Posts of the Category: Microscopy Basics
Are “China microscopes” any good?
Many low cost microscopes are manufactured in China, but also some microscopes from well-known companies are manufactured there.
What accessories are needed?
The needed accessories depend much on the individual interests.
How expensive are microscopes?
Prices range from about $50 for a toy microscope to about a minimum of US$ 250-300 (EUR 200) for a low cost educational compound microscope.
What about zoom microscopes?
Some stereo microscopes are zoomable and from personal experience I consider this feature very convenient. Be aware that some refocusing is necessary when operating the zoom knob. Zoomability requires a more lenses and each additional lens will reduce the brilliance and contrast of the image. This is the price of zoomability. There are other factors […]
Should I buy a more expensive microscope first, or should I buy a cheap one and then a better one later?