FULLY RESTORED WITH CUSTOM FEATURES AND UPDATES
The LEITZ ORTHOPLAN stand was the flagship model from Wetzlar for about 30 years. It was the world's first true modular widefield microscope and was the instrument of choice for research labs around the globe. ORTHOPLAN, ORTHOLUX II were upright microscopes that were used in pathology, geology, metallurgy, electronic inspection and all life sciences.
THE WORLD-FAMOUS LEITZ ORTHOPLAN MICROSCOPE IS ONE OF THE MOST SOUGHT AFTER MICROSCOPES ON THE MARKET. WE RELUBRICATE EACH AND EVERY ORTHOPLAN FOCUS BLOCK FOR MANY YEARS OF CONTINUED USE IN LABS RANGING FROM THE HOBBYIST TO RESEARCHER. THE ORTHOPLAN (LEFT PHOTO) FEATURES A PLOEM ILLUMINATOR WITH OUR NEWEST LED 3-LAMBDA ILLUMINATOR AND A MODIFIED WILD (SWISS) MPS CAMERA MOUNT WITH OUR OWN RPM (RED) FOR CONNECTING YOUR DSLR. WE SUGGEST USING BRAND NEW FILTER SETS FROM CHROMA IN VERMONT. THE NEW HARD COATINGS ARE A DRAMATIC IMPROVEMENT OVER THE OLDER FILTER SETS - USED FILTER CUBES ARE AVAILABLE BUT WE ONLY SELL RRR LEITZ OR CHROMA CUBES THAT HAVE PASSED THE TEST FOR GOOD EXCITATION QUALITIES.
ORTHOPLAN WAS THE FLAGSHIP FROM 1966 TO 1991 WHEN IT WAS REPLACED WITH ORTHOPLAN 2 THAT LATER BECAME ARISTOPLAN. IN 1971 A NEW ORTHOPLAN STAND (NO TUBE, STAGE, NOSEPIECE OR OPTICS) #512180 HAD A MSRP OF $1398.00. NEARLY 20 YEARS LATER (1989) IT LISTED AT $7,529.00! THAT SAME YEAR THE ARISTOPLAN REPLACEMENT HAD A PRICE OF $10,475.00 (CODE #512854). THIS WAS THE LAST OF THE LEITZ FINITE TUBE LENGTH TRANSMITTED LIGHT MICROSCOPES. REPLACED BY THE DM-SERIES INFINITY CORRECTED TUBE LENGTH MODELS.
ORTHOPLAN POL (LEFT) IS SHOWN WITH OUR RRR ZOOM OPTIC TO USE WITH FULL FRAME DIGITAL CONSUMER CAMERAS....ZOOM FROM 1X TO 3.2X CAMERA MAG INCREASE OVER THE USUALFIXED MAG COUPLERS COSTING MORE THAN OUR MODIFIED CAMERA ZOOM (MADE BY LEITZ) CORE.....WITH UP TO 43MM DIAGONAL CAMERA SENSORS!
WE SPECIALIZE IN BESPOKE VERSIONS OF THE ORTHOPLAN TO MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS - METALLOPLAN AND SPECIAL "HL" VERSIONS FOR MATERIAL SCIENCE, POLARIZED LIGHT AND QUALITY CONTROL. SPECIAL APPLICATIONS SUCH AS VINYL RECORD MASTER QUALITY CONTROL AND INTERFEROMETRY. ORTHOPLAN-POL (PHOTO LEFT) AND LARGE SAMPLE SCANNING STAGE MODELS (HL CLASS WITH EXTENDED ARM) FOR BRIGHTFIELD AND DARKFIELD.
1970'S PRICES IN 2023.
SEARCH ON LINE FOR MIKE ANDRE'S NICE REPORT ON THE LEITZ ORTHOPLAN MICROSCOPE
HEINE AND ZERNIKE PHASE CONTRAST, SMITH DIC, PLOEM FLUORESCENCE, NOMARSKI CONTRAST (r), ULTROPAK, DARKFIELD, POLARIZED LIGHT, INTERFEROMETRY AND DIGITAL PHOTOMICROSCOPY AND CINEMICROSCOPY - A LIMITED NUMBER OF BRAND NEW LEITZ ORTHOPLAN STANDS ARE AVAILABLE. SORRY, WE DO NOT SELL INDIVIDUAL LEITZ COMPONENTS....COMPLETE, FUNCTIONAL INSTRUMENTS ONLY.
USA UNIVERSITY AND GOVERNMENT PURCHASE ORDERS ARE ACCEPTED - ALL OF OUR MICROSCOPES IN STOCK ARE SUBJECT TO PRIOR SALE
LEITZ ULTROPAK FOR INCIDENT LIGHT DARKFIELD STUDIES (LEFT) AND THE ORTHOPLAN WITH TRIPLE HEAD DISCUSSION BRIDGE AND SMALL FORMAT CAMERA FOR TEACHING (RIGHT). NOTE THE VERY RARE SEXTUPLE NOSEPIECE ON THIS ONE! PERFECT FOR ANATOMICAL PATHOLOGY AND CONFERENCING. MECHANICAL POINTER FOR MAIN USER IS PROJECTED INTO EACH SECONDARY VIEWING TUBE AS WELL AS THE COLOR 1080P CAMERA FOR SMALL GROUPS IN THE LAB OR CONFERENCE ROOM......ALL AT THE SAME TIME!
(BELOW) HD VERTICAL ILLUMINATOR (BRIGHTFIELD-DARKFIELD LEFT) AND OPAK INCIDENT LIGHT COAXIAL BRIGHTFIELD (RIGHT)
NOTE THE CUSTOMIZED POLARIZER IN/OUT ON THE HD VERTICAL ILLUMINATOR AS WELL AS THE ANALYSER SLIDER ABOVE THE NOSEPIECE...QUICK CHECKS WITH POLARIZED LIGHT OR COMBINE WITH DARKFIELD - PLENTY OF LIGHT WITH THE 100W HALOGEN LAMP
ULTROPAK HAS SLOTS FOR POLARIZER, FIRST ORDER RED COMPENSATOR (LAMBDA) AND ANALYSER
WE PRESENTLY HAVE A VERY NICE ORTHOPLAN WITH ULTROPAK AVAILABLE FOR SALE (AUGUST 2023)
ORTHOPLAN WITH LINNIK INTERFEROMETRIC KIT
ORTHOPLAN WITH MIRAU INTERFEROMETRIC KIT
ORTHOPLAN WITH PLOEM FLUORESCENCE VERTICAL ILLUMINATOR AND LED ILLUMINATION
ORTHOPLAN-POL TRANSMITTED LIGHT PETROGRAPHIC MICROSCOPE
....AND COMING IN Q4-23 A ORTHOPLAN WITH SMITH-T DIC...CONTACT US FOR DETAILS ON CURRENT AVAILABILITY OF ALL MODELS
THE LAST OF THE LEITZ FINITE TUBE LENGTH MODELS PRIOR TO THE DM INFINITY MODELS
IMAGE RIGHT SHOWS AN ORTHOPLAN 2 SIDE-BY-SIDE WITH THE LAST RESEARCH INVERTED SCOPE OF THE WETZLAR-MADE 160 FINITE SCOPES. RARE IMAGE OF TWO ICT (NOMARSKI DIC) SCOPES AND THE UNIQUE DESIGN OF THE LABOVERT/FLUOVERT WITH ERGONOMIC SV TUBE AND OPEN FIXED STAGE DESIGN
BOTH WILL BE SOLD TO USA RESEARCH LABS AS SOON AS COMPLETE SERVICE AND ALIGNMENT IS COMPLETE
THE ORIGINAL ORTHOPLAN MICROSCOPE WAS INTRODUCED IN 1965. THIS MODEL WAS EVENTUALLY REPLACED WITH "ORTHOPLAN 2" THAT LATER BECAME "ARISTOPLAN"....THE LAST OF THE LEITZ FINITE TUBE LENGTH MICROSCOPES. ORTHOPLAN WAS AN AMAZING MACHINE FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE LEITZ "ORTHOLUX" THAT WAS SOON REPLACED BY "ORTHOLUX II". SAME MODULARITY AS ORTHOPLAN BUT STANDARD 18MM FIELD OF VIEW INDEX. WE HAVE A GOOD SELECTION OF ORTHOLUX I STANDS EQUIPPED WITH PHASE CONTRAST, DARKFIELD, BRIGHTFIELD AND INCIDENT LIGHT. THE WORLD'S FIRST PLOEM ILLUMINATOR CAME FROM E. LEITZ FOR THE CLASSIC LEITZ ORTHOLUX IN THE MID 1960'S AND WAS LATER INTRODUCED AS THE PLOEM WITH THE FILTER CUBES......ALL LEITZ DESIGN AND RUGGED CONSTRUCTION
LED ILLUMINATION IS REPLACING THE MERCURY ARC LAMP IN FLUORESCENCE MICROSCOPY
NOTE: "LASER" IN THE LINE DRAWING IS NOW REPLACED BY "LED"!
THE INFINITY PHOTO OPTICAL INFOCUS AND ULTIMA MODULES ARE THE PERFECT SOLUTION FOR ADDING DIGITAL CAMERAS TO A MODERN INFINITY CORRECTED UPRIGHT MICROSCOPE. EACH MODULE IS OPTICALLY OPTIMIZED FOR OBJECTIVES MADE BY THE NOZL FIRMS. INFOCUS ALLOWS THE MICROSCOPIST TO ADJUST FOR VARIANCES IN COVERGLASS THICKNESS WHEN USING MEDIUM TO HIGH MAGNIFICATION LENSES. ULTIMA ALLOWS THE MICROSCOPIST TO REPLACE A TRINOCULAR TUBE AND OCULARS AND CAREFULLY PARFOCALIZE THE LOW MAGNIFICATION OBJECTIVE WITH A HIGHER MAGNIFICATION OBJECTIVE. THIS IS ESPECIALLY USEFUL WHEN DOING IMAGE STITCHING WHILE VIEWING THE SAMPLE ON THE COMPUTER DISPLAYER AS THE WSI SCAN IS ACQUIRED.....VIEWING OCULARS ARE NOT REQUIRED FOR SUCH PROCEDURES. UPGRADE EXISTING INFINITY CORRECTED UPRIGHT MICROSCOPES WITH INFOCUS OR ULTIMA....DETAILS UPON REQUEST. READ FURTHER ABOUT THE OTHER INFINITY PHOTO OPTICAL PRODUCTS....
A full lineup of high performance imaging microscopes that are designed for digital imaging. Design your own system for your specific requirements. These are compound optical microscopes and not simple "zoom lenses". Superior to using a stereo microscope with off-axis photo port. These are single optical channel instruments capable of doing MICRO or MACRO range imaging....including coaxial illumination, flash, z-stacking and stitching (WSI). Shown is the newest MikroMAK series with a modern DSLR camera all mounted on a support stand with focus block. Bunton now offers our own RetroFOT free-standing Z drive if you want to do some serious Z-stacking.
View the Infinity Photo Optical website .....details and prices are on the website. Contact us with any questions or to request a price quotation.
BUNTON has been helping our customers with custom-designed workstations for decades. We have the experience and expertise to build optical imaging systems to meet your needs and budget. This includes 3D printing of component parts (additive production) as well as conventional machine shop fabrication (subtractive production) of metal or synthetic materials. We can adapt modern imaging systems for use with your own existing surplus microscope stands. Integration of LED illumination to replace expensive lasers. Use a consumer DSLR or MILC (mirror-less interchangable lens camera). The latest smart small format 1080p camera (ABOVE RIGHT) with embedded computer and software for measurements and z-stacking is also available. We make our own filter cube housings for coaxial fluorescence illumination that are designed for use with filter modules made by US firms such as CHROMA in Vermont. See photos of the RetroFL module prototype below (3D printed brown module) now available.
Contact Bunton for details, any questions or if you need a price quote.
EARLY VERSION OF OUR RetroFL USED PARTS FROM OPTEM, LEITZ, AO AND FIBER OPTIC ILLUMINATION FROM VOLPI (BELOW CENTER IMAGE)
Many pathology departments who are considering (validating) WSI (whole slide imaging) for virtual slide viewing might take a look a this unique image stitching solution from www.microvisioneer.com in Germany. Here you will see Jim Averill seated next to a conventional microscope with the newest global shutter camera mounted on the trinocular camera port. manualWSI is the name of the software that runs in Windows. The user "stitches" the tiles using the coaxial, manual mechanical stage. You then view directly on your computer displayer and end up with a virtual slide that may then be uploaded to any number of free cloud viewers or quickly share the virtual slide with others via the internet.
Now available for manual WSI with the AR system www.augmentiqs.com
This is ideal for a pathology group or lab that is in the validation mode for their WSI solution. Use an existing manual microscope and just add the software and camera to an existing computer meeting the manualWSI requirements.
Prices for the camera and software start at less than $3,400.00.
Most economical WSI solution for those wanting to scan special cases for archiving or image sharing with associates. CLICK ON THE YOUTUBE ICON (ABOVE RIGHT) FOR A SHORT DEMO.
WE CAN HELP YOU DESIGN AND BUILD SPECIAL-PURPOSE MICROSCOPES TO MEET YOUR NEEDS....
....AND WITHIN YOUR BUDGET.
THE USA-MADE INFINITY VIDEOMAX KC IS A ONE-OF-A-KIND SINGLE CHANNEL MICROSCOPE.
THE KC IS NOT A ZOOM LENS JUST FOR SMALL FORMAT CAMERAS. THE KC IS THE IDEAL
INSTRUMENT FOR DIY WORKSTATIONS INVOLVING HIGH RESOLUTION OPTICS AND CAMERAS.
THE PHOTOMACRO-MICRO SYSTEM (RIGHT) SHOWS A 3D PRINTED SUPPORT STAND ALONG WITH THE INFINITY KC MICROSCOPE. THE SAMPLE SUPPORT STAND HOUSES A STEPPER MOTOR THAT IS THEN CONNECTED TO A COGNISYS STACKSHOT CONTROLLER FOR CONTROL OF CAMERA SHUTTER, FLASH SYNC AND STACKING DUTIES WITH THE HELP OF SOFTWARE FROM ZERENE STACKER OR HELICON FOCUS.
EASILY INTERCHANGEABLE OPTICS RANGING FROM "IF" MACROS TO ANY INFINITY CORRECTED MICROSCOPE OBJECTIVES FROM MITUTOYO OR THE NOZL FIRMS. EASILY ADAPTED TO YOUR OWN EXISTING COPY STAND.
The TS-160 is the perfect solution for those wanting very high resolution micro and macro digital images. Use TS-160 with either its own "macro" lens (as shown in the photo) or simply remove that lens and replace it with the high aperture "micro" lens. Yes, this is a complete microscope and not a zoom lens. That large knurled ring in the middle of the TS-160 allows one to focus from 18mm (working distance) to INFINITY! The aperture diaphragm allows one to "stop-down" to the best setting for resolution and contrast (and depth of focus). Use TS-160 with Zerene Stacker in the manual mode....simply turn that internal focus ring on TS-160 for the focal planes you desire.....do this all on your computer displayer in "live view" mode. A new "Robusto" version of TS-160 is now offered for digital cinematography applications...or use the 2K/4K cine feature found on most modern DSLR and MILCs. TS-160 is the best choice for high performance digital photography. You will not see any results like this using a stereoscopic microscope. TS-160 will give you results equal to or better than NOZL photomacroscopes for less than $3,000.00...and made in America. Mount the TS-160 on a tripod, tabletop copy stand, stereo microscope stand (with or without backlighting). Twin head flash heads are ideal for both macro and micro lighting. Zerene even controls the flash signal along with shutter initiation. Use it in the field for everything from flowers to spiders. Nothing like this on the market.
Visit the Infinity website but bring your lunch or a big cup of java......lots of really good info on this site along with photo samples, PRICING, tech specs and discussion of the full line of microscopes from Infinity Photo Optical. Check out the Infinity "KC", "MS" and "K2" while on the site: www.infinity-usa.com
The KC-Videomax is a long-distance microscope using series of special IF-Series front objectives. KC may also be used for coaxial illumination with any infinity corrected microscope objective such as Mitutoyo or NOZL lenses for samples without coverglass. Infinity Photo Optical's own Achrovid objectives (2x-10x) are selected for economical long working distance requirements. The KC also has a group of macro objectives called CF-Series. Use your own favorite infinity corrected microscope objectives from NOZL (2x, 5x, 10x etc). We have adapters for using all popular threaded objectives on the KC. This is a telecentric kit that is ideal for Z-STACKING....plus it is available for use with FULL FRAME SENSOR DSLR and MILCs. Compact, reasonably priced and MADE IN AMERICA. KC shown with IF front objective and large format adapter ring. Mounts to your existing copy stand with 1/4-20 fixture shown. This is a COMPOUND MICROSCOPE and NOT a ZOOM LENS! Check out the new Bunton "RetroFL" for incident light fluorescence investigations....see the image at the end of this section. The KC-Videomax is the optical heart of this new system.
The MS is perfect for use in the field or laboratory. Attachments are available for using your smart phone camera. Perfect for the classroom and training operations. Includes two extender tubes to alter magnification with internal fine focusing and aperture diaphragm for DOF and contrast control by the user. Comes with a 1/4-20 clamp for mounting to your copy stand or tripod. Try doing this with a more expensive stereo microscope or zoom lens.....MS is NOT a zoom lens. Digital image of a Maryland stinkbug eyeball. No Z-stacking but pretty good detail. Much better than you would get with a stereoscopic type microscope. A twin-tube macro flash unit was used for this image.
Details on a cell phone camera coupler: www.skopedmicro.com in UT
MOBILE FIELD CINEMACROGRAPHY
STUDIO AND LAB STILL AND DIGITAL CINEMACRO-MICRO IMAGING
GOT YOUR ATTENTION?....VISIT THESE TWO SITES FOR DETAILS
www.ts-160system.com TS-160 SETUP AND APPS
www.vimeo.com/752200700 ROBUSTO-TS160 FULL DEMO
THERE IS NOTHING LIKE THE TS-160 ON THE PLANET...LONG DISTANCE MICROSCOPY MADE IN THE USA!