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Reichert Microstar IV / Leica 2000 trinocular head help

 
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PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2016 9:53 am    Post subject: Reichert Microstar IV / Leica 2000 trinocular head help Reply with quote

What functions performs glass part in the Reichert Microstar IV / Leica 2000 trinocular head ? (service manual shows it but gives no information)




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PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2016 11:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just a guess, but the thick glass cylinder in the camera path may be a way to provide in the camera path the same length of optical path through glass as in the path to the observation eyepieces (where the optical path passes through two triangular prisms on its way to either observation eyepiece).

The Zeiss Photomicroscope series with large beamsplitter slider has a comparable glass parallelepiped in the position where 100% of the light goes to the camera tube.

At least some Nikon and Leica heads I have seen use instead different correction lenses to correct for the different glass thickness in the camera versus eyepiece path.
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PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2016 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Enrico,
Thank you very much for your information ! I opened the head and found exactly what you mentioned in your comment !



Now my goal is to remove the glass cylinder (I want to have clear path from the objective/tube lens to the camera) , which has an impact to the image.
What is the best solvent to that white/yellowish stuff (glue, epoxy or whatever) ?


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PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2016 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Difficult without knowing what it is!
You could try a soldering iron to see if it melts (it probably won't)

Methylene chloride (paint stripper gel) softens many things.
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PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2016 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Update:
Solvents did not work, soldering iron, torch - also...

Tried basics...which works every time...almost... Cool



after dremeling...



after flocking...



final result


Got back original adapter (friend made 42mmx0.75 thread). Big plus - now I can rotate my camera at the any angle.

Older version:
http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/viewtopic.php?p=190692#190692
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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2016 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ichthyophthirius wrote:


ME = Very Happy very much Exclamation
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PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2016 6:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Think you used enough dynamite there Butch?
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Choronzon wrote:
Think you used enough dynamite there Butch?


Little bit overkill Very Happy Shocked ...
Wasn't sure about dynamite manufacturer's brand Rolling Eyes
Git-R-done ....
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