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by microcollector
Fri Feb 06, 2015 10:55 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Titanite
Replies: 1
Views: 736

Titanite

Titanite (orange), amphibole group mineral ( two black crystals), molybdenite (black metallic crystal at upper right of main amphibole crystal) Poudrette Quarry, Mont Saint-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada. FOV = 4mm Canon T2i with Nikon PB-6 bellows and 4X Nikon conjugate finite objective. 35 frames, .04mm ...
by microcollector
Fri Feb 06, 2015 10:49 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Zircon
Replies: 0
Views: 618

Zircon

Zircon - Poudrette Quarry, Mont Saint-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada
FOV = 2mm
T2i with Nikon PB-6 bellows and 10Z Nikon conjugate finite objective.
54 frames, .01mm steps, Zerene Stacker

Image
by microcollector
Sun Oct 05, 2014 10:02 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: My Minerals image Gallery...
Replies: 122
Views: 46981

There is fairly new mineral called tubellite that has similar morphology.
by microcollector
Thu Aug 28, 2014 12:25 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Cooked Red Quinoa, 100 stack
Replies: 7
Views: 3778

We are growing it our garden here in Port Orchard, Washington. We used the thinning in salad. It has is about ready to harvest the seed heads. I an surprised by the number of people that have never heard of it. This includes the Mater Gardeners I talked to at our fair last week.
by microcollector
Sun Jul 27, 2014 1:30 pm
Forum: Community Members and Friends
Topic: IF YOU ARE MISSING MY POSTS
Replies: 5
Views: 3400

Hope you have a speedy recovery and no complications.
by microcollector
Sat Dec 28, 2013 1:38 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: The future of DSLRs
Replies: 4
Views: 1501

The 42 megapixel camera does not provide a 42 megapixel image but two images, one at 38 megapixels and a smaller one. I have one and the bigger image is supposed to be a higher resolution but to me, on my monitor, the smaller image looks better. It does well in low light and is fine for when I don't...
by microcollector
Wed Nov 13, 2013 4:12 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Minerals from Adra, Almeria in 3D
Replies: 6
Views: 1279

Great pair.
by microcollector
Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:26 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Strengite
Replies: 5
Views: 3345

Great stereo
by microcollector
Wed Jul 31, 2013 11:48 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Fluorite
Replies: 2
Views: 1098

Nice fluorite and I like your mineral photos on your blog.
by microcollector
Wed Jul 10, 2013 2:36 pm
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Nikon AW100 macro
Replies: 3
Views: 1083

Nice, I am using AW110 now for hiking. We go out every Monday year round, rain, shine, snow, or sleet. I needed something waterproof and made the selection based on the experience of another hiker. I have found it good for wildflower pictures.
by microcollector
Fri Feb 15, 2013 1:31 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Can anyone reccomend a body
Replies: 8
Views: 1625

Tim, I use a Canon T2i on a bellows for my mineral photography. The camera is connected to the laptop by USB cable and the computer to an external monitor by HDMI cable. When the camera is in live view, I see the image on the monitor. Makes focusing and composing much easier. The T21 has EFSC. The c...
by microcollector
Sun Feb 10, 2013 2:50 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Nikon PB-5 movement issues
Replies: 9
Views: 1841

I have had this issue with a PB-6 bellows. As I can have the camera in over the end of the bellows rail, I use a machinists adjustable parallel between the rail and the bottom of the camera to prevent any play.
by microcollector
Sat Feb 09, 2013 1:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: Windows 8
Replies: 16
Views: 3073

Craig, I had quit using Firefox sometime ago as it did not allow me to see some of the volcano webcams. They were not very good at updating plugins need to see the video. I just installed again but have not checked out the webcam sites. I upgraded my beta version of Office 365 to the final release s...
by microcollector
Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:24 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: meopta
Replies: 6
Views: 2433

From the Micromounters section of Mindat Forums is this link about a Nikon field microscope.

http://www.mindat.org/mesg-60-281086.html
by microcollector
Mon Jan 07, 2013 4:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: Windows 8
Replies: 16
Views: 3073

I started with Win 8 with the first public beta release and have had no problems with it. I did a clean install so had to reinstall programs. Data was backed up to external drives. It has made a huge difference in the boot time. I had no problems with CS6, Lightroom 4, Gimp, Zerene. Shape 7, or any ...