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by Paul Dowrick
Thu Feb 27, 2020 6:33 am
Forum: Macro & Microscopy Articles
Topic: Ciliate identification
Replies: 2
Views: 2069

THis is one that I found. But does not seem to be complete - No Haematococcus pluvials

https://www.protozoology.com/publicatio ... ersion.pdf
by Paul Dowrick
Wed Feb 26, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Macro & Microscopy Articles
Topic: Ciliate identification
Replies: 2
Views: 2069

I am interested in identifying this chap - found in some compost juice.

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by Paul Dowrick
Wed Feb 26, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Macro & Microscopy Articles
Topic: Ciliate identification
Replies: 2
Views: 2069

Ciliate identification

Evening all,

What is the best book for ciliate identification?

Many thanks

Paul
by Paul Dowrick
Sat Feb 22, 2020 1:39 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Dry or wet darkfield condenser
Replies: 4
Views: 651

I have the following lenses - All olympus

4x PlanCN 0.1
10x PlanFLN 0.3 Ph1
20x PlanFLN 0.5 Ph1
40x PlanFLN 0.75 Ph2
100x PlanFLN 1.30 oli Ph3

Are these any good?
by Paul Dowrick
Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Dry or wet darkfield condenser
Replies: 4
Views: 651

Dry or wet darkfield condenser

Hi

I am looking to buy a darkfield condenser for my Olympus BX53. Should I go for wet or dry?

Many thanks

Paul
by Paul Dowrick
Mon Dec 16, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Timelapse controller
Replies: 8
Views: 631

Hi Zed

I know what you mean. I have found that just a sealed tissue culture flask will swell and contract at minimal temperature changes throwing focus all over the place.
by Paul Dowrick
Mon Dec 16, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Timelapse controller
Replies: 8
Views: 631

Sorry, I should have been more specific. We are looking to film mouse cells that have been exposed to murine Norovirus. We will be using an inverted phase contrast system with a heated stage over a period of 48 hours. The camera is a Nikon 7z. The cells would be damaged by 48 hours of continuous lig...
by Paul Dowrick
Mon Dec 16, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Timelapse controller
Replies: 8
Views: 631

Timelapse controller

Morning all,

I need some kind of controller that will turn on a microscopes lamp and trigger a camera to take a single shot at a predetermined time interval.

Any suggestions

Paul
by Paul Dowrick
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: White Balance
Replies: 2
Views: 810

Usually I do a custom white balance on an empty part of the slide either before the shots or later during raw conversion. Be aware that - if you use halogen lamp the colour temperature do vary a lot with the power setting - if you use LED illumination a custom white balance is even more important a...
by Paul Dowrick
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: White Balance
Replies: 2
Views: 810

White Balance

Afternoon All,

What is the hives opinion on white balance settings when using a Nikon attached to a microscope?

Many thanks

Paul
by Paul Dowrick
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: Earning a living from microscopy
Replies: 4
Views: 1585

thankyou very much
by Paul Dowrick
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: Earning a living from microscopy
Replies: 4
Views: 1585

I am not sure whether to take the absence of an answer as

1: Hell yes, but do not tell anyone under any circumstance

or

2: No way, but let's not upset the poor fool.
by Paul Dowrick
Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:42 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: BX53 to Nikon z7
Replies: 10
Views: 1966

I asked Best Scientific what they would suggest and they came up with this. Is this a good solution?

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by Paul Dowrick
Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: BX53 to Nikon z7
Replies: 10
Views: 1966

Thank you so much for your reply. I am currently using a trinocular head with U-TV1X-2 connected to a U-TMAD connected to the z7 I have attached a shot I have just taken using a 40x objective. Is this the best I can hope for? Would extension tubes help? http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/userpix/...
by Paul Dowrick
Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: BX53 to Nikon z7
Replies: 10
Views: 1966

BX53 to Nikon z7

Hello

I have a BX53 and Nikon z7. What connectors should I use to get the very best images?

Many thanks

Paul