The Junior was followed by the KF2, which looks to me like mid- to late 1970s.
Agree it does have a 1970s look, and it does make sense that there be a Junior style microscope available to customers.
On the other hand a black microscope during the age of the beige standards seems odd. Perhaps the Standard 14 was meant to substitute it?
If so, then the KF probably disappeared for a bit to be resurrected later as the modern KF2, as Zeiss realized that there was still a market for a lower cost alternative to the main standards.
I wonder if the military's need for a field microscope influenced this decision.
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