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by MicroMan2
Mon Jul 03, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Illumination Techniques
Topic: An alternative to Kohler?
Replies: 5
Views: 2642

Re: An alternative to Kohler?

Even if said alternative diffusers were placed in the filter holder?
by MicroMan2
Mon Jul 03, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Illumination Techniques
Topic: An alternative to Kohler?
Replies: 5
Views: 2642

An alternative to Kohler?

My microscope is a no name without a field diaphragm or collector lens so Kohler is impossible? Would anyone inquire other methods of reducing uneven illumination when taking pictures? I was thinking of using a ground glass diffuser but I'm not sure about other approaches.
by MicroMan2
Mon Jul 03, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: For forum members who want to buy and sell equipment
Topic: Resale value of a LOMO 1.4 Condenser?
Replies: 0
Views: 1130

Resale value of a LOMO 1.4 Condenser?

Does anybody know a reasonable price of selling a used LOMO 1.4 oblique condenser without its original box or 0.3 top lens?
by MicroMan2
Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: The fine focus mechanism won't connect to the main focus of the LOMO.
Replies: 3
Views: 1335

The fine focus mechanism won't connect to the main focus of the LOMO.

I'll take pictures once I get back home but the main issue is that a dovetail piece that connects the main focus rack and pinion to the fine focus mechanism keeps detaching in my LOMO. I think that I assembled it beforehand properly but I don't I know if there are screws that keep them from separati...
by MicroMan2
Wed Mar 15, 2017 4:33 am
Forum: Microscopy accessories
Topic: Fitting a Lomo 1.4 Aplanatic condenser to my microscope.
Replies: 9
Views: 3735

Re: Fitting a Lomo 1.4 Aplanatic condenser to my microscope.

zzffnn, my preposition is to make a threaded ring that raises the top lens to a much more reachable height. It'll fit between where you would normally put the top lens and acts as a height increaser.
by MicroMan2
Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Microscopy accessories
Topic: Fitting a Lomo 1.4 Aplanatic condenser to my microscope.
Replies: 9
Views: 3735

Re: Fitting a Lomo 1.4 Aplanatic condenser to my microscope.

zzffnn,
How would a condenser adapter work?
Does increasing the cylinder length that holds the lens influence its N.A
by MicroMan2
Tue Mar 14, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Microscopy accessories
Topic: Fitting a Lomo 1.4 Aplanatic condenser to my microscope.
Replies: 9
Views: 3735

Re: Fitting a Lomo 1.4 Aplanatic condenser to my microscope.

While I can't post pictures yet, the aplanatic condenser's threading that connects the lens unit to the body has an outer indentation that is bigger than my Microscope's mounting ring. This causes the condenser to be underutilized with a gap bigger than 1cm from slide to top lens. I think that eithe...
by MicroMan2
Tue Mar 14, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Microscopy accessories
Topic: Fitting a Lomo 1.4 Aplanatic condenser to my microscope.
Replies: 9
Views: 3735

Fitting a Lomo 1.4 Aplanatic condenser to my microscope.

My lomo condenser has a protrusion that causes it to be unable to be fit to the mounting ring, what can i do to make it fit fully? My microscope is the Omax M82ES.
by MicroMan2
Tue Mar 14, 2017 2:32 am
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: So I got my aplanatic condenser but.....
Replies: 1
Views: 858

So I got my aplanatic condenser but.....

I've recently gotten a used Lomo 1.4NA aplanatic condenser. It was significantly better than the Abbe I previously had but the problem is that the threading for the lens elements has a casing bigger than the condenser mount. While the condenser does fit in the mount to an extent, the threading's pro...
by MicroMan2
Sun Mar 12, 2017 4:48 am
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Luminescence
Replies: 2
Views: 1219

Luminescence

When an objective is called luminescent, is it just a fancier term for brightfield?
by MicroMan2
Sat Mar 11, 2017 11:45 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: Repairing a Lomo Biolam
Replies: 6
Views: 1756

Re: Repairing a Lomo Biolam

Well after some tinkering the fine focus knobs moves but the gear connected on both knobs doesn't move in conjunction.
by MicroMan2
Sat Mar 11, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: Repairing a Lomo Biolam
Replies: 6
Views: 1756

Re: Repairing a Lomo Biolam

The focusing block seems to have the Cyrillic letters "M"B"P"-1.
by MicroMan2
Sat Mar 11, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: Repairing a Lomo Biolam
Replies: 6
Views: 1756

Repairing a Lomo Biolam

My Biolam is a mirror without the dial in the base of the microscope. The fine focus is stuck and seems to be filled with oil and dust. The focusing mechanism is also seems to not rotate the small internal gear system within the microscope. Does anybody know how to refurbished these kinds of Lomo?
by MicroMan2
Sat Mar 11, 2017 3:41 am
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: Lubricants for the LOMO Biolam
Replies: 1
Views: 1154

Lubricants for the LOMO Biolam

Other than Nye, what are the best easy to get lubricants for this Russian beast?
by MicroMan2
Sat Mar 11, 2017 1:08 am
Forum: Microscopy accessories
Topic: Mechanical stage compatability.
Replies: 3
Views: 2235

Re: Mechanical stage compatability.

Well the microscope seems to be a Zenith R-10 with a mirror if one refers to the Zenith Branded compilation on Miscape.
by MicroMan2
Fri Mar 10, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Microscopy accessories
Topic: Mechanical stage compatability.
Replies: 3
Views: 2235

Mechanical stage compatability.

I soon become an owner of a "new" Lomo Biolam with a circular stage. Does the Lomo accept most mechanical stages or do they need the specific CT-12?
by MicroMan2
Wed Mar 08, 2017 2:07 am
Forum: For forum members who want to buy and sell equipment
Topic: Shipments from Eastern Europe
Replies: 3
Views: 1386

Shipments from Eastern Europe

Recently I bought a 1.4NA Lomo condenser from an eBay seller located in Europe,most specifically the Ukraine and Russian regions. My question is, if you bought items from these regions how long does the shipping take? How long do you wait for the package? I really am getting worried about the packag...
by MicroMan2
Mon Feb 27, 2017 4:31 am
Forum: Specimens, samples and slides
Topic: The Capabilities of a Hand Microtome
Replies: 4
Views: 2110

The Capabilities of a Hand Microtome

Is ten microns really the thinnest sections you can get with a hand microtome?
by MicroMan2
Sun Feb 26, 2017 2:27 am
Forum: Specimens, samples and slides
Topic: Acetic Acid
Replies: 1
Views: 1436

Acetic Acid

Throughout browsing numerous texts on micro-technique I can't help but see an abundance of use of glacial acetic acid. My country doesn't have a easily accessible source of this reagent. My question is can I the much weaker 5% or vinegar as substitute? Also are there any acids, easily accessible tha...
by MicroMan2
Sat Feb 25, 2017 4:24 am
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: I can't see post.
Replies: 0
Views: 1228

I can't see post.

For some reason I cannot see certain user's post. Such users like Yvan or other posts of mrsonchus. It's really weird.
by MicroMan2
Fri Feb 24, 2017 2:59 am
Forum: For forum members who want to buy and sell equipment
Topic: Focusinc.ru
Replies: 1
Views: 1151

Focusinc.ru

I found this website the manufactures various optical components including microscope objectives. They seem to sell planapochromats for DIN and infinity systems. What's your thoughts?

Here's the site: focusinc.ru
by MicroMan2
Thu Feb 23, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: Will my condenser mount fit a Lomo Aplanatic condenser?
Replies: 7
Views: 2036

Re: Will my condenser mount fit a Lomo Aplanatic condenser?

Well i've found that my microscope accepts 37mm condenser mounts so the condenser can definitely be situated, my question are there other things now that'll prevent usage of the condenser? Like are condensers similar to infinity optics in that they are not compatible with other microscopes despite h...
by MicroMan2
Thu Feb 23, 2017 1:30 am
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: Will my condenser mount fit a Lomo Aplanatic condenser?
Replies: 7
Views: 2036

Will my condenser mount fit a Lomo Aplanatic condenser?

Hello so I have a question, my default condenser has an external diameter of approximately 36.92 to 36.7mm, the Lomo aplanatic condenser has a mounting diameter of 37mm. Will the condenser fit with the rack and pinion holding my current condenser? My microscope is the M82es
by MicroMan2
Sat Feb 18, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: For forum members who want to buy and sell equipment
Topic: Where to buy Lomo parts?
Replies: 2
Views: 1328

Re: Where to buy Lomo parts?

Thanks zzffnn but right now I am looking for options but once I have enough money I'll contact you.
by MicroMan2
Sat Feb 18, 2017 7:04 am
Forum: For forum members who want to buy and sell equipment
Topic: Where to buy Lomo parts?
Replies: 2
Views: 1328

Where to buy Lomo parts?

Other than eBay, are there any websites that sell Lomo objectives?
by MicroMan2
Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: Cnscope and their objectives?
Replies: 1
Views: 888

Cnscope and their objectives?

The company, Cnscope which make these set of objectives:http://www.ebay.ca/itm/New-DIN-Plan-Achromatic-Microscope-Objective-Lens-Sets-4X-10X-40X-100X-/221434856994?hash=item338e8bc622:g:O5gAAMXQ0pNRpfjW said that they were related to companies such as Olympus, Leica. Here's their website:http://cnsc...
by MicroMan2
Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Resources (online, books etc.)
Topic: Lomo Objective Catalogue
Replies: 2
Views: 1628

Lomo Objective Catalogue

Does anybody have a resource on Lomo apochromats?
by MicroMan2
Tue Feb 07, 2017 4:42 am
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Chinese Plan Achros or Lomo Achros
Replies: 8
Views: 1393

Re: Chinese Plan Achros or Lomo Achros

Well the microscope I am using is an Omax M82ES with their stock achromats. Will these plans improve image quality compared to the stock achromats.
by MicroMan2
Tue Feb 07, 2017 2:26 am
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Chinese Plan Achros or Lomo Achros
Replies: 8
Views: 1393

Re: Chinese Plan Achros or Lomo Achros

Also, I would want to know if the objectives are a good investment to upgrade my optics.
by MicroMan2
Tue Feb 07, 2017 2:24 am
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Chinese Plan Achros or Lomo Achros
Replies: 8
Views: 1393

Re: Chinese Plan Achros or Lomo Achros

Well I have a parfocal adapter for short barrel DIN objectives, so that issue can be resolved. Does Lomo really require compensating eyepieces for their objectives?