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by Crater Eddie
Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Collecting microscopes and slides
Topic: Some Zeiss stands
Replies: 9
Views: 9955

Re: Some Zeiss stands

That is one table full of goodness right there!
CE
by Crater Eddie
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Camera systems and imaging
Topic: Olympus NFK vs Nikon CF projective for Olympus SZH Stereo
Replies: 2
Views: 2668

Re: Olympus NFK vs Nikon CF projective for Olympus SZH Stereo

Maybe I just got lucky, but my NFK 2.5x wasn't all that expensive. I gave up looking for the 1.6x long ago.
CE
by Crater Eddie
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: Fine focus gone ...
Replies: 30
Views: 6054

Re: Fine focus gone ...

Glad you still have the backup. Hoping that the repair doesn't take too much time and funding.
CE
by Crater Eddie
Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Which Microscope?
Replies: 28
Views: 8525

Re: Which Microscope?

Dave S wrote:There you go Eddie...
Well, I meant yours in your work area, but that's ok.
CE
by Crater Eddie
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Which Microscope?
Replies: 28
Views: 8525

Re: Which Microscope?

Congrats! Hopefully soon you will post a photo of your new scope. :mrgreen:
CE
by Crater Eddie
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:43 am
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Why do these two 20x objectives have a price difference?
Replies: 24
Views: 4540

Re: Why do these two 20x objectives have a price difference?

I once asked Amscope why different listings of seemingly the same objective were priced differently. They said it has to do with which warehouse they were from. I asked if this equated to country of origin but got no reply.
CE
by Crater Eddie
Sat Jun 01, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello all, wanna learn more microscopy!
Replies: 1
Views: 1791

Re: Hello all, wanna learn more microscopy!

Welcome to the forum! What kind of lab?
CE
by Crater Eddie
Mon May 27, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: BH2 UMA to MTV3 Adapter
Replies: 6
Views: 3601

Re: BH2 UMA to MTV3 Adapter

Way cool! How long did it take to print? We 3D print some prototyping parts at work, takes a while some times, but very well worth the effort.
CE
by Crater Eddie
Thu May 23, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: My microscope
Topic: Comrade LOMO Multiscope
Replies: 14
Views: 9915

Re: Comrade LOMO Multiscope

Hello, Can you tell me how have you reversed the stage? Sorry, I have not been online lately and just now saw your question. I bought this scope brand new when they were still being built, I had them build it this way because this is the way I was accustomed to using other scopes. It might be possi...
by Crater Eddie
Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hi from Russia
Replies: 6
Views: 3682

Re: Hi from Russia

Welcome to the forum!
CE
by Crater Eddie
Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:04 am
Forum: My microscope
Topic: My beast
Replies: 10
Views: 5881

Re: My beast

Impressive instrument!
CE
by Crater Eddie
Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 14
Views: 4531

Re: What is this?

What was the sample on the slide?
CE
by Crater Eddie
Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: My microscope
Topic: Olympus CH-2
Replies: 38
Views: 18238

Re: Olympus CH-2

Patrick, the CH-2 is a very capable scope. I used one for several years, but that was many sleeps ago. :lol:
Enjoy.
CE
by Crater Eddie
Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Hydra: Nature's Lava Lamp
Replies: 5
Views: 1910

Re: Hydra: Nature's Lava Lamp

Wonderful photos! Always glad to see hydra.
CE
by Crater Eddie
Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: New Lomo Microscope - need further information
Replies: 26
Views: 10862

Re: New Lomo Microscope - need further information

That's good to know Bob, thanks for the heads-up.
CE
by Crater Eddie
Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: New Lomo Microscope - need further information
Replies: 26
Views: 10862

Re: New Lomo Microscope - need further information

Hopefully you can get some satisfaction on your slides. Good quality slides and cover slips are an important part of your optical train, don't settle for bargain basement stuff. Lots of good talk here about collection methods and whatnot, but don't overlook the fact that you can get started by just ...
by Crater Eddie
Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: Are cheap 100x objectives any good?
Replies: 33
Views: 6892

Re: Are cheap 100x objectives any good?

I never tried one of those super cheap ones because it just sounds "too go to be true". And such things usually are. I tried a cheap Amscope objective in my LOMO and Olympus scopes a year or two ago and ended up sending it back. One of our other group members here has had some experience with those ...
by Crater Eddie
Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: THE AMATEUR SCIENTIST ON CD-ROM - LATEST EDITION
Replies: 2
Views: 6696

Re: THE AMATEUR SCIENTIST ON CD-ROM - LATEST EDITION

That's a bargain even at the regular price.
CE
by Crater Eddie
Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: My microscope
Topic: Frankenstein Biolar
Replies: 9
Views: 5392

Re: Frankenstein Biolar

Looks good. As long as all the optics work well together to provide good images that is the important thing.
CE
by Crater Eddie
Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: New Lomo Microscope - need further information
Replies: 26
Views: 10862

Re: New Lomo Microscope - need further information

Yes, this is a good model scope and you should be able to upgrade it at very reasonable cost.
CE
by Crater Eddie
Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Blood
Replies: 19
Views: 4540

Re: Blood

Wet blood samples can be less than exciting. Look up how to do a smear and stain, then you can see some interesting things.
CE
by Crater Eddie
Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: Lomo Polam C-111 Polarizing Microscope
Replies: 7
Views: 2447

Re: Lomo Polam C-111 Polarizing Microscope

Good to see you here Gary! That scope seems to have a lot in common with my two big LOMO scopes. I hope it makes the journey from Italy quickly and safely!
CE
by Crater Eddie
Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: A Dabble with makeshift darkfield and oblique
Replies: 5
Views: 1302

Re: A Dabble with makeshift darkfield and oblique

Very good results for the first go there John. I hope to see more of these soon.
CE
by Crater Eddie
Fri Nov 23, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Moss Dissection
Replies: 33
Views: 6980

Re: Moss Dissection

What a great series!
CE
by Crater Eddie
Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Specimens, samples and slides
Topic: Pond aquarium / fish tank - how do you go about installing and keeping it?
Replies: 23
Views: 8759

Re: Pond aquarium / fish tank - how do you go about installing and keeping it?

Nice aquarium, I like the 3D printed shelf. Keep us posted on progress.
Thanks for the link to the old book, love to read the old books.
CE
by Crater Eddie
Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Collecting microscopes and slides
Topic: Recommend grease?
Replies: 53
Views: 33820

Re: Recommend grease?

I have often wondered... when greases are incompatible, how exactly does this manifest?
CE
by Crater Eddie
Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: For forum members who want to buy and sell equipment
Topic: Lab glassware
Replies: 16
Views: 4258

Re: Lab glassware

https://www.sciplus.com/Lab-Supplies-Eq ... -Vessels-s

I buy from these folks occasionally. Good service.
CE
by Crater Eddie
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Yahoo Group : Wild Microscopes
Replies: 8
Views: 4065

Re: Yahoo Group : Wild Microscopes

I seem to remember that Yahoo Groups transitioned a while back to some sort of Google platform. It was supposed to be transparent to the user, but maybe something went amiss?
CE
by Crater Eddie
Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Resources (online, books etc.)
Topic: Lomo Microscopes Catalogue
Replies: 5
Views: 3219

Re: Lomo Microscopes Catalogue

Very cool! I didn't have that one, thanks. Wouldn't you just love to play around with some of those big scopes?
CE
by Crater Eddie
Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Algae and friends
Replies: 6
Views: 1758

Re: Algae and friends

Amazingly crisp images! More please!
CE