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by Beatsy
Fri Jul 23, 2021 1:02 am
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Insect - double mounting
Replies: 4
Views: 311

Re: Insect - double mounting

That's a neat trick for extra freedom to position the specimen. I already have ways to tilt, rotate and shift the specimen on the rig, so although I do much the same, I generally just bend the end of the main pin/wire at 90 degrees before or after mounting the specimen. I used to try and impale spec...
by Beatsy
Thu Jul 22, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Looking for a new monitor
Replies: 10
Views: 292

Re: Looking for a new monitor

Ta Lou. It's been a long-thought-about upgrade/addition, but now I've finally pressed the button I rather feel I waited too long. I've decided to leave the setup as pictured now, just moving the keyboard in front of the big monitor leaving space on the right for my Intuos tablet. Much easier to use ...
by Beatsy
Thu Jul 22, 2021 8:13 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Looking for a new monitor
Replies: 10
Views: 292

Re: Looking for a new monitor

Confirmed. Happiness is 3840 x 2160. A superb monitor.
The Benq on the left (32") , EIZO on the right (2560x1440 -27")
I'll switch them around for normal use - the Benq is on the left for "easy access" during install/test here...
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by Beatsy
Tue Jul 20, 2021 4:55 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: A7r4 pixel shift. Rather a resolution eye-opener
Replies: 25
Views: 1150

Re: A7r4 pixel shift. Rather a resolution eye-opener

Must be micro usb as there's no USB-C on A7rii, the first body I used it with. Not there to look, sorry. The IR remote method is better IMO as it leaves the usb port free for power and tethering.
by Beatsy
Mon Jul 19, 2021 11:17 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: A7r4 pixel shift. Rather a resolution eye-opener
Replies: 25
Views: 1150

Re: A7r4 pixel shift. Rather a resolution eye-opener

ray_parkhurst wrote:
Mon Jul 19, 2021 5:47 pm
How do you trigger the shutter release on the A7Rm4?
The WeMacro rail controller fires it - either wired, or via IR remote.
by Beatsy
Mon Jul 19, 2021 11:39 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Looking for a new monitor
Replies: 10
Views: 292

Re: Looking for a new monitor

Yayy - hope it it all fires up as expected. Are you getting significantly more oomph with this one? This morning I was reading reviews on a few forums about the $Eizo CG279X$ with hood and the NEC MultiSync PA271Q 27. The NEC is much cheaper but a few have had trouble with its calibration based on ...
by Beatsy
Mon Jul 19, 2021 10:47 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Looking for a new monitor
Replies: 10
Views: 292

Re: Looking for a new monitor

Yayy - hope it it all fires up as expected. Are you getting significantly more oomph with this one?
by Beatsy
Mon Jul 19, 2021 8:26 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Coverslip thickness
Replies: 3
Views: 122

Re: Coverslip thickness

Simplifying, it mainly depends on the N.A. of the objectives you're using, higher N.A. requires more accuracy. Higher quality (e.g. planapo vs achromat) increases the "visibility" of issues caused by incorrect coverslip thickness. You won't really notice a variation of +/- 0.02, or even more with N....
by Beatsy
Mon Jul 19, 2021 3:25 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Looking for a new monitor
Replies: 10
Views: 292

Re: Looking for a new monitor

I currently use a 27" Eizo monitor for photo editing and an old Dell thingy as a second screen, usually turned off. I concentrate better with only one screen. Or should I say, I concentrate less poorly. However, I'm looking for a big screen, 4k resolution, mainly for displaying finished images and p...
by Beatsy
Mon Jul 19, 2021 1:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: I need advice to get my money back
Replies: 13
Views: 3234

Re: I need advice to get my money back

You were openly and obviously evading taxes. I'm with eBay. I don't like paying taxes either, so I wait until I find a source that doesn't impose them, or I pay the price, and moan about it. You got caught out this time, and happily got your money back in the end. Lucky you. But I don't think you ha...
by Beatsy
Fri Jul 16, 2021 10:42 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Hope you like bug pictures!
Replies: 6
Views: 253

Re: Hope you like bug pictures!

Like 'em? Luv 'em! You do those "church window" wings particularly well. Smashing!
by Beatsy
Thu Jul 15, 2021 10:35 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: A7r4 pixel shift. Rather a resolution eye-opener
Replies: 25
Views: 1150

Re: A7r4 pixel shift. Rather a resolution eye-opener

Hi Beatsy, which 135mm lens did you use for this test? I remember you had a fancy 135mm (Samyang/Rokinon? or Zeiss?) which you rejected because of vignetting. In crop mode that wouldn't be a problem. I like my cheap Vivitar-Komine 135mm but my Sigma Art 135mm gives better results, apart from hard v...
by Beatsy
Thu Jul 15, 2021 1:22 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Fruit Fly
Replies: 2
Views: 176

Re: Fruit Fly

Beautiful clean rendering. Bounce light and four flashes looks the business!
by Beatsy
Thu Jul 08, 2021 12:29 am
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Insect mounting
Replies: 3
Views: 346

Re: Insect mounting

<snip> It hardens faster like superglue or fast drying nail polish. Ideal for our use! Haha - that sounds the opposite of ideal for me! I need plenty of slow, careful adjustment time after initial placement :D But did you mean it dries quickly on it's own (not ideal) or under UV (ideal)? Just 5 sec...