Wondering what kind of microscope do you use for prepping?
If you are using a microscope in the first place.....
Although I have been prepping fossils for quite some years, most experience is with chalk.
So hand prepping I know.... air tools are new to me.
With the airtools also a renewed interest in Devonian fossils is born.
Unfortunately devonian trilobites from "my"region, means prepping under a microscope is a pre!!
So I'm looking into microscopes and could use your opinion on what scopes are ok, what specs do you definately need.
I have my mind set on a ... not sure how to translate this...
basically a normal stereomicroscope but it isn't mounted on a big plate, it is mounted on a free standing arm.
You can swing it anywhere you want and especially handy when you're prepping a fossil in a decent sized rock. You don't need to cut the rock down to size, so it will fit under your scope.
price range 250euro to 3000+
Brand is a big factor, but also the options... more options means more money
I'm just not sure how big of a magnification does one need for prepping <0.5cm fossils
Is a zoom function a must have or a nice to have, switching oculairs or objectives should also do the trick?
The lighting..... how much needed
In the process of looking for a microscope I also stumbled upon
Does anybody have experience with those? Are they just a fun toy or could you use em for prepping.
They claim to be 1.3 or 2mp camera's, 10-200times magnification and they have a ringlight (LED)
Price makes me think they are just for intended for fun... 25-80euro??