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by rs6000
Sat Sep 08, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: help understanding objective specs
Replies: 12
Views: 1447

Re: help understanding objective specs

Thank you I never thought of looking at the number on the barrel :o
by rs6000
Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: help understanding objective specs
Replies: 12
Views: 1447

Re: help understanding objective specs

Oh so this is not a plan objective
I thought for the money they were asking for this back in the day plan correction would be expected?

have any idea what year this was out my catalog was date 1974
by rs6000
Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: help understanding objective specs
Replies: 12
Views: 1447

Re: help understanding objective specs

Its the Same Objective apo 40x oel with 2 lateral side views

I was just trying to capture different angle to show all pertaintent Data markings on barrel
by rs6000
Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: help understanding objective specs
Replies: 12
Views: 1447

help understanding objective specs

Hello I picked up this older zeiss 40x objective at dayton,Oh Hamfest several yrs ago and only recently decided to put together a scope to use it in but that brought up more questions. I have found 2 items I cant get my head around no matter how I search the web 1. in the attached pictures there is ...
by rs6000
Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Fungus found in my Binocular Tube head
Replies: 23
Views: 3333

Re: Fungus found in my Binocular Tube head

YES the telen lens or realy element that I removed had something on backside that clean up well but there still remains some on the inside on a prism surface that I can not reach unless I seperate the two movable parts
by rs6000
Fri Sep 07, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Fungus found in my Binocular Tube head
Replies: 23
Views: 3333

Re: Fungus found in my Binocular Tube head UPDATE

UPDATE: I can now: CONFIRM the pattern is definitely isolated to just the left eyepiece prism, as after removing the lens element inside the dovetail it had some dirt or maybe fungus on the inner side I cleaned it with Denatured 99% and look sharp no etching then I again looked through opposing side...
by rs6000
Fri Sep 07, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: microscope objective scarcity
Replies: 3
Views: 1371

Re: microscope objective scarcity

Ill try maybe amscope is a ok choice but Id like a older olympus or Zeiss I find it so frustrating to see so many of the 10 and 40x objectives SOOO easy to find any rainy day all over the used market but no 20s you would not even notice if you were building a complete set until afterwards and then! ...
by rs6000
Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Fungus found in my Binocular Tube head
Replies: 23
Views: 3333

Re: Fungus found in my Binocular Tube head

Anyone ever taken a binoc down fully, my question how do I disassemble the prisms furthur at least removing the middle one that may be the surface I need to examine Update: I have managed to get it a little further apart I found hidden spanner nut on the underside white plastic insert but even after...
by rs6000
Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Fungus found in my Binocular Tube head
Replies: 23
Views: 3333

Re: Fungus found in my Binocular Tube head

Have no idea as there is no markings on unit whatsoever, all I know is it the version for the standard But I have a image of the fully assembled item for ID
very difficult to get good picture as eyes see it better but here it goes and both sides are the same amount infestation
by rs6000
Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Fungus found in my Binocular Tube head
Replies: 23
Views: 3333

Re: Fungus found in my Binocular Tube head

Here are some pictures of my progress cant seem to get the parts separate its as far as I see it will come got the covers of Both sides but the L and R prisms are set in glue don't want to disturb that I also removed the spanner under the circular badge cover that allowed the halves to slide up/down...
by rs6000
Wed Sep 05, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Fungus found in my Binocular Tube head
Replies: 23
Views: 3333

Re: Fungus found in my Binocular Tube head

Ill do that if I can get it apart I went as far of removing the dovetail section which had a prism attached but did not see any further way inside the Binoc head BTW the Fungus does cover the entire field of view in both sections so that leaves me with doubt it is recoverable esp that is is deep ins...
by rs6000
Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: microscope objective scarcity
Replies: 3
Views: 1371

microscope objective scarcity

Hello I have noticed since I started looking for objective bargains from the likes of niken e-series to the basic Olympus A series And there is plenty to be had of the 4x,10x 40x likes for Low$ geeze my olympus A4x cost me 15 shipped but there is a gap!! what about the lonely 20x objectives :( I hav...
by rs6000
Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Fungus found in my Binocular Tube head
Replies: 23
Views: 3333

Fungus found in my Binocular Tube head

Hello I found fungus inside my newly bought Binoc head you can see it in both left and right prisms :x I tried to clean it but you cant reach it from front or behind when I remove the dovetail prism, it show no evidence of any growth but looking through left and right prisms you can see different pa...
by rs6000
Sun Jul 29, 2018 1:39 am
Forum: For forum members who want to buy and sell equipment
Topic: Zeiss small part Needed HELP
Replies: 15
Views: 1694

Re: Zeiss small part Needed HELP

There is some variation in condenser sprung screws - probably in stage sprung screws as well. The difference between condenser and stage sprung screws lies in the length of the tip, its longer point, and the length of the thread. As you say there is almost no gap to the bottom plate. That is by des...
by rs6000
Fri Jul 27, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: For forum members who want to buy and sell equipment
Topic: Zeiss small part Needed HELP
Replies: 15
Views: 1694

Re: Zeiss small part Needed HELP

Here are my measurements my condenser screw looks different it has a knurled head
by rs6000
Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: For forum members who want to buy and sell equipment
Topic: Zeiss small part Needed HELP
Replies: 15
Views: 1694

Re: Zeiss small part Needed HELP

PeteM's suggestion is a good backup plan: 5) If you need other parts, buy a wrecked or partially stripped stand that has what you need. Alternatively you can post a photo of your spring loaded centering screw (the one from your condenser) in the parts wanted section in this forum and in https://www...
by rs6000
Thu Jul 26, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: For forum members who want to buy and sell equipment
Topic: Zeiss small part Needed HELP
Replies: 15
Views: 1694

Re: Zeiss small part Needed HELP

The screw I posted a picture is actually one of my condenser centering screws and not the exact one that was originally on the front of the rotating Pol stage it happens fit the hole perfectly And being that the tip is conical and matches the dovetail on the top plate of the stage, I would have to ...
by rs6000
Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: For forum members who want to buy and sell equipment
Topic: Zeiss small part Needed HELP
Replies: 15
Views: 1694

Re: Zeiss small part Needed HELP

Thank YOU PeteM and everyone for your suggestions yes I have found that all thumb type screws on the Standards have a VERY fine pitch that in not listed in any US metric threading guide books from starrett etc. BTW The screw I posted a picture is actually one of my condenser centering screws and not...
by rs6000
Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:17 am
Forum: For forum members who want to buy and sell equipment
Topic: Zeiss small part Needed HELP
Replies: 15
Views: 1694

Re: Zeiss small part Needed HELP

Does look like a condenser centering screw yet I notice from your photo that your Standard 18 has both of them. What do you require it for? http://www.microbehunter.com/microscopy-forum/download/file.php?id=11978 Hi thank you I need it for my Universal Standard rotate Stage that I bought it needs t...
by rs6000
Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: For forum members who want to buy and sell equipment
Topic: Zeiss small part Needed HELP
Replies: 15
Views: 1694

Zeiss small part Needed HELP

Hello everyone I happen to need a Very specific Zeiss proprietary screw have no idea of the part# only its a 6mm Fine thread .5mm pitch
I have attached a photo of it the same part is also used on the condenser stage as the centering screw.

Cheers
by rs6000
Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Zeiss Microscopes axioplan ,skop Help
Replies: 1
Views: 760

Zeiss Microscopes axioplan ,skop Help

Hello I want to buy a infinity type of microscope and have found 2 models that look similar to me but have completely different names, nowhere have I come up with any sense to translate these unique Model names either, but alas have had no luck on the Net as well I would certainly appreciate if anyo...
by rs6000
Sat Jul 21, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: Zeiss axioskop 45 18 85
Replies: 5
Views: 779

Re: Zeiss axioskop 45 18 85

WOW that is OLD 4x5 views cameras are very vintage 60s and 70s but curiously the Microscope does not look dated? anyone know the introduction time of this scope?
by rs6000
Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: Zeiss axioskop 45 18 85
Replies: 5
Views: 779

Re: Zeiss axioskop 45 18 85

MichaelG. wrote:I guess it's this one:
https://www.labx.com/item/carl-zeiss-ax ... 85/4212245

MichaelG.
Correct I ment Junk as the the bad build quality I have heard from on the late 80s and early 90s
seems the view screen is way outdated
by rs6000
Sat Jul 21, 2018 3:14 am
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: Zeiss axioskop 45 18 85
Replies: 5
Views: 779

Zeiss axioskop 45 18 85

Hello I want to know if a Zeiss axiskop is a good investment or is it a old piece of junk the one I found on LabX and has a strange 4x5 photo screen kinda like the Zeiss universal with the round view screen on it looks kinda like old star trek 70s stuff, but has a 6 pos turret. looks like the standa...
by rs6000
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Microscope part help
Replies: 35
Views: 3711

Re: Microscope part help

Charles are those olympus Eyepieces in the first scope in that lineup you posted I believe it is a WL Yes, those are Olympus eyepieces. They work quite well for correction with Zeiss objectives but I later switched them to Zeiss KPLs. Charles, Thank you for that info BTW I saw one of your previous ...
by rs6000
Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: High END PlanAPO Objectives$$$
Replies: 7
Views: 1676

Re: High END PlanAPO Objectives$$$

I was not questioning the particular seller I just took a screenshot sampling of one MANY different listings for the aforementioned objective. maybe as another seller did post a reply to my question "its supply and demand" unfortunately I do not own the Eclipse 90i for which this objective is design...
by rs6000
Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:01 am
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: High END PlanAPO Objectives$$$
Replies: 7
Views: 1676

High END PlanAPO Objectives$$$

Hello I am reposting this topic here as it may have more suitable audience and be more appropriate then where I had originally placed it Well where to begin My puzzlement I understand some PlanAPO Objectives I've seen can have prices in the stratosphere Well over on EvelBay I found something curious...
by rs6000
Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Microscope part help
Replies: 35
Views: 3711

Re: Microscope part help

Charles wrote:
rs6000 wrote: what is the binoc tube in the 3rd one down dont recognize it.

cheers
That binoc tube is normally found on the less expensive Zeiss scopes such as the KF-2s.
you mean this one
by rs6000
Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Microscope part help
Replies: 35
Views: 3711

Re: Microscope part help

I have found several binocular assemblies and dont know much about them if anyone can shed some light on age or compatibility with the std 18 I would appreciate it well.

cheers
by rs6000
Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Microscope part help
Replies: 35
Views: 3711

Re: Microscope part help

Jochen makes a good point. The early Standards, in which the RA was the first,have the Zeiss metal plate on the front of the base and do have the better 13 blade metal light port and iris. But, the only RAs I have seen, do not have the interchangeable objective turret. My RA, as you see the third f...