I only by second hand stuff. So I have bought for example my Zeiss Stemi III second hand (look here: viewtopic.php?f=24&t=5930#p53318) via the German Microscope Forum. It was in good condition and costed about 350 USD including Nikon wide field eyepieces with FOV 20. In ebay you would get it probably a bit cheaper, but you may do some own repairs, e.g. allignment of prisms and so on.Wes wrote:Hi Jochen,
Out of curiosity what would be a normal price range for a Stemi? I consider getting a stereoscope when my budget recovers from the DIC expenditure.
The later investment for the an Olympus SZH10 was much more costly (2000 USD) since it used apo chromatic objective. Hover still consider such price level as a bargain.