Where to Buy Microscope Objectives?

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Where to Buy Microscope Objectives?

Postby deanimator » Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:52 am

Does anybody know of a place in Cuyahoga, Lorain or Summit counties which sells microscope objectives?

I eventually want to get into using microscope objectives for macrophotography, but I'm leery of buying used off of eBay.
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Re: Where to Buy Microscope Objectives?

Postby Bombarde32 » Sun Oct 15, 2017 4:47 pm

This is outside your area, but I've had good luck buying some parts from Jay Ritchey (http://ritcheymicroscopeservice.com/). He's northeast of Columbus. He doesn't list any objectives in stock, but he may have leads on what you want.

This place (internet) may also be somewhat more reputable than ebay: https://www.bmisurplus.com/products/category/microscope-components

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Re: Where to Buy Microscope Objectives?

Postby deanimator » Sun Oct 15, 2017 5:36 pm

Bombarde32 wrote:This is outside your area, but I've had good luck buying some parts from Jay Ritchey (http://ritcheymicroscopeservice.com/). He's northeast of Columbus. He doesn't list any objectives in stock, but he may have leads on what you want.

This place (internet) may also be somewhat more reputable than ebay: https://www.bmisurplus.com/products/category/microscope-components

Mark

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Re: Where to Buy Microscope Objectives?

Postby deanimator » Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:01 pm

I recently bought a couple of Amscope objectives from Amazon, a 4x and a 10x.

The 4x has received quite a bit of praise in macrophotography circles... and it's less than $20! So far, I've been extremely impressed by it.

More recently, I bought a 10x. This lens is much more specialized and a lot harder to use, particularly in terms of lighting. Still at around $40, it's worth a try.
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