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by Photomicro
Mon Feb 18, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: Equipment Exchange
Topic: Microscope Head - Exchange.
Replies: 8
Views: 3109

This is for infinity systems, so presumably, a type F head for 160 tube optics, such as the Optiphot and Labophot series is not suitable. As a general question, perhaps someone can clarify where the telans optics or tube lens, whatever you wish to call it, is located in the Nikon infinity systems. ...
by Photomicro
Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Equipment Exchange
Topic: Microscope Head - Exchange.
Replies: 8
Views: 3109

This is for infinity systems, so presumably, a type F head for 160 tube optics, such as the Optiphot and Labophot series is not suitable.

As a general question, perhaps someone can clarify where the telans optics or tube lens, whatever you wish to call it, is located in the Nikon infinity systems.
by Photomicro
Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: step up/down rings
Replies: 14
Views: 4141

Thought I ought to report back. The one from Bristol cameras arrived in just a few days, and fits fine. Since the ones from China were only 99p each, I ordered the pair as suggested to do it in 2 stages. Unsurprisingly, these have yet to arrive. I will let you know how I get on with these. Thanks fo...
by Photomicro
Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: step up/down rings
Replies: 14
Views: 4141

Ichthyophthirius wrote:Try this; at least it is listed correctly: https://www.bristolcameras.co.uk/p-step ... 6-42mm.htm
Thanks, ordered from them. At least I won't have to wait for the slow boat from...

cheers
by Photomicro
Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:29 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: step up/down rings
Replies: 14
Views: 4141

step up/down rings

I am trying to find a ring so that I can fit an accessory that is 42mm screw thread (male) to a filter thread on the lens (female) of 46mm. Many vendors seem to be very confused as to whether they consider this a 'step up' or 'step down' model, with one contradicting the other. However, even searchi...
by Photomicro
Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Reversed cine zoom lens? Anyone tried this?
Replies: 7
Views: 3544

I guess that we are going to find them mentioned in older texts such as Lefkowitz, and others(*), as they were commonly found lenses at the time, but not now. Trends in photography change, and many that come to it via modern digital kit get such good results in general use that they don't even learn...
by Photomicro
Sun Jan 27, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: DIC with Leitz 170mm or 160mm TL system
Replies: 14
Views: 3670

Re: DIC with Leitz 170mm or 160mm TL system

Hi Guys, I'm searching for a list of compatible condensers and objectives for a Leitz 170mm Orthoplan. I see condensers on eBay and Polarising sliders, etc. But I cannot seem to find 170mm TL objectives with matching wollaston prisms. I can find plenty of infinity corrected ones though, like this: ...
by Photomicro
Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Equipment Exchange
Topic: Zeiss keys WTD
Replies: 2
Views: 1976

Are these 21 mm long?
by Photomicro
Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Panasonic Lumix cameras & Post Focus
Replies: 79
Views: 46664

Really enjoying the discussion - and interested in the shift to 6K mp4 collection of extended focus stacks. I've been using extended focus to image small liverwort plants, an offshoot of our research in Cambridge, where microscopy plays an important role in integrating genetic, cellular and tissue-...
by Photomicro
Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: "Special objective" for centering epi illuminators
Replies: 6
Views: 2928

Re: "Special objective" for centering epi illumina

I remember reading on one of the Olympus web pages that one can use a "special objective" designed for centering epi and epi-fluorescence microscope illuminators. The page did not discuss how this accessory works, nor its technical name, nor an Olympus model name or number. I assume this is an acce...
by Photomicro
Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Tripod for remote outdoor macro?
Replies: 15
Views: 5690

Re: Tripod for remote outdoor macro?

Hello Forum, I'd appreciate tripod recommendations for a Lumix G9 + Olympus 60mm macro (total weight = 840g). The tripod needs to be as light as possible because it would be carried in my backpack during long days in the field, often up big hills. Many thanks for any help. Cheers, Des :D Hello Des ...
by Photomicro
Thu Dec 27, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: "OEM Nikon 20x 0.75 VC" cover slip thickness
Replies: 45
Views: 10967

A fascinating and very useful result. Standard [No. 1] cover-slips are often said to be 0.13-0.17mm. I have no idea whether the slips really do vary so widely in thickness, either within a batch or from batch to batch, but if they do maybe a micrometer could be used to identify three thin slips to ...
by Photomicro
Sat Dec 22, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Lichen Landscape
Replies: 9
Views: 5691

Yes, nice image. Lichens, and mosses and liverworts do make good subjects, where you only notice some of the detail when you look close. This is tuft of moss, the anomalous bristle-moss (Orthotrichum anomaly) which is around 1 cm high, perhaps slightly more. I have just realised this was taken in th...
by Photomicro
Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:23 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Unknown wild & Leitz items
Replies: 7
Views: 2762

One is a wild heerbrug prism ring, maybe some kind of vertical illumination beam splitter for stereo microscope? Yes, I think it is intended to illuminate in between the optical paths. Yes, Zeiss made a similar (almost identical) device for their stereo models. It screws to the lower ring, and you ...
by Photomicro
Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: Flicker, macrophotography and kinky erotism...
Replies: 4
Views: 2804

Unfortunately this is very much the case.

Two views of the same diatom (Pinnularia sp) of mine had very differing hits. It took me a while to realise the most popular (by 20x) was merely because it was the girdle view.

Sad in many ways.