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by wstenberg
Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: For forum members who want to buy and sell equipment
Topic: Zeiss Universal-gone
Replies: 7
Views: 1630

Zeiss Universal-gone

I have a project Zeiss Universal stand. Needs a few more parts to be functional. A good start on a new build, or a good source for parts for your current microscope. I am finishing graduate school, and I am can't move all my microscope projects with me. I have a few of these Universals in similar co...
by wstenberg
Wed May 27, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: For forum members who want to buy and sell equipment
Topic: Zeiss Axiomat for sale- lower price
Replies: 8
Views: 1921

Re: Zeiss Axiomat for sale

You don't have to lift it, just look through it :lol: .

Another good thing is the side port can be used for a camera, similar to a trinocular on a normal microscope.
by wstenberg
Tue May 26, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: For forum members who want to buy and sell equipment
Topic: Zeiss Axiomat for sale- lower price
Replies: 8
Views: 1921

Zeiss Axiomat for sale- lower price

I'm selling a Zeiss Axiomat. The was an engineering marvel of the 1980s, way ahead of its time. Fewer than 600 or so ever made. Original cost was around $100,000. This includes the base module, the camera module, observation module, the objective module, and the video baseplate (used as a stage here...
by wstenberg
Thu Apr 16, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: My microscope
Topic: Zeiss Photomicroscope I
Replies: 19
Views: 2862

Re: Zeiss Photomicroscope I

Great microscope! I'm a big fan of the Photomicroscope.
by wstenberg
Sun Apr 12, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: For forum members who want to buy and sell equipment
Topic: Zeiss Microscope part
Replies: 2
Views: 660

Re: Zeiss Microscope part SOLD

Yes, that is the fine focus mechanism. I'm going to use the stand for my Tessovar macro lens. I want to attach farther back to the solid block of metal because of the weight of the camera and lens. The coarse focus should be enough since there is a fine focus on the Tessovar mount already. I have to...
by wstenberg
Sun Apr 12, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: For forum members who want to buy and sell equipment
Topic: Zeiss Microscope part
Replies: 2
Views: 660

Zeiss Microscope part

This a Zeiss part that came off of an industrial machine, perhaps microhardness or metrology. It came on a recent stand I purchased, which is destined to become a macro lens holder. I don't need it. I don't know much about it. the threads are RMS and the dovetail is 52 mm. $10 plus shipping, if it l...
by wstenberg
Fri Apr 10, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: My microscope
Topic: Zeiss mystery scope
Replies: 8
Views: 1272

Re: Zeiss mystery scope

OK, some more clues... The scope does not seem to be modified. All parts are fitted and assembled, and finished with Zeiss factory precision. The height of the column is 24 inches. The objective arm is mounted on a dovetail that allows approximately 1.5 mm of movement in the Z-axis, perhaps to preve...
by wstenberg
Thu Apr 09, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: My microscope
Topic: Zeiss mystery scope
Replies: 8
Views: 1272

Re: Zeiss mystery scope

Thanks All,

This definitely "Made in West Germany". I know that particular label indicates a certain year range, but I don't know my history well enough to narrow it down. 1945-1991?
by wstenberg
Thu Apr 09, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: My microscope
Topic: Zeiss mystery scope
Replies: 8
Views: 1272

Zeiss mystery scope

Here is my new acquisition. I have not seen another one, and I am not sure what is is. It has a micrometer of the fine focus, so I'm guessing some sort of industrial measuring microscope. Electrical connections on the back and side of the stand- could be anything... The stage is missing. The binocul...
by wstenberg
Tue Apr 07, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: Inverted Stereomicroscope
Replies: 11
Views: 2894

Re: Inverted Stereomicroscope-Got it!

OK, Put together the inverted stereomicroscope. An old Zeiss SM off the back shelf, a 90 degree connector from an OPMI, and a binocular from a ophthalmologists' slit lamp. All fits together mechanically, and actually works optically!

Just need to build a stage now!
by wstenberg
Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: For forum members who want to buy and sell equipment
Topic: Zeiss Standard
Replies: 0
Views: 899

Zeiss Standard

I have this little Zeiss Standard Junior. It has the condenser in place. It also has the flip in 1.5x tube lens. Mechanically good.
A good frame for a build project.
$30 plus actual postage.
Thanks!
by wstenberg
Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: For forum members who want to buy and sell equipment
Topic: Zeiss Universal UEM Industrial
Replies: 1
Views: 4897

Re: Zeiss Universal UEM Industrial

Still available, but going on eBay soon. Let me know if you're interested.
If you need a head, binocular, or stage for it, I may have it. Contact me for prices.
Thanks for looking!
by wstenberg
Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Microscopy accessories
Topic: Zeiss Axioplan2 Mot Iris Slide
Replies: 3
Views: 829

Re: Zeiss Axioplan2 Mot Iris Slide

Nice modeling.
Is that SolidWorks?
by wstenberg
Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Illumination Techniques
Topic: Zeiss DIC slider
Replies: 9
Views: 1930

Re: Zeiss DIC slider

This is for home use.
We have them at work, but this is the low-budget home version.
by wstenberg
Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:26 am
Forum: Illumination Techniques
Topic: Zeiss DIC slider
Replies: 9
Views: 1930

Re: Zeiss DIC slider

That might work. Parfocality is not a concern. This objective will end up as part of the illuminating system. I could probably use any brand of objective- it just needs to be about 10-15x with long working distance, and RMS threads. I'll shop through eBay to try to find something suitable. The will ...
by wstenberg
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Illumination Techniques
Topic: Zeiss DIC slider
Replies: 9
Views: 1930

Re: Zeiss DIC slider

Thanks 75RR and PeteM,

That's helpful.
I don't want to buy the lambda plate. I'm thinking of machining a plate out of aluminum.

This is for my DIY Lightsheet illumination project. I need to put a patterned screen in the rear focal plane of the objective. I thought this might be the easiest way.
by wstenberg
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: For forum members who want to buy and sell equipment
Topic: Cord for Zeiss ICM 405
Replies: 0
Views: 909

Cord for Zeiss ICM 405

Does anyone have the 12-lead cord for the ICM 405? I need in order to map out the pins, if you have one to lend out.

Or if you have an extra one to sell...

Thanks!
by wstenberg
Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Illumination Techniques
Topic: Zeiss DIC slider
Replies: 9
Views: 1930

Re: Zeiss DIC slider

I don't know.
I need one to fit in this slot...
by wstenberg
Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Illumination Techniques
Topic: Zeiss DIC slider
Replies: 9
Views: 1930

Zeiss DIC slider

Does anyone know the dimensions of the Zeiss DIC slider, like in the photo below?
(I realize this isn't a DIC slider, but I am imagining something like this to fit in a slot behind the objective.)
I don't have one to measure...

Thanks!
by wstenberg
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: Seeking selection advice for stereo microscope
Replies: 23
Views: 2921

Re: Seeking selection advice for stereo microscope

I've had a Meiji stereo microscope for about 20 years. It's held up pretty well. Good for general purpose work around the lab.
Here's a link to it on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/Meiji-Techno-EMZ ... B072FNBFKC

Might be worth looking at.
by wstenberg
Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: Zeiss Universal Focusing Block
Replies: 5
Views: 1198

Re: Zeiss Universal Focusing Block

Thanks 75RR, The motorized Z-axis is good for computerized scans that are going to last many hours. I wrote to ASI for a price quote. Probably out of my range. I do have motorized focus on my Axiomat at home, and I like it. It's an old-fashioned DC motor, not a stepper motor. It can't be preprogramm...
by wstenberg
Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: Zeiss Universal Focusing Block
Replies: 5
Views: 1198

Re: Zeiss Universal Focusing Block

75RR, Not to change the subject, but do you have the ASI motor Z-axis controller for the universal? Seems like it should also fit the Standard WL. I like ASI products, especially their light sheet microscopes. The Z-drive would be handy. We have motor drive on all our microscopes at work; it would b...
by wstenberg
Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: 1962 ad, perhaps of interest
Replies: 6
Views: 1561

Re: 1962 ad, perhaps of interest

It looks like those medical students are taking a practical exam under the watchful eye of their professor. I would recommend moving those microscopes farther apart. It looks like the medical student on the left is staring at the answer sheet of the student's clipboard in the middle.
by wstenberg
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: Zeiss Universal Focusing Block
Replies: 5
Views: 1198

Re: Zeiss Universal Focusing Block

Well, I have taken an old, black, metal-knobbed focusing block and put it on a later model Universal with no problem.
I looked through all my microscopes, but they all have metal knobs now.

Should be 100% interchangeable. Go for it!
by wstenberg
Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: For forum members who want to buy and sell equipment
Topic: Epi-illuminator for Zeiss Standard
Replies: 1
Views: 941

Epi-illuminator for Zeiss Standard

Is anyone looking for the very rare Zeiss Standard epi-illuminator? (Just the illuminator, not the microscope). Fits on the Standards with the removable turrets. I need to clear out my spare parts shelf; I have two of these and only need one. $50 plus postage. I know I paid much more than this! I ju...
by wstenberg
Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:17 am
Forum: For forum members who want to buy and sell equipment
Topic: Zeiss Axiomat
Replies: 5
Views: 2761

Re: Zeiss Axiomat

They can also be made into a nice coffee table with just a bit of modification Yes, really!!! I once heard a tale of a Leitz salesman who took a Zeiss Axiomat in on trade for a new Leitz microscope. Then he actually set up the Axiomat as a coffee table in his office. Sounds like just an urban legen...
by wstenberg
Sat Mar 21, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: "Fibres" common topic? Did you make interesting observations or photos?
Replies: 17
Views: 3546

Re: "Fibres" common topic? Did you make interesting observations or photos?

Thanks for the links. I've had that slide for years, but never really thought about what Japanese Tissue was. I assumed it was just rice paper. Now I know it's something quite distinct, with applications in art and book conservation. The British Museum video was great. It was about art, but there we...
by wstenberg
Sat Mar 21, 2020 3:39 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: "Fibres" common topic? Did you make interesting observations or photos?
Replies: 17
Views: 3546

Re: "Fibres" common topic? Did you make interesting observations or photos?

Here's a tiny little slide called "Japanese Tissue". I don't remember where I got it. I think it was in a box of microfossils I purchased at the fundraiser for the Paleontological Society. Anyway, here's the photo of the fibers. I'm not sure what type of fibre they are, but I'm guessing rice fibre o...