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Posted By: Nass, 10-21-2012, 12:30 PM

Some of the gear I use needed repair, so during the downtime I made myself a better lifter out of the adjustment parts of 2 microscopes, and a universal rotation stage out of a maritime lamp holder. The latter is very interesting because it means that I can keep things in focus whilst I rotate or angle them. There's a photo of it in the comments under this pic, which is a new stack I did today using this stuff

This is what I mean by a universal rotation stage. It also rotates round on a pin under the base. And the thing holding the pin is actually a magnet so that can also rotate. That's 4x360 rotation. So I can basically get to any angle without refocusing. The microscope stage is literally a microscope base, with extra coarse adjustment track glued in with araldite (ie double Y movement), and the arms of the slide X,Z slider removed, but a bit of plexi glued onto it (araldite is my friend). So that in effect makes another stage, this time at the specimen end. At the camera end there's a bellows (Z), a Velbon (Z,Y) and stackshot (Z). Flexibility is good

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10-21-2012, 01:26 PM   #2
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Wow --- certainly looks like it does the job. Your photo is fantastic --- hope to see more from this setup. Thanks for the details --- interesting and creative, even if I'm unlikely to implement anything similar.
--- Don

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Very impressive ... yes, very impressive and a great stack, too! J
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Amazing setup but the result is paying you back!!!GREATTT shot!!

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Great work! Let's see more.
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That's a great set-up and very creative.
Think the result speaks for itself.
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This is just amazing. If only I can learn how to make that impressive setup.
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Outstanding photo. Your setup immediately brought to mind a Fly Tying Vice used to create lures for fly fishing.

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I echo everyone elses' comments and especially that of wanting to see more. Great stuff!
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I have no idea what you are talking about with whosits and whatsits that are all bumbled together to make a flibbertigibbit but the results are FANTASTIC.
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Only scientist use that set-up, not hobbyhist or normal photographer.

beautiful shot by the way.

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Haha . Thanks for all the kind comments... if you guys think this flibbertigibbet is bad you should see what I'm planning next. This is "the plan"


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