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mollyk
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Post by mollyk » Sat Sep 18, 2010 6:11 am

Hello,

I am a university biology student and I am looking into buying a microscope to have at home; mainly because I think it's interesting but also to practice before laboratory practicals.

My question is: What should I look for?
Also, I was planning on spending perhaps $500-600, would that give me a decent microscope? or will it be a waste of money because it will only get me a toy?

Thanks in advance
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Post by flyingmelon » Sat Sep 18, 2010 9:12 am

$500-600 can only buy a toy. One normal objective lens may cost at least several hundred dollars. I think there will be good microscope in your laboratory, no need to buy.

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Post by Darby » Sat Sep 18, 2010 6:53 pm

If you're preparing for tests, you'd also need specimens. Better to arrange to study in the labs.

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