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by viktor j nilsson
Fri Nov 20, 2020 6:14 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Reichert METAPLAN microscope
Replies: 4
Views: 146

Re: Reichert METAPLAN microscope

That to me looks like a metaplan set up for Epi DIC. It has no cover glass EPI objectives, and I believe that the thing on the nosepiece is the DIC prism holder. I don't think that it even has transmitted light capabilities. Looks like a very cool microscope, and the plan fluor objectives are likely...
by viktor j nilsson
Fri Nov 20, 2020 5:09 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: 40-60 X Objective lens
Replies: 11
Views: 548

Re: 40-60 X Objective lens

One last objective :roll: I try to learn new things as you give me more advises I think this one has a good WD and A good NA, but the price is warily low... https://www.ebay.com/itm/SPI-40-LWD-Microscope-Objective-40x-0-65-NA-Southern-Precision-Instruments-/123386050096?_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l492...
by viktor j nilsson
Fri Nov 20, 2020 2:51 am
Forum: Equipment Exchange
Topic: Looking for complete BH2 "UCD" DIC set
Replies: 5
Views: 145

Re: Looking for complete BH2 "UCD" DIC set

Has anyone tried this DIC set up on BH? https://www.dealcorner.com/Olympus-Microscopes/Originals/BHMnomarki.jpg Best, John Why are you asking? You are aware that it's an epi DIC unit? Retro fitted with a fiber optic led illuminator. Should be fine if you want to do typical epi DIC stuff, like wafer...
by viktor j nilsson
Thu Nov 19, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: 40-60 X Objective lens
Replies: 11
Views: 548

Re: 40-60 X Objective lens

If you check http://www.krebsmicro.com/mplan.pdf you'll see that the 40x 0.65 M plan has a working distance of 1mm, which is uncomfortably short.
by viktor j nilsson
Tue Nov 03, 2020 6:49 am
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: MycoCam5 any users please?
Replies: 7
Views: 457

Re: MycoCam5 any users please?

Just for your information, the maker of Mycocam, Richard Shotbolt, passed away in March. He was a prominent figure in British Mycological circles.

So it might be a bit tricky to find someone to ask if it's a serious software issue.
by viktor j nilsson
Tue Nov 03, 2020 6:37 am
Forum: Beginners Micro
Topic: Suggestions for clamping a camera to scope for afocal
Replies: 7
Views: 408

Re: Suggestions for clamping a camera to scope for afocal

In place of the Zeiss and dovetail adapter at my setup you can use other parts like: - The old Ihagee Exakta seems very nice (although I don't understand well how its clamps over the tube) https://www.ebay.com/itm/tubus-adapter-to-m40-microscope-dovetail-ring-Ihagee-Exakta-Zeiss-Jena-40/29259246680...
by viktor j nilsson
Tue Nov 03, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: DIY Fluorescence with Zeiss fluoro condenser - help needed
Replies: 75
Views: 7981

Re: DIY Fluorescence with Zeiss fluoro condenser - help needed

ModelZ wrote:
Tue Nov 03, 2020 12:30 am
Forgot to say that these polycarb. bits are available at least in clear, smoked and very dark. I was referring to the first ones.
Thanks for the suggestion, that's a cheap and easily accesible source of polycarbonate for sure!
by viktor j nilsson
Thu Oct 29, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Hand sectioning; plants
Replies: 5
Views: 742

Re: Hand sectioning; plants

And for further reference, here's a link to the late Walter Dioni's original article:

http://www.microscopy-uk.org.uk/mag/artapr04/wdslicera.html
by viktor j nilsson
Sat Oct 24, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Out, out ##### spots!
Replies: 13
Views: 950

Re: Out, out ##### spots!

I find that ROR is terrible if that's all you use. It evaporates very slowly and does not dry cleanly. I can't really see anyone using it as their only cleaning fluid. But it is pretty good at getting off stubborn gunk. Like Chris, I use it for tough jobs. But I always finish off with petroleum ethe...
by viktor j nilsson
Fri Oct 23, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Nikon 40X 0.55 LWD
Replies: 2
Views: 419

Re: Nikon 40X 0.55 LWD

Surely that is a finite Nikon CF objective which should be used with a 150mm empty tube. See:
https://www.photomacrography.net/forum/ ... 29&t=12147
by viktor j nilsson
Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: Nikon Small World 2020
Replies: 3
Views: 893

Re: Nikon Small World 2020

Loads of wonderful images. Confocal seems to get the most love. Very few DIC images among the winners. Is the more subtle "DIC look" on the way out in favor of the black&colorful? I wonder if they are getting fewer DIC submissions or if the judges simply prefer the confocal aesthetics? Maybe we will...
by viktor j nilsson
Tue Oct 13, 2020 6:50 am
Forum: Equipment Exchange
Topic: sold: Nikon Scanner ED lens
Replies: 9
Views: 1145

Re: Nikon Scanner ED lens

Yes, $300 is still a very good price. Several have sold for $450, and some remain at that price on eBay, so that is probably close to the supply-demand equilibrium point right now. Even that is pretty good considering the optical quality of these lenses, compared to a $450 consumer lens... I'm prett...
by viktor j nilsson
Tue Oct 13, 2020 6:08 am
Forum: Equipment Exchange
Topic: sold: Nikon Scanner ED lens
Replies: 9
Views: 1145

Re: Nikon Scanner ED lens

I haven't seen them sell under $300+shipping.
by viktor j nilsson
Thu Oct 08, 2020 2:53 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Lomo 1.7X projective photoeyepiece
Replies: 24
Views: 2197

Re: Lomo 1.7X projective photoeyepiece

https://www.ebay.com/itm/402320510838 I just came across this listing for a full set. There are some lenses in the adapter, and I wonder if they are essential for image quality. Yup, there's the 3x eyepiece I have but never figured out how to use. (The Lomo water immersion phase objective I got at ...
by viktor j nilsson
Fri Oct 02, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: DIY Fluorescence with Zeiss fluoro condenser - help needed
Replies: 75
Views: 7981

Re: DIY Fluorescence with Zeiss fluoro condenser - help needed

I just tested the orange acrylic with my Nichia Convoy S2+ UV flashlight on a piece of white printer paper. Here's some quick and dirty phone shots: uvtest.jpg Left: fluorescence of paper without any filtering Center: ditto with one layer of orange acrylic Right: ditto with two layers of orange acry...