Frankenstein Biolar

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phacops
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Frankenstein Biolar

#1 Post by phacops » Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:07 pm

Hi
I want to present my PZO "frankenstein" Biolar made as a polarising microscope

What in this microscope is unusall?
Tri Head comes from lomo, and mounting need to by change.
Condenser comes Aplantic Achormatic Tyoda 1,4 lomo/zeiss size. This is fixed with additional ring (PZO is 2 wider).
Upper analizator is made from PZO stereoscopic Head.
PZO UPO 2 circular stage is allso unusual equipment.
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Re: Frankenstein Biolar

#2 Post by MicroBob » Thu Jan 31, 2019 3:07 pm

Nice combination, and much better looking than Frankenstein's monster!
I think I have the Lomo microscope your trino came from - my one was exchanged for a Zeiss Jena trino and the stand painted black.
Are your objectives parfocal with this setup?
Your stronger objectives wil probably give a better image with correcting eyepieces. The Zeiss Jena GF are non-correcting. They are very nice for stereo microscopes with RMS exepiece tube diameter.

Bob

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Re: Frankenstein Biolar

#3 Post by billbillt » Thu Jan 31, 2019 3:16 pm

Hi phacops,

Beauty is only skin deep.. Actually, your microscope looks normal and pleasing to the eye to me.. How is the performance?.. PZO stands have a very good reputation worldwide...

The Best,
BillT

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Re: Frankenstein Biolar

#4 Post by Crater Eddie » Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:57 pm

Looks good. As long as all the optics work well together to provide good images that is the important thing.
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Re: Frankenstein Biolar

#5 Post by phacops » Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:59 pm

billbillt wrote:Hi phacops,

Beauty is only skin deep.. Actually, your microscope looks normal and pleasing to the eye to me.. How is the performance?.. PZO stands have a very good reputation worldwide...

The Best,
BillT
PZO was on good way to by the top producer. I want to have petrological mictroscope so I built it. This class of optic solution is 10 times more expensive than mine was. Even the second hand petrology microscope with no condernser are 2-3 more expensive. If somebody want to use my path i have a part that may by use as upper analizator. Cicrular stage is not a problem on auctions.

MicroBob wrote:Nice combination, and much better looking than Frankenstein's monster!
I think I have the Lomo microscope your trino came from - my one was exchanged for a Zeiss Jena trino and the stand painted black.
Are your objectives parfocal with this setup?
Your stronger objectives wil probably give a better image with correcting eyepieces. The Zeiss Jena GF are non-correcting. They are very nice for stereo microscopes with RMS exepiece tube diameter.

Bob
My head it from this model https://kg.all.biz/en/polarizing-micros ... -g237855BY "short" RMS model. The objectives works well. I have oryginal PZO SK x10 eyepieces but GF seems the same, so as they are wider I prefere them. This head have no lens inside in photo mode.

What next.. First to be done is the light. I will try to impement 10W LED. Next propably the hardest is to change objectives to CF\CFN class.

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Re: Frankenstein Biolar

#6 Post by billbillt » Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:59 pm

Hi,

I am also interested in petrography.. I bought this stand from Ebay last year.. I don't think it was ever used..

BillT
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Re: Frankenstein Biolar

#7 Post by phacops » Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:57 pm

billbillt wrote:Hi,

I am also interested in petrography.. I bought this stand from Ebay last year.. I don't think it was ever used..

BillT
Try to add a light source.

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Re: Frankenstein Biolar

#8 Post by billbillt » Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:06 pm

I have several light sources that can be used here, includeing some homebrew systems.. lighting is not a problem for me..

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Re: Frankenstein Biolar

#9 Post by phacops » Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:15 pm

billbillt wrote:I have several light sources that can be used here, includeing some homebrew systems.. lighting is not a problem for me..
I saw once Min 8
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Dark optic and weak light. I admire those who still using.

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Re: Frankenstein Biolar

#10 Post by billbillt » Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:26 pm

That is a fine looking stand you picture here...Microscope lighting has passed the point of being a problem.. There are so many ways to configure LED lighting, that there is no excuse for not having adequate lighting...

BillT

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