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by Deanimator
Mon Feb 15, 2021 9:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: Out of Macrophotography for the Time Being
Replies: 34
Views: 11523

Re: Out of Macrophotography for the Time Being

Got the new PC built and my photos copied off of the old drive. MSI Mag Mortar MB with AMD Ryzen 3200 processor and 64gb of RAM 4tb HDD PC is up and running. Reinstalled Zerene today. Ran a stack of previously stacked images. I perceived it to be noticeably faster than the previous processor and 24g...
by Deanimator
Mon Jan 25, 2021 7:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: Out of Macrophotography for the Time Being
Replies: 34
Views: 11523

Re: Out of Macrophotography for the Time Being

As the saying goes, when it rains, it pours. My main PC with Zerene, Elements, and all of my images died. First the power supply died and was replaced, then the chip fan died. I got (I think) the PC running, but never could get it to boot properly. Ended up buying parts for an all new PC with 32gb o...
by Deanimator
Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: Out of Macrophotography for the Time Being
Replies: 34
Views: 11523

Re: Out of Macrophotography for the Time Being

I'm [mostly] unpacked now. I've still got shooting gear and some random computer stuff to unpack. I've been trying to get everything organized by category, and safely put in plastic tubs (with foam, where necessary). I've got my photography stuff unpacked and organized to the point where I could do ...
by Deanimator
Thu Oct 01, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: vertical vs. horizontal setup
Replies: 6
Views: 2334

Re: vertical vs. horizontal setup

As others have pointed out, it depends upon the subject and the circumstances.

Rather than limit myself, I constructed a rig made with 80/20 aluminum extrusions that's easily convertible between vertical and horizontal. My Wemacro easily mounts to and dismounts from it.
by Deanimator
Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Workflow - New WeMacro Rail
Replies: 14
Views: 3973

Re: Workflow - New WeMacro Rail

bralex wrote:Question 1: is there any way to use the WeMacro controller to take the shots, but view the setup on the computer? The only workaround I can think of is the camera's MicroHDMI slot and a separate monitor.
That's exactly what I do and it works extremely well.
by Deanimator
Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: Out of Macrophotography for the Time Being
Replies: 34
Views: 11523

All of the full size and oversized books have been unpacked(50+ boxes). Replacement bookcases from IKEA have taken more than a month and were delayed two weeks... assuming they actually get here next week. Macro stuff is still packed. It'll get unpacked and put on shelves next week until I can get t...
by Deanimator
Sun Apr 26, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
Replies: 1
Views: 1772

My web/file server is down due to a move.

I'll have to give it a try when I figure out how to configure the server to run headlessly (temporary space constraints).
by Deanimator
Mon Apr 20, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: Out of Macrophotography for the Time Being
Replies: 34
Views: 11523

Completely moved now. I can squeeze my way into the room to touch the macro table... just. At least I [think] know where all of my macro stuff is. That was all packed into a tub and a rolling cart. It'll be weeks or months before I can unpack enough stuff to start work again. I don't have enough boo...
by Deanimator
Thu Apr 09, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Need advice for 10X microscope objective
Replies: 22
Views: 5557

- I don't see adequate diffusion. Even with no vibrations, the images might not be that great. This is definitely a HUGE issue. Until I got a good handle on diffusion, I got mediocre results at best, even at relatively low magnifications. It takes a lot of trial and error, especially for a beginner...
by Deanimator
Mon Apr 06, 2020 4:54 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Bellows for Canon EOS
Replies: 18
Views: 3717

I used the Pentax bellows and was pretty happy with the results. I got a pretty good deal on mine a few years ago (eBay, don't remember the price). I use mine with the Amscope 4x (good results) and 10x (mediocre so far) finite objectives. I don't think I have, but I should be able to use my old Vivi...
by Deanimator
Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: Out of Macrophotography for the Time Being
Replies: 34
Views: 11523

Glad you're getting settled. The trees will look better soon. Is that Cleveland off in the distance? Sure is. It never gets much clearer from this distance, but still an interesting view. The movers are bringing in the big stuff right now. This time the table's going to have a room of its own. I've...
by Deanimator
Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: Out of Macrophotography for the Time Being
Replies: 34
Views: 11523

Looks like a great location (except maybe traffic induced vibration) with lots of access within walking distance. Good luck and stay safe. Best, Thanks. The floors seem pretty solid, much more so than the old place. On the plus side, I can practically throw a rock and hit a used book store and Harb...
by Deanimator
Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: Out of Macrophotography for the Time Being
Replies: 34
Views: 11523

abpho wrote:Sorry to hear Deanimator. Stay sane my friend.
Books came out to at least 50+ boxes. Boxing up shooting stuff now. Boxed up seldom worn clothes.

There's light at the end of the tunnel, likely a huge Soviet era steam engine...
by Deanimator
Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: Out of Macrophotography for the Time Being
Replies: 34
Views: 11523

View from the new apartment: http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/userpix/2865_Shrunk_MG_3807_1.jpg http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/userpix/2865_Shrunk_MG_3808_1.jpg http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/userpix/2865_Shrunk_MG_3809_1.jpg http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/userpix/2865_Shru...
by Deanimator
Mon Mar 23, 2020 4:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: Out of Macrophotography for the Time Being
Replies: 34
Views: 11523

Finished boxing the books in the living room last night. 37 boxes.