Tips for Buying a Light Microscope - Compound, Inverted and Stereoscope and Why you might want to buy a Microscope
I have just posted an article on my web site about Tips for buying a new or used microscope including stereoscopes, compound microscopes and inverted microscopes. I show some specimens that are easy to look at and provide advice based on my 45 years experience working will all kinds of microscopes. I mention the paper folding scopes but I will review them separately in the future. I link to articles that specifically address microscopes for kids, but this is aimed at amateurs and even some more advanced users.
I received input from two other microscopists and a microscope sales person and I hope this article will be of interest to those that might want to buy a new or used scope and discuss some of the pitfalls, brand names etc.
Any comments on how to make it better are appreciated. For those wanting more detail I have linked to numerous videos, web sites and PDFs at the end.
Some photos that are in the article are shown below. https://www.canadiannaturephotographer. ... scope.html