[Darkroom] Olympus PM-6 microscope camera

Josh Bailey josh at felllight.com
Tue Dec 7 17:05:36 PST 2010


Hey! So - I can make it. :) Probably 8:30pm. Yay!

On Tue, 7 Dec 2010, Kelly wrote:

> 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
> >>
> >
> 
> 

-- 
Josh Bailey (josh at felllight.com)


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