Thank you so much! I've contacted the seller, we'll see how it goes. I'm still in the midst of researching and i have a question
What kind of equipment in the future would i need to make this kind of video https://youtu.be/SS_HYY97ehw
or this type of photo http://www.olympusbioscapes.com/gallery ... pe-verrees
I understand the photo is done with phase microscopy, could anything like this be feasible to achieve in under 500€ budget?
These two are darkfield images, not phase contrast, at a relatively low magnification.
To produce such items, one does not need a highly sophisticated equipment - only experience in microscopy and photomicrography.
I think that you can achieve it under 500Euros, if you buy used
, since you already own a camera.
Your initial target, I think, is an optically expandable, mechanically reliable scope, with smooth focusing, a trinocular head, and Plan achro objectives (at least) in good condition.
From the experience of other beginners as described on this forum, it would really be better if you can try the microscope before you buy it (or verify you can return it in the case of disappointment). The next best option would be to buy from an experienced forum member.