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by Ecooper
Fri Jul 31, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: replacing Nikon FX-35A camera
Replies: 9
Views: 2033

Re: replacing Nikon FX-35A camera

The opening in the C-mount adapter needs to be big enough to cover the entire M4/3 sensor; that is often the case but I can't tell if it's the case here. There are even cheap replacement C-mounts available (not so risky because the 1x contains no optics, just an empty tube). https://www.cnscope.com...
by Ecooper
Fri Jul 31, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: replacing Nikon FX-35A camera
Replies: 9
Views: 2033

Re: replacing Nikon FX-35A camera

Someone correct me if I'm wrong. It looks to me like all you need to do is to remove the entire camera part and Nikon V-T tube. https://www.lmscope.com/en/Nikon_eclipse_e400_e600_digital_Adapter_en.html Then mount a Nikon YT-TV adapter, a Nikon 1x C-mount TV adapter A and attach a C-mount to M4/3 a...
by Ecooper
Fri Jul 31, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: replacing Nikon FX-35A camera
Replies: 9
Views: 2033

Re: replacing Nikon FX-35A camera

I assume that any Nikon full-frame body could be used to replace the Nikon FX-35A. Please correct me if I'm wrong. If I am correct, is there any particular body I should look for (or avoid). Hi, Nikon DSLRs were unsuitable until recently because the shutters induced vibrations. Some of the newest b...
by Ecooper
Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: replacing Nikon FX-35A camera
Replies: 9
Views: 2033

Re: replacing Nikon FX-35A camera

Thank you. Will I need to replace the existing body with a full-frame digital body?
by Ecooper
Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: replacing Nikon FX-35A camera
Replies: 9
Views: 2033

replacing Nikon FX-35A camera

I finally purchased a good microscope for photomicroscopy. I bought a Nikon Eclipse 400 in excellent shape. It came equiped with a Nikon FX-35A camera and mount. See pics. I would like to replace the camera with a digital body. I know little about Nikon cameras. I use an Olympus EM5 m4/3 camera for ...
by Ecooper
Sun Sep 18, 2016 12:33 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Mitutoyo on Olympus micro 4/3 body?
Replies: 8
Views: 1244

I guess maybe the best thing I can do is buy a Mitutoyo and try it on a few different lenses... If you want to get a quick read before buying the Mitutoyo, just make a 12 mm hole in a piece of black paper, hold it in front of your long lenses while photographing a distant scene, and see if you get ...
by Ecooper
Sat Sep 17, 2016 8:11 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Mitutoyo on Olympus micro 4/3 body?
Replies: 8
Views: 1244

The 90mm macro I have in a Tamron, and the front element isn't particularly recessed.

I guess maybe the best thing I can do is buy a Mitutoyo and try it on a few different lenses...
by Ecooper
Fri Sep 16, 2016 8:24 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Mitutoyo on Olympus micro 4/3 body?
Replies: 8
Views: 1244

I was shooting for between 2x and 5x, so the Mitutoyo 10x and zuiko 75mm sound like a good combo. I don't own a 75mm, but I have a number of vintage OM lenses and the adaptors to mount them on the m4/3 body. How well would a vintage 100mm or 75-150mm zoom work? Or maybe a vintage 90mm macro? Just wo...
by Ecooper
Thu Sep 15, 2016 8:11 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Mitutoyo on Olympus micro 4/3 body?
Replies: 8
Views: 1244

Mitutoyo on Olympus micro 4/3 body?

I'm thinking it might be time for me to buy a Mitutoyo 5x or 10x lens. Can anyone recommend a good tube lens for using a Mitutoyo with a Olympus micro 4/3 body? I seem to remember reading somewhere on here that a Zuiko 75mm produced good results. But my memory could be mistaken.

Thanks.
EC
by Ecooper
Thu Sep 15, 2016 2:14 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: woodlouse spider feeding on sow bug (stacked)
Replies: 9
Views: 3702

I love jumping spiders too! I've used the same trick (giving them prey). Sometimes a tiny drop of water works too...if they stop and take a drink, they will typically stand still for a couple of minutes afterwards.
by Ecooper
Mon Sep 12, 2016 4:28 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: woodlouse spider feeding on sow bug (stacked)
Replies: 9
Views: 3702

I should have noted that I now often shoot spiders and insects on white paper. My goal is a really well lit photo of the specimen, rather than a representation of the critter in the wild.
by Ecooper
Mon Sep 12, 2016 4:25 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: woodlouse spider feeding on sow bug (stacked)
Replies: 9
Views: 3702

Yes is is, then, a remarkable image - but my first thought, prompted by the white paper, was that they were obviously dead and it looked very "staged"! Sorry, you cannot win! :lol: LOL! Definitely not staged. These spiders are usually a pain to photograph because they won't stay still! But this tim...
by Ecooper
Mon Sep 12, 2016 12:47 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: woodlouse spider feeding on sow bug (stacked)
Replies: 9
Views: 3702

woodlouse spider feeding on sow bug (stacked)

I haven't posted a photo for ages! This is a photo I took yesterday of a female woodlouse spider ( Dysdera crocata ) feeding on a sow bug. When it bit the sow bug you could hear an audible crunch! The spider was shot on white paper with the flash diffused through a second sheet of paper to create a ...
by Ecooper
Thu Dec 31, 2015 9:59 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Revisit
Replies: 5
Views: 813

Brown paper is a good idea...I like the colour for a background.
by Ecooper
Thu Dec 31, 2015 9:57 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Part II
Replies: 6
Views: 1005

Thank you