Greetings, Jeff in Texas here

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Greetings, Jeff in Texas here

#1 Post by N6GQ » Tue Feb 11, 2020 3:07 pm

Hi all, I'm Jeff in Texas. I have way too many hobbies, but have always wanted to delve further into small things. I am a physicist by training and work in high tech. I am an avid amateur astronomer/astrophotographer so I like the "big" picture, but also want to understand more about the small. I have started reading your forum with interest.

My interests are around organisms that are not visible to the naked eye, I don't have anything I'm necessarily interested in more than anything else, but I would like to view mammal cells, bacteria, and pollen. I am looking to purchase my first scope - maybe something under $1000. I see the Olympus CH and Nikon Alphaphot 2 for a good price near me. I'd prefer something of decent quality rather than the knockoffs if possible, so I guess I'm looking in the used market for something. Maybe phase contrast? Is that realistic at a lower end budget? I don't mind spending the money on something if its of decent quality, will last, and will outperform. I think I'd prefer to buy new, or from a reputable rebuilding/maintenance vendor.

Other hobbies are completely geeking out on coffee/espresso, ham radio, fast cars, fly fishing, metal detecting, among others.

Thank you for allowing me to peer into your forum.

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#2 Post by wstenberg » Tue Feb 11, 2020 3:49 pm

Welcome from another Texan.

You'll find a load of good advice and discussion here.

Glad to have you aboard.
William
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#3 Post by wstenberg » Tue Feb 11, 2020 3:53 pm

BTW,
If you're near Dallas, I have a Zeiss Standard in your price range. Let me know if you want to look at it.
William
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#4 Post by N6GQ » Tue Feb 11, 2020 3:58 pm

wstenberg wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 3:49 pm
Welcome from another Texan.

You'll find a load of good advice and discussion here.

Glad to have you aboard.
Thank you kindly...and yes, I'm certainly open to your Zeiss - can you PM me what you have and some details? Thank you! BTW I'm north of Fort Worth, in a little town called Haslet.

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#5 Post by wstenberg » Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:25 pm

BTW, sometime the PM doesn't work for new members.
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#6 Post by Dave S » Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:46 pm

Hi Jeff, and welcome. :)

Also a one time serious atro-imager, and now keen photographer.

G3***, 1968 vintage, but no longer active.

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#7 Post by WhyMe » Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:42 pm

Hello and welcome! A fellow detectorist! What are you swinging?

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#17 Post by 75RR » Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:02 pm

Just a heads up to new members who may have not read the forum rules ...

Rule 5. states "No posts that are not microscopy-related."

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#18 Post by N6GQ » Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:04 pm

Roger, I'll remove them...

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#19 Post by hb2sbdb » Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:49 pm

Hi Jeff,

Welcome to the forum. I'm sure you'll have a great time here!

With your other interest in old artifacts, an (additional) stereoscope is a must :)
(you'll find it very handy with fly fishing too)

Regards,

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