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by Dale
Wed Dec 17, 2014 10:19 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: First scope advice
Replies: 27
Views: 5078

Re: First scope advice

Expensive is an understatement, don't think I'll go that route, but they do have one that ought to be reasonable It has PLAN objectives, a reversed turret, halogen lighting, tri head, 10X & 20X oculars, My Nikon has all the features mentioned, I'm good to go there. Seems every day or so a new variab...
by Dale
Wed Dec 17, 2014 6:33 am
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: First scope advice
Replies: 27
Views: 5078

Re: First scope advice

Gekko, your obnoxious and repetitive replies are extremely valuable and highly revered. A local camera store had quoted me a terrible price for the camera adapter, like $350, which is why I shied away from the trinocular and photomocroscopy. The true cost is only $85. So the scope I'm looking at rig...
by Dale
Tue Dec 16, 2014 12:36 am
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: First scope advice
Replies: 27
Views: 5078

Re: First scope advice

I hope I understood that. My highest dry power would be 800X from a 20 X 400. I would rather buy the 60X objective for 1200 dry. I decided against the trinocular. I emailed Amscope about selling me a scope with the 100x oil lens swapped for a 60X. They answered, but I've not read it yet, I don't car...
by Dale
Sun Dec 14, 2014 10:03 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: First scope advice
Replies: 27
Views: 5078

Re: First scope advice

Argh, trying to watch football and research scope options!! Seems the biggest regret is not getting the tri head, so I''ll add that. I quickly looked at the Amscope 390 models, but there were too many. Will now spend some time to see what the differences are between it and the 490. I would like to k...
by Dale
Sat Dec 13, 2014 7:13 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: First scope advice
Replies: 27
Views: 5078

Re: First scope advice

390? Will check that out. Still toying with the trinocular option as I have a lot of camera equipment and experience. Not sure as I would ever mount anything either, but you never know. I read about the 'empty magnification' which is why I hesitate to go to a 2000X scope, but a good 1200X feels ok. ...
by Dale
Sat Dec 13, 2014 4:10 am
Forum: Resources (online, books etc.)
Topic: Adult intermediate level book recomendations wanted
Replies: 8
Views: 2514

Re: Adult intermediate level book recomendations wanted

Just read the pdf, heavy stuff, thanks.
by Dale
Sat Dec 13, 2014 3:20 am
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: First scope advice
Replies: 27
Views: 5078

First scope advice

I've narrowed my search to an Amscope 490B. It has 10X and 20X eyepieces, but a reviewer suggested adding a 16X to achieve good 1200X without oil. The extra $60 is not a deal breaker. I'm not a beginner, but my experience dates back to the 50's, and is spotty. I can count cells and use a microtome, ...
by Dale
Sat Dec 13, 2014 2:59 am
Forum: Resources (online, books etc.)
Topic: Adult intermediate level book recomendations wanted
Replies: 8
Views: 2514

Adult intermediate level book recomendations wanted

I'm looking for a non-specific microscopy handbook guide manual. I've never made slides, used oil immersion lenses, or stained. I can use a microtome and count blood cells, so my experience is spotty and learned from the 50's. (I'm 73) I would call myself a revived recreational microscopist of just ...