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 Post subject: Microscope for beginner
PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2016 11:39 am 
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Hello,

I just joined yesterday after reading a bit about microscopes. I was browsing some on Ebay and came across this Amscope GM400TZ model that looks like what I want in a scope for the right price. At least for what I can reasonably afford, or want to afford at present. I have read that they are not the best option however.

I really would like to take photos with it so preferably a trinocular scope with a stand that inclines. I would love some suggestions on brands that are better than the Amscope but aren't exactly $5000.00. Is this asking too much? lol

Thanks kindly.


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 Post subject: Re: Microscope for beginner
PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2016 11:38 pm 
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Nobody?

What about this one:
https://www.amazon.com/GemOro-DSPro-Eli ... B019QRP7VO

I really would like to purchase one soon as I am studying the Gem-A Foundation course and after have plans for the Diploma. I quite enjoy using the ones at school.

-Andrea


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 Post subject: Re: Microscope for beginner
PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2016 2:23 pm 
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That scope is a pretty good value. You won't go wrong nor be unhappy with it.
A local appraiser friend of mine has one and is quite happy with it.


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 Post subject: Re: Microscope for beginner
PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2016 8:00 pm 
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Hello Andrea,

I did purchase one of them and am quite happy with it! It is an awesome scope for the money. I got mine from Jewelry Television http://www.jtv.com and it sells there for $2,295, which is about $700 cheaper than on Amazon. If you have specific questions about it, let me know.


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 Post subject: Re: Microscope for beginner
PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 5:17 am 
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andiemb wrote:
Nobody?

What about this one:
https://www.amazon.com/GemOro-DSPro-Eli ... B019QRP7VO

I really would like to purchase one soon as I am studying the Gem-A Foundation course and after have plans for the Diploma. I quite enjoy using the ones at school.

-Andrea


I love the look of the microscope!! this might be good for my brother


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