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Posts of the Category: Microscopy Basics

 

Are “China microscopes” any good?

Found in: Microscopy Basics | Date: February 10, 2013 |

Many low cost microscopes are manufactured in China, but also some microscopes from well-known companies are manufactured there.



What accessories are needed?

Found in: Microscopy Basics | Date: February 9, 2013 |

The needed accessories depend much on the individual interests.



How expensive are microscopes?

Found in: Microscopy Basics | Date: February 9, 2013 |

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?

Found in: Microscopy Basics | Date: February 9, 2013 |

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?

Found in: Microscopy Basics | Date: February 9, 2013 |

This is a philosophical question and the opinions diverge on this question.

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