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by rs6000
Sat Aug 31, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: My microscope
Topic: Zeiss STD 18/W/L Nosepiece turret options
Replies: 16
Views: 2933

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

THank you All for the replies I do currently have a 5 place but have noticed most if not all of the 6+ offerings esp the 7-pos I saw seem to be only for the universal boat anchor size scope and I dont own one of those just a petite 18 series I tried once to coddle together a larger nosepiece for my ...
by rs6000
Wed Aug 28, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: My microscope
Topic: Zeiss STD 18/W/L Nosepiece turret options
Replies: 16
Views: 2933

Zeiss STD 18/W/L Nosepiece turret options

hello there microbe crowd I am curious to what are my options for the dovetail slide on my std-18 nosepiece I would liken to go with mix of BrightF and Phase in one turret and 5 doesn't cut it anymore I have observed some wild differing types some that have 6 slots and and even one that HAD :shock: 7
by rs6000
Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Collecting microscopes and slides
Topic: Recommend grease?
Replies: 53
Views: 19907

Re: Recommend grease?

Thank you for all your replies most you have been most helpful what I did not mention was some of my outcomes and results of using the various lubes I have aquired none have been successful :? But as I rotate the 5 place turret the ball race grinds as the balls mysteriously slip out only after a few...
by rs6000
Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: Collecting microscopes and slides
Topic: Recommend grease?
Replies: 53
Views: 19907

Re: Recommend grease?

I have searched for many months and have almost given up my search to find a match to the dark Brown grease zeiss used on the ball bearing section of nosepiece turret assembly the balls are usually stuck to the top piece when you seperate it and well it is very THICK I also have never seen any posts...
by rs6000
Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: Microscope part identification help
Replies: 5
Views: 1466

Re: Microscope part identification help

I here a picture of the barrel that was inside the tube and yes thanks for the tip! it just simply fell out quite easily after I loosened the 2 set screws and WOW those were small ones! from my observation the unit appears to have more then one lens but there all in one group towards the front of th...
by rs6000
Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:25 am
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: Microscope part identification help
Replies: 5
Views: 1466

Microscope part identification help

Hello all there in the microbe world. I recently acquired a bunch of old microscope odd and ends and am having a hard time identifying one particular odd item as you can see from the images I have provided it has a knob on the side that translates to a lens element moving up and down in side the cen...
by rs6000
Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Zeiss STD 18 Nosepiece Problem
Replies: 10
Views: 2495

Re: Zeiss STD 18 Nosepiece Problem

HOW could This part be warped is doesn't seem possible as its A very Beefy metal section? By the Way look at this Condenser adjustment screw its bent in 2 directions and its a 5MM+ thick shaft :shock:
by rs6000
Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Zeiss STD 18 Nosepiece Problem
Replies: 10
Views: 2495

Re: Zeiss STD 18 Nosepiece Problem

here are some update pictures there is a definite high spot on the top as you can't even begin to slide the turret on it jams at the first engagement almost like the nosepiece/dovetail is squashed in sideways seems impossible as heavy duty and thick it is? BTW where can I locate the retention spring...
by rs6000
Fri Nov 02, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Zeiss STD 18 Nosepiece Problem
Replies: 10
Views: 2495

Zeiss STD 18 Nosepiece Problem

Recently acquired this Zeiss Standard 18 and we have to remove this spanner bolt as the nosepiece dovetail is bent. :( Does anyone know what can be used to loosen it? I know that those scopes which use a hex cap bolt here ( eg. Standard 14) are very hard to loosen. We are trying to salvage two damag...
by rs6000
Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:12 am
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Short barrel long Bar HELP needed
Replies: 17
Views: 3369

Re: Short barrel long Bar HELP needed

I almost forgot I have a set of very nice olympus objectives Very nice rubber eyecups
CWHK 10X/18L

does that matter much
by rs6000
Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Short barrel long Bar HELP needed
Replies: 17
Views: 3369

Re: Short barrel long Bar HELP needed

Thank you for all your Input on that question but how do you identify a SB or LB objective typically I look only for the 160/.75 etc and of course the threads are RMS as all I have got fit well in the turret but there is no Identifiers for that nomenclature My collection consists of 3 Nikon Phase C ...
by rs6000
Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Short barrel long Bar HELP needed
Replies: 17
Views: 3369

Short barrel long Bar HELP needed

I am not familiar with the terms SB and LB but I see talk of them all the time just not on there principles
Now I've recently bought many vintage Nikon and Zeiss objectives making always sure to adhere to the 160 Tl principle now this gets thrown into the works UGH :?
by rs6000
Sat Sep 08, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Fungus found in my Binocular Tube head
Replies: 23
Views: 3719

Re: Fungus found in my Binocular Tube head

Thank you all for your help on this issue It was most welcome, your outpouring of frendly and VERY Helpful support amazes me, this site is my new gem now onto my Binoc head I have decided to drop it at this point as it is a lost case. The unit is not designed to be taken any further apart the prism ...
by rs6000
Sat Sep 08, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: help understanding objective specs
Replies: 12
Views: 1775

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: 1775

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: 1775

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: 1775

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: 3719

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: 3719

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: 1483

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: 3719

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: 3719

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: 3719

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: 3719

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: 1483

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: 3719

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: 1997

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: 1997

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: 1997

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: 1997

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 ...