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Olympus EH Trinocular: Good starter scope?

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#1 Plinthley

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Posted 24 May 2019 - 12:24 AM

I've noodled around with my student-level binocular Amscope but haven't been entirely thrilled. Hard to bring things to a tight focus or provide adequate lighting.

 

This Olympus EH trinocular is available locally and has 10x, 20x, 40x, and 100x phase contrast objective lenses. Is this a good instrument for a beginner? Is it a good buy at $250 - $300?

It looks very clean and well-maintained.

 

I'd like to look at amoeba and all that cool pond soup stuff, and even take some photos. Could I attach my Canon T3i DSLR with an adapter? 

 

 

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#2 Microscopy

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Posted 24 May 2019 - 09:52 AM

The olympus EH is an Olympus E (see also here: https://www.cloudyni...-olympus-tokyo/ ) with a build in low voltage illuminator and coaxial coarse and fine focussing controls.

 

"Is this a good instrument for a beginner?" It takes some learning to use that instrument correctly, but it's not all that difficult. For an absolute beginner (especially for a youngster...) , I would advice a less sophisticated microscope, but I don't see any reason why this shoulden't be a good microscope for a beginning, thoughtfull adult.

 

"Is it a good buy at $250 - $300?" Equipped with phase, complete (including the bulb holder which is often missing in microscopes with build-in illumination) and in decent condition? I would buy it immediatly for that price.


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