Hello everyone, this is my first post. I spent all night checking out the forums and I'm learning so much.
I'm an undergraduate biology student in 4th year and while I'm well familiar with what it is like to use a microscope with good optics, I'm by no means what I would consider experienced in knowing what a great scope looks like.
I've been browsing a lot and from what I can tell the Nikon S-series is a very good line of older scopes with amazing illumination features.
I'm looking through what few ads there are available, but I'm not sure if any of them are viable/a good deal. I'm aware of the fine focus issue, and many of the scopes for sale seem to have this problem. However, I'm wondering if this can be remedied by having a replacement metal gear in place of the nylon one, machined.
These are the ads I've seen:
Lot sale of several of what I think are mostly complete S-KT models with issues:
I have contacted the seller to see if a frankenstein can be made.https://www.ebay.com/itm/273387538023
A trinocular model:https://www.ebay.com/itm/283310056770
What seems to be one of the more complete models:https://www.ebay.com/itm/273672366451#viTabs_0
A model with a dual head, unsure of the utility of this:https://www.ebay.com/itm/161048921083
And this one seems the most promising and cheap to boot:https://www.ebay.com/itm/nikon-s-type-m ... 0167.m2940
This seems to be all the models I can find currently for sale, if anyone else is aware of any other links I'd be greatly appreciative. Additionally any comments on the quality of any of those sales, or if anyone has a model themselves for sale would be enormously welcome.
I'm very excited at the prospect of having a quality microscope to baby and take care of as I learn more and more about photomicrography.