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by JB
Sat Mar 14, 2020 4:13 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Meiji RZ compared to Wild M10?
Replies: 6
Views: 1386

Yes, the Meiji RZ ergotube looks like a Wild clone, but to my eyes the rest of the microscope looks much more like an Olympus SZH.

I have no experience with the Meiji RZ. The Leica/Wild M10 zoom body is all metal parts inside and very robust.
by JB
Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:08 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Ergonomics of photomacrography
Replies: 5
Views: 1034

I have been struggling with osteoarthritis in the neck for nearly 10 years now resulting in stereo microscopy (entomology) being a real pain. For me it has been a significant improvement to get variable ErgoTubes on my stereo microscopes, making it possible to keep my neck in a relaxed and very upri...
by JB
Sun Sep 29, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Super-widefield 15x or 16x eyepieces for Wild?
Replies: 11
Views: 1383

Re: Super-widefield 15x or 16x eyepieces for Wild?

Rorschach wrote:I'll report when I actually get the eyepieces in a few weeks. They are being shipped currently.
Thanks. I am looking forward to reading about your experiences with the super-widefield eyepieces on the M3Z.
by JB
Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Super-widefield 15x or 16x eyepieces for Wild?
Replies: 11
Views: 1383

Re: Super-widefield 15x or 16x eyepieces for Wild?

I managed to snatch a pair of Olympus SWH10X-H26 super-widefield eyepieces at a reasonable price for my Wild M3Z, as I know they are the best possible 10x eyepieces. Can you use the Olympus fn 26.5 eyepieces with the Wild M3Z without getting any vignetting at all? If yes, which head are you using o...
by JB
Sat Apr 28, 2012 2:19 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Computer power for stacking
Replies: 17
Views: 5173

Just to specify conditions, Chris, Like Craig, I also have an Intel i7 2600K CPU. 16 Gb RAM (Default 3 Gb allocated to Zerene Stacker). Separate hard drives for system and data, Western Digital Caviars. Windows 7, 64-bit. 15 mpix 8 bit TIFF (from Canon 50D) stacks at 3.8 seconds/frame (ZS PMAX). CPU...
by JB
Fri Apr 27, 2012 3:58 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Computer power for stacking
Replies: 17
Views: 5173

Chris, Like Craig, I also have an Intel i7 2600K CPU. 16 Gb RAM (Default 3 Gb allocated to Zerene Stacker). Separate hard drives for system and data, Western Digital Caviars. Windows 7, 64-bit. 15 mpix 8 bit TIFF (from Canon 50D) stacks at 3.8 seconds/frame (ZS PMAX). CPU usage as measured by Window...
by JB
Mon Apr 26, 2010 2:07 pm
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Case study: "Portable" stacking set-up.
Replies: 44
Views: 28296

Re: Case study: "Portable" stacking set-up.

I took the focus post from a stereo microscope stand and made a base of maple. (I had two bases I could have used but one was too short, and the other, cast iron, was far too heavy). Three 5mm machine screws attached it to the wooden base. To the vertical post I attached an Arca-Swiss clamp. Charle...
by JB
Wed Feb 24, 2010 2:59 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Focus block on ebay
Replies: 10
Views: 3148

Perhaps the confusion about 1 or 2 microns division comes from the fact, that the numbering on the BHMJ focus block gives the illusion of 200 divisions - but actually there is only 100...

Jörn