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by Grahame
Sun Dec 11, 2016 6:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: Quantitive Image Analysis software
Replies: 0
Views: 2866

Quantitive Image Analysis software

Hi folks,
I came across this software while looking for something else.
I thought it may be of interest to someone here.
http://reindeergraphics.com/qia.html
Looks like another couple of interesting products in the pipeline.
http://reindeergraphics.com/
by Grahame
Mon Nov 14, 2016 10:54 pm
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Inverts in Propylene Glycol
Replies: 12
Views: 1832

Useful looking set up Joe.
Ive already made a mod without even trying it out yet !!
You sure can't argue with the results you have got.
by Grahame
Wed Nov 09, 2016 11:23 am
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Inverts in Propylene Glycol
Replies: 12
Views: 1832

We think similar ChrisR.
I'm hoping the cover slip will stop the critters from going towards the side of the concave.
The dreaded meniscus effect.
More play coming today.
by Grahame
Tue Nov 08, 2016 5:55 pm
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Inverts in Propylene Glycol
Replies: 12
Views: 1832

Charles Good idea, thanks. Will scale easily to the varying sizes of the critters. Have been playing with the lighting this morn and the subjects in PG. Heavily diffused lights from the side seems to work well. Far better than yesterdays efforts. I suspect I'll still have to wash the spiders, the PG...
by Grahame
Tue Nov 08, 2016 11:49 am
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Inverts in Propylene Glycol
Replies: 12
Views: 1832

Thanks for the replies folks. davholla Square test tubes, interesting idea. I usually make my own "tanks" out of thin glass. zzffnn They are already in PG. From the play I had yesterday it is way too reflective. I had my lights with another 2 layers of diffusion more than usual and it was still pick...
by Grahame
Mon Nov 07, 2016 4:56 pm
Forum: Beginners Macro
Topic: My quest to "fine tune" and understand my setup.
Replies: 35
Views: 8824

Hi Leif, Have you ever tried a bit of software called PhotoAcute http://photoacute.com/studio/ It combines multiple similar images to produce an image with higher res and less noise than a single image. I had a play with the trial of the new version last week and it was surprising how well it worked...
by Grahame
Mon Nov 07, 2016 4:32 pm
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Inverts in Propylene Glycol
Replies: 12
Views: 1832

Inverts in Propylene Glycol

Hi folks, I'm about to start photographing batches of inverts caught in malaise traps. They will be caught using Propylene Glycol . Does any one have experience "cleaning" this of prior to taking images. It was too goopy and reflective to leave on. I have a few from a couple of years ago to experime...
by Grahame
Wed Oct 26, 2016 4:42 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Stackshot New Motor Connector Specification
Replies: 19
Views: 4900

Probably their own connectors. Run a multi meter over the pins and find out what voltages are on each pin. No grantee they conform to any standards. Cut the end off that attaches to your rail and wire one of the square ones on with the v correct for your rail. May be easier than that, this is from t...
by Grahame
Wed Oct 05, 2016 5:43 pm
Forum: Macro & Microscopy Articles
Topic: Arthropod Collection and Identification: Lab and Field
Replies: 9
Views: 13271

Thanks ChrisR
The link worked fine for me
Useful book to have in the collection :D
by Grahame
Sat Sep 03, 2016 4:05 pm
Forum: Beginners Macro
Topic: My quest to "fine tune" and understand my setup.
Replies: 35
Views: 8824

Interesting what a difference the 10 mm aperture makes.
Guess I better find a way of making one :)
by Grahame
Sat Sep 03, 2016 3:20 am
Forum: Beginners Macro
Topic: My quest to "fine tune" and understand my setup.
Replies: 35
Views: 8824

Hi Leif
No zoom data showing on the set of images.
I can guess.
Interesting :)
by Grahame
Thu Sep 01, 2016 3:17 am
Forum: Beginners Macro
Topic: My quest to "fine tune" and understand my setup.
Replies: 35
Views: 8824

Hi David Here's an original post of mine http://sdm.camera/forum/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=19&sid=259bb301d6e8ae993b3640c8cf488de6 Have also pm you from there :) I love open source stuff, I just figure folks are a tad busy so haven't hassled you here or on CHDK :) I have nothing to add to the original po...
by Grahame
Thu Sep 01, 2016 1:08 am
Forum: Beginners Macro
Topic: My quest to "fine tune" and understand my setup.
Replies: 35
Views: 8824

Hi dolmadis I see that you use the SDM Script. I assume the Raynox Script. Yes the Number 1 setting for the 250 I asked Leif if he had any info on banding on the SX50HS. I use 20 for the "camera step size" with the above settings. Of course can't use the CHDK superfine On my micrometer driven home s...
by Grahame
Wed Aug 31, 2016 8:12 pm
Forum: Beginners Macro
Topic: My quest to "fine tune" and understand my setup.
Replies: 35
Views: 8824

Hi Leif, Interesting to see what settings you get to make this camera work best for you. For me Raynox 250 ISO:80 f/ 7.1 The 2X teleconverter Lens around 200 - 300 mm (for those that don't know these tiny sensor cams, this will fill the screen width with around a 9 mm wide subject), so not really tr...
by Grahame
Mon May 02, 2016 4:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: Soil creatures
Replies: 3
Views: 1464

Soil creatures

Hi folks,
Have been lurking round this site for several years now.
Thanks to all the regular posters for all the info I've acquired from here.
Here's a website I recently got shown.
Some real nice macro work of soil critters.
http://www.chaosofdelight.org
Have a good one
Grahame