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by enricosavazzi
Tue Mar 16, 2021 9:25 pm
Forum: My microscope
Topic: My Zeiss
Replies: 12
Views: 1241

Re: My Zeiss

I have the exact same stand and coarse focuser. Mine came with a monocular head and a ~3x long-working-distance objective that look typical for a mechanical shop microscope (although I guess they could also be used for hardness tests). The optics were not particularly good, and chromatic aberration ...
by enricosavazzi
Wed Dec 02, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Resources (online, books etc.)
Topic: Microscopy book
Replies: 27
Views: 8669

Re: Microscopy book

[...] Why is serious amateur microscopy not in the mainstream as it was 100-150 years ago? At that time, and earlier during the Victorian period, well-to-do people were expected to cultivate wide-ranging interests in science, history, literature etc. For example, see Lynn Barber 1980: The heyday of...
by enricosavazzi
Fri Nov 13, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: For forum members who want to buy and sell equipment
Topic: Looking for Olympus Photomicro Adapter L
Replies: 19
Views: 3030

Re: Looking for Olympus Photomicro Adapter L

Are you sure you need the Photomicro Adapter L? I was under the impression that this was only for the finite era Honestly I’m not sure at all. Would anyone be able to shed more light on this? I suppose it would be necessary to use the adapter if using a photo eyepiece as Scarodactyl suggested. With...
by enricosavazzi
Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: My microscope
Topic: Zeiss Photomicroscope optics
Replies: 1
Views: 855

Zeiss Photomicroscope optics

P9080003c.JPG A colorful example of delamination of some internal optics of a Zeiss Photomicroscope (probably one of the telan lenses of the magnification changer, or one of the optics for the film camera built into the stand). I had been gradually building up and completing this microscope for sev...
by enricosavazzi
Mon Jul 27, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from Borgholm, Sweden
Replies: 6
Views: 1482

Hello from Borgholm, Sweden

So far, transmission optical microscopy has not been one of my main interests, but now that I am retired and will have more time to spend on my hobbies, this might change. I worked over 30 years as a university researcher and teacher in geosciences in a handful of countries, mostly Sweden. Functiona...