My first microscope (in 50 years)

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My first microscope (in 50 years)

#1 Post by JamesBeau » Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:51 pm

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Re: My first microscope (in 50 years)

#2 Post by Hobbyst46 » Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:59 pm

Congratulations again.
Only one photo, a close up of the stage and objectives, is visible. What I see looks great.
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Re: My first microscope (in 50 years)

#3 Post by ImperatorRex » Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:51 pm

Congratulations James! I also started with a Zeiss Standard microscope, maybe 5 years ago.
For me it was the right decission. Just one "warning": You may become edicted to try out all the available nice Zeiss equipment that is all well available on the second hand market :D

Wish you a good time with your microcscope.

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Re: My first microscope (in 50 years)

#4 Post by JamesBeau » Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:10 pm

Thanks to both of you for your replies. I will retry to post pictures of my microscope later on today. I had tried to post 3 pictures but limited sucess
As far as my objectives are concerned (the only picture that posted?), I did look at the used market but was able to purchase all 3 objectives for less than $100 and they were unused. They are working fine for me but I am starting from ground zero and would not know a $500 lens from a $50 lens. I imagine as I get into this hobby more, I will have a chance to experience more. I tried to find a local microscope club in Central Ohio, but my internet search did not come up with anything.
Thanks again,
Jim

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Re: My first microscope (in 50 years)

#5 Post by JamesBeau » Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:42 am

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Re: My first microscope (in 50 years)

#6 Post by 75RR » Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:34 am

Have not been able to see any of your images yet, perhaps you can post a link instead if the instructions do not help.


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Re: My first microscope (in 50 years)

#7 Post by Hobbyst46 » Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:49 am

JamesBeau wrote: ...They are working fine for me but I am starting from ground zero and would not know a $500 lens from a $50 lens...
At least for visual observation of high contrast objects, your set of objectives should be satisfactory.
The price of second-hand objectives from a given maker depends on many features, mainly if it is a Plan/Neofluar/Apochromat/iris/Phase contrast, the working and cosmetic status of the objective, its rarity on the market and age. Magnification is much less important in this respect.
Anyway, I would look for more objectives only after some photomicrography experience, since the image conveyed by the camera differs from the visual image through the eyepieces.
Zeiss Standard GFL+Canon EOS-M10, Olympus VMZ stereo

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