Dissecting microscopes revisited

Ellen Hornig hornig@oswego.edu
Sat, 01 Mar 2014 16:05:12 PST
One wouldn't - there's the rub.  In this case, I was assured it could be
returned if there were any problems.  I wouldn't have bought it otherwise.

As with anything else you buy on eBay (plants, for sure) you take a
chance.  What more can I say?

Ellen


On Sat, Mar 1, 2014 at 6:58 PM, Mark Mazer <markemazer@gmail.com> wrote:

> "(they had bought it from an industrial lab that closed), and so I want
> particularly to thank Kathleen Sayce for looking at the listing for me and
> telling me which questions I needed to ask,'
>
> So exactly how would one eval a used optical instrument over EBay?
>  Educational and industrial grade mics are notorious for being abused.
> M
>
>
> On Sat, Mar 1, 2014 at 2:23 PM, James Frelichowski <
> butterflyamaryllis@yahoo.com> wrote:
>
> > Jealous, lol.  Great find!!
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > On Saturday, March 1, 2014 12:17 PM, Ellen Hornig <hornig@oswego.edu>
> > wrote:
> >
> > After I asked the list a while back for advice about dissecting
> > microscopes, I ventured onto eBay and made an astounding catch: an
> > Accu-Scope 3076 trinocular microscope with zoom, detachable 2x objective
> > lens, and 10x and 20x eyepieces, with a boom stand, a Micrometrics 318
> > digital camera, and a Dolan-Jenner Fiber-Lite M1-150 fiber-optic
> > illuminator (with both a ring light and dual gooseneck cables), all for
> > $400, which was ridiculously low.  The seller did not know what they had
> > (they had bought it from an industrial lab that closed), and so I want
> > particularly to thank Kathleen Sayce for looking at the listing for me
> and
> > telling me which questions I needed to ask, and why. She's a born
> teacher -
> > she picked up perfectly on how little I knew about where to even start,
> and
> > took it from there.  Thanks, Kathleen!
> >
> > Over the course of two days I have set it all up, downloaded manuals for
> > everything and software for the camera (thank goodness for the Internet),
> > and started to play.  I haven't yet had a chance to botanize (20" of snow
> > on the ground), but I have found the most amazing peripheral benefit in
> > just having the microscope sitting here at my elbow beside my desk: it's
> > made a kid of me again.  I have a lot of natural objets strewn about the
> > house: stones, shells, feathers, etc; and I find myself repeatedly
> grabbing
> > some new thing and putting it under the microscope for inspection.  I
> would
> > highly recommend this to anyone suffering from cabin fever.  You will
> > remember how beautiful nature is, and what a joy it is to contemplate it
> > with no other motive than to enjoy its beauty.
> >
> > And that's why I wrote: to encourage everyone to get themselves a stereo
> > microscope and see the world anew.  Do it!
> >
> > Ellen
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