We have several microscopes for teaching and research purposes i.e.
Carlzeiss old model KL-14 and RP-48. These are very good and their newer
versions will be better. Besides it Nikon ophitpol is also cheap and good.
The wild leitz microscopes are a bit costly but with very good optics.
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From: Jürgen Reinhardt <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Wednesday, February 14, 2001 1:35 PM
We are presently considering to purchase a few new polarizing microscopes
for teaching. As this is quite an expense, it may be worthwhile to ask
around whether any departments have bought microscopes in recent years, and
what their experience is.
Any comments on mechanical and optical performance (in relation to price)?
Student microscopes need to withstand quite a bit of abuse over the years
(no matter how much we try to avoid this), and durability is thus important
I am not sure whether you can get into trouble by badmouthing any particular
brand using a mailing list, but you can always send an e-mail message to me
I'd be most thankful for any comment and recommendations.
Dept. of Geology
University of Natal
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