Photomax (LB) Premier Universal Microscope

Released in 1966, the Photomax (LB) was the flagship microscope of the postwar period. This model had a fully automated photographic device, a color temperature adjustment function for color photography, and an ideal color illumination system all built into the microscope.
Mounting of a standard unit on the main body allowed users to select from three types of microscopes designed for biological, metallographic, and polarization microscopy. Every type of specimen could be observed using accessories such as fluorescent, dark field, and phase contrast microscopy.
For photographic needs, an auto-winding 35mm camera was offered, as well as devices for large-format 4x5 film, Polaroid Land, Mamiya roll film, and dry plates. To take pictures, users simply focused on the specimen through the binocular section, as they no longer needed to deal with the framing work. The photographer looked through the field of view eyepiece to take pictures according to the size of the film used. With fully automatic exposure control and fully adjustable color-temperature correction, the model allowed taking photographs for a variety of purposes.