...to afford a 20W LED system from Retrodiode (expensive but worth it). Its outfitted with a nikon plan 10x, plan apo 40 and 60x dry objectives both with correction collars. They work much better than the original objectives (non IK versions). I have not tried the 100x oil iris objective yet. I have an afocal method for photos using a zeiss 8x kpl objective in the photo tube and a cannon 50mm lens.
Hi, that is an amazing setup. Waiting to see results!
May I ask some questions:
1. Which color temperature is the LED?
I am using a RetroDiode illumination apparatus myself, a 10W cool white. Nearly two years, no problems. I am guessing that for a Zetopan, 20W is much better than 10W, especially for DF, DIC etc..
2. Is the combination of Nikon objective, Zeiss KPL eyepiece and Canon lens free of chromatic aberrations? Are those CF Nikon objectives?
3. How much of the field of view is covered by the 8X and 50mm lenses?
I am using Zeiss objectives, that need color compensation, with a 8X KPL and afocal 50mm/1.8 Canon prime lens for the APS-C camera. There are some CA effects (not seen through the bino, but visible in the photo images), depending on the objective.