Insert for the Olympus phase condenser

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Saul
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Insert for the Olympus phase condenser

Post by Saul »

Looking for the person (in US) who is willing to test DF/Pol/Rheinberg/Oblique insert set for Olympus phase condenser (condenser is not included).
I suspect it is for Olympus BH2-PC (do not own this condenser , one person ordered it, but never got response from him)
Please check the attached drawing (may fit other condensers also)
Filters are 27mm

Volunteer keeps the item

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PeteM
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Re: Insert for the Olympus phase condenser

Post by PeteM »

Hi Saul - I have that condenser and would by happy to give it a try. PM me if you don't already have one on offer. A few of our "Micronauts" might find this of interest as well. FWIW, the ID from under the condenser measures around 34.08mm. The plastic spring tabs will need to reach out a bit (or the insert wrapped in a bit of tape or heat shrink tube) to stay in place. The 11.5mm depth in your sketch looks good. Were it 11.6mm it would start interfering with the iris ring.

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Re: Insert for the Olympus phase condenser

Post by Saul »

Thanks Pete !
PM me your shipping address.
I’m using foam friction pads instead springs, they perform very well.
Best,
Saul
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Re: Insert for the Olympus phase condenser

Post by Macro_Cosmos »

I have the U-PCD condenser, which is just a BH2 reskin with phase contrast annuli suitable for UIS. I'll give it a go if there's more slots.

I do have another interesting project/proposal. Olympus' U-UCDB and U-UCD8 condensers allow a slider inserted into the polariser slider.
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The approximate dimensions were sent to me from a friend. Do you think it would be feasible/possible to make a slider for Rheinberg/tint plates? I plan on using... cardboard haha. I should have your email, I'll send more info.

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