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by ckatosmith
Sun Aug 31, 2014 12:48 am
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: can 'enough' stacking save a non flat field objective?
Replies: 18
Views: 6049

Thank you, Pau! I removed the binocular head from the Nikon E200 and placed the D800E/bellows/Raynox lens over the objective and was excited to see the setup works. So much nicer to have the stage adjustments and quick rough focus with the microscope focus knobs instead of pushing a slide around by ...
by ckatosmith
Sun Aug 31, 2014 12:27 am
Forum: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Topic: FAQ: How can I hook a microscope objective to my camera?
Replies: 91
Views: 402700

More complete designations for the two lenses I mentioned in previous post are: 1. Nikon CFI Plan Achromat 10x NA 0.25 WD 10.5mm (part number MRL00102). 2. Nikon CFI BE Plan Achromat 10X NA 0.25 WD 6.7 (part number MRN70100). --Rik The 10x that came with my Nikon Eclipse E200 microscope is black wi...
by ckatosmith
Sat Aug 30, 2014 5:53 am
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: can 'enough' stacking save a non flat field objective?
Replies: 18
Views: 6049

Thank you, Pau and Cactus Dave. I will try to upload a photo of the horizontal bands when I return home. I don't remember if I had the same bands with the Nikon E200 microscope also, or just with the Celestron stereomicroscope (which I think has a horseshoe shaped fluorescent bulb). If I understand ...
by ckatosmith
Thu Aug 28, 2014 4:43 am
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: can 'enough' stacking save a non flat field objective?
Replies: 18
Views: 6049

Pau, Hi, I 'sort of' did try. My old Ortholux sits unused because it was frustrating to try and find a better light source a couple of years ago, and I decided to go with newer (though novice) equipment that would be easier to source for, thus the Nikon Eclipse E200 (not trinocular, which was maybe ...
by ckatosmith
Wed Aug 27, 2014 6:07 pm
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: can 'enough' stacking save a non flat field objective?
Replies: 18
Views: 6049

Re: can 'enough' stacking save a non flat field objective?

Your full frame sensor has 43 mm diagonal, 36 mm between the two sides, whereas most microscope objectives are designed for no more than 25 mm across the field and some old ones as little as 16 mm. --Rik So I guess no amount of stacking will overcome this design limitation? Onward, for me, then, to...
by ckatosmith
Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:01 pm
Forum: Administrator's Appreciation Gallery...Macro and Close-up Images
Topic: Earwig and grass hopper study study
Replies: 19
Views: 15249

wow. I like the earwig 20x top side of the tail. I still stomp on them, though, and haven't yet the stomach to try photographing them...
by ckatosmith
Tue Aug 26, 2014 8:07 pm
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: can 'enough' stacking save a non flat field objective?
Replies: 18
Views: 6049

Thank you, Phil, Michael (have bookmarked your page), and Rik, for your comments and link/s. My micro interest is much broader than my current skill set or even knowledge, but I am making some progress. I think I will still save up for the Mitutoyo objectives because I want to photograph 3D subjects...
by ckatosmith
Mon Aug 25, 2014 6:21 pm
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: can 'enough' stacking save a non flat field objective?
Replies: 18
Views: 6049

Thank you, Rik, for the informative (stacking) and interesting reply (on 'M'). I haven't yet stacked the slide, but using CamRanger and looking at 100% (the double tap), when the left and right edges of the field (this was a small mammalian kidney slice) were not in focus, it was hard to pick a focu...
by ckatosmith
Mon Aug 25, 2014 5:23 am
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: can 'enough' stacking save a non flat field objective?
Replies: 18
Views: 6049

can 'enough' stacking save a non flat field objective?

I am saving up for new Mitutoyo Plan Apo objectives (10x and 5x). Until then, would stacking deep enough and small steps (2 um) be enough to correct for curvature in non plan objectives? I am currently practicing on microscope slides with the Nikon D800E, bellows, and Leitz finite objectives. Or am ...
by ckatosmith
Thu Aug 21, 2014 8:04 am
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Zerene Stacker: best use of 'show as adjusted box' ?
Replies: 3
Views: 1530

Thank you Craig. Is there a sticky or link to the Zerene Stacker FAQ from within this forum that I missed? If not, would there be consideration for it?
by ckatosmith
Wed Aug 20, 2014 2:41 pm
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Zerene Stacker: best use of 'show as adjusted box' ?
Replies: 3
Views: 1530

Zerene Stacker: best use of 'show as adjusted box' ?

Things fly by so fast when stacking in Zerene Stacker that I don't seem to see how checking it would help me out. I'm probably missing something. When would one want to check the box 'Show as adjusted' when doing a stack? I'm guessing it does not make any difference to the final output image if left...
by ckatosmith
Sun Aug 17, 2014 5:42 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Cooked Red Quinoa, 100 stack
Replies: 7
Views: 3783

Interesting! Though I've never heard of Quinoa before! Quinoa has become quite available in the States, and I would bet you can find it easily in any 'natural' or organic food store/aisle. Super quick to cook (15 minutes), great hot or as a cold salad ingredient. Okay, I know this is not a food for...
by ckatosmith
Fri Aug 08, 2014 8:38 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: A few recent stacked shots
Replies: 7
Views: 1309

third one... cool juxtaposition.
by ckatosmith
Fri Aug 08, 2014 8:35 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Cooked Red Quinoa, 100 stack
Replies: 7
Views: 3783

BugEZ wrote:Tasty stuff, but sometimes it is best not to look too close at dinner time...

Thanks for sharing!
At least it was from 'plants' and not animal :) thanks...
by ckatosmith
Wed Aug 06, 2014 3:29 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Cooked Red Quinoa, 100 stack
Replies: 7
Views: 3783

Cooked Red Quinoa, 100 stack

I was making a Quinoa salad and thought to see what fresh cooked quinoa looked like close up, since cooks just say 'it's done when the white curly tails pop out'. Web consensus says the tails are the seed germ (is that correct?). Trying out my Nikon 1 V1 for a stack. Suggestions welcome. I think I l...