Posts of the Category: Maintenance
What are some possible problems that used microscopes have?
Unless you have worked with microscopes yourself and unless you know what you are doing, I would not buy them second hand.
Common defects of old microscopes
During the past couple of years I’ve seen numerous microscopes that were is a desolate condition. Here are some of the problems that I observed. It may pay off to consider these problems when shopping for a used microscope.
Dirty microscope objective: Its effect on image quality
A dirty microscope objective significantly reduces the resolution.
What accessories should be bought?
There are several accessories that are part of a microscopic workplace.
Changing the Lamp
This article explains how the lamp of a microscope is exchanged. It may not apply to all microscope types.