I haven't done any side-by-side comparisons using the fusion optics Leica and another stereo scope but would agree that the gain is not dramatic. I remember reading somewhere that DoF should be about 30% better. Obviously it will help a bit with mid or high magnifications. With low mag there is usually plenty DoF anyways for most purposes.Scarodactyl wrote: ↑Thu Aug 27, 2020 5:02 pmI wouldn't hold my breath on the GIA, the guy at the booth was optimistic last year and much less so this year. Frankly I don't expect much from them after the DLscope and presentationscope anyway, seems like too much involvement from marketing and not enough from people who actually use microscopes.
I still haven't had a chance to try a fusion optics scope properly myself. There were some a60s set up at Tucson but the dealers had no clue and while I didn't like the view through them it was almost certainly a setup issue more than anything to do with the fusion optics. With a working scope you already have tons of DoF anyway so I doubt the effect is that dramatic in that context. I'll jump if I get a chance though.
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