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Wild Heerbrugg M400

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I've been slowly piecing together an M400 and wondering if anyone knows of a LED kit for the base I happen to have?
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Smokedaddy wrote:
Wed Jun 09, 2021 3:24 pm
I've been slowly piecing together an M400 and wondering if anyone knows of a LED kit for the base I happen to have?

That Halogen? That must get warm. Would keep your hands warm in winter probably!

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RobertOToole wrote:
Wed Jun 09, 2021 3:27 pm
Smokedaddy wrote:
Wed Jun 09, 2021 3:24 pm
I've been slowly piecing together an M400 and wondering if anyone knows of a LED kit for the base I happen to have?

That Halogen? That must get warm. Would keep your hands warm in winter probably!

Best,

Robert
... ore maybe cook some hotdogs and photograph them cooking.

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Smokedaddy wrote:
Wed Jun 09, 2021 3:50 pm
RobertOToole wrote:
Wed Jun 09, 2021 3:27 pm
Smokedaddy wrote:
Wed Jun 09, 2021 3:24 pm
I've been slowly piecing together an M400 and wondering if anyone knows of a LED kit for the base I happen to have?

That Halogen? That must get warm. Would keep your hands warm in winter probably!

Best,

Robert
... ore maybe cook some hotdogs and photograph them cooking.

-JW:
Now I can see the first pic, it was hidden when I first saw the post, nice scope JW!

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RobertOToole wrote:
Wed Jun 09, 2021 3:52 pm
Now I can see the first pic, it was hidden when I first saw the post, nice scope JW!
Thanks Robert, looking forward to actually using it.

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It's like 20w, not likely to get too hot. I have one of these bases but the fan whines to the point it isn't really usable, so i've been pondering something similar, or maybe a fiber optic retrofit. I'll look forward to seeing how the project progresses.

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Scarodactyl wrote:
Wed Jun 09, 2021 4:40 pm
It's like 20w, not likely to get too hot. I have one of these bases but the fan whines to the point it isn't really usable, so i've been pondering something similar, or maybe a fiber optic retrofit. I'll look forward to seeing how the project progresses.
Ah only 20w! That makes sense.

Had a 1000w lamp and it would literally zap moths out of the air like a death beam, the bulb would vaporize any dust that settled on the lamp! (not in a scope BTW)

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Scarodactyl wrote:
Wed Jun 09, 2021 4:40 pm
It's like 20w, not likely to get too hot. I have one of these bases but the fan whines to the point it isn't really usable, so i've been pondering something similar, or maybe a fiber optic retrofit. I'll look forward to seeing how the project progresses.
I haven't found a LED source yet. Still looking. Would you post a pic of your power supply?

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Could take inspiration from this product and use your own LED. It seems very simple yet effective.

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Does anyone have a manual in English for the Wild M400 that's free? Sure would appreciate getting a copy.

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... found a manual.

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Now that I have the M400 somewhat set up, I thought I'd try an eyeball image stack with the Wild M400. Since there are no divisions on the focus knob I'm calling it an eyeball stack. Naturally, I need to work on the lighting but I thought it was pretty good for a quick stack. BTW, the Wasp really is that color. I wonder if the M400 is capable of hooking up a stepping motor to the focus knob?

https://pbase.com/smokedaddy/image/171725573

Below is the POL setup, single shot, no stacking.

https://pbase.com/smokedaddy/image/171725192

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