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Saul



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2014 2:40 pm    Post subject: Macro rig Reply with quote

Here are few shots of the updated macro rig



Rig material - Maytec and 8020 aluminum extrusions attached to the high density granite base. Microscope base - Swift, unknown model



Microscope base came without illuminator - had to buy from the Ebay and mount using old 52mm UV filter ring



1. 0.8 degree stepper motor what gives me approximately 1 micron per step (without changing settings on the stepper driver)
2. Flexible coupling

Thanks Rik for this whole mounting idea, very easy adjustment !



1. Nikon PB-5
2. Foam gasket, keeps all optical setup from the wobbling
3. M42-F mount adapter
4. M42 extension ring with the Nikon MXA20696 tube lens
5. M42 extension ring
6. M42 focusing helicoid
7. Diaphragm made from the Surplus Shed SKU: M4182 iris diaphragm and couple adapter rings
8. M42-Mitutoyo adapter
9. Mitutoyo 10x



Controls are based on the Crouzet Millenium II 12v PLC , stepper driver and couple relays to control the shutter.
LCD displays step size, step count and stacking status



Connectors - stepper motor, shutter control and 12v power supply
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Peter De Smidt



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2014 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great looking setup!
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ChrisR
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2014 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good to see, thaks for sharing that.
More questions later, but is there a story behind
"2. Foam gasket, keeps all optical setup from the wobbling " ?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2014 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks bad as5. Very Happy Nice.
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GemBro



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2014 6:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fantastic ... love the use of the controller ...
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Canon 550D(T2i) ML (Nightly Builds) | Raynox 250 | Palinar 35mm f2.8 (reversed) | EL-Nikkor 50mm f2.8 N | EL-Nikkor 50mm f4 N | EL-Nikkor 50mm f4 | Bellows | Objectives: LOMO 3.7x 0.11 : 8x 0.20 : 40x 0.65
RiG II - 'Bamboo': Olympus CH Focus Block with Inverted Arca/Swiss | Canon 430 EX (x2) | Olympus T20 flash (x2) | Youngnuo YN-622C Wireless triggers (x3) | Ikea Jansjo 3W LED Lighting (x3)
Optional Arduino based Stepper Focusing system (being built)
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canonian



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2014 6:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for sharing, very nice setup.
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g4lab



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2014 11:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Way kewl!
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Saul



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2014 10:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ChrisR wrote:

More questions later, but is there a story behind
"2. Foam gasket, keeps all optical setup from the wobbling " ?


M42-F mount adapter was not sitting well on the Nikon PB-5 (too loose), had to put something in between.
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Saul



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2014 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Update again - received lever handles from Ebay, now bellows are sitting on the sliding bearing. Result - more room for the microscope base , now it is rotated 180 degrees. And it is easier to change bellow's head height. New flash brackets and arms.





New and old stacking tables
New one is built from the Nikon Labophot/Optiphot leftovers. Old one - Swift microscope, suspect that it was M3500 model.
Nikon pros:
-rotatable table (big plus)
-now step is 0.5┬Ám (without playing with stepper driver)
-flat table surface with stage (easier to place different diffusors over the specimen)
Cons:
-bulkier
-"famous" problem with fine adjustment gear



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ChrisR
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2014 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice. Is the plate (with 14 holes) a stock item?
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Saul



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2014 6:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes. Couple days ago I saw smaller version from 8020


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2014 1:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got it. Smile
Link to Linear Systems, Metric, pdf download, 3.3MB :
http://download.8020.net/2012_Product_Catalog/Metric_Section_9_8020_Catalog_18.pdf
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2016 11:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mitutoyo - Sigma Life-Size Attachment assembly


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2016 6:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mitutoyo - Raynox assembly


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2016 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Applause
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