Vintage Stuff Part 2 – Storz Endoscope Adapter

January 24, 2010 § 3 Comments

Olympus OM-2 with Storz 593-T2 endoscope adapter. Click to enlarge. Photo by Øystein Horgmo © All rights reserved.

We have an Olympus OM-2 kit at work, complete with a range of lenses, a flash and  a Storz 593-T2 endoscope adapter. This adapter makes it possible to attach the camera to any Storz endoscope, such as gastroscopes, colonoscopes and laparoscopes.

Olympus Om-2 with the Recordata Back 2. Photo by Øystein Horgmo © All rights reserved.

The Olympus OM-2 was introduced in 1975, and the kit we have is in a very good condition. The camera is fitted with the Recordata Back 2, that makes it possible to record information in the form of numbers and letters directly to the film. Handy for identifying photos with date and shot number.

Storz endoscope attachment ring. Click to enlarge. Photo by Øystein Horgmo © All rights reserved.

Before it became common to use video to record and view endoscopy, pathological findings were documented with still photography. After endoscopic video cameras entered the OR, the endoscopic still photos has all but disappeared from use. One result of this is that video stills with their inherent low resolution are used in printed journals and scientific posters. In my opinion it would be interesting to offer high-resolution and quality still photography to surgeons doing endoscopic surgery and examinations.

I’m going to see if there’s any Olympus-Nikon adapters out there that could be used to get this adapter working with my Nikon D700. It would definitely improve the quality of printed endoscopic images.

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