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I am keen to purchase a cam camera which is:

– windows 8 compatible
– can be used on my PTM-1A/05 Meiji-labex polarising microscope
– With the cross polar thing off, the diameter of eye piece is 32mm (33mm incl. small metal bit on side), and the lens is 15mm
– With the cross polar lens on (preferred) diameter is 32mm (33mm incl. small metal bit on side), and lens is 20mm

I can find adapters for SLR cameras, but not for my Lumix FZ150 bridge camera, so maybe this lens thing (cam camera) is the way forward????

Is there anyone out there who is able to advise me????

Any suggestions would be welcomed.




2013 is going to be AWESOME!

Lots of wonderful trips planned:

A great course starts soon: Oceanography (S330, The Open University)

And Poppy and I are planning lots of other lovely trips with the OUGS and other Geological groups!

Geological Mapping Course, Scotland – Places still available!

Nick Chidlaw has confirmed that there are still places availible on the 2013 Geological Mapping Course in Strathearn (Highland Border, Scotland), which will take place 28th April – 6th May 2013.It is a more advanced course which assumes knowledge of the basic principles of geological mapping, such as gained on the Forest of Dean course, or equivalent elsewhere. This mapping area is used for its extraordinary geological diversity, affording course attendees experience of many contrasting mapping settings to deal with.

In order to make the most of this location, the course comprises 6 days in the field (1 unscheduled day after the 3rd, for a break), with 2 days following indoors where a fair copy map and cross sections are produced. Because of the diversity of the geology on this course, it is believed attendees are in a position to tackle with confidence many different mapping scenarios subsequently (e.g. where needed when studying on a higher degree).

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