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To choose a unit!

Postby TAndra on Wed Jul 01, 2009 1:45 am

Good day!

I need to choose a microscope for home research in nutrition and healthy life style. For the moment I will watch the water and sprouts I use for myself. My further interest is in studying amount of protein and other live elements in live nature. I also do experiment to influence water with different vibration.

What Microscope would be better?
Money is not the issue. But the small size of the unit is important. It should make pictures and video also.

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Re: To choose a unit!

Postby Jne_K on Wed Jul 01, 2009 6:31 am

Hi

No such thing as a small microscope that will offer the features needed for serious work. If you want sonmething with any kind of performance, it will necessarily be a full-sized microscope.

You choose the type of microscope based on the specimens observed. No one microscope can do it all. What you describe will require two types of microscopes. Large specimens such as sprouts will require a stereo microscope. Small specimens such as proteins will require a compound microscope and a very specialized compound at that, not to mention the education and expertise to study such specimens. Not a subject for beginners.

You can add a camera to most microscopes, depending on the camera in question. For instance, you can add a microscope camera such as the Konus to nearly any microscope.

Here are some articles which will help you with the basics.

For a beginners guide on how to choose your first micrscope, see my article, Microscope Guide for Beginners

For the basics on what makes for a good student microscope and more, see my article, Microscopes for Students
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