Buying a high-quality microscope can be a challenge, but it doesn’t need to be a chore. With attention to detail and quality, one can choose a microscope that best suits specific purposes.
The foremost thing to consider is the type of microscope to be bought. There are two main types, namely the stereo, and the compound. Each type is designed to serve specific purposes, and has different magnifying capabilities.
Stereo microscopes have lower magnification rates, making them ideal for observing the smaller workings of larger objects easily visible to the naked eye. These microscopes typically feature two eyepieces which can produce a 3D image of the object being observed. On the other hand, compound microscopes are much more powerful, with their greater magnification rates ideal for observing much smaller specimens.
Microscopes are also classified according to size. Small microscopes are often the cheapest, and are more portable due to their size. They are used primarily for personal purposes, and aren’t ideal for more demanding professional work. Such jobs require more powerful scopes, which are classified in the medium and large ranges. Medium microscopes are pricier, yet are more powerful and offer more features. Lastly, because of their size, large microscopes are often anchored to a specific spot, and are the most expensive of all three microscope sizes.