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by ChrisLilley
Mon Jun 18, 2012 5:13 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Membership JML 20X Purchase
Replies: 108
Views: 17524

My copy arrived (very securely packed) in today's mail, thanks once again Richard.
by ChrisLilley
Sat Jun 16, 2012 4:28 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Nikon Objectives
Replies: 26
Views: 30977

Re: What's a Ph 1 objective?

If you're in the US, then there are two inexpensive known good objectives that are commonly in stock as new parts. These are 1) the Nikon Finite Conjugate 10X NA 0.25 sold by Edmund Optics, and 2) ... Outside the US, beware of high shipping charges from those sources. Rik, firstly thank you for pre...
by ChrisLilley
Sat Jun 16, 2012 3:12 pm
Forum: Community Members and Friends
Topic: Another Hello from France
Replies: 2
Views: 3414

Bonjour Yves, bienvenue au forum

Hi Yves, welcome to the forum
by ChrisLilley
Sat Jun 16, 2012 12:20 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Membership JML 20X Purchase
Replies: 108
Views: 17524

Mine has yet to arrive, and the USPS tracking stopped being updated on 7 June (presumably when it left the USA?). Reports of delivery on Wednesday to the Var (the next département to the Alpes Maritimes, where I live) and today to another French location, lead me to hope for early next week. This mi...
by ChrisLilley
Tue Jun 12, 2012 6:39 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: i am considering to change my equipment now, any suggestion?
Replies: 31
Views: 8795

The price of the Mitty 7.5x seems aberrent, doesn't it? On the basis of that data set, yes; on the basis of the full data set for that range, the prices of the 10x and (to a lesser extent), the 5x are aberrant. 2x €825.55 5x €617.50 7.5x €1,159.00 10x €778.05 20x €1,804.05 50x €2,365.50 100x €3,030...
by ChrisLilley
Thu Jun 07, 2012 4:29 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Membership JML 20X Purchase
Replies: 108
Views: 17524

naturephoto1 wrote: I am still in need of the shipping addresses for ChrisLilley (France), cloantita (Spain), rodilio (Spain), HarrisA (Greece), and didinin22 (France).
PM with address, and payment sent
by ChrisLilley
Thu Jun 07, 2012 4:06 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Using StackShot to drive a linear stage
Replies: 27
Views: 15457

In Javier's example a Newport High Precision Adjustment Screw (very fine) has been used in place of a Vernier Micrometer. http://www.newport.com/AJS-Series-High-Precision-Adjustment-Screws/140172/1033/info.aspx#tab_Specifications Thanks Craig, I was puzzled by that part and thought it was a strippe...
by ChrisLilley
Wed May 23, 2012 8:46 am
Forum: Beginners Micro
Topic: Starting out in photomacrography - noob questions and help
Replies: 21
Views: 8351

So a4x infinity corrected objective and an Eos to Rms mount adapter is what i should be looking for? Not an EOS to RMS adapter. The objective does not mount directly to your camera, it mounts to the front of whatever you are using as a tube lens. So you need to know the filter thread of the front o...
by ChrisLilley
Wed May 23, 2012 8:34 am
Forum: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Topic: Reading an objective's specs
Replies: 8
Views: 13848

You are probably familiar with reading specs on camera lenses, so let us start with that, they see how microscope objectives are similar or different. Camera lenses The two most common specifications on a camera lens are the focal length and the maximum aperture . For example, 50mm f/1.4 means that ...
by ChrisLilley
Mon May 21, 2012 2:57 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: A black matte coat
Replies: 11
Views: 2588

Re: A black matte coat

I bought a black matt nail polish brand Claire´s and the results are more dark that my best matte sample of paint. One advantage of that, Claire's is a brand that is widespread in Europe and so available, while the micro-tools paint (and another spray paint that Charles Krebs recommended earlier ) ...
by ChrisLilley
Thu May 10, 2012 3:19 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Contax 645 Carl Zeiss Apo-Makro Planar T* 120mm F4
Replies: 6
Views: 2857

Contax 645 is not listed on mounts by register . But as a medium format lens (see review the register should be around 60-70mm. Thus infinity focus would be acheivable on any modern DSLR. The problem may be in finding an adapter which can supply the electronic signals (I believe this is a modern, AF...
by ChrisLilley
Fri May 04, 2012 8:40 am
Forum: Equipment Exchange
Topic: For Sale: Nikon M Plan Objectives
Replies: 13
Views: 8663

I might also be willing to pay the full price, but I have to do a bit of research on this objective first. I don't have any Nikon eyepieces or photo eyepieces, so it's usefulness to me would be based on how well it works on a bellows without corrective optics. The Nikon CF objectives do not require...
by ChrisLilley
Mon Apr 23, 2012 6:48 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: D200: Trouble with USB cables.
Replies: 17
Views: 2620

Do you have a powered USB hub available? If so, does

computer > 6ft USB > hub > 6" USB > D200

work? Also, do the longer cords work with other USB devices?
by ChrisLilley
Sun Apr 22, 2012 3:18 pm
Forum: Community Members and Friends
Topic: Hi From France
Replies: 7
Views: 5209

Bonjour Josué, et bienvenue au forum The Canon 100 L seems to be a well received lens, you can probably do a lot with it plus extension rings and/or close-up lenses. But I shoot Nikon so can't give any detailed advice there. You will find many great photos taken with the Canon MPE-65 on this forum. ...
by ChrisLilley
Fri Apr 20, 2012 1:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: Nikon D3200 24MP DX with wireless abilities
Replies: 2
Views: 2070

Re: Nikon D3200 24MP DX with wireless abilities

ChrisR wrote:SO we have the pixel density up again, in the tussle between Nikon and Canon. Sony of course have been doing it for a while.
The sensor is most likely fab'ed by Sony, and quite possibly designed by them too.