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by johan
Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:54 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Canon MPE-65 mm repair or replace with something else
Replies: 8
Views: 1102

Much better :)

And yes thank you, the new home is my idea of heaven!
by johan
Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Canon MPE-65 mm repair or replace with something else
Replies: 8
Views: 1102

Still there, left it on the site for other people that might want to play with a cheap low cost alternative. Again it's a low cost alternative - not as good as the real thing. So when I finally got the real thing I stopped using it. But others seemed to have made something of it so it's all good :)....
by johan
Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:50 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Canon MPE-65 mm repair or replace with something else
Replies: 8
Views: 1102

I know MPE is all metal, but I do suspect that your combo might be a bit heavier and somewhat more awkward to use. And in terms of image quality and resolution, I do have to give the nod to MPE - a Raynox adapter is a perfectly good budget alternative, but that's what it is, a budget alternative.
by johan
Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: What do you want from a microscope club?
Replies: 5
Views: 3665

Speaking for myself, I'm a recent recruit to the world of microscopy, and I'm eager to learn more. So I have joined Quekett, and I'll keep that membership up, but: Access to the web and its reams of amazing forums and websites means that information is now readily available, as is dialogue and engag...
by johan
Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: Andrea Hallgass
Replies: 2
Views: 3259

Andrea Hallgass

It is with profound sadness that I want to pass on the news that Andrea Hallgass has passed on and is not with us anymore. He was one of the great stackers over at Flickr, and I for one learned a lot from him and found his work very inspiring.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/andreah45/
by johan
Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:21 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Mystery knob on goniometer
Replies: 7
Views: 1082

Could it 'lock' it - ie "fasten" it so no movement possible? Seems odd to block the attachment hole underneath
by johan
Thu Aug 24, 2017 6:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: New accessories - microscope stepper and vertical rig
Replies: 1
Views: 1841

New accessories - microscope stepper and vertical rig

Just wanted to make people aware of a couple of nice new wemacro accessories for the focus stacking world. They've been around a few weeks and I havn't seen mention of them - they're rather useful. The first is for the microscopy world - a focus stepping "bridge" between wemacro and a microscope. It...
by johan
Mon Aug 21, 2017 5:21 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Alternatives to Jansjo Lamps?
Replies: 7
Views: 1284

Have you considered eBay instead of Amazon? I bought all mine through there. One thing - beware of the USB ones, they're not the right ones. Too weak. You need the bigger ones.
by johan
Sun Aug 20, 2017 6:48 am
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: CombineZP is available again
Replies: 19
Views: 5158

I'm not aware of it having been updated either. There's a 'last' version, as in last version ever put out, that's the one I'm hosting.
by johan
Sun Aug 20, 2017 5:48 am
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: CombineZP is available again
Replies: 19
Views: 5158

oops, yes that could have been interesting
by johan
Sat Aug 19, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: CombineZP is available again
Replies: 19
Views: 5158

I've been in touch with Alan Hadley, and he's happy for me to host and distribute the last, latest copy - it's at a new downloads page - http://extreme-macro.co.uk/downloads/ if anyone has software or plugins that they'd like my site to also host via that new page, ping me a mail here or via the sit...
by johan
Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Vertical Stand
Replies: 11
Views: 3271

Just want to say that I've had one of these for a couple of months - thumbs up from me. Very sturdy, good large support underneath, plenty of holes to attach stuff - very very handy for anyone wanting to set up their own rig.
by johan
Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: A better method to get live insects to hold still
Replies: 22
Views: 9490

That's excellent, thanks for posting!
by johan
Tue Jul 18, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: My Yongnuo YN24EX Twin Macro Flash arrived. It's great!
Replies: 18
Views: 4098

Looks great, nice purchase! I'm also a "bought the expensive canon unit" owners, it wasn't around at the time!