I am completely new to microscopes, any tips as to what spec to look for?
I’m a bit confused how to read magnification factors, if a scope is x4 and you fit it with a x10 eye piece dose that make it a x40 scope?
I imaging for engraving you want a wide field of view? how wide? and for setting x30-x40?
And how about fitting a camera on a scope, can this feature be had on a budget? any DIY mods?
I’ve been looking around and a few options I’ve come up with so far are…
Bausch & Lomb SZ4 StereoZoom 4 with boom stand. I like the price of thees 500-600 from the US, apparently they were bought out by Leica which must be good?
MEIJI EMZ-10 pushing my budget a bit but probably worth it.
Carl Zeiss OPMI-1 over budget by a considerable margin but possibly if I watch Ebay I can get a rough one for a decent price.
And a local trade supplier who has Chinese ones for €600 which I doubt are much good but i’d appreciate hearing any experiences with them.