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by microcollector
Mon Jan 07, 2013 3:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: Kamchatka Panorama
Replies: 7
Views: 1762

Phil,

I would doubt it as the eruption plume has not been high enough to loft material up far enough.
by microcollector
Fri Jan 04, 2013 10:05 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Opinion on Canon 60D
Replies: 3
Views: 1056

I believe the 60D is the one that had a bit of a vibration problem in silent mode. If you are planning one using the silent mode your results may not be as good as you hope for.
by microcollector
Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: Kamchatka Panorama
Replies: 7
Views: 1762

Kamchatka Panorama

The following link is to a series of high resolution panoramas of the current eruption of Tolbachik volcano in Kamchatka, Russia. The eruption started in late November 2012 and is still ongoing. It has currently erupted about a cubic kilometer of basalt. Its last eruption was in 1975 - 76 lasting fo...
by microcollector
Sun Nov 25, 2012 11:10 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Manganoneptunite
Replies: 0
Views: 1732

Manganoneptunite

Manganoneptunite from Poudrette Quarry, Mont Saint-Hilaire, Quebec, Canda. FOV=2mm, 52 frames Zerene Stacker P-max with Canon T2i on Nikon PB-6 bellows and Nikon 10X finite conjugate objective.

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by microcollector
Thu Nov 08, 2012 9:57 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Labuntsovite-Mn
Replies: 6
Views: 1785

Craig, Both my 4X and 10X objectives are from Edmund Optics. According to Rik, there are issues with the 4X. I had hoped to change objectives but that is unlikely now. Since I retired in June 2010, I have paid taxes on more income than I ever made when working a full year. My wife had become paranoi...
by microcollector
Tue Nov 06, 2012 5:14 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Labuntsovite-Mn
Replies: 6
Views: 1785

What appears to be dust or rock particles is firmly attached. I do have an ultrasonic cleaner but I do not dare unmount the specimen to put it in the cleaner. The person I obtained these from mounted them with a very aggressive tack. I tried just moving one to get a better angle for taking a photo a...
by microcollector
Tue Nov 06, 2012 3:03 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Labuntsovite-Mn
Replies: 6
Views: 1785

Labuntsovite-Mn

Labuntsovite-Mn crystals from Poudrette Quarry, Mont Saint-Hilaire, Quebec, Canda. FOV=3mm, 40 frames Zerene Stacker P-max with Canon T2i on Nikon PB-6 bellows and Nikon 4X finite conjugate objective.

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by microcollector
Sat Sep 22, 2012 9:18 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Lava rock with filled voids
Replies: 4
Views: 2953

Last Sunday I was collecting in the Capitol Forest near Porter, WA. This was in basalt quarries where we were looking for zeolites. Some of the basalt had a weathered rind with similar looking void filling to your piece. The inner, unweathered voids had a clay mineral in them. These are not visually...
by microcollector
Thu Sep 13, 2012 11:56 am
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Netrium and Staurastrum
Replies: 10
Views: 1602

Beautiful, reminds me of the colors found in material from the zinc mines of Franklin, New Jersey.
by microcollector
Sat Jul 21, 2012 10:10 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Ordering directly from Newport
Replies: 2
Views: 733

When I put my rig together a couple of years ago, I ordered a stage direct from Newport. I am located in the US so that may have been the difference.
by microcollector
Fri Jun 15, 2012 9:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: photoshop cs4
Replies: 1
Views: 1403

Elements series is a lite version of the Photoshop CS series. It does not have the complete tool set found in CS4 and is intended for those that do not make a living or serious hobby of photography.

Doug
by microcollector
Thu May 17, 2012 9:30 pm
Forum: Beginners Micro
Topic: Would LOVE some advice on what type of microscope to get!!
Replies: 5
Views: 2909

Tien, I am a mineral collector and I purchased a Meiji EMZ-5TR scope a number of years ago. I used a number of different cameras on it. In the early days I just took single shots as I was unaware of stacking. When I started stacking I was not as happy with this setup and shifted to a horizontal setu...
by microcollector
Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:50 am
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Tabletop "macro" setup
Replies: 10
Views: 88713

Doug, You should look at the Canon line of dslr cameras that support silent mode. There is no mirror or mechanical shutter vibration with these when using silent mode. I use a Canon T2i where the silent mode is on by default when using live view. Make life much easier when shooting micro minerals. D...
by microcollector
Tue Apr 17, 2012 9:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: Canon announces their new 5D Mark III DSLR
Replies: 12
Views: 4085

Found this this morning. It appears that there is a light leak from the LCD screen that can affect meter readings in low light situations. Seems that the easiest fix is to turn off the backlight. http://www.zdnet.com/blog/digitalcameras/is-there-a-canon-eos-5d-mark-iii-product-recall-in-the-offing/5...
by microcollector
Mon Mar 26, 2012 9:52 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Sharpest lenses for 0.3x...1.2x??
Replies: 81
Views: 34683

Babylonia, Certain Canon camera bodies have what is called electronic first curtain shutter. In the T2i that I use, when placed in kive view, the default operation is silent mode. In this mode the mirror is locked up and the mechanical shutter is opened. When the picture is taken, an electronic shut...