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#1 Post by Charles » Sun Dec 20, 2015 5:53 pm

This is a Zeiss Axiostar infinity microscope with four A-Plan infinity objectives, 5X, 10X 40X and 100X. The binocular head and eyepieces are Olympus, but they seem to fit well and work well with this system. The eyepieces are 30mm WF 10X22 which gives you quite large field of view. The condenser appears to be an Abbe 1.25 although it has no markings. Powered by a 6V 20W halogen light. Now I'm on the look out for a trinocular head, a few different objectives and condensers.

Cleaned up real nice and everything operates perfectly.
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#2 Post by gekko » Sun Dec 20, 2015 7:10 pm

Very nice; congratulations Charles on yet another Zeiss!

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#3 Post by charlie » Sun Dec 20, 2015 8:21 pm

Congratulations Charles!

FYI, I have friends that put up steel buildings. Not long ago they built one for a milking operation over 1300 feet long. I can get a bid for housing your Zeiss collection if you like? :-)

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#4 Post by Charles » Sun Dec 20, 2015 8:35 pm

Thanks all!
charlie wrote:Congratulations Charles!

FYI, I have friends that put up steel buildings. Not long ago they built one for a milking operation over 1300 feet long. I can get a bid for housing your Zeiss collection if you like? :-)
I need a building with lots of shelves! :D

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#5 Post by MicroMacro » Wed Jul 26, 2017 4:39 pm

She's a beaut!

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#6 Post by Moose » Wed Jul 26, 2017 11:19 pm

Sweet ride!
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Olympus BHS Trinocular with polarizer/analyzer
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#7 Post by KurtM » Thu Jul 27, 2017 12:25 am

Speaking of which, seems like it's been a while since Charles showed us a new acquisition (or two or three...). What gives, Charles, did you go to Microscopes Anonymous or decide you're boring us or what?
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#8 Post by 75RR » Thu Jul 27, 2017 12:31 am

Original post is over a year and a half old! Why the bump?
What gives, Charles, did you go to Microscopes Anonymous or decide you're boring us or what?
I think he had to slow down or buy a bigger house! :)
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#9 Post by KurtM » Thu Jul 27, 2017 2:40 pm

75, seems to me a lot of postings have been bumps of years-old threads lately. I've been getting used to it, or at least have learned to check OP date.

Some folks object to the practice of casually replying to ancient threads, but I tend to enjoy it myself. Having said so, it's always excellent form when those who do start with "I know this is an old thread, but...".
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#10 Post by 75RR » Thu Jul 27, 2017 2:59 pm

"I know this is an old thread, but...".
Like your intro to bumping an old thread

Part of my objection, apart from the lack of correct etiquette when doing so, is the fact that in many cases the offending parties are wannabe spammers, hoping to accumulate enough posts to PM forum members.

Curiously they do not seem to realize that bumping old posts, rather than allowing them to add to their postings in a circumspect manner, actually highlights their activity.
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#11 Post by charlie g » Thu Jul 27, 2017 6:05 pm

Hi all, yup, a few times recently I simply trusted the 'active topics roster'..and posted thoughts to a thread. Only latter did I notice it was a 'reactivated' thread. If the conversation is thoughtful..I don't mind when a thread starts up again. Hi, 75RR, are sinister motives always the driver (and the outcome?) of reactivated threads, I never thought about it before.

If somebody/some robot abuses the PM service..ca'nt this be dealt with rather than concerns over a thread started up again...that's if the thread is of interest ( Charles showcases his stable of stands with wonderful insights and facts about the acquired stands).

I'm the chump who was pleased to see a fantastic You Tube link gecko posted ( on an Australian colorful jumping spider I think)...because it was in roster of 'active topics'...I totally missed that it was a years old thread. But new comments were to my mind good in the conversation...hmmm.

How does a thread show up in: active topics...with the original posters first entry...I'm curious?

Has anyone heard from, Oliver...I hope all is well? Charlie guevara

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#12 Post by 75RR » Thu Jul 27, 2017 6:33 pm

Has anyone heard from, Oliver...I hope all is well?
Not for a while - was wondering that myself.
... are sinister motives always the driver ...
Not always, it is just that a comment apropos of nothing on an old thread by a new member who does not bother to introduce themselves raises red flags.
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#13 Post by Charles » Fri Jul 28, 2017 12:11 pm

Why are you all spamming my post? :D

Thank you Moose. It is a nice scope. I did find a Zeiss trinocular to replace the Olympus head and also got a 20X APlan objective for it.

Kurt/75RR,
I've been busy diatoming, but I am still buying scopes and stuff. I recent got another M20 Epi and a Ortholux Pol as well as other parts and pieces of scopes and between cleaning them up and diatoming, I haven't had time to post any pictures.

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#14 Post by charlie g » Sat Jul 29, 2017 7:08 am

Good to hear from you, Charles. Thanks for the update on this threads stand's upgrade fittings. Charlie Guevara.

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#15 Post by KurtM » Sat Jul 29, 2017 2:25 pm

Now I want to see a diatom report!
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#16 Post by Charles » Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:26 am

KurtM wrote:Now I want to see a diatom report!
I'm trying to clean blocks of diatomite right now and trying to figure out what is needed to break it down and get it cleaned. Will give an update as soon as I have a good procedure.

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#17 Post by KurtM » Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:42 am

I imagine you already know about the freeze-thaw-freeze method. Whatever, please do let us know, very interested here.
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#18 Post by zzffnn » Mon Jul 31, 2017 2:29 am

As I heard:
Repeat freeze thaw for 10 times.
Then boil in 98% H2SO4 + 38% HCL

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#19 Post by Charles » Tue Aug 01, 2017 5:29 pm

I hadn't tried Sulfuric acid. Will give that a go too.

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#20 Post by MedilsCroatia » Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:25 am

I never seen Olympus head on Zeiss, it looks unique and fantastic!! :D i didn't know that they have same dovetail opening. :D all the best from Croatia! :D

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