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by Saul
Fri Jan 08, 2021 6:47 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Zeiss / Motic condenser
Replies: 4
Views: 210

Re: Zeiss / Motic condenser

Another interesting piece - Optico BM2000 condenser.
Looks like a mix of the Nikon Alpha (top) and Eclipse (bottom) parts. What is interesting, it fitted Eclipse DF conversion insert , just I had to make it little bit shorter.
Is this again some Chinese creation or it is something rebranded ?
by Saul
Sat Jan 02, 2021 2:41 pm
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Bladderwort (Utricularia sp.)
Replies: 9
Views: 325

Re: Bladderwort (Utricularia sp.)

Amazing !
Last one is :shock:
by Saul
Sat Jan 02, 2021 2:36 pm
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Potassium bromide
Replies: 2
Views: 191

Re: Potassium bromide

Interesting shapes. These are single shots or stacks ?
by Saul
Fri Jan 01, 2021 1:57 pm
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: New 3D lighting system (DIY)
Replies: 6
Views: 407

Re: New 3D lighting system (DIY)

I used colimating lens, not hemisphere (got this DIC'ish effect) .
Found it useful mixing with other illumination types.

Rotation/displacing helps a lot (if you have enough room between condenser holder and illuminator) .

Short YouTube video
by Saul
Thu Dec 31, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Table salt
Replies: 3
Views: 176

Re: Table salt

dolmadis wrote:
Thu Dec 31, 2020 12:19 am
Very nice Saul. An ancient floor tile from Pompeii?

Best, John
Thanks John !
Yep ! :) And you can see lava through the cracks !
by Saul
Thu Dec 31, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Table salt
Replies: 3
Views: 176

Table salt

Table salt crystal, Nikon Plan 10x, Microphot, Sony A6300, mixed illumination, 86 photos, PS stack

Image
by Saul
Tue Dec 29, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: Equipment Exchange
Topic: Insert for the Olympus phase condenser
Replies: 3
Views: 142

Re: Insert for the Olympus phase condenser

Thanks Pete !
PM me your shipping address.
I’m using foam friction pads instead springs, they perform very well.
Best,
Saul
by Saul
Tue Dec 29, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Equipment Exchange
Topic: Insert for the Olympus phase condenser
Replies: 3
Views: 142

Insert for the Olympus phase condenser

Looking for the person (in US) who is willing to test DF/Pol/Rheinberg/Oblique insert set for Olympus phase condenser (condenser is not included). I suspect it is for Olympus BH2-PC (do not own this condenser , one person ordered it, but never got response from him) Please check the attached drawing...
by Saul
Tue Dec 29, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Zeiss / Motic condenser
Replies: 4
Views: 210

Re: Zeiss / Motic condenser

OK, got answer from another forum:

https://www.motic.com/As_News/n116.html
by Saul
Tue Dec 29, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Zeiss / Motic condenser
Replies: 4
Views: 210

Zeiss / Motic condenser

Got Motic (as per ebay listing description) condenser:

After couple weeks I saw another same condenser listing, which states that it is a Zeiss Primo Star condenser.
Mistake in the listing, both brands sharing same condenser or something else ?

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by Saul
Wed Dec 23, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Onion
Replies: 9
Views: 455

Re: Onion

Couple days after
Now at 50x+140TL=33.75x, minimal retouching
Dried out and some stuff started growing up ...
Different illumination
Bigger:https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/507 ... 7a76_o.jpg

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by Saul
Tue Dec 22, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Onion
Replies: 9
Views: 455

Re: Onion

Thank you all !
dolmadis wrote:
Tue Dec 22, 2020 4:46 am
...Can you tell us/show us more about Sanderson prisms please?
Thanks
John
Hi John,
http://docplayer.net/148119567-Flow-vis ... prism.html
by Saul
Mon Dec 21, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Onion
Replies: 9
Views: 455

Onion

Sony A6300, PMax, 98 photos, Microphot, Nikon 20x BD inf with 135mm TL
Illumination is done with Sanderson prisms and pol filters.

Bigger: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/507 ... 346f_o.jpg


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by Saul
Sun Dec 20, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Trinocular stereoscope + cellphone
Replies: 5
Views: 494

Re: Trinocular stereoscope + cellphone

It covers aps-c but with a bit of flare and edge shading due to the design of the trinoc port (edge shading could probably be mitigated by rotating the camera 90 degrees). Wasn't super happy with image quality, though I have been thoroughly spoiled by name brand stereos. I did a little writeup over...