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by microcollector
Mon May 04, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Affinity Photo
Replies: 6
Views: 1995

I couple of years ago I tried on an Acer gaming laptop that worked well with Zerene Stacker. The stacking using Affinity was painfully slow.
by microcollector
Mon Apr 27, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: New Puget System computer
Replies: 4
Views: 1243

I ran the same stack in Zerene Pmax = 3 minutes 20 seconds D map = 3 minutes 13 seconds. I accepted the default setting on the slider and continued stacking. The enabling of open CL in helicon is making the difference. This was pointed out by Travis Olds and based on his experience. I get slightly f...
by microcollector
Mon Apr 27, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: New Puget System computer
Replies: 4
Views: 1243

I only do minor work in LR before exporting. Spot removal is the main one and I have that setting saved so I can used it over and over. Will also do some exposure and highlight adjustment. As I use a Canon 70-200mm f4 L series lens as a tube lens I have the lens correction feature selected. I use PS...
by microcollector
Mon Apr 27, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: New Puget System computer
Replies: 4
Views: 1243

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by microcollector
Mon Apr 27, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: New Puget System computer
Replies: 4
Views: 1243

New Puget System computer

My desktop system died several years ago and was replaced by an ACER gaming laptop. It was an improvement over the old desktop for staking. Recently had a discussion with folks on a mineral FB group about stacking. One mentioned running stack with Helicon that finished in under 2 minutes. Based on t...
by microcollector
Sun Apr 26, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: On Lockdown
Replies: 252
Views: 11086

We have been holed up at home for a couple of weeks before Washington went into lockdown. My wife and I are in our 70's and she worked as a virologist. Her work experience was at CDC, a Navy biowarfare lab and California State Health Department. She had a good idea where this was headed so we took o...
by microcollector
Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Lazaraskeite
Replies: 0
Views: 890

Lazaraskeite

Lazaraskeite from Western end, pusch ridge, Pima County, Arizona.
FOV = 1.2 mm

Link to full image on my Mindat photos.

https://www.mindat.org/photo-1015316.html
by microcollector
Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Linarite
Replies: 2
Views: 741

No, but I wish it was. There was a dealer at our Northwest Friends of Mineralogy symposium a number of years back that had a chunk of rock laced with linarite. As she did not deal in micros so I got it for a few bucks. It was very productive.
by microcollector
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Linarite
Replies: 2
Views: 741

Linarite

Linarite from Blanchard Mine (Portales-Blanchard Mine; Hansonburg Lead mine; McCarthy Lead mine), Bingham, Hansonburg District, Socorro Co., New Mexico
FOV = 3.6 mm
Image
by microcollector
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Barnesite
Replies: 0
Views: 649

Barnesite

Barnesite from the type locality Cactus Rat Mine (Blue Bird), The Poison Strip, Thompsons District (S. E. Thomsons), Grand Co., Utah, USA'
FOV = 1.4 mm

Image
by microcollector
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Ferrisurite
Replies: 1
Views: 794

Ferrisurite

Ferrisurite from the type locality Shirley Ann group (Shirley Ann claim; Dodd Springs; Trail; Eureka; Sal; June; Bee Em Tee), Big Dodd Spring, Ubehebe District, Cottonwood Mts, Panamint Mts (Panamint Range), Inyo Co., California, USA. FOV = 3.7 mm mm http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/userpix/264...
by microcollector
Tue May 14, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: When I log in I get this security warning
Replies: 4
Views: 1486

I get the same warning when I log in.
by microcollector
Sun Dec 16, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Cheap Laptop to run remote control, image stacking/editing?
Replies: 3
Views: 2454

You may find it difficult to find a laptop with a CD drive. They seem to be a dying breed as most folks download programs from the internet. A couple of years ago my desktop died a hard death and the laptop I had at the time was not up to stacking efficiently and running a Stackshot rail. I opted fo...
by microcollector
Sun Dec 16, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: vertical vs horizontal arrangement
Replies: 8
Views: 2839

I use a vertical setup. I photograph microminerals and have found that lighting is easier using a vertical setup.
by microcollector
Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Linarite
Replies: 0
Views: 580

Linarite

Linarite Blanchard Mine (Portalas-Blanchard Mine), Bingham, Hansonburg District, Socorro Co., New Mexico, USA FOV = 1.2mm #04950 163 frames stepped at 0.005mm using a Stack Shot rail. 0.125 sec exposure Canon T5i, Canon 55 - 250mm zoom set at 200mm and focused at infinity, f5.6 with a 10X Mitutoyo M...