My first Microscope and Questions

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My first Microscope and Questions

#1 Post by qlog » Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:53 pm

Just received the microscope and first impression, Olympus BH2 BHTU is built like a tank, came with DPlan Objectives 4,10,20,40,60 and a teaching head, I added the eye pieces on teaching head did a little wipedown and it looks like ready to go. PeteM, it came with a MTV adapter and 2.5x lens for trinocluar which is a fantastic BONUS. Everything seems to be working, and I was able to focus using all objectives on a fleck of Oregano (pic attached 600x obj using cell phone on eyepiece) and a fleck of Ginger skin (4x Obj).

(1) the pre focus lock lever doesn't move, it's on the left coarse knob any ideas, I am not even sure if its something that is supposed to move.
(2) other than the BH2 body i didn't clean anything optics yet, what cleaner should I use. what I have handy is contact eye lens solution. would it be safe to qtip using that solution.
(3) any ideas on eye piece covers (all eyepiece rubbers are missing)

Pictures attached, thanks guys for sharing your ideas and knowledge.
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