New acquisition- Leitz diaplan

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New acquisition- Leitz diaplan

#1 Post by einman » Sun Apr 29, 2018 2:17 pm

So I recently acquired another Leitz Diaplan. I enjoy these scopes immensely. They are extremely well built and can be configured in a variety of ways. This one was perfect with the exception of a stage with stripped gears. It looked like a rail had loosened and the user attempted to force the stage movement, jamming up the gears. I had an extra stage I swapped in and ouila a complete scope.

There were 2 lamp houses available for the Diaplan, the LH103 and the LH103Z. The LH103 is a tungsten Halogen equipped lamp house while the LH103Z was designed more for florescence capable of accepting gas discharge lamps.

I now have both lamp houses.

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Re: New acquisition- Leitz diaplan

#2 Post by ImperatorRex » Sun Apr 29, 2018 2:46 pm

Congratulations einman. Nice microscopes. I am not a Leitz expert, so on questions: The mico on the right hand has a kind of intermediate tube. What exacetely is the use of this? Is it for Analysator slide or is it to change magnification, maybe like the optovar usded by Zeiss?

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Re: New acquisition- Leitz diaplan

#3 Post by einman » Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:50 pm

It changes magnification. The idea was to eliminate the need for multiple eyepieces. I don't recall the technical term for it. I have a similar set-up on my Dialux 20. The head is a FSA GW-R with a top and rear phototube 30 mm eyepieces.

The scope on the left has the more basic set-up with the FSA-VR head single phototube 23mm eyepieces.

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Re: New acquisition- Leitz diaplan

#4 Post by coominya » Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:21 pm

Nice microscope indeed. Makes sense to concentrate on one brand I think, parts all interchangeable.

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