Leica Leitz Wetzlar 35mm Film Microscope Camera (Orthomat)

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Leitz Wetzlar 35mm Film Microscope Camera (Orthomat)

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General Leitz Wetzlar Microscope Camera Information

The Orthomat is a microscope camera, which belongs to the FSA-trinocular Tube, first developed in the 1960s for the Ortholux and Orthoplan microscope stand. In opposite to former trinocular tubes this one compensates the difference of tube length, depending by adjusting the different distances of the eyepieces. So you do not need a separate eyepiece for adjusting the sharpness before shooting like you need, for example, by working with the MIKAS. What you see sharp in your eyepieces (one should be attached with a photo frame) you should get automatically sharp on your film. What you see is only the camera. Under the upper door of the camera should be special, exchangeable film container, so one can change between different kinds of 35mm film without loosing frames. And you need the power supply and light meter, which has to be connected with the black cable, if you want to work with it. The camera includes a photo optic with a 3,2x magnification. The white light on the front side is burning during exposition time and the red light shows you the transport of film.

Initially developed in the 50´s for the ADOX 300 camera made by C. Schleussner (ADOX) in Neu-Isenburg / Germany. I do not know, where the camera was produced, but I suppose that parts or may be the whole camera was fabricated in the LEITZ factory in Wetzlar as a job order production. So the LEITZ microscope fabrication had a produceable interchangeable film container when they started developing the Orthomat microscope camera a few years later. One can find the film container with different surfaces: black (the oldest version), hammertone and light gray.






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Looking after your camera

Use a Camera Bag

A camera bag does more than just protect the camera against scratches and dust: It keeps it safe from rain because many are waterproof on the outside.

Be Very Careful Around the LCD Screen and Camera Lens

Use only special equipment to clean your camera’s LCD screen and camera lens. Buy a special cleaning kit that includes liquid solutions, microfiber cloths and brushes that have been specially designed to clean your camera lens.

Never Leave Your Batteries in Your Camera for Too Long
Many camera batteries are now alkaline or lithium formats. If you keep your camera with the batteries inside of it in a moist area, then the batteries can get corrosive. So if you’re thinking about just putting your camera on the shelf for several months, do yourself a favor and remove them.

Turn Your Camera Off Prior to Doing Anything

Before you do anything to your camera, always keep in mind that it should be turned off first. No matter what it is—swapping lenses, changing memory cards or disconnecting or attaching cables—your camera should be turned off.

Cold and Wet Weather Can Wreak Havoc on Your Camera Body
Take your camera out only in a waterproof bag. If the weather’s unusually cold, just wrap your camera in a plastic bag that has silica desiccant packets for the reduction of moisture. It’s also a smart idea to have a soft towel with you to wipe off any moisture, just in case it should get on your camera.

Good Memory Card Care Is Good Camera Care

Only transport your memory cards inside of a protective caseMake sure the memory cards stay dust-free at all times. When removing memory cards, make sure you do so indoors or in non-dusty situations.
Make sure that you keep memory cards only in cool places. Never keep them in places where they may heat up, like dashboards or glove compartments.
Never place your memory cards close to magnetic sources. Examples of magnetic sources are things such as audio speakers, TV monitors and actual magnets.

Use a Filter to Protect Your Camera Lens

The lens of your camera is naturally fragile. As such, it’s susceptible to scratches, cracks, dents…you name it. A UV filter will not only will you give your lens a fighting chance, but you’ll also enhance the quality of your pictures.

Condensation Can Be Controlled

Condensation normally happens when you move your camera between different temperatures.
Allow your camera a chance to naturally get used to the hotter environment. Don’t place it inside a closed plastic bag when transporting it between different temperatures! Just let the camera sit in the humid temperature for a while, until condensation disappears.
If this still doesn’t get rid of all of it, you can utilize a soft cloth to wipe away any remaining moisture and marks left behind from the condensation.