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by myxomop
Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Equipment Exchange
Topic: FS: Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1x-5x Macro Lens - $650
Replies: 1
Views: 1327

sold
by myxomop
Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Equipment Exchange
Topic: FS: Cognisys Stackshot Macro Rail Package + Extras - $800
Replies: 0
Views: 1143

FS: Cognisys Stackshot Macro Rail Package + Extras - $800

Bought brand new in November 2018 for $885 plus S&H. Barely used and in practically new condition. No cosmetic, electrical, or structural flaws whatsoever. Contents include: Macro Rail Controller Motor Cable Shutter Release Cable (Canon) Set Screw and Allen Key Kit Arca Clamp Adapter Plate Cognisys ...
by myxomop
Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Equipment Exchange
Topic: FS: Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1x-5x Macro Lens - $650
Replies: 1
Views: 1327

FS: Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1x-5x Macro Lens - $650

Selling my beloved 65mm MP-E. Purchased new from Best Buy in 2016 with a 3-year protection plan, gently used and lovingly maintained ever since, with annual, professional cleaning and servicing. Minor cosmetic flaws but optically and structurally perfect. Lots and lots of life left on this. See my I...
by myxomop
Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Olympus BH2 DIC/Nomarski
Replies: 1
Views: 1687

Olympus BH2 DIC/Nomarski

Hi All,

I'm wondering if PlanApo objectives are required for DIC on the BH2, or if I can get prisms that will match my simpler SPlan 5x, 10x, 20x, and 40x (my 100x is SPlan Apo). If so, what are the model names of the prisms I'd want to buy?

Thanks in Advance,

-Danny
by myxomop
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Equipment Exchange
Topic: Olympus Nomarski DIC Complete Kit for BH2
Replies: 2
Views: 3805

I know this was long ago sold, but out of curiosity, are PlanApo objectives required for DIC on the BH2?
by myxomop
Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Equipment Exchange
Topic: WTB Trinocular head for Motic B1 Series
Replies: 0
Views: 1212

WTB Trinocular head for Motic B1 Series

Looking to buy a new or used trinocular head for a Motic B1 Series. Having trouble finding any sold as standalone accessories, though plenty of new scopes come with them. Also wondering if a photo adapter is necessary for use with a Moticam 2500 5.0MP USB 2.0. Those seem to be much more widely avail...
by myxomop
Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Insect examination/posing/microscope stages
Replies: 28
Views: 19330

Hey J├Ârgen, Thanks for the prompt and informative reply. Safe to say, then, that a larger ball and bearing might be able to handle a higher load? There is a metal shop here that sells all sizes of steel balls, and any auto-body store will have wheel bearings, which come in a range of sizes, and one ...
by myxomop
Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Insect examination/posing/microscope stages
Replies: 28
Views: 19330

this setup really appeals to me. Could you describe the size/make/source of the objects you're using here? Featherweight forceps and neodymium magnets are simple enough to source, but is there a particular ball bearing and metal ball combination that is ideal? I guess the size of the bearing and bal...
by myxomop
Sun Nov 25, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Beginners Macro
Topic: StackShot Step Distance Guide for Canon 6D & 65mm MP-E
Replies: 2
Views: 3824

StackShot Step Distance Guide for Canon 6D & 65mm MP-E

Hello Photomacrographers, I recently purchased a StackShot, which I have just set up and am about to use for the first time. I'm having a bit of trouble determining the ideal step distances in Auto-Dist mode. I started by consulting the Quick Start guide which came with the unit, which simply said t...
by myxomop
Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Oshiro 60mm 2:1 vs. Laowa Venus 60mm 2:1
Replies: 4
Views: 2031

thanks for your in depth comparisons, enricosavazzi. I'm intrigued by this lens as well. Laowa, on the other hand, is apparently quite pissed off about it:

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by myxomop
Tue May 08, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Table Clamp for Macro Rail
Replies: 13
Views: 3243

klevin & Deanimator thanks for the replies. i may graduate to such a dedicated tabletop setup at some point, but for now, I am OK with clamping my rail and camera and positioning specimens directly onto whatever table I have in front of me (with wadded up napkins shimmed under the legs as necessary ...
by myxomop
Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: NIS-Elements to Piximetre
Replies: 5
Views: 2076

How about using FIJI / ImageJ ? I DLed and installed Fiji/ImageJ2, but have found it to be a much more complicated piece of software than Piximetre, which is pretty much exclusively for making measurements. I would greatly prefer sticking with that program unless 1) ImageJ2 can read the NIS .tiffs'...
by myxomop
Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: NIS-Elements to Piximetre
Replies: 5
Views: 2076

You may not need any software. Just use a microscope stage micrometer with micron size marks. Measure the entire view field captured through each objective, in microns, then calculate actual subject size based on its relative size compared to entire view field. For example, if your 40x objective ca...
by myxomop
Sat Apr 28, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: NIS-Elements to Piximetre
Replies: 5
Views: 2076

NIS-Elements to Piximetre

I just shot a bunch of micrographs on a big, fancy Nikon Eclipse 80i w/ DIC. They were captured via Nikon's NIS-Elements software and saved as .tiff files. I did not have much time to take measurements, and am now wondering if there is a way to do so after the fact with Piximetre rather than with pr...
by myxomop
Sat Apr 28, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Table Clamp for Macro Rail
Replies: 13
Views: 3243

ChrisR wrote:There was (2011) a quite-good clamp by Manfrotto:
yea! that's looking more like what I'm after. don't suppose you have a name/model #?

EDIT: found it!

https://www.amazon.com/Manfrotto-035RL- ... B0018LQVIA