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by Will Milne
Fri Mar 29, 2013 4:31 pm
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Photographing crystals with cross-polarized light - how?
Replies: 11
Views: 3030

I have done a couple of such images- they seem to be a kinda " right of passage" kinda thing- Light source then polarizer/subject/lens then polarizer/sensor .... seems to be the order that works. Wine making stores are a good source of cheap and small amount chemicals like tartaric acid / ascorbic a...
by Will Milne
Tue Dec 18, 2012 6:21 pm
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Where to find Zerene stacker for windows 32bit
Replies: 16
Views: 10506

Lol- what a remarkably cultured and restrained response :)))

WIll
by Will Milne
Sun Dec 09, 2012 6:37 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Shopping for a Tripod...
Replies: 16
Views: 3023

Hi Bit off brand but I have been using a Triopo CF tripod in bogs/wetlands/muckholes for a couple of years and have had no complaints at under $200.00 Regarding heads- I have a RRS BH-55 and cant find a bad thing to say. Simply snug down the locking controls- no need for hard tightning and I have be...
by Will Milne
Wed Nov 28, 2012 5:56 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: opinions regarding olympus-bh
Replies: 7
Views: 1341

Hi I have a BHA- it is configured as follows - BHA stand/5 objective turret/standard stage/NA 1.4 aplantic-achromat condensor and trinocular head. Objectives are 4x/10x/20x/40x/60x NCG - Nikon CFN plan Photo Eyepiece is a Nikon 2.5x CF-Pl Additionally I have the BH- RLA Reflected light accessory It ...
by Will Milne
Thu Jun 07, 2012 2:46 pm
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Playing with crystals
Replies: 5
Views: 1512

Rogelio and Pau- glad you enjoyed the pics thanks. Pau-I found that using boiled distilled water at a ratio by volume of between 5-10 times that of the ascorbic acid seemed to work. I tried a very saturated solution and that was less successful at generating interesting crystals. I put a couple of d...
by Will Milne
Thu Jun 07, 2012 4:38 am
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Playing with crystals
Replies: 5
Views: 1512

Playing with crystals

Charles Krebs once suggested that ascorbic acid was a "rite of passage" subject for those playing with polarization. Thought I would give it a try - cross polarized oblique transmitted light/Nikon 10x 0.25 finite ( Edmunds) and nikon CPL 2.5x on an olympus BHA and Nikon D5100. Oblique lighting via t...
by Will Milne
Sat May 26, 2012 5:56 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Native British Terrestrial Orchids
Replies: 10
Views: 2861

Hi Harold What a lovely topic dear to my heart. While I am in Canada I have a passion for terrestrial orchids anywhere. The first image looks very similar to our Amerorchis sp. Here in Manitoba Canada we have 38 species of native orchids . I currently maintain a website for the local folks intereste...
by Will Milne
Mon May 21, 2012 4:49 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: wide-angle macro-in the field
Replies: 19
Views: 16540

Hi Having done a lot of wide angle closeups with a 20mm Nikkor f2.8 and extension tubes I am fascinated by your approach. Having a JML 21mm f 3.5 which I have written off so far, I am excited to see another possible use for it that fits with my interests. Any chance you could show some images of you...
by Will Milne
Sat May 19, 2012 6:20 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Can I fit this in my bellows?
Replies: 15
Views: 3681

Interesting thread- Nice to see the technology expanding. The stuff about QT Loung"s plea is also interesting in a different way. I'm often struck by the difference between photographers and artists. Never having seen his/her work before QT Loung seems to be very much a photographer. I wont name nam...
by Will Milne
Fri Mar 02, 2012 5:13 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Tripod for macro photos
Replies: 18
Views: 7310

Some nice options there !!! I would toss in the addition of an L-Plate for the cam that way you can flop the head on its side and still get a horizontal view. Depending on the head and situation it can reduce the height of the body quite a bit.

Will
by Will Milne
Thu Mar 01, 2012 5:35 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Not All that Glitters is Gold
Replies: 96
Views: 28323

Isn't an NA of 0.3 for the possible LWD or even the NA of 0.4 for the possible regular WD 20x version mediocre at best? I suspect that there is a silent hope that this JML inherits the same CA free character of the 21 f3.5 but with those potentially low NA values it might also inherit the same borde...
by Will Milne
Sat Jan 28, 2012 6:00 pm
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Nikon E600/E800/E1000/TE200/TE300 vs 80i/90i/Ti DIC system
Replies: 12
Views: 4736

Hi You make some of the most compelling and beautifull scope images I have ever seen . Both you and Charles K have demonstrated that DIC is a very seductive lighting option . I am sure I am not alone in pondering /wishing for a DIC rig for the wonderfull color/tonal/detail imagery it seems to produc...
by Will Milne
Tue Jan 17, 2012 1:20 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Olympus BHA era transformer question
Replies: 2
Views: 1982

Hi - thanks for the reply

The bulbs are 6v-8v 30W Tungsten - Ushio 8C102

Image

Will
by Will Milne
Mon Jan 16, 2012 6:25 pm
Forum: Equipment Exchange
Topic: JML Optical 21mm f3.5
Replies: 0
Views: 2198

JML Optical 21mm f3.5

Hi I have a JML 21 mm f 3.5 that has not been mounted ( I have another that I use on my scope and in the field) so this one is a spare. I would like to simply trade it in part or full . Would be interested in - Nikon CF 60x NCG NA 0.85 Nikon CF 100 x NA 1.25 OIL Olympus BHA accesories parts Will
by Will Milne
Mon Jan 16, 2012 5:59 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Olympus BHA era transformer question
Replies: 2
Views: 1982

Olympus BHA era transformer question

Hi I have a BH-RLA vertical illuminator for my BHA scope seen mounted on the scope here - http://www.watersidemb.ca/olybha/oly5web.jpg I currently use it by disconnecting the connection from the base illuminator - the finned housing seen on the lower right here- and plugging the BHA-RLA into the soc...