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NikonUser
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Location: southern New Brunswick, Canada

My unnecessarily complex horizontal set-up

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A: lamp for focusing, in use much closer to specimen.
B: Flash support; combination of odds & ends of rails and clamps from RRS and Henjar; slides on a RRS long rail.
C: RRS flash holder
D: Nikon flash
E: forgot E
F: Nikon camera, PB-6 bellows, reversed 50mm El Nikkor
G: Nikon focus block; 1µ interval model
H: Specimen holder, with coarse vertical adjustment and ball & socket joint and rotator below base
I: Butchered Olympus scope, allows for very accurate up-down, left-right, forward-backward positioning of specimen.

In use the specimen is enclosed in a bottomless styrofoam coffee cup.

Typical image, fly head.

I also have a vertical set-up, far less complex and works equally well.

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NU12031 NU12032
NU.
student of entomology
Quote – Holmes on ‘Entomology’
” I suppose you are an entomologist ? “
” Not quite so ambitious as that, sir. I should like to put my eyes on the individual entitled to that name.
No man can be truly called an entomologist,
sir; the subject is too vast for any single human intelligence to grasp.”
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr
The Poet at the Breakfast Table.

Nikon camera, lenses and objectives
Olympus microscope and objectives

NikonUser
Posts: 2589
Joined: Thu Sep 04, 2008 2:03 am
Location: southern New Brunswick, Canada

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NU.
student of entomology
Quote – Holmes on ‘Entomology’
” I suppose you are an entomologist ? “
” Not quite so ambitious as that, sir. I should like to put my eyes on the individual entitled to that name.
No man can be truly called an entomologist,
sir; the subject is too vast for any single human intelligence to grasp.”
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr
The Poet at the Breakfast Table.

Nikon camera, lenses and objectives
Olympus microscope and objectives

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