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by augusthouse
Wed Apr 28, 2010 12:02 am
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: The Blob or Sunrise from Mercury
Replies: 3
Views: 1610

Thanks Rik, I'll see if I can isolate it and have a better look. Came across these images during a Google search. http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2009/12/pollen/oeggerli-photography http://www.photoshelter.com/c/visualsunlimited/gallery/Dr-Martin-Oeggerli/G0000efeV6aAr0GA/ http://www.micronaut.ch/...
by augusthouse
Tue Apr 27, 2010 10:01 pm
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: The Blob or Sunrise from Mercury
Replies: 3
Views: 1610

The Blob or Sunrise from Mercury

Wasn't sure where to put this.

Can anyone indicate what they think it may be - pollen, etc?

It was found in the hairy parts of a moth from Madagascar.

Image

Craig
by augusthouse
Tue Apr 27, 2010 5:32 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Nikon U10 and U20...
Replies: 30
Views: 15910

There are a couple of U5 Achromat Pol Microscope Objectives on eBay. 270570087665 Quote from listing: This objective are required with the Universal 4-axis stage (77240) described in the Polarizing Microscope POH-2 catalog. It is strain-free, equipped with iris diaphragm and when used with the hemis...
by augusthouse
Sun Apr 25, 2010 6:04 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Wind Flowers & Bloodroot
Replies: 7
Views: 1355

Ken,

The lighting and texture of the second image using the wide angle macro is beautiful.

The vignetting - has that been added in post production or is it characteristic of wide angle macro?

Craig
by augusthouse
Sun Apr 25, 2010 1:09 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: RMS Extender Tube / Fiber Optic Ringlight
Replies: 14
Views: 9807

Here's another image. This one was taken with a Nikon M Plan 20/0.4 ELWD 210/0 using the same lighting and diffuser for previous image. Slices for this one were 2 micron. http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/userpix/138_sunset_moth_20x_1.jpg Canon 50D, Nikon 20X M Plan ELWD Microscope Objective @ 2...
by augusthouse
Sun Apr 25, 2010 1:03 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: RMS Extender Tube / Fiber Optic Ringlight
Replies: 14
Views: 9807

Thanks for the link Charlie.

Craig
by augusthouse
Sat Apr 24, 2010 9:00 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: RMS Extender Tube / Fiber Optic Ringlight
Replies: 14
Views: 9807

Here is a 50% crop of an image using this light guide and a white cylindrical diffuser wrapped around the objective. 10 micron steps, normally for this objective I would use 5 micron. Noise Reduction applied in post. http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/userpix/138_crop_4.jpg Canon 50D, Nikon 10X M...
by augusthouse
Thu Apr 22, 2010 1:58 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Focus block on ebay
Replies: 10
Views: 2816

There's another one out there....

Craig
by augusthouse
Wed Apr 21, 2010 8:21 pm
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Computer shopping
Replies: 19
Views: 4639

Hi David, newegg have that IPS monitor at $309.99. We can't buy those in Australia, otherwise I would buy one; though am yet to see one in action. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824002524 The box looks good; but only one HDD? Microsoft Security Essentials software can be downl...
by augusthouse
Wed Apr 21, 2010 6:57 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: RMS Extender Tube / Fiber Optic Ringlight
Replies: 14
Views: 9807

Thanks for the input :) Rolyn Optics have replied. Shipping to Australia USD$90.00 via UPS + total of order ($82.00). As expected the shipping cost is too expensive. :( I'm attempting to add an extra 25mm to 50mm (approx.) to the end of a coned Beljan RMS to T-mount adapter. The reason for doing thi...
by augusthouse
Wed Apr 21, 2010 1:09 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: RMS Extender Tube / Fiber Optic Ringlight
Replies: 14
Views: 9807

RMS Extender Tube / Fiber Optic Ringlight

Is anyone aware of a similar/alternative product to the Rolyn Optics Extender Tube, for use with RMS threads? I've emailed Rolyn for a shipping quote; but sometimes companies need to do a ton of paperwork when shipping something OS...so I expect the shipping cost to Australia may be rather high. htt...
by augusthouse
Tue Apr 20, 2010 8:55 pm
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Computer shopping
Replies: 19
Views: 4639

Hi David, Let us know what you decide on. Are you looking at a 32 or 64 bit OS. Memory expansion and access capabilities are an important consideration. Also, need to carefully select monitor(s); probably better off just buying the 'box' and selecting the monitor separately, unless you intend to use...
by augusthouse
Mon Apr 19, 2010 5:40 am
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Bellows on scope base
Replies: 16
Views: 17195

Nice compact setup Rik.

One possible drawback I see is the limited course focus for roughing in the initial focus and various objective WD limitations/requirements when using large subjects such as the dandelion. Have you found this to be the case?

Craig
by augusthouse
Sun Apr 18, 2010 1:41 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: High Tea
Replies: 7
Views: 1721

Beautiful midday lighting Sam!

It captures the detail of the Painted Lady and isolates the flower from the background nicely.

Craig
by augusthouse
Sat Apr 17, 2010 2:29 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: NEW Nikon 10X M Plan MI Microscope Objective
Replies: 18
Views: 12559

Christian wrote: Will the lens cover a full-frame Nikon D700? I am unable to answer that question; but I am sure someone else will do the numbers. The butterfly is a Blue Mountain Swallowtail Papilio ulysses at 10x. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Papilio_ulysses I don't have a Nikon M Plan 10x/0,25, s...