Here I will be comparing 4 microscopes based on their image quality at 100x. They produce very similar results. The large microscoepe is an Olympus CH40, a “doctor’s microscope”, as I once read. I also have an Olympus CH-A which Read More …
The “best” microscope is the one that gives you the most enjoyment and the one that you use most frequently.
Different light microscopes serve different purposes. This article gives you an overview.
The microscope head carries the eyepieces of the microscope. There are monocular, binocular and trinocular heads. Here we’ll have a closer look at them.
Microscopes can be equipped with three different kinds of lamps: halogen, LED and tungsten.
Many recreational activities involve the collecting of items (stamps, rocks and minerals, fossils, stuffed animals and trading cards…). Amateur microscopy also offers something for people who are interested in collecting.
Microscopy is not only an educational hobby, but also one which allows you to relax and to focus. It is rewarding, as you can discover and admire the beauty of nature.
Many low cost microscopes are manufactured in China, but also some microscopes from well-known companies are manufactured there.
Prices range from about $50 for a toy microscope to about a minimum of US$ 250-300 (EUR 200) for a low cost educational compound microscope.
Some companies manufacture zoomable stereo microscopes. Here is my view on them.