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    This one is kinda cool. This is a single diamond...

    This one is kinda cool. This is a single diamond on a pretty worn out Eze-Lap coarse diamond sharpening paddle. The DIC prism was shifted slightly to add some coloration. You can see the surface...
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    I think you're asking about the area at the top...

    I think you're asking about the area at the top of the primary bevel? If so, yes. The DIC shows different elevations and differing angles as differences in brightness. It is probably showing a...
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    Here is an example of plain brightfield vs DIC in...

    Here is an example of plain brightfield vs DIC in the same exact place. No change or movement except for the lighting method.

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    And another. The lower bevel on this blade was so...
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    The modification won't damage anything. The...

    The modification won't damage anything. The original prisms flip in and out so that the scope can still be used in brightfield/darkfield/pol in addition to DIC. The modification only entailed...
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    Thanks for the additional information Robert, I...

    Thanks for the additional information Robert, I believe that my scope uses the de Senarmont setup; it has an individual DIC prism for each objective. I believe that the analyzer has a ¼ wave plate...
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    Here's a comparison of two gage blocks. One is...

    Here's a comparison of two gage blocks. One is from my "good" Mitutoyo set and the other from my Webber "shop" set.

    Here's a comparison photo to see what the blocks look like by eye. Mitutoyo...
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    One of my daughter's bleached highlight hairs...

    One of my daughter's bleached highlight hairs popped pretty good under polarization.

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    And just doing some experimentation with the...

    And just doing some experimentation with the different magnifications available, pretty neat stuff. This is my 10 micron calibration slide. This scope has got super widefield eyepieces, FN 26.5, FOV...
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    Grab an ear of corn on your way out. You might be...

    Grab an ear of corn on your way out. You might be running a little low after that one... :D
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    I did manage to get a little color out of a...

    I did manage to get a little color out of a quickly made crystallized sugar slide.

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    Hey Pete - or any of you others who might know -...

    Hey Pete - or any of you others who might know - I've got the two polarizers (one fixed, one rotatable/analyzer) and polarization works but to get the bright coloration on a lot of stuff I need a...
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    Found a brochure describing the feature. Looks...

    Found a brochure describing the feature. Looks like it maintains optical path length when interpupillary distance is changed so that focus is maintained. Not super important unless you're using a...
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    Okay, well, got into the top section of the head...

    Okay, well, got into the top section of the head today. Figured I'd clean everything up and relubricate it in there - that's where some of the sticky sliders are at. Everything going well until I...
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    Yeah, best solution is not to leave precision...

    Yeah, best solution is not to leave precision optics lying around without being under a cover or in a closed container! But as we are aware, most don't understand that dirt can destroy lenses and...
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    Yep, thank you for making sure. I do know to be...

    Yep, thank you for making sure. I do know to be careful. I generally do a spritz first with IPA if things are seriously filthy from laying in open air and gathering dust to help wash away as much as...
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    Here is a quick first test. Optics are in dire...

    Here is a quick first test. Optics are in dire need of cleaning, so working on that next. Looks like everything is in great shape for the most part. Few items like sliders need cleaned and...
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    Ah, thanks. Yeah I just got an email back from an...

    Ah, thanks. Yeah I just got an email back from an Olympus rep about that. He explained that the vertical illuminator on the Vanox and BH, etc. scopes have what's called a "telan" lens that converts...
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    Do you know offhand which objectives the BX uses...

    Do you know offhand which objectives the BX uses for EPI BF/DF? I assume it's not the Neo SPlans, right ?
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    So Pete, are you saying the fluorescence cubes...

    So Pete, are you saying the fluorescence cubes have the same mirror setup as the brightfield cubes, the only difference being that the plain BF cube is without the front and vertical filters?...
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    Absolutely. Lucky find. Apparently a lab that...

    Absolutely. Lucky find. Apparently a lab that went out of business... Someone I know was contracted to clean out this vacated leased space, including all abandoned property. If I hadn't grabbed this...
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    Oh, and Pete, know anyone looking for an Olympus...

    Oh, and Pete, know anyone looking for an Olympus mercury burner lamp, couple fluorescence cubes and power supply? Those came on the BX but I only want to use BF/DF/phase and maybe DIC. Keeping the...
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    Here's the new one: 325438 Time to sell the...

    Here's the new one:

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    Time to sell the CX and get paid for picking the BX up, heh.
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    Man, now I just had a BX40 fall in my lap. I'm on...

    Man, now I just had a BX40 fall in my lap. I'm on a roll.
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    Thanks, and yes it is meant to use the chrome Neo...

    Thanks, and yes it is meant to use the chrome Neo Splans (anybody got any of those laying around, I could use a couple...:D ...and has a single analyzer slot with interchangeable sliding prisms and...
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    I have found what I believe is a basic manual but...

    I have found what I believe is a basic manual but it doesn't go into much depth. I understand the basics of DIC etc. already, but as mentioned, every manufacturer is a little different in the exact...
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