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Best Zeiss Trinocular Microscope - Any ideas?

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#1 chrisg

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Posted 08 June 2013 - 03:31 PM

I'm looking for a good Zeiss Trinocular set up. Any here have any advice about what to get, what to look for? :question:

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 12:45 PM

Chris,
I recently bought a used Zeiss Axiostar Plus trinocular.
Its a reasonable microscope but nothing to write home about. Many of the parts ( Illuminator, Condenser, Eyepieces are made from Cheap black plastic which will degrade easily ( the microscope is actually made in Mexico !) On top of that, Spare parts will cost you an arm and a leg.
I think you may be better off with a chinese brand like Amscope or Omax.
Another Alternative is try and find a used Older Zeiss trinoc Model which was still manufactured in Germany. These were masde of solid metal (including the eyepieces and condensers) and will last forever ( However, spare parts may be difficult to find).
Another option is get an Olympus trinoc, they are good quality and hasve great optics.

Whatever you do get a microscope with Kohler Illumination.

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 08:57 PM

For me this:Zeiss Photomic I,II or III
http://www.microscop...1/photomic.html

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Posted 28 August 2014 - 10:14 PM

For me this:Zeiss Photomic I,II or III
http://www.microscop...1/photomic.html

Wow!  that is just a fabulous microscope. I had no idea of the internal optical complexity for the built-in camera. Thank you!




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