Comprised of modules which either totally replace observation tubes
(Laboratory type)?or are self-contained instruments in their own
right (Industrial type). These modules cover the traditional microscope
format and are suited for photo, video and visual applications.
Designed to be placed atop traditional microscope stands, below
their observation tubes, Laboratory InFocus is an optically neutral
device which automatically mates with the tube lenses of infinity-corrected
microscopes to provide absolutely-compatible color-correction. In
fact, the neutrality of the InFocus device is such that it can be
predicted to be compatible with infinity-corrected microscopes not
yet devised! The neutrality of the InFocus module is such, that
inherent (and, by the laws of physics, unavoidable) aberrations
already in the objective are passed through virtually unaltered.
For example, all lenses exhibit some astigmatism the more distant
from the center of the field (Herschel's Law). The exact astigmatic
patterns observed without InFocus in-system will be see when it
is interfaced. Whether you are using a Zeiss (ICS), Olympus (UIS),
Nikon (CF160) or Leica (Delta) system microscope, Laboratory InFocus
will produce superlative images-either activated manually or by
motorized remote control.
Since InFocus can be configured by itself as a "microscope
in a tube" (no stand required), it is perfect for breadboard
and OEM applications. Industrial InFocus is available in two versions
which meet even the most demanding fixturing requirements: Universal
Mount and Dedicated Mount.
The Universal Mount mates with various
tube lens options (made by Infinity Photo-Optical) which attach
to the same optical system as used for Laboratory InFocus. Like
its counterpart, Universal Mount Industrial InFocus automatically
adjusts to the proper correction for any type of infinity microscope
system used with it.
The Dedicated Mount version of Industrial
InFocus works exactly as the Laboratory type but is smaller so as
to allow compact incorporation in jigs or machines. The Dedicated
Mount-as its name implies-has top and bottom dovetails for specific
brands of microscopes. In order for the Dedicated Mount to be a
complete InFocus system, it must interface top observation tubes
(available from major manufacturers) and that manufacturer's stand
or other bottom accessories.
These modules are designed to fit
directly into trinocular observation tubes or into side photo/video
ports of most infinity-corrected microscopes. Once an InFocus Insert
is connected to the appropriate photo/video port, the microscope
is instantly transformed into an instrument capable of internal
focusing and spherical correction. InFocus Inserts are strictly
video adapters; the visual binocular image remains unaffected. InFocus
Inserts relatively insensitive to the separation distance of the
infinity beam. Intermediary tubes such as fluorescence or vertical
illuminators can be interfaced with minimal or no effect. Since
InFocus Inserts are only ”°completed”± upon being mated above the
microscope's tube lens, they automatically maintain compatibility
with each manufacturer's specific color-correction system (Zeiss
ICS, Olympus UIS, Leica Delta, Nikon CF160 and Mitutoyo).
A smaller-diametered video-dedicated version of Industrial InFocus,
the Model KC is also a (”°K”± Series Long-Distance Microscope)
instrument in its own right. Unlike Industrial InFocus modules which
are primarily used with specific brands of microscope objectives,
Model KC can be used as a 200mm telephoto, a macro system or with
infinity-corrected microscope objectives. The KC is therefore a
comprehensive imaging device which can literally be configured to
focus ”°from the moon to a piece of moonrock.”± Because it is designed
for many ranges and operating modes, Model KC is color-corrected
for use with ”°color-free”± microscope objectives (Mitutoyo, Olympus
UIS and Nikon CF160). An accessory front lens permits use with Zeiss
ICS objectives. Infinity has also developed a complete line of IF-series
macro lenses for Model KC, as well as microscope objective adapters,
various video format tubes and a coaxial illuminator.
Significantly, Model KC can be equipped with Tele-tube/C and the
Centric Tube to achieve micro-telecentricity. This feature allows
accessories such as the Coaxial Illuminator and filter holders to
be interfaced with little or no affect on the KC's magnification
factor at its infinity reference setting.
Model KC¢ā InFocus¢ā Video
Containing Infinity's award-winning
InFocus system, the KC rounds-out the K Series long-distance microscope
line. The KC has a working distance from infinity to 560mm (22 in.).
With IF-Series objectives, the KC can be used as close as 62mm (2.44
in.) at a magnification of 3.6x directly onto the CCD sensor (144x
on 13-in. monitors). This magnification can be further increased
by 2x with accessory multiplier tubes. Then, with appropriate adapters,
infinity-corrected microscope objectives can be used for magnification
and resolution to the limits of optical microscopy.