Zeiss Winkel Microscope.
Posted 03 April 2014 - 05:43 PM
Is this a really good buy, or just ho hum?
Posted 05 April 2014 - 02:57 PM
Posted 05 April 2014 - 08:10 PM
Posted 08 April 2014 - 04:16 PM
There's one for $210, but with two Olympus oculars and only 3 (of 5) objectives, a 10X Plan Achro, and 50X and 100X oil. Two of the objectives aren't listed as infinity objective options in the Reichert reference manual, so they're probably mismatched.
A $265 Microstar IV with five proper infinity objectives and listed in excellent condition, raises the red flag when the seller claims he doesn't know how to test its working condition.
A $289 Microstar IV doesn't describe what objectives are installed at all, nor the condition of the scope. The history of that item shows it's been listed on eBay since November of last year.
Then you read the comments about Reichert optics, and learn that many people think American Optical's best years ended by the mid 1970s before the changeover to the Reichert name.