I’m looking at buying a microscope for my bench but I’m coming up
with a couple of questions. One company has a microscope that has a
third viewing area for a camera hookup. It says that when you use
the third port it blocks one of the binocular eyepieces. You end up
working without stereoscopic vision if you want to use the scope
while it’s hooked up to a camera.
So I tried closing down one of my eyes using my current scope and
found it next to impossible. I can imagine times when it’s not so
big a deal, but I’ve been doing a lot of bezel setting and trying to
get the bezels cleaned up without hitting the stone with the ceramic
wheel was just too dicey.
I can only imagine that the same would hold true working "heads up"
with a monitor. I’d like to use the monitor to alleviate some of the
neck strain that I get with the scope, but I don’t want to spend the
extra money if it’s not going to be usable.
Also, one problem I have with my old scope is that it has very
narrow depth of feild. I end up adjusting the focus a lot. Do some
scopes have better depth of field than others? When I look at the
technical specs of scopes on the Internet I don’t see any reference
to DOF except for one company that said their scopes had better DOF
for a lot less money (a claim that seemed easy to make but
impossible to follow up on).
Anyone have any comments?