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by seta666
Thu Jun 17, 2021 3:43 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Solitary bee 2X
Replies: 5
Views: 366

Re: Solitary bee 2X

Medwar wrote:
Tue Jun 15, 2021 3:41 am
After that I bought FOTODIOX adapter from china for approximately 150$, it was ~7 years ago, and it works ok with MP-E and Sony NEX7, showing the nominal apperture.
Thanks, good to know. I may get one for the A5100
by seta666
Wed May 26, 2021 9:23 am
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Copepod
Replies: 3
Views: 126

Re: Copepod

Nice one, it came out very clean. I have my scope on hold until I get all the toys I need to get proper DF and better illumination.
by seta666
Wed May 26, 2021 2:53 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: How do you get best performance from raynox DCR-250 and DCR-150 as tube lenses?
Replies: 4
Views: 231

How do you get best performance from raynox DCR-250 and DCR-150 as tube lenses?

Hi, I guess this has been discussed a zillion times but one more will not do any harm :D I normally use DCR-250 reversed for APS-C and I used to use DCR-150 in normal position for FF but I would like to know how you are using them these days, both for APS-C and FF including distance from tube lens t...
by seta666
Fri May 21, 2021 4:17 am
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Actinosphaerium cell division
Replies: 9
Views: 272

Re: Actinosphaerium cell division

Very nice video, love it!!
by seta666
Thu May 20, 2021 11:42 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Epi DIC on Mitutoyos with a Nikon slider
Replies: 5
Views: 523

Re: Epi DIC on Mitutoyos with a Nikon slider

Very interesting project with really nice results, I would love to use the mitutoyos with DIC. I may try the PZO DIC with them once I get the adapters I need, it may even work ..
by seta666
Thu May 20, 2021 11:39 am
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Wandering into fluoroverse
Replies: 6
Views: 333

Re: Wandering into fluoroverse

This is a very nice project with beautiful results; I got a BH-2 fluorescence attachment but is missing the G B dichroic mirrors so is kind of useless, maybe I will find them one day..
by seta666
Sat May 15, 2021 7:15 am
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: A couple of pictures with Nikon CFN 100/1.25 and Nikon J1
Replies: 0
Views: 164

A couple of pictures with Nikon CFN 100/1.25 and Nikon J1

Hi, Few weeks ago I came across a cheap Nikon J1 (30€ with shipping) and I did some tests. There are a few things I love about this "old" camera like full electronic shutter and glass filter in front of the sensor (no dust) but also some things I do not like; no video without a nikon 1 objective and...
by seta666
Fri May 14, 2021 11:58 pm
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: My first crystallisation Caffeine
Replies: 20
Views: 1330

Re: My first crystallisation Caffeine

Thanks Robert for these extra tips, much appreciated. For sure I will check those tutorials..

Last week a receive a few things to play with, I will try something next week.
by seta666
Mon May 10, 2021 4:51 am
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Polarized live Diatom (Pleurosigma sp)
Replies: 4
Views: 221

Re: Polarized live Diatom (Pleurosigma sp)

Thanks!! Glad you like it.
Seems like a pleurosigma indeed, forgot to mention it is from a marine water sample
by seta666
Mon May 10, 2021 1:29 am
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Polarized live Diatom (Pleurosigma sp)
Replies: 4
Views: 221

Polarized live Diatom (Pleurosigma sp)

Hi, In the last few weeks I could not expend much time with scope and when I did I did not manage to get results worth sharing. A new stack, adapting to the microscope is proving to be quite challenging. Preparing the samples and working with live moving subjects. It took me several times until I co...
by seta666
Sat May 08, 2021 10:39 am
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: How do you clean Sony camera sensors?
Replies: 3
Views: 278

Re: How do you clean Sony camera sensors?

I wet-clean my Sony sensors as little as possible, but when I do it is with good quality sensor swabs and absolutely *minimal* alcohol. I use pure methanol (lab grade stuff bought by the litre for other uses - Eclipse is a ripoff). ...... Thank Beatsy, I thought methanol was more aggressive than et...
by seta666
Thu May 06, 2021 11:49 pm
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Experience with lighting/diffusion using a single strobe?
Replies: 12
Views: 575

Re: Experience with lighting/diffusion using a single strobe?

You could use reflectors and these would act as new light sources with somewhat lower output. Start with one opposite to the light source and one or two to the sides. Play with size, distance and angle to get different light effects. Use your favorite diffusion method, that does not need to change.
by seta666
Thu May 06, 2021 6:40 am
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Crystals - nasal mucus
Replies: 5
Views: 311

Re: Crystals - nasal mucus

Very nice and interesting..will try for sure :D
by seta666
Thu May 06, 2021 1:20 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: amscope 4x aliexpress alternatives?
Replies: 5
Views: 382

Re: amscope 4x aliexpress alternatives?

Thanks! I understand that it's a lot to ask of a budget objective but I'm fine with less than stellar per-pixel sharpness as I plan to tile the photos to get higher resolution. Controlling the printer should not be difficult. I allready have a Raspberry Pi acting as a print server. It's just the ma...
by seta666
Wed May 05, 2021 11:29 am
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: software for adding photos
Replies: 5
Views: 310

Re: software for adding photos

If it is panoramas you want to make the software I used to use for that was PTgui
You can define reference points on the pictures to help the software

Maybe there are better options these days