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by Photomicro
Sun Feb 14, 2021 11:28 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Few today's pieces of hoarfrost
Replies: 3
Views: 246

Re: Few today's pieces of hoarfrost

When conditions are right, I get ice crystal patterns forming on the outside of my front windows. Not only does it need to be cold enough, but there needs to be moisture in the air, and it only happens on a few occasions during a cold spell. When I was growing up, the windows in my bedroom were sing...
by Photomicro
Fri Feb 05, 2021 7:20 am
Forum: Equipment Exchange
Topic: WTB Nikon DIC M dry 0.9 prism and Plan Fluor objectives
Replies: 0
Views: 302

WTB Nikon DIC M dry 0.9 prism and Plan Fluor objectives

I am looking for a Nikon DIC M Dry 0.9 lower prism for the Nikon C-CU Universal Condenser. Also, Plan Fluor x10 and x40 objectives. All for E600 stand. Possible incentives available for swap if prefer; C-CU Universal System Condenser, dry NA 0.9 Plan 40/0.65 Ph2 DL infinity 25mm Plan 20/0.40 infinit...
by Photomicro
Thu Dec 31, 2020 2:55 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: microscope recommendations
Replies: 12
Views: 1712

Re: microscope reccommendations

PM sent.
by Photomicro
Tue Dec 01, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Nikon Eclipse C-CU Universal Condenser and DIC literature
Replies: 5
Views: 1611

Re: Nikon Eclipse C-CU Universal Condenser and DIC literature

I replied to this yesterday, but for some reason the message remains in my in-box; no idea why, See if this applies: "FAQ: There's a PM stuck in my Outbox. What's wrong?" --Rik ah....I see ! No doubt you are right...I guess there is no way of knowing unless the recipient replies, or says here they ...
by Photomicro
Tue Dec 01, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Nikon Eclipse C-CU Universal Condenser and DIC literature
Replies: 5
Views: 1611

Re: Nikon Eclipse C-CU Universal Condenser and DIC literature

Hi, I have a work in progress PDF document showing the old and new Nikon DIC systems with some pictures, part numbers and Nikon system diagrams. If you send me a PM I can send you a copy. I replied to this yesterday, but for some reason the message remains in my in-box; no idea why, I have sent and...
by Photomicro
Fri Nov 27, 2020 2:18 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Nikon Eclipse C-CU Universal Condenser and DIC literature
Replies: 5
Views: 1611

Nikon Eclipse C-CU Universal Condenser and DIC literature

I have spent some searching online for a manual for the Nikon Universal Condenser, C-CU. Strangely, all I come up with is one for the similar D-CUD, which looks a little different. I wondered if anyone has an electronic version, or can point to a source for one for the C-CU. That or any literature o...
by Photomicro
Fri Sep 18, 2020 2:50 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Palomena prasina eggs and the hatched nymphs
Replies: 14
Views: 2345

Re: Palomena prasina eggs and the hatched nymphs

Hello Mike The nymphs react to shock, they remain still. Between each picture of the stack series, I lightly tapped the surface with tweezers. In this way they remained calm. Kurt Hello Kurt thank you very much for your answer. So no movement between taps? It is our Autumn here in the UK, but I mus...
by Photomicro
Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Palomena prasina eggs and the hatched nymphs
Replies: 14
Views: 2345

Re: Palomena prasina eggs and the hatched nymphs

Referring to the excellent shot of the newly hatched nymphs on their egg-cases, I wonder how you got so many shots for your stack without any of them moving?
by Photomicro
Thu Jul 30, 2020 2:09 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Beetles, more beetles
Replies: 1
Views: 1228

Re: Beetles, more beetles

Nice...but only the first one is a beetle.
by Photomicro
Thu Jul 30, 2020 2:07 am
Forum: Equipment Exchange
Topic: Zeiss Ultraphot II Instructions
Replies: 0
Views: 1929

Zeiss Ultraphot II Instructions

In searching through a large pile of literature, I found an original copy of the (A5-ish) 92 page instruction booklet for the Zeiss (West) Ultraphot II, dated 1967. This is free to a good home, for just the cost of postage (from UK) but is in German. Not sure if this classifies as 'equipment' but co...
by Photomicro
Sun Jul 05, 2020 1:56 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Yucca
Replies: 10
Views: 1920

Re: Yucca

They do tend to flower rather sporadically over here in the UK Steve, and usually have to reach maturity first. Some plants on some waste ground on an small industrial estate in a town near me did so quite spectacularly last year. They won't set seed here, unless artificially pollinated though, as t...
by Photomicro
Sun Jul 05, 2020 1:40 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: dummy sliders for Nikon DIC nosepiece
Replies: 1
Views: 1135

dummy sliders for Nikon DIC nosepiece

It occurs to me that originally, a Nikon D-ND6 DIC Sextuple nosepiece for the Eclipse range from E600 upwards, may well have come supplied with 'dummy' sliders in the slots, to stop dust entry. Whilst the PF (etc) sliders can do this when 'retracted' it would be very few users who had a full set fro...
by Photomicro
Wed Apr 22, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Need help with Nikon Camera lucida for an Optiphot
Replies: 9
Views: 1956

You are most welcome.

Thought it should work out once you realised it wasn't supposed to project an image. Yes, some of the original camera lucida devices worked in that way.

Glad you got help to see how it worked *before* you took it apart !
by Photomicro
Wed Apr 22, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Need help with Nikon Camera lucida for an Optiphot
Replies: 9
Views: 1956

Re: Doesn't project

Hi Pau and Ichthyophthirius - the device does not project, though it appears as if it should. I looked down the microscope through the trinocular head and the only thing I see is the subject. I tried darkening the room and reducing the light intensity but don't see anything. RB By "see the subject"...
by Photomicro
Thu Apr 09, 2020 6:11 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Bombylius ID, please?
Replies: 4
Views: 1784

Can't tell for sure from this shot, but highly likely to be Bombylius major. Also known as dark-edged bee-fly due to the dark edges of the wings, this is by far the commonest species here in the UK. You may have noticed the patterning on the wings. They are very active right now. Another species, B ...