A new microscope. Go big or go home.

What equipment do you use? Post pictures and descriptions of your microscope(s) here!
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mrsonchus
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Re: A new microscope. Go big or go home.

#31 Post by mrsonchus » Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:15 pm

I also use a large clear plastic-bag over my 'scope/s - works perfectly I find.
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Re: A new microscope. Go big or go home.

#32 Post by MichaelG. » Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:58 pm

Beware the current generation of plastic bags
... increasingly, they are biodegradable, and prone to disintegration, making a terrible mess.

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Re: A new microscope. Go big or go home.

#33 Post by 75RR » Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:11 pm

I use two cotton pillow cases, one over the other. Stops dust and avoids the possibility of condensation.
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Re: A new microscope. Go big or go home.

#34 Post by Wes » Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:28 pm

But doesn't that shed off cotton fibers?

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#35 Post by 75RR » Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:29 pm

Nothing that can't be removed with a blower.
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#36 Post by grgh4 » Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:12 am

When you bought this scope, if all was working ok, leave it alone until you get familiar with it.
I own two Zeiss scopes, the Universal and the Phomi II, dark field< phase<Brightfield and EPI reflected.
Lovely old scopes and both working well.
not bad for scopes over forty years old.
Regards.. George

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