From the Archives ten years ago. The April 2007 issue:
Making a van Leeuwenhoek microscope lens - Hans Loncke (Netherlands) shares his procedure for making a homemade simple microscope lens using items from around the house.
Homemade LED light sources for epi-illumination - Michael Stubbs-Race (Australia) shares a simple but effective design of focussed light source for epi work.
Employing advancing technology to enhance imagery
of the microscopic world - Maurice (Mol) Smith, Microscopy-UK's founder, presents some methods of creating 3D type images using the latest techniques and offers a prize ...
A close-up view of the daffodil - Brian Johnston (Canada) shares striking images of the macro and micro features of this well known, but often taken for granted, spring flower.
an American Optical Cycloptic stereo
microscope. Part 3. A tilt table. - Ian MacGregor (Canada) shows a neat design of homemade stage for studying suitable objects under the stereo.
The aquarium microscope and the micro-aquarium. A perennial source of amusement - Manuel del Cerro (USA) shares his enthusiasm for the merits of an indoor aquarium, a feature popular in Victorian times, and techniques for studying / photographing the fauna and flora.
A trip into the past: part 4 - Richard Howey (USA) continues his affectionate look at the quirky aspects of some past American natural history magazines.
Springtime in West Yorkshire - Ian Walker (UK) shows attractive images reflecting aspects of spring using the Nikon Coolpix 4500 and a DSLR with macro lens, both handheld.
A close-up view of the hyacinth - Brian Johnston (Canada) shares a second common sping flower that can reveal a wealth of fascinating features if explored on the macro and micro scale.
Preservation of contrast
in the compound microscope (Part 1) - Paul James (UK) presents a 'personal perspective concerning errant light: its
origins and effects on imagery'.
scandals in the ponds and oceans: Part
I. Or hey, buddy, you want to buy some pond
scum? - Richard Howey (USA) presents an essay on fascinating aspects of the reproductive behaviour of microscopic organisms.
Three stereo microscope models / designs compared - David and Ian Walker share a hands-on assessment of three stereos that span the budget-mid-higher price sector and compare and contrast their features and price / performance including photography.