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I want to buy a microscope Meiji MT 5000

  1. Jan 6, 2009 #1
    I want to buy a microscope, and I want a really good one, and I want to do both dark field and phase contrast. I am looking at the Meiji MT 5000. I was wondering, what must be done to change from phase contrast to darkfield mode? Do I just need to change the objectives?

    http://www.meijitechno.com/mt5000.htm
     
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  3. Jan 6, 2009 #2

    Monique

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    Re: Microscopes

    Just look at page 5 of their product brochure for the product details. I would suggest contacting the sales rep. if you want detailed information on the microscope.
     
  4. Jan 6, 2009 #3

    Andy Resnick

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    Re: Microscopes

    You don't mention how much you can spend. A "really good one" can cost anywhere from $2k to $200k.

    Phase contrast requires specific objective lenses matched to specific filters in the condenser turret, and in general will not work with a darkfield setup (although if you know what you are doing you can fake it).

    I am familiar with Meiji stereo scopes, but not their compound microscopes. There's a lot of resources on the web from enthusiasts and professionals; there's also listservers and printed materials. What are you trying to look at?
     
  5. Jan 6, 2009 #4

    Monique

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    Re: Microscopes

    Indeed, how good does the microscope need to be. It entirely depends on what you want to do with the microscope. The 100x objective on our microscope already costs $5k, the total setup costs approximately $150k.

    If you contact the company they might be able to give a demo (bring your own specimens).
     
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