Microscopes For Sale
If you’re looking for new or used microscopes for sale, you have come to the right place!
Microscopes are a great learning tool whether you home school, work in a lab, or are just a dedicated hobbyist. When considering what microscope is right for you, take these things into account.
What To Consider When Evaluating Microscopes For Sale
Stand Alone Microscope or Microscope Kit? – Some people have specific needs in mind when it comes to their microscope Depending on whether you want to look at wet or dry slides, enjoy prepared slides or make your own, you may want to consider whether a microscope kit makes sense. A microscope kit comes with prepared slides as well as material you can use to make your own slides, and of course a microscope. Batteries for your light-powered microscope may or may not be included.
Does Your Microscope Need A USB Computer Connection? – Many people these days enjoy digital photography, and digital microscope photography is a small niche within that field. It can be fascinating to use a microscope to view the world, and it can be even more fun to share those pictures with others. Imagine a science project or report enhanced by digital images captured by your microscope and uploaded on to your computer with a USB plug.
How Many Microscope Lenses Do I Need?
Most microscopes come with a 3-lens rotating disk that lets you choose what size of enlargement you’d like to use. Some objects actually do better when viewed at a small magnification, either because the objects themselves are fairly big, or because you want to keep the field of vision wide so you can see more “stuff” in your view. It can be fun to look at liquids (pond water!) under a variety of different magnifications, and see what you notice in your sample under each different lens. However, if funds are tight, it can save money to have a 1- or 2- lens microscope, rather than the 3-lens model or a super-high-powered model.
What Kind Of Eye Piece Do You Want? – The eye piece to a microscope is the little lens you look through at the top – usually there is either a monocular or binocular eyepiece that you peer through to view your slides. However, there are other types of eye pieces, like a projection screen, or even a camera – these can be a nice way to look through the microscope without having to squint.
Hopefully you’ll find your microscope a fun and exciting way to look at the world around us a little differently. Whether you’re looking for your first microscope, a kids microscope, or a high-powered computer or digital camera enabled microscope, you can find some great deals on microscopes for sale at Amazon.com, especially Leica and Leitz microscopes – two of their top sellers.