Is it better to buy a used microscope or a new one? While much depends on individual requirements, I would recommend to beginners to buy used microscopes if you buy it from a retailer/dealer, who can guarantee that it operates well mechanically.
During the last years, major microscope manufacturers have moved from the traditional 160mm system to infinity optics. Why did they do that?
Getting a solid and stable connection between a microscope and a mobile phone camera is not easy, so I decided not to directly connect them at all but to put the camera on a separate stand.
A microscope camera can be used to connect the microscope via a USB cable. This gives a live image.
Sample preparation can be complicated, but it is not always needed when observing specimens.
How much magnification do you need? What can you see with what objective? I will discuss these questions in this episode.
While a home laboratory is not necessary to do microscopy, there can be some advantages. Often you do not even need a separate room, however.
In this episode I will explain the differences between finite and infinity optical standards.
The choice of a microscope is not always a rational decision, but also includes subjective components.
Here we will have a look at the advantages and disadvantages of the different microscope types.