Zeiss DIC parts (Slider holders)

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Zeiss DIC parts (Slider holders)

#1 Post by 75RR » Wed Apr 15, 2020 6:48 pm

Came across this - might interest those with a Zeiss who are thinking of putting a DIC system together.

https://www.ebay.de/itm/Carl-Zeiss-5-fa ... 4335313807
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Re: Zeiss DIC parts (Slider holders)

#2 Post by Hobbyst46 » Wed Apr 15, 2020 6:54 pm

It fits the Universal, I think.
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Re: Zeiss DIC parts (Slider holders)

#3 Post by 75RR » Wed Apr 15, 2020 6:56 pm

The nosepiece is from a Universal/Photomicroscope but the slider holders can be taken off and put on a Standard or WL
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Re: Zeiss DIC parts (Slider holders)

#4 Post by Wes » Wed Apr 15, 2020 8:03 pm

75RR wrote:
Wed Apr 15, 2020 6:56 pm
The nosepiece is from a Universal/Photomicroscope but the slider holders can be taken off and put on a Standard or WL
I thought they are stuck to the nosepiece. Factory aligned and glued in place.

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#5 Post by 75RR » Wed Apr 15, 2020 8:25 pm

I thought they are stuck to the nosepiece. Factory aligned and glued in place.
They are, but can be removed with acetone.

Seller is also selling a DIC condenser, though there appears to be delamination in at least one of the prisms.
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Re: Zeiss DIC parts (Slider holders)

#6 Post by Wes » Wed Apr 15, 2020 8:40 pm

75RR wrote:
Wed Apr 15, 2020 8:25 pm
though there appears to be delamination in at least one of the prisms.
There is an immersion oil hack of fixing delaminated DIC condenser prisms.

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#7 Post by 75RR » Wed Apr 15, 2020 8:54 pm

There is an immersion oil hack of fixing delaminated DIC condenser prisms
How does that work? I imagine it is temporary.
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Re: Zeiss DIC parts (Slider holders)

#8 Post by Wes » Wed Apr 15, 2020 8:58 pm

In a nutshell you dip the prism in immersion oil which crawls inside the gap separating the two quartz wedges.

http://www.microscopeitaly.it/2011/06/2 ... /#more-251

According to the author it is quite a durable hack that last for quite a while.

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Re: Zeiss DIC parts (Slider holders)

#9 Post by 75RR » Wed Apr 15, 2020 9:50 pm

Thanks, have saved the link!
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