Stereo Microscope?

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SilverToken
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Stereo Microscope?

Post by SilverToken » Wed Dec 08, 2021 12:54 am

Any advise on buying a stereo microscope with camera? There seems to be allot of AmScope 3.5-90x or 180x Zoom Stereo Microscopes and different camera configurations (1.5, 3, 8 10, 14mp) that seem interesting. I wondered if anyone is using one and what they are using ....
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Re: Stereo Microscope?

Post by DHalladay » Wed Dec 08, 2021 1:45 am

I use conventional 35mm DSLR equipment, including macro lenses and extension tubes. But I will say that magnification power of 5x to 30x is about all I can envision being necessary.
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Re: Stereo Microscope?

Post by messydesk » Wed Dec 08, 2021 2:32 am

Bausch & Lomb StereoZoom 4 with 10x eyepieces, purchased used on eBay. Fluorescent ring light with about 1/3 of it covered with black tape to give better shadows. It gives me a 7-30x zoom, which is sufficient. Photos are taken with a point and shoot camera through the eyepiece. I've used this for tens of thousands of photos and it's very easy to use for inspection.

I don't know of a digital stereo microscope. Stereo implies you are feeding each eye a different image to give to the depth information you need, and stereo microscopes have two optical chains (objective, mirrors/prisms, focusing mechanics, eyepiece) to support this.
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Re: Stereo Microscope?

Post by colwillys » Wed Dec 08, 2021 5:39 pm

I use a 10X-20X-30X-60X Stero Microscope with USB Camera SE305R=AZ-E .. AMSCOPE .

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Re: Stereo Microscope?

Post by RogerB » Thu Dec 09, 2021 4:31 am

SilverToken wrote:
Wed Dec 08, 2021 12:54 am
Any advise on buying a stereo microscope with camera? There seems to be allot of AmScope 3.5-90x or 180x Zoom Stereo Microscopes and different camera configurations (1.5, 3, 8 10, 14mp) that seem interesting. I wondered if anyone is using one and what they are using ....
Do you mean "stereo" or "binocular?"

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Re: Stereo Microscope?

Post by HawkeEye » Thu Dec 09, 2021 1:59 pm

I like colwillys note because the older I get the greater magnification I need, and I am easing up on the big 75. Maybe I need a 75x.
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Re: Stereo Microscope?

Post by morganman » Thu Dec 09, 2021 3:50 pm

:popcorn: I had cataract surgery a few months ago on right eye
and need the left as well. Water on eye from surgery now
clearing. My Amscope is good but last week went to Salem Or
coin show and what a challenge to see coins, even with 5x & 10x
loops

This gettin old crap really sucks
So even with issues managed to pick super rarity variety
that i will not disclose here. Grinning all the way home
:|

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Re: Stereo Microscope?

Post by RogerB » Thu Dec 09, 2021 8:01 pm

So is the rule "1x per year" or "5x per year over 70?"

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Re: Stereo Microscope?

Post by colwillys » Thu Dec 09, 2021 8:05 pm

5X per year till 70 then you uses a telescope . :oops: :lol:

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