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by robirdman
Thu Dec 05, 2013 7:23 am
Forum: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Topic: FAQ: How can I hook a microscope objective to my camera?
Replies: 91
Views: 407176

After more searching I found that the Nikon CFI 4x was listed as a working distance of 33mm, so this would be more than enough to clear the pin, as with the Mitutoyo 5x. I see a lot of objectives listed on eBay and wondered about a couple of things. I was warned not to get a CFI BE, so I entered tha...
by robirdman
Thu Dec 05, 2013 5:35 am
Forum: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Topic: FAQ: How can I hook a microscope objective to my camera?
Replies: 91
Views: 407176

I had started to reply and then pressed backspace to correct a mistake and my post disappeared. My cursor is always jumping up unnoticed to where it doesn't belong. I hate rewriting! But thanks again for the wealth of info that I am just beginning to digest. I think I understand the arithmetic now. ...
by robirdman
Wed Dec 04, 2013 9:55 pm
Forum: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Topic: FAQ: How can I hook a microscope objective to my camera?
Replies: 91
Views: 407176

Thanks for the additional info. What does CFI and BE stand for? Would 10x with the 200mm macro be too much to fit a 1/2 inch insect in the frame. I'm am wondering if 4x would be a good start. with the macro, I am only used to a little over 1x with the closeups. The Mitutoyu 5x seems not too unreason...
by robirdman
Wed Dec 04, 2013 9:05 pm
Forum: Beginners Micro
Topic: micro photographing insects
Replies: 4
Views: 1774

At this point I would be going for a lower budget simpler setup to photograph this collection. I think as I got more into it, I would expand because the extreme close-ups are so fascinating. It is almost like lower mag scanning microscopy. I started in a basic way, with the macro lens set at about F...
by robirdman
Wed Dec 04, 2013 8:25 pm
Forum: Beginners Micro
Topic: micro photographing insects
Replies: 4
Views: 1774

Thanks for your quick reply. I had discovered the link about connecting a microscope to a camera shortly after and posted more info there, after realizing that seems to be the way to go. I have a Nikon 200mm F4 AF macro that usually use in the field. I use the R1 with 3 flashes attached. I have some...
by robirdman
Wed Dec 04, 2013 7:42 pm
Forum: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Topic: FAQ: How can I hook a microscope objective to my camera?
Replies: 91
Views: 407176

I'm glad I found this post. My first readings on the forum led me to believe that I needed a trinocular dissecting scope for my objective of shooting insects smaller than about 1/2 inch. I didn't even understand what other equipment posts were talking about till I came across this one, and see that ...
by robirdman
Wed Dec 04, 2013 6:35 pm
Forum: Beginners Micro
Topic: micro photographing insects
Replies: 4
Views: 1774

micro photographing insects

I have done a lot of macro insect photography in the field, but now am also interested in photographing specimens, using some of the techniques I have read about here, cleaning, stacking, etc, and using a trinocular dissecting scope. I would like to be able to shoot the insect that are less than abo...
by robirdman
Wed Dec 04, 2013 6:10 pm
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Storing & Relaxing Beetles
Replies: 17
Views: 11998

ultrasonic cleaner

What ultrasonic cleaner is recommended?