suggestions re a phase contrast microscope
Posted 09 July 2014 - 12:04 PM
I am looking at phase contrast microscopes (online) for viewing protozoa, etc.
Anyone have any suggestions based on experience on models to buy
Posted 09 July 2014 - 12:23 PM
Posted 07 September 2014 - 07:02 PM
Are you dead set on new vs. used? I recommend vintage equipment on eBay. I'm an AO/Spencer man myself since it tends to be least expensive...
Posted 14 September 2014 - 11:21 AM
I would start thinking of microscopes as frames where different techniques are added. I would look at some old generation Olympus or Nikon microscopes. As suggested above, look at ebay. I find the business and industrial section of the site a good place to find used research instruments. Also look at the accessories there. That will give you an idea about the availability of parts.
And why phase? I would keep your eyes open for a scope with DIC, which will give you more control and better images that phase.
Edited by Hikari, 14 September 2014 - 11:26 AM.