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by iwamori
Sat Nov 10, 2012 1:30 pm
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: potassium hexacyanoferrate
Replies: 2
Views: 760

potassium hexacyanoferrate

Life is like a strangely named chemical you dissolve and crystallize on a slide, you never know what you're gonna get. 10x D plan apo, crossed polarizers http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/userpix/2821_DSC_9719_1.jpg 10x D plan apo, DIC http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/userpix/2821_DSC_9705_...
by iwamori
Thu Nov 08, 2012 7:44 am
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Crystal Set #2
Replies: 5
Views: 1612

I love these, feels like I'm looking at a satellite image of a very strange and beautiful planet.
by iwamori
Thu Nov 08, 2012 7:40 am
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Weird behaviour of Sodium Citrate
Replies: 3
Views: 1033

Very beautiful images, a terrific surprise.
by iwamori
Thu Nov 08, 2012 6:13 am
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Fun with Crystals
Replies: 0
Views: 639

Fun with Crystals

Potassium Ferrocyanide crystalized on a slide.

20x D PlanApo UV and DIC on Olympus Vanox-t AH-2
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Citric Acid
20x D PlanApo UV with crossed polarizers

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by iwamori
Mon Nov 05, 2012 12:13 pm
Forum: Equipment Exchange
Topic: olympus ah-2 phase contrast
Replies: 1
Views: 1629

olympus ah-2 phase contrast

Olympus made something described as a "phase-contrast slit attachment" for the Vanox-t ah-2 microscope. I've never seen one and would love to see what it looks like/ acquire one. Any leads or pictures would be greatly appreciated.
by iwamori
Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:18 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: What is this???
Replies: 8
Views: 2000

Thanks for the help, I tried it out and naturally it works exactly as everyone suggested.

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by iwamori
Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:14 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: What is this???
Replies: 8
Views: 2000

Good idea. I typed "Olympus lamp centering" into google and found a couple places selling items that look the same. Any idea where it screws in?
by iwamori
Tue Oct 30, 2012 7:59 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: What is this???
Replies: 8
Views: 2000

What is this???

I found this in my box of goodies but have no idea what it is. I know it's Olympus made, probably for an ah-2 or bh-2, but no idea the purpose. Does anyone know what this is?

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by iwamori
Sat Oct 20, 2012 4:44 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Olympus vanox ah-2 darkfield question[UPDATED with how-to]
Replies: 0
Views: 1642

Olympus vanox ah-2 darkfield question[UPDATED with how-to]

Just wondering if anyone has used a darkfield condenser on an olympus AH-2. If so, I'd like to see the specific components needed and the what the setup looks like. UPDATE So after staring at it awhile and taking things apart I figured it out. First you have to take off the stage and the stage holde...
by iwamori
Fri Oct 19, 2012 1:43 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: biophot dic
Replies: 17
Views: 5950

Great, thanks to everyone for all the help. I look forward to hopefully posting some DIC images in the near future and then moving on to getting some forum tips on photography as opposed to just equipment issues. :D
by iwamori
Fri Oct 19, 2012 8:08 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: biophot dic
Replies: 17
Views: 5950

Wow thanks for all the help and very detailed pictures of your setup. The width of the slot made for the biophot analyzer is ~27mm and the thickness ~5mm, so looks like the slider fits the fluophot as well as the biophot. The scope came to me in the condition you see with the DIC condenser and nosep...
by iwamori
Thu Oct 18, 2012 12:09 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: biophot dic
Replies: 17
Views: 5950

I'll put some more condenser/turret pictures up shortly. The silver disk controls the condenser aperture.
by iwamori
Thu Oct 18, 2012 8:51 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: biophot dic
Replies: 17
Views: 5950

Well good to know that the "rainbow-test" isn't really definitive. The DIC condenser turret rotates and displays the number of the objective to be used. I was under the assumption that either the prisms above the objective were objective-specific or the prisms below the condenser were, but not both....
by iwamori
Thu Oct 18, 2012 6:39 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: biophot dic
Replies: 17
Views: 5950

Here are a couple pictures of the nosepiece sans objectives. It looks somewhat like you describe, with three black-bordered filters inserted above the objectives. I looked down through the top of the nosepiece through the filter with a polarizer on the other side. Unfortunately, I did not see the ch...
by iwamori
Wed Oct 17, 2012 7:03 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: biophot dic
Replies: 17
Views: 5950

Here are some closer pictures.

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