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'Carl Zeiss Microscopy Facebook Wall' - this growing resource which includes a timeline of their history can be found at https://www.facebook.com/zeissmicroscopy and is curated by Dr Johannes Amon whom we thank for the information. Dr Amon remarks: "The pictures in our timeline (if not indicated otherwise, e.g. the photos from
musoptin.com) are actually free for non-commercial usage under the Creative Commons
License and most of them are also available at http://www.flickr.com/photos/zeissmicro. We'd
really appreciate if your readers or yourself want to use them in
presentations, websites, blogs etc. .... we'll try and fill up the Flickr account over the course of the next few weeks with even more
He also kindly shared two images from the Zeiss archives. The first is a delightful image from an advert showing a BMW motorcycle sitting on a Zeiss Axiomat in use, which strikingly illustrates the near legendary solidity of this microscope's design! The second is labelled 'production and assembly in Göttingen in 1957' of the first Zeiss Photomicroscope model (in foreground) and the larger Ultraphots (in background).
Images © Zeiss and shared with permission. Please contact Zeiss for wider use.
Smartphone adapters for microscopes and other optics. The increasingly high quality of cameras incorporated into smartphones has prompted a range of adaptors for 'digiscoping' to enable reliable alignment and focus of the phone camera over a microscope (or telescope / binoculars) eyepiece, which can be very tricky without such an adaptor.
Two designs suited for photomicrography are highlighted below.
Magnifi looks a compact and elegant design specifically made for the iPhone and incorporates a quick release clamp for the eyepiece. Currently in start-up phase seeking backers via the Kickstarter concept.
Skylight is a larger design with adjustable fittings to enable alignment and focus with a range of smartphone designs. The project recently completed the Kickstarter backing phase and is now in production.
Note: Micscape does not specifically endorse these adapters but is provided for information.
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