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Ooops I did it again...Just Can't Resist these Zeiss

Posted: Sat Nov 14, 2015 10:40 pm
by Charles
Got another Zeiss. Doesn't help that they offer them so cheap. This one is a Standard 18, binocular head with 8X KPL eyepieces, four objective turret with 10X 0.25 Achro, Plan 40X 0.84 oil, Neofluar 100X 1.30 objectives, mechanical stage, metal 13 blade light port diaphragm and 6V 15W lighting system.

Here it is broken down, cleaned and lubed:
Zeiss Standard 18 in Parts.jpg
Zeiss Standard 18 in Parts.jpg (57.04 KiB) Viewed 2158 times
Together with added 1.30 flip top condenser:
Zeiss Standard 18 Binoc.jpg
Zeiss Standard 18 Binoc.jpg (53.06 KiB) Viewed 2158 times
Zeiss Standard 18 Binoc Left.jpg
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Zeiss Standard 18 Binoc Front.jpg
Zeiss Standard 18 Binoc Front.jpg (53.98 KiB) Viewed 2158 times

Re: Ooops I did it again...Just Can't Resist these Zeiss

Posted: Sat Nov 14, 2015 11:05 pm
by 75RR
Very nice. You most definitely have a nose for this.

Re: Ooops I did it again...Just Can't Resist these Zeiss

Posted: Sun Nov 15, 2015 1:22 am
by Charles
Yes, the nose and the eye but I need to stop buying everything I see that I like.

Re: Ooops I did it again...Just Can't Resist these Zeiss

Posted: Sun Nov 15, 2015 11:43 am
by vasselle
Bonjour
C'est un très beau microscope.
Cordialement seb

Re: Ooops I did it again...Just Can't Resist these Zeiss

Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2015 1:42 am
by einman
wow you tear them completely down for cleaning? That is amazing. I spend a good deal of time but do not go to that length unless something is wrong mechanically.

Re: Ooops I did it again...Just Can't Resist these Zeiss

Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2015 2:26 pm
by Charles
Thank you Seb!

Yes, I try to break down the major components in order to get everything cleaned and lubed. In this one, I also had to break down the base light diaphragm to clean the inside glass surfaces as they were hazed.

Re: Ooops I did it again...Just Can't Resist these Zeiss

Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2015 7:45 pm
by charlie
Nice microscope Charles. I think 75RR said the model 18 was the most versatile?
Charles wrote:Yes, the nose and the eye but I need to stop buying everything I see that I like.
YA, leave something for the rest of us will you! :-)
einman wrote:wow you tear them completely down for cleaning? That is amazing.
Just dive in einman - they dont look any tougher than a Kitchenaide mixer! :-)

Re: Ooops I did it again...Just Can't Resist these Zeiss

Posted: Tue Nov 17, 2015 1:13 pm
by gekko
Got another Zeiss.
Good for you: another beauty!

Re: Ooops I did it again...Just Can't Resist these Zeiss

Posted: Tue Nov 17, 2015 1:43 pm
by Charles
Thank you all!

(quote="charlie"]Nice microscope Charles. I think 75RR said the model 18 was the most versatile?
YA, leave something for the rest of us will you! :-)
einman wrote:wow you tear them completely down for cleaning? That is amazing.
Just dive in einman - they dont look any tougher than a Kitchenaide mixer! :-)[/quote]

The Standard 18 has the interchangeable objective turret, and has different lighting systems from 6V-12V, otherwise they are like the 14 and 16s. The Standard WL gives you the most versatility since you can swap out not only the objective turret but also the stage and condenser carrier with quick release mechanisms, which are the same that are on the large Universals, Photomicroscopes and the huge Ultraphots.

There is plenty out there to chose from, if you have the patience and know what you are looking at.

It is probably as simple as a Kitchenaide. My daughter has one with all these different attachments...she doesn't let me touch it.