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by Dave S
Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:12 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: The next step
Replies: 31
Views: 3551

Hi Rik, that is a very useful suggestion, and quite innovative, thank you.

Things have moved on a bit since, and I now have abetter quality microscope, with Plan objectives, and Kohler illumination, but your suggestion is still a very valid one.
by Dave S
Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:04 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Patch Stops
Replies: 2
Views: 818

Yes, I think you are correct.

Not having seen any 3D plastic material before, I didn't consider it.
by Dave S
Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:15 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: The next step
Replies: 31
Views: 3551

have you thought about using a camera control app to do some in camera focus stacking, I've had decent results with an auto focus capable 1x macro lens and a tripod with qDslrDashboard, it's not going to be "extreme macro" without the high magnification lens/objective (which are generally manual fo...
by Dave S
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:41 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: The next step
Replies: 31
Views: 3551

As I think I mentioned before, most of my macro photography is of live subjects, in the natural environment, using a macro ring flash. However, sometimes its nice to 'play around' indoors, especially with winter ahead of us. Photography, from wildlife, to landscape, and travel etc, is a serious hobb...
by Dave S
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:13 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Patch Stops
Replies: 2
Views: 818

Patch Stops

Arrived today, a set of 32m Dark Field Patch Stops, and Oblique Illumination Stops, cut from 1.5mm thick plastic (probably Acetal/Delrin)

7, 8, 11, 13, and 20mm Dark Field patch stops, and four different Oblique stops.

Image
by Dave S
Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:18 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: The next step
Replies: 31
Views: 3551

As, I said the slide rail works fine for macro, but now having tried it with a 4x objective, I accept that its not a practical solution for 'extreme macro' Here's a quick 13 image stack, that I did last night, using the rail system. EOS 5d MklV + Sigma EX105 f/2.8 macro + EF 1.4x TC, giving a focal ...
by Dave S
Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: The next step
Replies: 31
Views: 3551

Some interesting thoughts, and 'links' there guys, thank you. The T2 to RMS adapter arrived today, so I took the 4x objective from the microscope, and attached it to the camera. I managed to get a focused image on a flat subject, using my macro rail system, but it was a bit fiddly, so taking multipl...
by Dave S
Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: The next step
Replies: 31
Views: 3551

Ok guys, a lot of valuable input here, thank you.

I will consider the options put forward, and take on board the advice given.

Then I can consider whether or not to take a specifically designed mechanical approach, or scrap the idea, and as I said earlier, stick with macro, and photomacrography..
by Dave S
Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: The next step
Replies: 31
Views: 3551

Firstly, regarding the stability of the stand, I don't need to touch it, or the camera when taking a shot, as the camera will be controlled remotely using the EOS Utility software V.3.0. I can also use 'Mirror Lockup' to minimise the risk of vibration. I take on board what you say Rik re the micro m...
by Dave S
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: The next step
Replies: 31
Views: 3551

The next step

Having joined this group as a newcomer to microscopy, back in May, I went on to buy a basic triocular microscope, with achromatic objectives. Having decided that microscopy was a pass time that I would like to pursue, I upgraded to a microscope with Plan objectives, and Kohler illumination. I also p...
by Dave S
Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:16 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Horsefly
Replies: 5
Views: 1400

Thanks for the correct identification Guys, much appreciated.
by Dave S
Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: 3 From an English garden.
Replies: 4
Views: 1356

Very Nice.
by Dave S
Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Horsefly
Replies: 5
Views: 1400

That's interesting hayath, some folk have considered it Horsefly, and others a Hover Fly.

I'm more a photographer than a entomologist, so I could not be sure, but thanks for your advice.
by Dave S
Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Macros from Valparai
Replies: 6
Views: 1424

Nice fine detail, and colour in those images. :)
by Dave S
Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:24 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Horsefly
Replies: 5
Views: 1400

Horsefly

Canon EOS 5d MklV + Sigma EX105 f/2.8 Macro + Nissin MF18 Ring Flash

ImageRobust Horsefly by Dave_S2, on Flickr