Category: Microscopy Basics


What features does an amateur compound microscope need?

The decision process is quite straight forward, most microscopes for beginners have the same features.

What kinds of microscope heads are there?

The microscope head carries the eyepieces. There are monocular, binocular and trinocular heads.

Which kinds of microscope lamps are there?

Microscopes can be equipped with three different kinds of lamps: halogen, LED and tungsten.

What if I am a collector? Is there something in it for me as well?

Many recreational activities involve the collecting of items (stamps, rocks and minerals, fossils, stuffed animals and trading cards…). Amateur microscopy also offers something for people who are interested in collecting.

What is recreational and fascinating about using microscopes?

Microscopy is not only an educational hobby, but also one which allows you to relax and to focus. It is rewarding, as you can discover and admire the beauty of nature.

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