the Jena Ng - René van
Wezel (UK) presents an illustrated and detailed look at
this versatile microscope which dates from the 1960's.
'box dweller' - Chitchai
Chantangsi (Thailand) shares an illustrated article on this
attractive sessile protozoan which can be commonly found
in freshwater habitats.
Hidden life in tidepools
- Wim van Egmond (the Netherlands)
describes and illustrates a selection of the attractive
fauna that can be found in tidepools.
Drawing life of the seashore
- Michel Salaün (France)
shares a selection of his strikingly beautiful monochrome
drawings of seashore life and describes how he creates them.
Converting a LOMO monocular
microscope to a binocular- Chuck
Huck (USA) shows that a Swift binocular head obtained
very cheaply on eBay fits to and works well with the popular
LOMO microscope. He also shows that a good value Digitrex
digicam handheld to the eyepiece can give effective images.
power 'Köhler microscope' - Walter
Dioni (Mexico) presents an ingenious method of low power
microscopy on a compound microscope with a built-in lamp,
by putting the subject in the plane of the focussed
field stop of the lamp.
close-up view of the 'beautiful invader' purple loosestrife - Brian
Johnston (Canada) continues his series showing how
common wild flowers can reveal many attractive features
on both the macro and microscopic scale.
Axiostar universal digital camera adapter - Ian
Walker (UK) assesses the performance of this comparatively
affordable relay adapter when used with the Canon G6
digicam; the adapter also suits other digicams such as the
earlier Canon G3/4/5 and Sony S70/75/85 models.
A drop of
water - a delightful
short story by Hans Christian Andersen translated from the
Danish by René van Wezel (UK).
Axiostar image gallery using the 5x CP-Achromat - Ian
Walker (UK) uses combinations of Rheinberg / oblique / crossed
polar lighting and image stitching in this gallery of attractive
Off axis COL illumination
- Paul James (UK) describes
how to achieve this 'distinctive' form of illumination
illustrated with images of soil amoebae.
Blue QX5™ digital microscope - the
new model significantly upgrades the very popular QX3; David
Walker (UK) takes a look at it, both as a toy, and its potential
as a cheap digital imaging route for the enthusiast.
A gallery of striking images showing the winners and
honorable mentions of the 'Olympus Bioscapes International
Digital Imaging Competition' 2004 is at http://www.olympusbioscapes.com/gallery/2004/index.html
(Thanks to Gregor
Overney for pointing out the link.)
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