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Offline t-bone

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New Toy
« on: July 13, 2013, 10:50:06 PM »
I want to purchase a microscope for yeast counting and infection identification.  I searched and there was a informative post by member Kaiser.

What do you guys think of this

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA0VU0AF0219

I am not well versed in microscopes.  Is this a decent model from a reputable brand?


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Re: New Toy
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2013, 12:11:16 PM »
Come on guys nobody has experience with this manufacturer of microscope?


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Re: New Toy
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2013, 12:56:10 PM »
I'm not sure what Kai posted but in the "Yeast - The Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation", they list this as specs for a brew lab microscope:

10X, 40X, and 100X oil immersion objective with 10X or 16X eyepieces.

So.  If that model covers this.  It should be good......

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Re: New Toy
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2013, 03:59:44 AM »
Given the retail value it sounds pretty excessive, but its your money.  A quick check of the web found this

http://www.microscopes.com/ms-bk-mi-ay11238.html

A little cheaper, not stereo, but likely adequate.
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Re: New Toy
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2013, 06:17:16 AM »
Is this a decent model from a reputable brand?
Hard to say. A decent model from a reputable brand would probably cost thousands, but there are plenty of cheap brands that will do the job. I have no idea about Amscope, but the optics sound right. For the price I'd get a monocular version to save money.
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Re: New Toy
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2013, 04:46:05 PM »
consider a digital microscope with those powers so that you can view your quarry on the monitor of your pc
instead of squinting thru a peep hole
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Re: New Toy
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2013, 06:21:38 AM »
consider a digital microscope with those powers so that you can view your quarry on the monitor of your pc
instead of squinting thru a peep hole
Yes! I have a digital microscope at work. It's awesome. Also, if I were going to spurge on an accessory, I'd get a mechanical stage if you're doing counts with a hemacytometer.
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Re: New Toy
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2013, 09:53:17 AM »
My brew buddy has an Amscope, and several other people I know. It's more than adequate for cel counting
and a decent scope for the price. I have an Omax, also a cheap brand. It's OK, but smaller than the Amscope, so the controls are a bit harder to use. 

You don't need a digital to look at it on the PC. There are relatively inexpensive digital camera set ups that fit right on the eyepiece if that's want you want. As long as you've got decent light on the stage and around 400 power, counting is pretty simple. Identifying bugs is a lot harder, requires different stains and more magnification.

The quality of your hemocytometer wil make a difference too. Cheap ones work. More expensive ones are much easier to see cels on. Soemthing to do with the way the glass is ground I think.

 
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