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Roel Wijtmans



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:48 am    Post subject: Advice about a microscope Reply with quote

Hi all! After many months of seeing the images posted on this forum and getting very interested in microscopes, I am on the verge of purchasing a microscope myself too. I have done quite a bit of conventional macro photography (up to 5x) and worked a bit with a 10x microscope objective mounted on my camera too, so I am not completely new to high magnifications.

Right now I mostly interested in BF, DF and cross-polarized photography. I can't find that many microscopes available here (Sweden), but I did find this one: Breukhoven BMS D1-223Plan trinocular, with four plan achromats (4x, 10x, 40x, 100x). More info here: https://www.bmsmicroscopes.com/en_en/746230.html#

What do you guys say about this one, is it a good deal, or am I missing something obvious maybe?

Thanks a lot in advance!

Roel
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Pau
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How much they ask for it?

It seems a pretty standard high school - low grade University model, with the typical exaggerations seen in this kind of commercial pages: Wide Field, High Resolution... (Both eyepiece field and objectives resolution are the most common in this kind of microscopes)

I'm not saying that it's bad (it seems pretty decent), although with some patience (and assuming some risks) you likely will find a much better used instrument.
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Roel Wijtmans



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for your answer! Price is about 1150 dollar. I would actually very much like to buy a used microscope, but have not seen many on the Swedish websites for used items, and I am a bit reluctant to buy from other countries. So that's why I am looking into a new one as well.

There is a used Zeiss Jenamed for sale right now, but I don't know its price. Could that be a good candidate?
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