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by viktor j nilsson
Fri Sep 18, 2020 3:37 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: DSLR adaptation to Nikon AZ100 38mm Photoport
Replies: 8
Views: 140

Re: DSLR adaptation to Nikon AZ100 38mm Photoport

Is this the one you are referring too? https://www.ebay.com/itm/Lomo-microscope-1-7x-projection-photo-eyepiece-for-full-frame-cameras-RARE/254601704553?hash=item3b4771b469:g:j80AAOSwOyNew~Hv I have a 3x homal eyepiece in a drawer, but never tried it out. Didn't know they made a 1.67x. Would be inter...
by viktor j nilsson
Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Nikon Plan Apo 60 0.90 160 finite
Replies: 3
Views: 69

Re: Nikon Plan Apo 60 0.90 160 finite

Oh and since it is CF the image is fully corrected by the objective.
by viktor j nilsson
Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Nikon Plan Apo 60 0.90 160 finite
Replies: 3
Views: 69

Re: Nikon Plan Apo 60 0.90 160 finite

You are talking about the first generation CF with plain barrel, as opposed to the CFN (CF new) 60x planapo 0.95 which has a knurled ring. I own the CF PlanApo 60x 0.90 and like it well enough. It's nice and convenient to have a high NA dry objective, but it's never going to produce as nice an image...
by viktor j nilsson
Thu Sep 17, 2020 2:12 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: "Disastrous" (completely unexpected!!) 100x oil immersion objective comparison
Replies: 33
Views: 741

Re: "Disastrous" (completely unexpected!!) 100x oil immersion objective comparison

I know that Håkan Kvarnström, hkv, has laid his hands on some UPlanXApo's and posted some images on his instagram (@micromundusphotography). Not that his photos were lacking before, but the images from the XApos look outstanding.
by viktor j nilsson
Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: "Disastrous" (completely unexpected!!) 100x oil immersion objective comparison
Replies: 33
Views: 741

Re: "Disastrous" (completely unexpected!!) 100x oil immersion objective comparison

At least for me, it would really help to see a wider FOV, I'm not used to seeing only a 400% crop. I've also been quite unimpressed with 100x 1.25 achromats in the past (like my Nikon E plan) so I'm not overly surprised to see CA in the centre, but it's just not clear to me exactly how pronounced it...
by viktor j nilsson
Mon Aug 24, 2020 4:19 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Olympus BH-NIC DIC with Nikon CF long-barrel optics?
Replies: 58
Views: 7299

Re: Olympus BH-NIC DIC with Nikon CF long-barrel optics?

Disassembled, cleaned and regreased the focus block of my Vanox AH today. Finally! Didn't take it apart completely, as I didn't want to mess with the gear box, but it seems to be working fine now. The coarse and fine focus shafts were really sticking to each other, but can now move independently. Re...
by viktor j nilsson
Sun Aug 09, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Microscope Eyepieces WF10X /22mm Diopter-adjustable High Eye
Replies: 23
Views: 3929

Re: Microscope Eyepieces WF10X /22mm Diopter-adjustable High Eye

Yeah, that's the first criticism I've heard of the CFUWs. In what setup do you use them? Since you mention both Zeiss and Leitz, I find it hard to guess what other optics might be in you optical path.
by viktor j nilsson
Sat Aug 08, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Technique to photograph diatoms
Replies: 2
Views: 568

Re: Technique to photograph diatoms

That photograph is great! I'm kind of in a similar boat, although I'm a couple of decades behind, as I'm collecting PlanApo objectives for my 1970's Vanox. But I'm also just beginning to learn to use those objectives to their full potential. Inspiriting post!
by viktor j nilsson
Mon Jul 27, 2020 4:30 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Olympus BH-NIC DIC with Nikon CF long-barrel optics?
Replies: 58
Views: 7299

Re: Olympus BH-NIC DIC with Nikon CF long-barrel optics?

My Vanox AH is still not quite operational, but my gear acquisition syndrome is getting worse. Been assembling some more Olympus short-barrel objectives, a 10x PlanApo as mentioned earlier for $70, a 100x Fluor 1.30 for $70, and today I couldn't resist a 100x PlanApo for $175. Costed £602 in 1978, w...
by viktor j nilsson
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: Equipment Exchange
Topic: WTB: Olympus short-barrel PlanApo 40x and 100x
Replies: 0
Views: 853

WTB: Olympus short-barrel PlanApo 40x and 100x

Having small kids is exhausting, so I have almost no time and energy for microscopy. But buying optics makes me happy, so why not look for something new. I am looking for some Olympus short-barrel PlanApo objectives for my Vanox AH described here: https://www.photomacrography.net/forum/viewtopic.php...
by viktor j nilsson
Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Olympus BH-NIC DIC with Nikon CF long-barrel optics?
Replies: 58
Views: 7299

Re: Olympus BH-NIC DIC with Nikon CF long-barrel optics?

Haven't been able to do any further testing lately, but I did pick up a fairly cheap Olympus short-barrel 10x 0.32 PlanApo the other day (will take a while to arrive from China). Will be interesting to compare it with the rest of my objectives, and to see how it works with DIC. I'm starting to gravi...
by viktor j nilsson
Sat Jun 20, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Olympus BH-NIC DIC with Nikon CF long-barrel optics?
Replies: 58
Views: 7299

Pete, I very much appreciate you making these comparisons. It would be good to try at least one identical objective/prism to ascertain if our prisms differ. I mostly use the Nikon CF Fluor objectives, the ones that you can see in the "Nikon CF" catalogue on Charles Krebs' site (not the later Plan Fl...
by viktor j nilsson
Sat Jun 20, 2020 5:41 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Olympus BH-NIC DIC with Nikon CF long-barrel optics?
Replies: 58
Views: 7299

http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/userpix/3207_IMG_20200619_221050571_HDR_1.jpg http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/userpix/3207_IMG_20200620_134401611_1.jpg http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/userpix/3207_IMG_20200620_135031989_1.jpg I was setting it up with the Olympus short-barrel objec...
by viktor j nilsson
Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:29 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Olympus BH-NIC DIC with Nikon CF long-barrel optics?
Replies: 58
Views: 7299

I did a very very quick test with the Olympus objectives first, the DIC effect was kind of bland. But I was too curious to test the Nikon's so I didn't set it up very carefully. Agree that optimizing it with the Olympus objectives first is the way to go. Klaus Kemp is currently not taking any new or...