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by Photomicro
Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Nikon Optiphot lamp-house 'cradle' issues.
Replies: 6
Views: 2534

I had the same problem but it was a lot easier to pick one up on eBay. From my experience, with my particular printer, I would modify the collector/filter holder slightly so it can be printed completely 'flat' in the orientation of your last photo. I might have to think about that statement more. <...
by Photomicro
Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Nikon Optiphot lamp-house 'cradle' issues.
Replies: 6
Views: 2534

Nikon Optiphot lamp-house 'cradle' issues.

I am wondering if anyone else has had issues with the plastic 'cradle' at the back of a Nikon Optiphot fracturing and breaking? It attaches to the microscope base with four screws, and extends about 2.5 cm (an inch in old money), with a 50mm diameter ring at the rear to take the lamp collector lens,...
by Photomicro
Mon Nov 26, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Equipment Exchange
Topic: WTB: Nikon M plan 20/0.4 210/0 ELWD - solved
Replies: 4
Views: 2377

jurkovicovic wrote:Photomicro: thanks for offer. But, 50x is too much for me now. I have good experience with 10x and I would like to try 20x. Maybe later I will contact you :)
ChrisR: let me know.

Thanks
Filip
No problem, I understand.

I made a typo, you can probably tell from the NA, it is a x40 !
by Photomicro
Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Equipment Exchange
Topic: WTB: Nikon M plan 20/0.4 210/0 ELWD - solved
Replies: 4
Views: 2377

I have an M Plan x50/0.65 210/0 if that is any use.
by Photomicro
Wed Nov 21, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Equipment Exchange
Topic: WTB: Nikon epi-illuminator
Replies: 14
Views: 4692

Re: WTB: Nikon epi-illuminator

I am looking for a nikon epi-illuminator, such as this one on Ebay , of similar. In fact, the ebay-one looks quite good and complete, but for the missing "optional item". Isn't this a most important switch? Preferably not USA (excessive shipping cost). Hello there I have a defunct item, without eit...
by Photomicro
Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:43 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Panasonic Lumix cameras & Post Focus
Replies: 79
Views: 46604

Thanks to Michael and David for starting this thread, and following up on it. As a fairly long-time user of the Olympus M4/3 cameras and latterly focus stacking on the EM5-II (though the method I use is called focus bracketing in the menu) with the 30mm macro, this is of great interest to me. Becaus...
by Photomicro
Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:51 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Binoculars for butterflies (and other bugs)
Replies: 55
Views: 11903

My eyes are quite close together, but the interpupillary distance is sufficiently adjustable to fit my vision and I have no problem achieving immediately a binocular vision. Because of the 21 mm objectives, these are not low-light binoculars. Anything dimmer than a normally illuminated room strains...
by Photomicro
Sat Sep 01, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: American Optical parts
Replies: 1
Views: 663

Re: American Optical parts

Secondly, a filter turret for between the head and the binocular head. I can't find a reference to this, nor can I see a Cat number on it. Frustratingly, the few filters in it are filthy, and the three bolts (allen?) have so far resisted my attempts to loosen. Mike As a follow up to this; 1. I got ...
by Photomicro
Sat Sep 01, 2018 4:23 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: American Optical parts
Replies: 1
Views: 663

American Optical parts

Very unusually for this side of the pond, I have picked up an American Optical Series 20 stand, which was in need of some TLC. Sadly, the trinocular head has a main central prism (that is swung out when the lever is flicked) that has lost a great deal of the silvering. There were one or two bits in ...
by Photomicro
Wed Aug 22, 2018 4:27 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Diaphot TMD Stuck Bertrand Lens
Replies: 2
Views: 702

Re: Diaphot TMD Bertrand Lens Rigor Mortis

Greetings, all: I just got a Diaphot TMD with phase and DIC, pretty complete, and pretty nice shape overall - I'm stoked! The built-in Bertrand lens focus is frozen, and I mean to get in there and see what can be done to free it back up. But thought I'd ping this forum first, as I understand it to ...
by Photomicro
Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:49 am
Forum: Equipment Exchange
Topic: Zeiss Luminar 63mm
Replies: 0
Views: 1164

Zeiss Luminar 63mm

I have a Zeiss Luminar 63mm macro bellows lens available if anyone is interested.

Can send pictures of item, and pictures taken with actual lens.

in UK.
by Photomicro
Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Low magnification microscopy questions
Replies: 3
Views: 894

Re: Low magnification microscopy questions

JohnyM wrote:I've already found a solution for condenser that's better than Nikon's Achro 0.13. It's very simple and cheap and works great, but objectives...
Perhaps you could share your solution.

Mike
by Photomicro
Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Equipment Exchange
Topic: Stackshot/Nikon x10 Objective/El Nikkor 50mm Enlarger Lens
Replies: 1
Views: 1647

I have sent you a PM.

Mike
by Photomicro
Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: Equipment Exchange
Topic: Good deal for microscope base
Replies: 9
Views: 2384

Those look nice! But I wonder, since they are for stereo microscopes, the fine focus might not be fine enough for focus stacking with high-magnification objectives? they say 0,002mm on scale, that would be the same as Nikon focus blocks yes, exactly the same block as used on the Optiphot microscope...
by Photomicro
Sat Mar 31, 2018 3:33 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Help with Nikon vertical illuminator
Replies: 1
Views: 670

Help with Nikon vertical illuminator

Just obtained a Nikon (Optiphot?) vertical illuminator, amongst some other bits and pieces. The BF/DF plunger could not be moved, and there was something inside rattling. So, I had to take apart. The plunger was easily eased so that the BF/DF segments slide into place. However, the item rattling was...