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by rs6000
Tue Mar 10, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Spectra services
Replies: 5
Views: 2643

Re: Spectra services

what are these guys smoking??? Perhaps Immersion Oil. :D :lol: :lol: :lol: though IMHO the last straw was there asking 3800.00$ for a 360Deg rotatable stage for a WL There is a price reduction on that item, its only $2,661.40 HA HA they are crazy just found this one looks in same cond as there item...
by rs6000
Sun Mar 08, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Spectra services
Replies: 5
Views: 2643

Spectra services

Hello this may be off topic but I i clicked on a link to spectra services and WOW OH WOW if any of you peruse there web page your in for the sticker shock of the century, I thought It was a misprint or maybe was the orig MSRP from the 1974 catalog NO There actually seriously asking 400.00 USD for a ...
by rs6000
Fri Jan 17, 2020 3:48 am
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: Nikon Microphot-FXL
Replies: 7
Views: 545

Re: Nikon Microphot-FXL

thank you for your comments its reassuring that I am not the only one experience difficulty obtaining any Docs on cleary existing piece of equipment :lol: in answer to your question; I gained a interest in the FXL after someone had posted a question on the beast : had some lighting issue I think I t...
by rs6000
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: Nikon Microphot-FXL
Replies: 7
Views: 545

Re: Nikon Microphot-FXL

Yes I have seen that its not the same as the pictures I have seen of the FXL and that museum image is the first generation series early model, However Hooray I FINALLY got a hold of Nikon as they were out for almost a month!! NEW YEARS WEEK and the preceding must be a nice place to work holiday vaca...
by rs6000
Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:32 am
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: Nikon Microphot-FXL
Replies: 7
Views: 545

Re: Nikon Microphot-FXL

I am unfamiliar with most the model Names as they are hard to interpret Zeiss and Nikon names like axiophot, axioskop and Nikons microphot, Diaphot, alphaphot labophot thes names are very confusing make my head spin are you telling me the microphot FXL is a special type of microscope different then ...
by rs6000
Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:06 am
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: Nikon Microphot-FXL
Replies: 7
Views: 545

Nikon Microphot-FXL

hello there Microbe community I am trying to find information on this microscope but there doesn't seem to be any PDFs or specs anywhere coming on dead ends almost this model never existed plenty of notes on older Microphot-fx and FXA I want to know a few bits about this older model saw it detailed ...
by rs6000
Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Illumination Techniques
Topic: LED vs. Halogen test
Replies: 7
Views: 1474

Re: LED vs. Halogen test

That's a cool Idea Very nice
I thought about doing that but no filter I could find was small enough to fit as there is not much room inside the head
the method of holding one of the polarizers between your eye and the eyepiece is pretty precarious esp if you want to take pictures
by rs6000
Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Illumination Techniques
Topic: LED vs. Halogen test
Replies: 7
Views: 1474

Re: LED vs. Halogen test

Hello do you mind if I ask you more specifics on what your setup for the polarized image you posted taken from a Zeiss STd my zeiss does not have the pol knob function installed on the nosepiece limb, I have to hold a polarizer above the eyepiece to get the effect I have not seen many with that opti...
by rs6000
Fri Jan 03, 2020 2:06 am
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: Different ways to set up DIC (NIC) on BH-2 Microscopes
Replies: 30
Views: 2429

Re: Different ways to set up DIC (NIC) on BH-2 Microscopes

WOW some of the old olympus 1980s BH DIC parts are VERY PRICY$$$ and I thought 450 was a lot for my Zeiss inko at this cost you could buy a very good and fully complete DIC/phase setup in Zeiss flavor :shock: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Olympus-IMT-2-Inverted-Microscope-DIC-Condenser/281261498152?_trkp...
by rs6000
Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Illumination Techniques
Topic: Identifying asbestos
Replies: 25
Views: 4311

Re: Identifying asbestos

Some food for thought on the dangers of LIbby Mt and southern NV main contaminantes are actinolite: see link below I just got off phone with Brenda Buck of UNLV and she mentioned in our discussion when its windy esp from the south there is a lot of airborne danger. https://www.unlv.edu/sites/default...
by rs6000
Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Illumination Techniques
Topic: Identifying asbestos
Replies: 25
Views: 4311

Re: Identifying asbestos

Yes I wish to do this myself as 1. outside labs Will be expensive AND 2. I am a avid Cat 3 Cyclist in road Biking discipline and find myself outdoors majority of the time breathing heavily the norm as mountain passes and road races get your cardiovascular system going full TILT jeff TTs.jpg so when ...
by rs6000
Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Illumination Techniques
Topic: Identifying asbestos
Replies: 25
Views: 4311

Re: Identifying asbestos

Extreme confusion I thought I new everything about differing types of Objectives Phase,Polo Strain Free, Dark F built in Iris, TIRF specific, DIC between all but Phase maybe a slight different glass Flourite ETC but other then that most objectives all seem the same optically well after reading throu...
by rs6000
Mon Nov 18, 2019 2:59 am
Forum: Illumination Techniques
Topic: Identifying asbestos
Replies: 25
Views: 4311

Re: Identifying asbestos

Thank you VERY much I sure have my work cut out for me looks like ill have to procure 6 differing RI oils according to that document and maybe a red slider
sure wish you could borrow or rent equipment like that would make a beginner Micropisist life much easier
but no scope shop in this town!!
by rs6000
Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Illumination Techniques
Topic: Identifying asbestos
Replies: 25
Views: 4311

Re: Identifying asbestos

WOW :o

692$ to 2K$ for 7ML :shock:
AND I thought the sliders were expensive did I go on the wrong page?

https://cargille.com/refractive-index-l ... 10b42-bb01
by rs6000
Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Illumination Techniques
Topic: Identifying asbestos
Replies: 25
Views: 4311

Re: Identifying asbestos

seems like the general consensus is quartz ,mica etc sliders are not as important as differing refraction oils
my question now becomes I did not know of anything other then the immersion oil I use for 63x and 100x objectives where do I obtain such a wide variance of oils
by rs6000
Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:51 am
Forum: Illumination Techniques
Topic: Identifying asbestos
Replies: 25
Views: 4311

Re: Identifying asbestos

Thank you all very much for your input and the sources of Documentation I have another question on something I don't have
do I really need a red slider like the ones described they seem quite expensive for such a vintage item.

cheers
by rs6000
Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Illumination Techniques
Topic: Identifying asbestos
Replies: 25
Views: 4311

Identifying asbestos

How do I differentiate asbestos from other items in sample I.e sand grains pollen etc I live in NV and am concerned of airborne contamination that has been documented in the news recently as being very high :shock: I have a zeiss std 18 with a monocular polo head with swing in pol and have placed a ...
by rs6000
Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: Zeiss condenser Help
Replies: 3
Views: 999

Re: Zeiss condenser Help

This unit has frosted optics in it and does not transmit much light though it does have a matching dovetail to to condensor I already own so mounting it was not a problem
but it not usable can't focus!

BTW the little cap on to does come of and it is s polarized filter very small 5mm or so
by rs6000
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: Zeiss condenser Help
Replies: 3
Views: 999

Zeiss condenser Help

Hello All I have been trying to get a POl microscope setup and recently purchased a what was described as a pol condenser but which does not seem to really work, So I dont dont really know what I have? Has diffuse light output from the frosted white top lens as can be seen in the photo I removed the...
by rs6000
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Microscopy accessories
Topic: Zeiss Polarized head question
Replies: 10
Views: 3005

Re: Zeiss Polarized head question

WOW you have a lot of sliders :o I have never bought any but HAVE seen them around 400$ plus thats a lot of dough invested in those my slot is 20.23mm BTW so the metal type are the proper ones I assume can you tell me the difference in all those silver one you have they look similar but writing on t...
by rs6000
Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Microscopy accessories
Topic: Zeiss Polarized head question
Replies: 10
Views: 3005

Re: Zeiss Polarized head question

what does "auxiliary object mean"? and that head seems to have 2 slide openings were as mine has just one
by rs6000
Sat Sep 07, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Microscopy accessories
Topic: Zeiss Polarized head question
Replies: 10
Views: 3005

Zeiss Polarized head question

Hello I recently bought a zeiss 47 30 30 9904 polarized head attachment so I did not have to hold a filter up between the eyepiece and my eye anymore kinda hard to do when you have to manipulate the stage and other controls well it has some controls that I am unaware of what they do I understand the...
by rs6000
Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:22 am
Forum: My microscope
Topic: Zeiss STD 18/W/L Nosepiece turret options
Replies: 16
Views: 2905

Re: Zeiss STD 18/W/L Nosepiece turret options

Have you actually seen a standard/18 type of turret exceeding 5 Pos, I only knew of their existence recently from that old catalog that was posted but prior to that time I have only known of a 5 pos as being the highest position available for this series of microscopes. They cleary had a catalog # ...
by rs6000
Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:14 am
Forum: My microscope
Topic: Zeiss STD 18/W/L Nosepiece turret options
Replies: 16
Views: 2905

Re: Zeiss STD 18/W/L Nosepiece turret options

Well A high thank for all the responses and the vintage zeiss ad , I certainly thought after searching for 5-pos nosepieces and never seeing anything above the 4,5 for at least 5 years off and on that they existed only for the universal which however I do see from time to time but mind you, there Qu...
by rs6000
Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: My microscope
Topic: Zeiss STD 18/W/L Nosepiece turret options
Replies: 16
Views: 2905

Re: Zeiss STD 18/W/L Nosepiece turret options

Have you actually seen a standard/18 type of turret exceeding 5 Pos, I only knew of their existence recently from that old catalog that was posted but prior to that time I have only known of a 5 pos as being the highest position available for this series of microscopes. They cleary had a catalog # b...
by rs6000
Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Microscopy accessories
Topic: Eyepiece confusion
Replies: 13
Views: 2513

Re: Eyepiece confusion

Thank you I did just that last night and to MY SURPRISE several of the KPL-Ws in what looked to be great cond successfully sold in Sets for between 35-50$ :shock: presently most are listing quadruple or triple of that, though these sales happened back in june and july you know what they say " a day ...
by rs6000
Wed Sep 04, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Microscopy accessories
Topic: Eyepiece confusion
Replies: 13
Views: 2513

Re: Eyepiece confusion

Sorry I did forget that part but I was so busy gathering Data, model#s and posting them with Qs I Plain forgot to explain my madness for going the Leitze route, Well MicroBob certainly A hit home run hit on one reason COST,why I have been searching for Periplans only, I found to my dismay that the F...
by rs6000
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Microscopy accessories
Topic: Eyepiece confusion
Replies: 13
Views: 2513

Re: Eyepiece confusion

What about the leitz periplan which model is optimal with Zeiss 160 objectives APO, phase and FL series I have a list there's the GF 519 894 GF 519 815 and periplan 519 750 as well the GF 519 748 thats 4, I count and I bet there's more maybe there like the Zeiss pl,kpl,cpl,spl etc so many types TMI ...
by rs6000
Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: Microscopy accessories
Topic: Eyepiece confusion
Replies: 13
Views: 2513

Eyepiece confusion

Hello I have a Zeiss 18 with my current eyepiece set insufficient low cost olympus ones but my objectives contain mostly a lot of APO zeiss so that is not correct combination I would guess from what Ive read so first on my list the KPL-W: will these fit my scope some website showed it to be a 30mm t...
by rs6000
Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: My microscope
Topic: Zeiss STD 18/W/L Nosepiece turret options
Replies: 16
Views: 2905

Re: Zeiss STD 18/W/L Nosepiece turret options

It would appear that there is also a white 4 place objective nosepiece, as well the single place nosepiece of course. http://www.microbehunter.com/microscopy-forum/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=5991 WOW did not know there was 7pos Available for the Standard models I have seen one intended for the Z universa...