I've been lurking this forum a bit but I've decided to join now and ask for help on a microscope. One of the best pieces of information I have learned from this website is the use of a Hayear 2307 camera. I primarily use that camera hooked up to a 24" LCD, although sometimes I'll switch to stereozoom through eye pieces. While the image quality isn't as good as viewing through the eye pieces, documenting my findings by being able to record video has been invaluable.
I use microscopy in several facets of my life:
- Inspecting machined parts
Camera inspection / assembly / troubleshooting
Observing zooplankton (rotifers and nerite snail veligers)
Attempting to diagnose / identify aquarium parasites
The issue that I'm having with this zeiss microscope (apparently third hand), is that what I believe is called the "swing out condenser lens" fails to stay in place. I tried using the most viscous grease I could find and that only made the situation far worse. The only way for me to currently use the microscope is to hold the swing out condenser lens in place, which is no fun. Any advice on this front would be greatly appreciated. This microscope also has delaminated eyepieces which I would eventually like to replace, but only once I resolve the swing out condenser lens issue.