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by augusthouse
Tue Mar 23, 2010 10:35 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Nikon M Plan 5x /0.1 210 /0
Replies: 2
Views: 2121

Nikon M Plan 5x /0.1 210 /0

Nikon M Plan 5x /0.1 210 /0 Anyone familiar with this objective? Intended use is on bellows. Not sure if it is one of the 'unmarked' CF objectives; but it looks like it is to me :? http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/userpix/138_MPlan5x_01_2a_2.jpg http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/userpix/138...
by augusthouse
Tue Mar 23, 2010 7:43 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Reluctant ant
Replies: 2
Views: 1277

Interesting shot Gustavo.

I'm intrigued by the large ant walking along the silk threads and the colour and texture in the bark.

What are the smaller insects under the silk?

Craig
by augusthouse
Mon Mar 22, 2010 10:08 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Universal Stage
Replies: 23
Views: 19059

Appears to be in pristine condition. The seller may be fishing in the collector/museum market. No harm in trying I suppose, never know... :smt102 The full set in that condition. I would guesstimate approx. 5-7K? I wonder why no one makes them anymore. What are the makers of such fine instruments off...
by augusthouse
Mon Mar 22, 2010 1:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: How far have we come in just 30 years...........
Replies: 8
Views: 1665

I thought I had reached the big time way back in the 80's when I soldered a 64K memory chip into my CoCo TRS 80.

I've still got the CoCo 8)

Craig
by augusthouse
Mon Mar 22, 2010 1:32 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Universal Stage
Replies: 23
Views: 19059

s'truth!

Check out the price on this one: Seems to be too many '3's in the listed price?

Nice set though :)

http://cgi.ebay.com/Zeiss-Universal-Sta ... 19098173QQ

Craig
by augusthouse
Tue Mar 09, 2010 4:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: Exhibit your Beetles
Replies: 2
Views: 825

Just one note regarding photographic exhibitions in general. Always read the terms and conditions carefully, especially in regard to what rights you are granting the organisers to your submitted images. Some organisations use competitions and exhibitions as a farming exercise requiring you to grant ...
by augusthouse
Mon Mar 08, 2010 5:38 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Focusing rail for field work
Replies: 28
Views: 22214

I also have some Hejnar clamps and rails. One odd thing about the clamp - it may be an isolated case - but it does not lock onto the base of a Novoflex Castel-L, though the Kirk clamp I own does? The Hejnar clamp is compatible with all the other AS rails I currently own; but not the Novoflex Castel-...
by augusthouse
Tue Mar 02, 2010 5:58 pm
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Beginner's Setup
Replies: 10
Views: 3500

Welcome Michael, * Just noticed that mgoodm3 responded while I was writing this reply. There are many ways to achieve the outcome you desire; but we need some additional info regarding what equipment you have on hand and budget allocations, etc; are you starting from scratch or do you have some bits...
by augusthouse
Mon Mar 01, 2010 1:20 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Different versions of EL-Nikkors
Replies: 19
Views: 22300

Enrico,

Thankyou for the links to the extensive information available on your website. :)

Looking forward to the book you've mentioned also.

Craig
by augusthouse
Sat Feb 27, 2010 1:40 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Macro Rig Expansion Needs Inputs Please
Replies: 13
Views: 3733

Scott,

The EL-Nikkor 2.8/50mm should be reverse mounted by attaching an adapter or step ring via the 40.5mm filter thread on the front of the lens. It will also appreciate a small lens shade to counter flare (a DIY job will suffice).

Craig
by augusthouse
Sat Feb 27, 2010 1:12 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Different versions of EL-Nikkors
Replies: 19
Views: 22300

Paul,

I will be interested to hear more about your adventures with the 68mm.

Craig
by augusthouse
Sat Feb 27, 2010 12:51 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: One more Sunset Moth
Replies: 10
Views: 3255

Charlie, Is this a somewhat simliar or adapted lighting technique as described for the micro images in the Salalis parhassus: Papilio ulysses thread...? http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=8114&highlight=ulysses Charlie wrote: It's a fascinating subject Here is another article rega...
by augusthouse
Wed Feb 24, 2010 6:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: Truely, a Tardis-like bird house! :-)
Replies: 2
Views: 1068

Clever! :smt051


Craig
by augusthouse
Tue Feb 23, 2010 8:33 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Focus block on ebay
Replies: 10
Views: 3028

The focus block on eBay went for a respectable amount. USD $305.00.
A similar item, previously sold by the same seller, went for approx. USD$159.00.
I've always associated the gun-metal grey to earlier versions; the beige versions coming into to vogue in more recent times.

Craig
by augusthouse
Wed Feb 17, 2010 4:20 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Focus block on ebay
Replies: 10
Views: 3028

Yep,

That's a BHMJ focus block.

I'm still confused about the 1 micron division. The manual indicates 2 microns per division? We have discussed that matter before; but I can't recall the conclusion....

Craig