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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: 109

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: 64

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: 425

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: 146

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: 1439

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: 1439

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: 1348

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 ...
by Photomicro
Sat Mar 28, 2020 4:17 am
Forum: Equipment Exchange
Topic: Leitz Ploemopak(s) for fluorescence
Replies: 2
Views: 2061

Long since gone.
by Photomicro
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: 20x Objective
Replies: 4
Views: 1410

Re: 20x Objective

Hi all I am looking for a 20x objective and my budget is around £300. I found this one can anybody give me any advise. Also if anyone can recommend a objective I would be grateful. Many thanks Phil http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/userpix/5283_Motic_2.jpg You don't say what you want it for Phi...
by Photomicro
Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:42 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Some recent shots at 2.5x-3.5x of Live Jumping Spiders
Replies: 6
Views: 1969

Re: Some recent shots at 2.5x-3.5x of Live Jumping Spiders

I used the Olympus em1 mark 2 with the MC-14 teleconverter, 20mm of Pixco extension tubes and the Olympus 60mm macro lens. Godox 250TT Speedlight on my hotshoe, and focus bracket mode/stacking mode depending on image. I also added the Raynox 250 or 202 on one or two of these. stacks are 40-110 imag...
by Photomicro
Mon Oct 28, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Darkfield Microscopy ??
Replies: 8
Views: 745

A ring light can achieve this quite well, if you get the distance from the subject right. Do this by trial and error.

This was done like this;

https://www.flickr.com/photos/66189529@ ... 783466119/
by Photomicro
Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Stained wood cuts
Replies: 18
Views: 2379

grgh wrote:Why can we never find slides like these for sale?

first class work.
Pass that on to your supplier as well. Beautiful.
Yes, they are nice. Ernie Ives produced many slides such as this, with most having sections in 3 planes.

If you want some George, contact me.
by Photomicro
Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Nikon E400
Replies: 0
Views: 423

Nikon E400

Anyone got an electronic copy of the Nikon E400 user manual?

I have searched online, and the E400 Pol is widely available, but not the straight model.

Thanks.
by Photomicro
Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Stink Bug eggs
Replies: 7
Views: 1457

These are gorse shield bug eggs (Piezodorus lituratus) https://www.flickr.com/photos/66189529@N08/47928205027/in/datetaken/ If the implication is that 1of1snowflake's eggs are the same species as what's shown at Flickr, then I have to say I think that's probably wrong. The eggs shown at Flickr have...
by Photomicro
Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Stink Bug eggs
Replies: 7
Views: 1457

Many of the stink bugs (or shield bugs as we tend to refer to them in the UK) produce very interesting eggs, either in terms of patterning, sculpturing, or indeed how they are arranged on a leaf, as a 'raft' on in paired rows. In green shield bugs, Palomena prasina, the female will find a suitable p...