[Darkroom] Olympus PM-6 microscope camera

Chris Murphy chrisnoisebridge at gmail.com
Wed Dec 8 22:41:56 UTC 2010

Talk to Alan Rockefeller about compatibility with the microscopes.  
I've heard they are his scopes.

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On Dec 7, 2010, at 17:03, Kelly <hurtstotouchfire at gmail.com> 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
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