Olympus Science & Laboratory - Recent Questions, Troubleshooting & Support
Just aquired an old olympus
Olympus makes good microscopes so you have done well and stereo microscopes are so much nicer to use than singles. As far as cleaning the lenses goes, buy a good quality camera lens blower brush and also a can of compressed air like the ones used for computers. Blow any loose dust hairs etc off with the can of air and then use the brush for anything remaining. If there are fingerprints or grease on the lenses then clean them using camera lens cleaning fluid and lens tissue but make sure all debris and dust are removed first or you may scratch the lenses. In general try not to use anything more than air and a brush unless absolutely necessary. Another option for removing fingerprints etc is to use a "lens pen" with caution. The ones sold for cameras work well but may be too large. They make some smaller ones for cleaning camera sensors and those might work better for the relatively small microscope lenses or just cut the regular lens pen disk to make it smaller. It is just as important to make sure the lens is dust/debris free when using the lens pens.
Low power stereo microscopes often allow you to put on a single magnifier lens in front of the main objectives to increase magnification. Do a bit of searching to find what are options for your model.
on Jan 18, 2018
Take apart olympus sz3060 microscope head
I will try to help, but ?
Why do you need to do this would be the first question ?
A lot of maintenance can be carried out without dismantling the unit.
Their are also lots of special techniques for free jammed parts without a full strip down ?
email firstname.lastname@example.org and let her know what the issue is and the engineers will discuss it with you for FREE before your start ( IF you want to of course)
1st Rule : As a general rule, everything is fixed with either grub screws or screws, most are small and some are hidden under caps or labels
2nd Rule : DO NOT use cheap or inappropriate tools : you will damaged the instrument and then someone like us has to drill them all out at substantial cost.
3rd Rule : LInt free high quality cloths, propanol only for glass and lenses.
4th Rule : TAKE PICTURES of everything as you dismantle it so you have a visual record of the project
Lower housing around the bottom lense will normally screw off, however it will be secured with grub screws or screws so you will need small alan keys or screwdriver to remove. They screws do not have to be taken out completely.
The eyepiece tubes will also screw out , but again check for screws and grub screws acting as locking nuts.
The main focus knobs, normally have a plastic cover at the end that needs to be taken off and you will find compression fittings with either a grub screw , knut or screw . these need to be removed and pulled off, gently but be firm.
The main body should be screwed : Remove again with a high quality x driver (Phillips) (It will not be a PZ head for the screw)
Question is now what ??
Hope it helps
on Nov 28, 2016
HOW DO i TRANSFER PHOTOGRAPHS FROM CAMERA TO COMPUTER
The best way to transfer pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries.
Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive, the same way you copy any other files. Or you can use any photo management program such as Picasa:
Organize edit and share your photos
on Feb 21, 2015
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