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by ckatosmith
Wed Aug 06, 2014 10:50 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Dust spot likely from binocular tube, Nikon Eclipse E200
Replies: 5
Views: 873

Thanks, Pau, I will keep that in mind for future reference (hopefully way into the future). Carolina
by ckatosmith
Wed Aug 06, 2014 10:35 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: 3D printing hoods for microscope objectives
Replies: 10
Views: 1362

This is a very tangential, but may prove useful, reply: I own a FLIR E4 camera which has proved popular enough to inspire 3D printed parts/accessories. So I have bookmarked the 'super useful FLIR E4 thread' for future reference. If you cruise through the thread, you may find useful information on 3D...
by ckatosmith
Wed Aug 06, 2014 9:59 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Leitz vs Nikon objective, cone vs flat adapter, Nikon 1 ?s
Replies: 4
Views: 1765

Thank you, Pau, for your reply. I await an ordered RMS adapter to try out the Leitz Pl 2.5 objective. I will attempt to compare using it on a lens and with just tubes or bellows. Other update: The Eye-Fi card and remote IR trigger for my Nikon 1 V1 has given new life to a camera that was often sitti...
by ckatosmith
Tue Aug 05, 2014 11:09 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Planorbella spec.
Replies: 7
Views: 1226

Hello ckatosmith Thank you for the translation. I can write English, but not one understands this. So I hope that your Google Translation is understandable. Thanks a lot Kurt Your welcome! I don't know how 'good' a translation Google did, but I appreciated having something so fascinating that I wan...
by ckatosmith
Tue Aug 05, 2014 9:16 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Planorbella spec.
Replies: 7
Views: 1226

Really fascinating. I hope it is okay and helpful to post a Google translation:

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by ckatosmith
Tue Aug 05, 2014 9:06 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: rough comparison view of Nikon D800E and Nikon 1 V1 with 10X
Replies: 5
Views: 980

OK, I went back and resized the print size of the above (crummy) photos in Photoshop according to the 2.7x factor and I understand better what you mean. Perhaps one value in smaller sensors is if, depending on one's arsenal of lenses, one is able to utilize a higher percentage of the sensor for the ...
by ckatosmith
Sun Aug 03, 2014 11:13 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: rough comparison view of Nikon D800E and Nikon 1 V1 with 10X
Replies: 5
Views: 980

Does that mean if I can figure out how to make a D800E print 2.72x bigger, equal size cropped boxes (say 4x6) should show equal magnification, and one could then look to see which has better detail? Edit: Then, the D800E should be better for details/IQ because of the larger sensor, more MP, and like...
by ckatosmith
Sun Aug 03, 2014 9:41 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: rough comparison view of Nikon D800E and Nikon 1 V1 with 10X
Replies: 5
Views: 980

rough comparison view of Nikon D800E and Nikon 1 V1 with 10X

Corn Pollen on a corn leaf from my garden. I know these are not great photos (apologies), again, I quickly wanted to see what using a CX sensor with a microscope objective might offer... Any comments welcome. Very quick and dirty (no retouch, no sharpening, no adjustments, not great lighting or focu...
by ckatosmith
Sun Aug 03, 2014 2:28 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Leitz vs Nikon objective, cone vs flat adapter, Nikon 1 ?s
Replies: 4
Views: 1765

Thank you Rik,

I will order a flat RMS adapter to try out first, since I am curious about using the Leitz 2.5x objective (I don't have a Nikon equivalent) and I have some plain 'empty' extention tubes.
by ckatosmith
Sun Aug 03, 2014 1:39 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Leitz vs Nikon objective, cone vs flat adapter, Nikon 1 ?s
Replies: 4
Views: 1765

Leitz vs Nikon objective, cone vs flat adapter, Nikon 1 ?s

I'm excited to try and branch out/experiment with equipment I already mostly own to obtain better photos. Any comments appreciated. Basic system: Nikon D800E + Nikon's excellent (no longer available new) Micro Nikkor Zoom 70-180mm lens (beat's the pants off my old version 70-200 VR lens for sharpnes...
by ckatosmith
Sun Aug 03, 2014 12:22 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Moth prisoner of the Venus flytrap - 100 stack
Replies: 7
Views: 1706

Thanks Rik,

Yes, always interested in explanations, even though I may not understand them fully after nth reading. Sometimes time (because of newly acquired knowledge base) helps... so always valued even though at many points I go, 'huh'? so thanks!
by ckatosmith
Wed Jul 30, 2014 3:27 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Moth prisoner of the Venus flytrap - 100 stack
Replies: 7
Views: 1706

Thanks for your thoughts. Yes, I should progress to custom WB. At least I try to move beyond Auto WB! I am roughly acquainted with metamerism from my printing forays with different papers (inkjet). I still think there is a color cast from the light reflecting onto the moth from the plant... the moth...
by ckatosmith
Wed Jul 30, 2014 1:00 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Moth prisoner of the Venus flytrap - 100 stack
Replies: 7
Views: 1706

Rik, Thank you for your comments. I thought similar but decided to leave it as is since the flytrap really is that bright green, so I chalked it up to color cast from the plant spilling to the underside of the moth. I did not do a grey card custom balance. I did use the WB setting of Kelvin on my ca...
by ckatosmith
Tue Jul 29, 2014 5:36 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Moth prisoner of the Venus flytrap - 100 stack
Replies: 7
Views: 1706

Moth prisoner of the Venus flytrap - 100 stack

I've had this Venus flytrap for over a year. Recently I mentioned it was probably time to feed it. Ahem, I didn't know the 'boys' in the house would try this! I am not sure if the black eye was congenital or a post mortem effect, as I didn't even notice this until doing the StackShot series. (Nikon ...
by ckatosmith
Tue Jul 29, 2014 5:05 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Dust spot likely from binocular tube, Nikon Eclipse E200
Replies: 5
Views: 873

Thank you for your replies. I was going to take photos of the 'problem' and upload them here, but when I looked today, it was gone! Really surprised. A microscope service gentleman said he did mobile service calls and that was hard to resist (saved a few hours of my time), and since I had scheduled ...