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astagni
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Microscopes for senior Biology

Post by astagni » 24 Sep 2019, 12:00

Hi there.
Looking at purchasing new microscopes for seniors, maybe with a camera! Has anyone had any experience using Smartphone adaptors, whether it would be a cheaper option? Would appreciate your opinion and recommendations. Many thanks... Annie

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Re: Microscopes for senior Biology

Post by macca » 24 Sep 2019, 13:21

We bought expensive microscopes then purchased Smartphone (universal) adapters from china (AliExpress) around $5 each they work brilliantly can then enlarge even further.

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Re: Microscopes for senior Biology

Post by astagni » 24 Sep 2019, 14:42

Thanks Macca, what microscope did you end up going with?

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Re: Microscopes for senior Biology

Post by bigmack » 24 Sep 2019, 15:24

I would strongly recommend going down that line too .
We got a couple of Microscopes from ISSCO that come with a camera but when we tried to install the software on latest rollout of Laptops , it wouldn't work .Website link for software update no longer there . So cameras are becoming obsolete after three years . :-({|=

If you can fit an adaptor to take the latest Phone then you will never have obsolete equipment . :whistling2:
Having said that , our nearly 15 year old video microscope is still going strong ( as long as the projectors still have a CVBS video input on them )

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Re: Microscopes for senior Biology

Post by macca » 25 Sep 2019, 13:06

astagni wrote:
24 Sep 2019, 14:42
Thanks Macca, what microscope did you end up going with?

Sorry been a bit distracted lol Prism Optical. Bit expensive but we haven't bought new senior microscopes in over 20 years hopefully they'll last another 20 yrs.


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Re: Microscopes for senior Biology

Post by macca » 26 Sep 2019, 15:15

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