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bluefish



Joined: 06 Dec 2017
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:37 am    Post subject: horizontal or vertical stack? Reply with quote

Hello

To this philosophical question, I tried to find a simple solution with a material that can be used in both configurations.
I think the idea is not new here and I remain at the disposal of those who would like to know more.
Here are some pictures of some of my equipment that I use the most:
- A heavy CANON stand
- OLYMPUS BH microscope cut and modified for use in vertical (normal) or recumbent position. It has been equipped with two metal bars to give it stability and a tray attached to the original tray.
- A bellows equipped with the chosen objective (in LT of 160 for the objectives of microscope)
To move from the horizontal or vertical position simply rotate the bellows and tilt the microscope a quarter.
For my part, I command the movement of the subject to photograph but it is possible to move the camera by placing it on the second plate.






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Troels



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Smart thinking.
I wish my set-up had this flexibility.
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bluefish



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I forgot to mention that the metal shims intended to stabilize the microscope are made of 4 mm flat iron and simply glued with epoxy glue (araldite). It can also be done with wood or plastic.
With this system, I gave up automating stacking, even if I have to shoot 200 photos, the manual operation is fast and I do not take any precautions concerning the vibrations thanks to the new PENTAX KP which works wonders in electronic triggering : no noise, no vibrations.
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