Some Leicas, at least, have magnification knobs that operate in either a stepped or zoomed fashion, depending on whether or not you engage the ratchet mechanism. You can switch back and forth at the press of a button. Very useful.

Jenny

On Thu, Feb 24, 2011 at 3:00 PM, Linda Feltner <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Hi All:
I hope everyone is weathering their storms with success.

Do you have any advice for purchasing a microscope?I've always wanted one, and I am starting to search.

I want it mainly for looking at insect and plant parts. Is there a magnification that I should concentrate for.
Don't need an electron microscope's detail.

Any preferred places to purchase?
I have a BioQuip catalog, need to pull it off the shelf.

I like investigating the world, and just a practical scope that is not super expensive. I don't work for anybody, so this is my own expenditure.

Contact me off list if you like, and/or don't want to clog up the listserv.

Many thanks,
Linda
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