microscopes, measurements and meters - Walter Dioni (Mexico) presents
a valuable overview of measuring techniques for the microscope, both summarising
established approaches as well as suggesting a versatile method of his
Leitz 'Edinger Apparatus' ca. 1910 - Bruce Allen (USA) recently found
an example of this impressive photomicrography system in a damp warehouse.
He describes early progress on restoration to its former glory. Advice
on further restoration prior to 11x14 inch plate photography using carbon
arc lighting would be welcomed.
to make contrast enhancement filters for the microscope - Wim van Egmond
(The Netherlands) shows how easy it is make filters for dark-field, oblique
and Rheinberg illumination, with stunning examples.
on a shoestring II: a homemade microscope adaptor for the Olympus C-960
digicam - David Bull (UK) shares further ingenious approaches to building
up a versatile digital photomicrography system when on a budget.
gallery: Paramecia portfolio - James Evarts (USA) has compiled a super
portfolio of paramecium images taken with black and white film and flash
of my favorite things - Richard Howey (USA) presents a delightful essay
on many of the marvels of nature that have appealed to him at the macroscopic
and microscopic level.
north-south divide - Paul James (UK) takes a light hearted but fascinating
look at the macroscopic flora on his north-facing house roof contrasted
with the lack of flora on the southerly aspect.
gallery: The desmid genus Micrasterias - Bill Ells (UK) shows
a selection of species from this attractive group of algae.
membranes - Rosemarie Arbur (USA) presents a valuable annotated diagram
of a typical cell to appreciate the various membranes.
tips 9: The versatile eyepiece reticle - Reticles are useful slide
subjects for checking various aspects of a microscope set-up, and are often
a free bonus when buying secondhand eyepieces. By Dave Walker (UK).
you wish to contact an author please use the e-mail links in each article.
Feedback is always appreciated!
delighted to receive contributions small or large from microscopy enthusiasts.
If you have an image, tip or article, why not share it, this magazine is
what you make it! Have a chat
with us, to see how we can help share your interests.