the possibilities of single lens microscopes - Alvaro Amaro de Azevedo
(Brazil) shares the results of his ongoing projects
to make high power single lens microscopes, illustrated
with images taken through them.
a personal equipment retrospective
- Brian Johnston (Canada) presents 'an overview of my changing digital macro
equipment, with comments about the advantages and disadvantages of each
camera setup'. Cameras discussed are the
Nikon Coolpix 4500, Sony F717 and F828 and Canon 20D DSLR.
Spiny waterflea (Bythotrephes
cederstroemi) - Howard
Webb (USA) presents and illustrated look at this intriguing
non-native waterflea when an opportunity arose to obtain
a water sample from Lake Michigan.
of desmids from the genus Scenedesmus
- Mike Morgan (UK) shares some images and notes on four species
of this attractive algae found in a pond sediment.
shells of marine gastropods and bivalves from the Paratethys
- Howard Sturm (Austria)
presents a selection of the attractive sells found in sand
pits near Vienna and gives an insight as to why they are
found so far from our current seas.
fauna. Some lifestyles, part 5 -
Walter Dioni (Mexico) continues
his series on the intestinal parasites of an American cockroach
by describing the fascinating structure and lifecycle of
the oxyurid nematode Hammerschmidtiella
Scale insects, spittle bugs and other lovelies
- Richard Howey (USA)
shares an illustrated essay on some of the fascinating but
often annoying pests that attacks his house and
amateur microscopist. Some personal thoughts
- Paul James (UK) shares his views on the pleasures the
microscopist enjoys from their hobby.
close-up view of the wild flower 'plains coreopsis'
Johnston (Canada) continues his series illustrating the
macroscopy and microscopy opportunities of wild flowers.
look: Near infrared microscopy with a Nikon D50 DSLR compared
with a B/W video camera - David
Walker (UK) assesses the relative merits of the two techniques
and much prefers the practicality and affordability of the
video camera route.
Nikon Small World 2005 competition:
The winning photographs can be
enjoyed on the Nikon Small World website in a stunningly presented
(USA) press release notes that there
were over 1700 images entered.
to all the winners; first prize was awarded
to Charles Krebs. The winners include Micscape contributors
Ian Walker (19th), Spike Walker (Hon. mention)
and Ron Neumeyer (Image of distinction).
Museum - this a well presented German
website with a mine of info and illustrations
on a range of microscope makers. Thank you
to the webmaster for drawing it to our attention.
Digital Microscope -this is a futuristic
and versatile looking microscope in a similar
price range to the Digital Blue QX5. Quoted
mag range 10x - 600x with transmitted and
incident lighting. The multiple LED's for top
lighting looks a neat feature. Specs and
images on maker's Anmo
website. It sells for ca £80 in the
UK from electrical outlets. Reviews welcomed
from users. Thank you to the makers for drawing
it to our attention.
.... it's our tenth anniversary
next month; the Microscopy-UK / Micscape venture
started on November 5th 1995, so my co-founder
Maurice Smith and the Micscape Ed. would particularly
welcome contributions large or small, new contributors
especially welcomed. David Walker
delighted to receive contributions small or large from microscopy
enthusiasts whether a novice or expert. 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.