My "new" Leitz Laborlux(?) POL circa 1960, 2 questions

What equipment do you use? Post pictures and descriptions of your microscope(s) here!
Post Reply
Message
Author
geo_man
Posts: 117
Joined: Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:54 pm

My "new" Leitz Laborlux(?) POL circa 1960, 2 questions

#1 Post by geo_man » Mon Sep 30, 2019 5:01 pm

Hi all, I bought this very nice scope to expand my hobby into petrography. I just set it up and centered the objectives and all is good so far!

I have 2 questions someone might be able to answer.

1) Red arrow in attached pic: this is the Bertrand lens control I believe; there seems to be 3 settings, in, out and "half-in"?. What is 3rd setting used for?

2) Blue arrow in attached pic; what is this slider/adjuster for? Seems to be related to the Bertrand lens (focus)?

Thanks in advance for any info.
Attachments
s-l1600-3.jpg
s-l1600-3.jpg (199.96 KiB) Viewed 416 times
s-l1600-2.jpg
s-l1600-2.jpg (183.26 KiB) Viewed 418 times
Leitz Laborlux POL 1960.jpeg
Leitz Laborlux POL 1960.jpeg (118.54 KiB) Viewed 418 times

User avatar
75RR
Posts: 6246
Joined: Sun Oct 12, 2014 2:34 am
Location: Estepona

Re: My "new" Leitz Laborlux(?) POL circa 1960, 2 questions

#2 Post by 75RR » Mon Sep 30, 2019 6:22 pm

Zeiss Standard WL (somewhat fashion challenged) & Wild M8
Olympus E-P2 (Micro Four Thirds Camera)

geo_man
Posts: 117
Joined: Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:54 pm

Re: My "new" Leitz Laborlux(?) POL circa 1960, 2 questions

#3 Post by geo_man » Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:22 pm

Thanks "75". Some great Leitz documentation out there!

I figured out that the lower "arm" engages and focuses the Bertrand lens. The upper dial engages a "pinhole diaphragm". Still working to figure it all out. Cheers!

Post Reply