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by ChrisR
Fri Mar 04, 2022 11:12 am
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Moss chloroplasts and equisetum spores
Replies: 7
Views: 709

Re: Moss chloroplasts and equisetum spores

Thanks Mike. I took your "Large" pic from Flickr.
We have to be careful of course - can't have them knowing more than the curriculum or they'll get confused, or the examiner won't know what they're referring to so mark things "wrong". :-|
by ChrisR
Tue Mar 01, 2022 6:46 pm
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Moss chloroplasts and equisetum spores
Replies: 7
Views: 709

Re: Moss chloroplasts and equisetum spores

I might pinch your first photo to illustrate chloroplasts in a biology powerpoint for school... ;, if you don't mind :). The equisetum spores would need a long off-curriculum lesson though; kids today leave school here at 18 with top grade biology without having heard of "alternation of generations"...
by ChrisR
Tue Mar 01, 2022 1:16 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Lichen 5x
Replies: 4
Views: 459

Re: Lichen 5x

Attractive things :) . Try a stereo if you can. It's easy with Zerene stacker. Lichens really do jump off the page, even at quite low magnification.
by ChrisR
Wed Jan 19, 2022 1:14 pm
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: I made a thing! or 12 :)
Replies: 11
Views: 1210

Re: I made a thing! or 12 :)

Remarkable, a joy to see, well done!
by ChrisR
Tue Nov 09, 2021 6:41 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Mitutoyo M Plan APO HR 5X 0.21 Test Results
Replies: 149
Views: 7628

Re: Mitutoyo M Plan APO HR 5X 0.21 Test Results

Interesting discussion. I'm not a theory guy, but in my experience my Mitty 7.5/0.21 and Nikon S Fluor 4/0.20 outresolves/outperforms any 0.13, 0.14, 0.15 objective at any magnification on any camera I used them with: MFT (20MP), APS (26MP), FF (47MP), among others. I don't currently have a Mitty 5...
by ChrisR
Mon Nov 01, 2021 1:11 pm
Forum: Equipment Exchange
Topic: Sold: motorized Nikon Focus Block
Replies: 3
Views: 537

Re: motorized Nikon Focus Block

Email sent
by ChrisR
Sat Aug 14, 2021 9:33 am
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Collagen
Replies: 7
Views: 1097

Re: Collagen

Beautiful - tick
interesting - tick
Thanks! :).
by ChrisR
Thu Jul 22, 2021 2:01 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Rhingia campestris
Replies: 9
Views: 1072

Re: Rhingia campestris

"The Heineken fly is a common hoverfly found along hedgerows, in gardens and at woodland edges. Adults feed on the nectar of flowers like White Dead-nettle and Red Dead-nettle, and the larvae live and feed in animal dung." "Heineken refreshes the parts other beers cannot reach." - but that's the bee...
by ChrisR
Fri Jul 02, 2021 6:01 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Olympus NeoSplan 80 / 0.75 Ulwd
Replies: 22
Views: 5382

Re: Olympus NeoSplan 80 / 0.75 Ulwd

Too much? Looking at ebay it's not bad - I wouldn't want to sell one for less!
There aren't any 80x in my search results though.
NA 0.75 and 4mm WD is a rare combination to find, I think.
by ChrisR
Sat Jun 26, 2021 1:15 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Reflector bowl test shots
Replies: 9
Views: 1268

Re: Reflector bowl test shots

As this section is for image galleries, description of the reflector has been split to "Technique and Technical Discussion" HERE
by ChrisR
Sat Apr 24, 2021 3:22 pm
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Conjugating Mougeotia viridis - filamentous algae
Replies: 8
Views: 965

Re: Conjugating Mougeotia viridis - filamentous algae

As others have said - great, thanks for posting these.
by ChrisR
Mon Apr 19, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: A Complication of Crane Flies
Replies: 8
Views: 1455

Re: A Complication of Crane Flies

Oh that's nice! Prefer it uncropped - flaunt those legs!
by ChrisR
Sat Apr 10, 2021 6:38 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Pixel shift vs no shift example
Replies: 25
Views: 1839

Re: Pixel shift vs no shift example

There's something of a parallel with stitched images. We all know it works to give hi res images not just panoramas, and it's fun. How often do we use it?
by ChrisR
Sat Apr 10, 2021 6:15 pm
Forum: Beginners Macro
Topic: meta equipment choices in 2021
Replies: 21
Views: 3692

Re: meta equipment choices in 2021

Definitely will admit to having Gear Acquisition Syndrome :mrgreen: I understand what you're saying though - a high MP sensor will not necessarily make my images any better if I don't have good technique and lighting, and requires better optics and more storage / computing power. I decided to incre...
by ChrisR
Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:47 pm
Forum: Beginners Macro
Topic: meta equipment choices in 2021
Replies: 21
Views: 3692

Re: meta equipment choices in 2021

You all said to go for more pixels - With respect, you have misread. If want to multiply your budget by 3 or many more, and spend a while getting everything else right, then perhaps spend more time peeping at pixels rather than producing useful images - the answer is yes. Go for the highest number ...