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Ethan

Member Since 30 Jun 2006
Offline Last Active Oct 22 2010 08:54 AM
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In Topic: Microscopes and dSLRs

05 March 2010 - 09:02 AM

Thanks Allison and I appreciate your nerdiness! I'd also appreciate your contact info there in SoCal. I'm new at microphotography, as is rather obvious, but I'm hoping to shoot things such as crustacean larvae, fish larvae, coral larvae, etc. So, I won't need a huge amount of magnification. Whatever the case, thanks again for your input!

Ethan

In Topic: Microscopes and dSLRs

04 March 2010 - 09:34 AM

Look on ebay for precision world. They have both binocular compound scopes and some pretty good dissecting scopes for under $500 each. Depending on what size/type of zooplankton you are looking at, I would think that having both would be helpful. Make sure that your scope can do both brighttfield and darkfield viewing. Understand that you won't be getting Zeiss quality at that price but for getting images, the Amscopes are OK. In our lab we use B&L for dissecting scopes and a variety of zeiss and nikon compound scopes but they are all $5K to $10K each.

Bill

Much appreciated Bill!

In Topic: Yay! Smithsonian competition

03 March 2010 - 10:43 AM

nicely done Alex. Ethan is the king of the coconut photo :clapping:

They're the only things that don't swim away!

In Topic: Yay! Smithsonian competition

02 March 2010 - 09:29 AM

Very nice, unusual shot Alex and good luck! Thanks for the plug!

Ethan

In Topic: Microphotography w Canon 5D Mkii

01 March 2010 - 02:49 PM

Thanks much Bill. This is exactly the info I was looking for.

Ethan