New Videos: Understanding and using the light microscope. For professionals, trainers and pleasure.

Microscope image of radula

We have filmed a series of nine videos to help you understand and use the compound light microscope. This series is aimed at those using a microscope professionally, in training or simply for pleasure.

These tutorials offer the viewer practical advice on using a light microscope to its maximum potential. Videos 1 to 3 introduce the parts of the microscope and the set up required to achieve best imaging and resolution. Video 4 is a 'Quick start' reminder once you have become familiar with the process.

Videos 5 to 9 give you more information about the various parts of the microscope and their function.

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