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by Lou Jost
Sun Aug 01, 2021 4:59 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Looking for a new monitor
Replies: 16
Views: 399

Re: Looking for a new monitor

Reading the reviews, I see comments saying that it can't be mounted vertically. It MUST be mounted vertically. I think a little do it yourself fix should be possible. I built an easy wall mount for mine, and also a nearly vertical desktop mount.
by Lou Jost
Sun Aug 01, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Looking for a new monitor
Replies: 16
Views: 399

Re: Looking for a new monitor

Yes, that's a newer version of mine. This version is much better than mine because of its LED-backlight display that has a huge color gamut almost equal tio Adobe RGB (mine is sRGB). This will be a great tool for you.
by Lou Jost
Sun Aug 01, 2021 4:01 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Looking for a new monitor
Replies: 16
Views: 399

Re: Looking for a new monitor

Smokedaddy, I started off with a Wacom Intuos tablet, but found it frustrating. I eventually got a Wacom drawng monitor, which I love-- great for retouching! But clunky unreliable software. Mine is old so maybe the new ones are better.
by Lou Jost
Wed Jul 28, 2021 12:39 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Fossil termite
Replies: 7
Views: 174

Re: Fossil termite

I suppose that makes sense; after a few thousand years the volatiles should be gone, no matter what it smelled like.
by Lou Jost
Wed Jul 28, 2021 11:28 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Fossil termite
Replies: 7
Views: 174

Re: Fossil termite

Maybe you can smell it? Copal has a distinctive turpentine odor. We have the copal tree growing wild here.
by Lou Jost
Tue Jul 27, 2021 7:35 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Focus stacking a live ambush bug
Replies: 2
Views: 95

Re: Focus stacking a live ambush bug

Nice. I like the one with the brighter white background best. There is something painterly about it.
by Lou Jost
Fri Jul 23, 2021 3:44 pm
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Diatoms in epi DIC
Replies: 6
Views: 223

Re: Diatoms in epi DIC

I think these look really nice, even the ones you were unhappy with.
by Lou Jost
Thu Jul 22, 2021 12:33 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Looking for a new monitor
Replies: 16
Views: 399

Re: Looking for a new monitor

Looks beautiful, congratulations! I still use a self-calibrating older Eizo, and I like it very much. But that new monitor of yours has me dreaming... But I could never pack such a thing in a suitcase, so it is an impossible dream. That is probably a good thing, for my savings account. I am not note...
by Lou Jost
Wed Jul 21, 2021 7:01 pm
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: DMap intermediate output - ZS
Replies: 3
Views: 164

Re: DMap intermediate output - ZS

That is really good news! Thanks Rik.
by Lou Jost
Mon Jul 19, 2021 9:22 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: 180mm ED Nikkor 2.8 as tube lens?
Replies: 12
Views: 235

Re: 180mm ED Nikkor 2.8 as tube lens?

Rik, thanks, yes that must be it. I see that this was on MFT so may be of little relevance here.
by Lou Jost
Mon Jul 19, 2021 6:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: I need advice to get my money back
Replies: 13
Views: 3291

Re: I need advice to get my money back

I agree with Beatsy. This is your fault as well as the vendors' fault.

I often see eBay vendors say that they will not declare false values. Other vendors openly say they will declare false values. Which of these two kinds of vendors would you trust more?
by Lou Jost
Sat Jul 17, 2021 7:25 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: 180mm ED Nikkor 2.8 as tube lens?
Replies: 12
Views: 235

Re: 180mm ED Nikkor 2.8 as tube lens?

I do use the 180 ED (non-IF), which has a great reputation especially in astrophotography. I think I have included it in one of my past tube lens tests on this forum, but I don't know where it is. I think you should try it before you spend money on something else.
by Lou Jost
Wed Jul 14, 2021 8:55 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: 100-125mm TL for Mitutoyo to cover FF sensor?
Replies: 9
Views: 267

Re: 100-125mm TL for Mitutoyo to cover FF sensor?

I have read somewhere that Raynox DCR-250 and DCR-150 do cover FF, but when used for nominal magnifications e.g. 5x for 5x 0.14. There looks to be some confusion here. You only get nominal magnification if you use a tube lens of the nominal focal length. So the DCR 250 can never give you nominal ma...
by Lou Jost
Sat Jul 10, 2021 6:40 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Bondic® is NOT A GLUE, says the manufacturer
Replies: 20
Views: 607

Re: Bondic® is NOT A GLUE, says the manufacturer

Those are FANTASTIC casts, Rik. This really could be a game changer. Botanists often need something like this. For one thing, it would let us easily check for polyploidy, as guard cells are often different sizes in tetraploids vs diploids.
by Lou Jost
Fri Jul 09, 2021 4:48 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Limnochares aquatica, Sessilida
Replies: 18
Views: 1884

Re: Limnochares aquatica, Sessilida

the sensor crops the field of view 1.6x (in my case), hence increasing magnification by 1.6x (compare to 35 mm) It just crops it, it doesn't change the actual magnification of the image on the sensor relative to the subject. "Magnification of the image on the sensor relative to the subject" is how ...