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by NikonUser
Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: dorsal view
Replies: 10
Views: 2272

I have got decent images with the insects at the base of a funnel:
http://nitro.biosci.arizona.edu/zEEB/bu ... toBox.html
by NikonUser
Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Component Flocking Fun
Replies: 3
Views: 1006

you forgot the vinly/rubber gloves; prevents fingerprints on the glass!
by NikonUser
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Cleaning microscope mirrors
Replies: 6
Views: 798

I have used Sensor-film to remove dust and water spots from my camera's sensor.
No idea if it will work for mirrors
Paint it on as a liquid, peel it off when dry.
price for 15mL was reasonable, likely all you would need

https://www.sensor-film.com/cleaning.html
by NikonUser
Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Zhongyi (Mitakon) Super Macro Lens (1 - 5x)
Replies: 264
Views: 37305

1-5x is a convenient range for use on a Nikon camera and it is a range I use a lot. A tempting purchase when they get a Nikon model Currently I can get 5x with a reversed 28mm Nikon lens on bellows but have to change lenses to get lower mags. Decided to compare what my reversed 28 mm gives me at 5x ...
by NikonUser
Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:11 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Hoverfly
Replies: 10
Views: 2397

male

looks like a Toxomerus sp.
by NikonUser
Wed Apr 03, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Fly - stereo composite
Replies: 17
Views: 4010

It's always the fine print...

Image spoilt by the haemolymph leaking from the pin hole (?) in the katepisternum
by NikonUser
Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Nikon MF 105 Micro-Nikkor + 50 mm stacked
Replies: 8
Views: 2390

Thanks

I was surprsied to see this spider here in February. It has been cold with lots of snow. Checked my spider manual; 1st edition: https://www.amazon.com/Spiders-North-America-Identification-Manual/dp/0998014605/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1550421714&sr=1-2&keywords=spiders+of+north+america and it s...
by NikonUser
Sat Feb 16, 2019 4:34 am
Forum: Community Members and Friends
Topic: Hello from Eastern Iowa
Replies: 8
Views: 6848

As you are prepared to spend a lot of time on scope 'repair' I believe your time would be best rewarded by working on a BH2/BHS rather than the somewhat odd BHTU. The former a better scope.
by NikonUser
Sat Feb 16, 2019 4:29 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Nikon MF 105 Micro-Nikkor + 50 mm stacked
Replies: 8
Views: 2390

Lou: it is an old lens; came with a Canon FTQL (?) from the late 1960's. Left over from my 1st 'real' camera.

Canon Lens FL 1:1.8. Range to f/16. Small front diam , about 48mm.

I had to join together a 52 mm male ring to a 48 mm (?) male ring. The 52 screws into the Nikon, the other into the Canon
by NikonUser
Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Nikon MF 105 Micro-Nikkor + 50 mm stacked
Replies: 8
Views: 2390

Lou, yes wide open
by NikonUser
Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Nikon MF 105 Micro-Nikkor + 50 mm stacked
Replies: 8
Views: 2390

Thanks

Certainly looks like it has legs, but if you look at image 3 you can see similar 'structures' on both the right and left legs in the same positions; also the pedipalps seem to have them.
My guess is they are not mites, maybe some sensory structures
by NikonUser
Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Obelia geniculata
Replies: 4
Views: 1575

a favourite subject to be mounted (permanent slide mount with Canada Balsam) by students in university practical zoology exams (been there, done that!)
by NikonUser
Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Nikon MF 105 Micro-Nikkor + 50 mm stacked
Replies: 8
Views: 2390

Nikon MF 105 Micro-Nikkor + 50 mm stacked

Caught this spider in the house this morning: Eastern Parson Spider Herphyllus ecclesiasticus ; body length 8 mm Overwinter as adults, often in houses; "fast runner and difficult to catch" Photographed under a glass-topped container, partial stacks with Zerene. Live spider that would tolerate only a...
by NikonUser
Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Update - looking for more suggestions
Replies: 16
Views: 7586

105 mm Nikon, an OK lens

The Nikon 105mm Micro, older manual f/2.8 lens, is quite capable of giving decent 2x images on a 24mm sensor.
lens fully extended (i.e., to give 0.5x) on 130mm extension, f/8 on lens; FOV 11 mm wide; D90
Zerene stack
Image
by NikonUser
Sun Jan 27, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Nature Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Wasps and flies on a fatsia bush
Replies: 7
Views: 2921

possibly Fam: Calliphoridae for the black guys
Eristalis pertinax for the syrphids