I need some help!

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mfernflower
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I need some help!

#1 Post by mfernflower » Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:36 pm

I plan on getting a smaller microscope compared to my normal one - Will a disc diaphragm be an issue for me? I plan on using it for looking at tissue samples from mushrooms and also pond protozoa

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Re: I need some help!

#2 Post by MicroBob » Thu Dec 05, 2019 3:46 am

Hi,
the disc itself won't be a problem but often these microscopes lack a condenser. This limits the image quality especially at higher magnifications. I once improved a 50€ Aldi microscope by adding an improvised condenser lens to one position of the disc.This helped a lot.

Bob

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