Reichert MeF2

Discussion in 'Equipment & Media' started by Pete Askew, Jun 22, 2018.

  1. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    Ok, so maybe not really a macro lens as such but this is what the image in this thread was taken with:

    http://www.realphotographersforum.com/forum/threads/cum-on-see-the-noize.23644/#post-183820

    I like old research microscopes and have wanted one of these for quite some time (I have a Zetopan and Biovert from Reichert that I have been using since the mid 80s!). One turned up on eBay in Germany and I couldn't resist. I built a new bench for it and still need to add an alignment rail (this would have been fitted to a dedicated console at one time - they did make free-standing versions but this isn't one). I have some spare power supplies in the UK, but for now the main lamp is running off a lab. supply. I also need to add a camera system (it has the exposure unit) and I plan to try and fit the PhaseOne P45 back to the Graflok fitting on the front using the LF trigger and an adapter plate. The only issue with the instrument at present is some delamination of the polarising analyser. It is useable at higher magnifications by slightly misaligning the slider but a 'new' one would be better. I have found a scrap microscope in the US that has one and am hoping it is Ok (the chances are it isn't) and in any case it will be a useful source of spare parts. I'd also like to find a transmitted light unit for it but that will probably take some time and I might end up building one instead (there is one for sale in Israel but it is in terrible condition and not worth anywhere near what they are asking).

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  2. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    You can take photos with your phone now, Pete. It's MUCH easier and quicker than this method!

    I've no idea what you are talking about :D
     
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  3. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    The lead on the handset is never long enough I find!
     
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  4. Dave Farnes

    Dave Farnes Well-Known Member

    Ok; having read that I now know what the apes felt like looking at the black obelisk. :D
     
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  5. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

  6. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    Poor Pete. It's impressive, Pete. Not sure what I'd do with it, but it's impressive.
     
  7. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    Mercifully, no! ;)
     
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    Brian Moore Moderator

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