[Darkroom] Olympus PM-6 microscope camera

Kelly hurtstotouchfire at gmail.com
Tue Dec 7 17:03:45 PST 2010


Ok, last update.

I got the eyepiece rotated and the case closes now. Still don't know
what's up the the screws that do nothing. Put them in a baggy and I'm
bringing them.

I'm also bringing some slides with slices of cat cortex so we have
something to photograph.

Hope some of y'alls can come by tonight. I'll be there around 8 for the meeting.

-Kelly

On Tue, Dec 7, 2010 at 16:43, Kelly <hurtstotouchfire at gmail.com> wrote:
> Well for good measure, I started taking the PM-6 apart, and I would
> say it's not going well so I'm going to stop. The splitter is on
> perpendicular to how it is shown in this photo:
> http://www.photomachining.com/inventory/PMI2000/20OlPM6-L.JPG and as
> such I cannot close the case it comes in because the viewfinder is too
> tall. I was going to try to rotate it for transit, and I took out all
> three of the screws at the base where the camera meets the body, but
> they apparently do nothing, which is pretty unnerving. They also had
> internal nuts that fell out when I removed the screws, so it will
> require further disassembly to reassemble.
>
> -Kelly
>
> On Tue, Dec 7, 2010 at 15:19, Kelly <hurtstotouchfire at gmail.com> wrote:
>> CC-ing several of you in case you filter the darkroom list.
>>
>> I GOT ONE OF THESE!!!  http://www.google.com/search?q=olympus+pm-6
>>
>> It's a film camera that attaches to a microscope. No idea if it will
>> work with our microscope but I intend to make it do so. I'm leaving
>> next week for the rest of the year, so this project will probably not
>> really get rolling till the new year, but I'm going to bring the PM-6
>> to 2169 with me tonight and at least see how it works physically. We
>> may need an adaptor. It also may not be in fully working order, so I
>> may need Joachimskillz or some other person who can take apart
>> cameras. If it's for serious broken I can take it in to a shop.
>>
>> -Kelly
>>
>


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