Olympus Stereozoom Model

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Olympus Stereozoom Model

#1 Post by Grahame » Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:58 am

Hi folks,
This microscope is for sale in my part of the world.
I can't work out the model.
It's not often google lets me down but this is one of them.
Any ideas ?
I guess being Olympus as long as the controls and optics are fine it should be a decent scope.
Thanks
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Re: Olympus Stereozoom Model

#2 Post by Scarodactyl » Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:46 am

Maybe an immediate predecessor to their SZ series proper? Here is a similar but trinocular example on one of their old gem scopes, which I think were from the late 60s.
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 1436413045
The other jm series gem scope of theirs I have seen had a normal early sz head with the round snoot.

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Re: Olympus Stereozoom Model

#3 Post by Grahame » Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:38 am

Thanks Scarodactyl,
That's certainly the closest I've seen.
It's an unusual shape head as far as I can find for Olympus.
I've seen the stage / base on a couple of SZ's.

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Re: Olympus Stereozoom Model

#4 Post by MichaelG. » Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:14 am

I recognise the stand, from the Macro equipment ... So this might be of some interest:
http://www.alanwood.net/photography/oly ... lates.html
[includes links to related microscope pages]

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Re: Olympus Stereozoom Model

#5 Post by Grahame » Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:34 am

Thanks Michael
A versatile unit.
Have blown up a couple of other pics on the listing.
It appears as though the scope only goes up to 31x rather than the 40x of the JM
Unusual beast

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Re: Olympus Stereozoom Model

#6 Post by MichaelG. » Sun Oct 07, 2018 2:03 pm

Delving a little deeper into Alan Wood's excellent site:
http://www.alanwood.net/downloads/olymp ... e-1985.pdf

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Re: Olympus Stereozoom Model

#7 Post by Grahame » Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:01 pm

Yes, that's the beast Michael :)
It's a lot newer than I suspected, 1985.
Now to see what it gets to in the auction.

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Re: Olympus Stereozoom Model

#8 Post by PeteM » Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:33 am

Curious if anyone knows the working distance and field of view of those older "Greenough" design Olympus stereo microscopes? I've had several of the Olympus SZ (stereo zoom) microscopes, which are excellent, and with essentially the same transmitted stand and focus mechanism as Grahame's example. Never had one of the Greenough-type ones.

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Re: Olympus Stereozoom Model

#9 Post by MichaelG. » Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:32 am

PeteM wrote:Curious if anyone knows the working distance ...
Try document page 6 [= PDF page 7], Pete

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Re: Olympus Stereozoom Model

#10 Post by PeteM » Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:51 am

Thanks, Michael.

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