Dissecting microscopes revisited

Mark Mazer markemazer@gmail.com
Mon, 03 Mar 2014 08:12:36 PST

On Mon, Mar 3, 2014 at 8:11 AM, Tim Eck <teck11@embarqmail.com> wrote:

> Ellen wrote:
> 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?
> Actually, one of the reasons these usually fetch a good price on the used
> market is that they are relatively abuse-resistant.  It's nearly impossible
> to crash the objectives since the working distance is several inches
> instead
> of microns and even if you actually drop it, not too much is damaged since
> the optical path is relatively insensitive to misalignment.
> You might want to examine  your amber jewelry for minute arthropods that
> may
> have gone unnoticed - but don't look too closely at your other jewelry.
> Tim
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