welcome to the forum!
When you can get along withou a binocular tube you gain a much wider range of nice microscopes to choos from, liky your two. The straight tube of a horse shoe microscope degrades the image in fact less than an inclined or trinocular tube does.
Would you like to tell a bit more about your slide making? How do you make the sections, do you embed, staining and mounting?
The sections are made by hand (plants) while tissue slides of course require microtomes, i plan on buying a hand microtome at a later date so i will be abled to make slides of fish tissue and so on. The mounting mediums i use are Entellan and Canada balsam. These need Xylol so that they dissolve into the specimen. But the specimen has to be soaked in Xylol and before xylol into baths of alchohol so it would be dehidrated. If canada balsam are mixed with specimens directly from alchohole bubbles are formed. The same is for water. The thing is that these two (water and alchohole) are not compatible with canada balsam. The procidure is a bit complicated by staining. Becouse some stains are desovable in water (astra blue) and alchohole (safranin) which i kostly use for stining plants.
If you have any questions ask me.
You can check my instagram account i post there regularly and will post some procceses as i find some tripod for my iphone.
Best regards thank you all for the warm welcome
Petar (Piter in english)