5
Replies: 1
Views: 574

Re: photography with wild m5

Hsq Start out getting a T-mount adapter for the Nikon, Amazon ~ $11. It goes on the camera just like a lens. Then you can go either of two ways: #1- is with an eyepiece adapter that replaces the eyepiece (slides directly into eyetube) or #2 - with adapter that the eyepiece slides into adapter than t...