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 objective lens

Dirty microscope objective: Its effect on image quality

A dirty microscope objective significantly reduces the resolution.

Microscopy accessories

What accessories should be bought?

There are several accessories that are part of a microscopic workplace.

Microscope lamp

Changing the Lamp

This article explains how the lamp of a microscope is exchanged. It may not apply to all microscope types.

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