Zeiss / Motic condenser

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Zeiss / Motic condenser

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Got Motic (as per ebay listing description) condenser:

After couple weeks I saw another same condenser listing, which states that it is a Zeiss Primo Star condenser.
Mistake in the listing, both brands sharing same condenser or something else ?

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Re: Zeiss / Motic condenser

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OK, got answer from another forum:

https://www.motic.com/As_News/n116.html
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Re: Zeiss / Motic condenser

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Yeah, motic makes the primo star as well as some of their lower end stereos. That's why they have olympus clone objectives rather than following Zeiss's weird optical standards.

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Re: Zeiss / Motic condenser

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How is Motic's Olympus compatible Abbe Condenser? It has slider inserts which are interesting. Considering a new unit is about $30 more expensive than a used Olympus one, it seems attractive.

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Re: Zeiss / Motic condenser

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Another interesting piece - Optico BM2000 condenser.
Looks like a mix of the Nikon Alpha (top) and Eclipse (bottom) parts. What is interesting, it fitted Eclipse DF conversion insert , just I had to make it little bit shorter.
Is this again some Chinese creation or it is something rebranded ?
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