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by SallyFungi
Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Beginners Macro
Topic: Microfungi setup - which tube lens?
Replies: 38
Views: 19448

:lol: You'll give me nightmares.
by SallyFungi
Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Beginners Macro
Topic: Microfungi setup - which tube lens?
Replies: 38
Views: 19448

Thanks Mike. That helps. I've been able to find a Godox SK300 II on ebay that is 240V and it's A$158, so that looks like an excellent deal. Pau, I see what you mean now about the microscope setup. I'd still be hesitant to do this for a number reasons. My samples are often quite thick (chunks of wood...
by SallyFungi
Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Elaeomyxa reticulospora SL-0889
Replies: 1
Views: 604

Nice. The spores area really interesting.
by SallyFungi
Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Mousse
Replies: 10
Views: 1185

These are beautiful images.
by SallyFungi
Thu Nov 23, 2017 4:19 am
Forum: Beginners Macro
Topic: Microfungi setup - which tube lens?
Replies: 38
Views: 19448

Thanks Chris. Really useful information. The physics of vibration is fascinating. I see some experiments coming up. I see what you mean about granite vs metal. I looked into the studio flashes that Mike uses and they do look good, but between the US$169 for shipping to Australia, plus having to deal...
by SallyFungi
Thu Nov 23, 2017 4:13 am
Forum: Beginners Macro
Topic: Microfungi setup - which tube lens?
Replies: 38
Views: 19448

Beatsy, that's good to know. Thanks. Easy enough to do too. I'll try that.
by SallyFungi
Thu Nov 23, 2017 4:05 am
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Helicomyces sp - freshwater fungus
Replies: 10
Views: 1546

Terence Ingold was the grand old daddy of freshwater fungi. He left a big legacy.

Pitufo, I've been very much enjoying your images of myxomycetes.
by SallyFungi
Thu Nov 23, 2017 4:01 am
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Helicomyces sp - freshwater fungus
Replies: 10
Views: 1546

Fungi are (nearly) everywhere. :-) These particular freshwater fungi were found on a decaying submerged piece of wood. The hyphae live inside and on the wood, happily breaking it down. When you take a decaying piece of wood out of the water and incubate it for a few weeks you start to see their repr...
by SallyFungi
Thu Nov 23, 2017 2:00 am
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Helicomyces sp - freshwater fungus
Replies: 10
Views: 1546

Helicomyces sp - freshwater fungus

This was my very first stack 18 months ago when I got my new Nikon Ni Eclipse microscope. It's not perfect, but I was pretty happy with it because it demonstrated the possibilities. In the image you can see fungal hyphae and some coiled conidia (asexual spores). 400x http://www.photomacrography.net/...
by SallyFungi
Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Beginners Macro
Topic: Microfungi setup - which tube lens?
Replies: 38
Views: 19448

Chris, I have found an Australian supplier (I'm in Australia) for Sorbothane. Is there anything technical that I need to know about what thickness etc to get? I was going to use a steel plate on top of the Sorbothane and mount the vertical stand to that. Has anyone had experience with whether steel ...
by SallyFungi
Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Beginners Macro
Topic: Microfungi setup - which tube lens?
Replies: 38
Views: 19448

Wow. Lots of help. Thank you so much. I did wonder about the Fine X-Y stage. It doesn't cost much. I'll get that too. Pau, thanks for the tip about the Canon extension tube. If I were to put the helicoid focusing ring (which doesn't have the electronic contacts) up against the camera, then the exten...
by SallyFungi
Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:16 am
Forum: Beginners Macro
Topic: Microfungi setup - which tube lens?
Replies: 38
Views: 19448

I was going to start with continuous illumination (Ikea Jansjös) and see how that went. Do you think I'll need to go straight to flash at 20x? The Wemacro stand comes with a 4-way slider, so I was just going to use that. I have a Leica MZ75 dissecting microscope which I use for scanning samples for ...
by SallyFungi
Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:15 am
Forum: Beginners Macro
Topic: Microfungi setup - which tube lens?
Replies: 38
Views: 19448

Thanks Charles. Your blog has been a lot of help while researching this. It's a steep learning curve. I will be wanting to streamline the process as much as possible, so it looks like the Canon being able to be tethered to a computer is a better choice. When I have fresh samples I often look at abou...
by SallyFungi
Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Beginners Macro
Topic: Microfungi setup - which tube lens?
Replies: 38
Views: 19448

Ok. That does make sense. The M42 extension tube and focusing helicoid do seem to be the better choice then. Thank you.

Just another thought, I have a Sony A7 that I use for other photography. Is there any advantage on getting the Canon 6D over just using the Sony A7 that I already have?
by SallyFungi
Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:19 am
Forum: Beginners Macro
Topic: Microfungi setup - which tube lens?
Replies: 38
Views: 19448

Hi! Thanks for the welcome and the information! I think that you are most likely right. 20x is probably what I need. I am just a bit hesitant in jumping straight into 20x with the increased complications with vibration etc that it entails. My plan was to start with 10x and work up to 20x. But it pro...