Zeiss Binocular Head Compatibility

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Zeiss Binocular Head Compatibility

#1 Post by JGardner » Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:27 pm

Anyone know if a Zeiss binocular head, Zeiss part number 4028014, is compatible with the Universal? A Google search turns up nothing.

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Re: Zeiss Binocular Head Compatibility

#2 Post by 75RR » Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:54 pm

Not sure which that one is.
Can you post a link and or a photo
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Re: Zeiss Binocular Head Compatibility

#3 Post by JGardner » Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:00 pm

This one:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Zeiss-Universa ... 1438.l2649

The listing title includes "Universal", but I'm not altogether trusting of eBay sellers.

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Re: Zeiss Binocular Head Compatibility

#4 Post by Charles » Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:14 pm

The number you have is a serial number and not a part number.

Most 160 TL Zeiss heads will fit your Universal but these are the most common:

The simple early design binocular in white or black like yours listed or in white like this:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Carl-Zeiss-Bin ... 3323!US!-1

The more modern design like yours:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/CARL-ZEISS-GER ... Swdx1aQEeX

Or the monocular...usually used in polarized light:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Zeiss-Vintage- ... SwjoFZqA8q

These are commonly used on inverteds but can be used also:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/MICROSCOPE-PAR ... SwI3RW90ld

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Re: Zeiss Binocular Head Compatibility

#5 Post by 75RR » Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:15 pm

It will but you may find the viewing angle awkward as that head is designed for either a 0 degree or a 90 degree attachment surface, and the universal's is sloped.

This is the correct one: https://www.ebay.com/itm/CARL-ZEISS-GER ... Swdx1aQEeX

By the way the number you quoted is the serial number. The catalogue number of that one is: 473035
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Re: Zeiss Binocular Head Compatibility

#6 Post by Charles » Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:25 pm

The one he listed will fit the Universal and the viewing angle will be fine. Those were first original issue on the Universal/Photomicroscope I and II and will fit the third generation Universal as well.

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Re: Zeiss Binocular Head Compatibility

#7 Post by JGardner » Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:15 pm

Thanks!

Looks like it’ll fit and the viewing angle will be okay. I’m seriously thinking of getting this head to replace the one on my Universal. When I had the eyepiece tubes off to fix the issue with the loose lever appearing in the field of view, I noticed that the optics on the right side are either delaminated or the coatings are bad. Perhaps that’s accounting for the Neoflur objectives not working as well as they should.

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