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Microscopy offers a lot to you
On this website you will find some results of my hobby obtained over the last couple of years. It will be updated twice a month with a new publication, bimonthly with new favorites and ad hoc with new images in the gallery and under video. The latest ad hoc upload of April and May 2016 has been completed. About 60 new images and 6 new videos have been added, spread over various subjects. A new ad hoc upload will be done in Q4 2016.
Since my childhood I am interested in microscopy. Not only because of the capabilities of this beautiful instrument, but also because of the wide variety of possibilities it offers to enter into the hidden world and wonders of nature. During many years I did not find the time to occupy myself with this fascinating activity which I had once started, long time ago.
But, somewhere hidden in a forgotten corner of my study, an old microscope, which I had bought in the former German Democratic Republic, was still waiting for me. Having more time now being retired, this dust covered microscope inspired me to become active in microscopy again.
Looking around in the modern world of microscopy, I soon became aware of the advanced equipment and techniques available today. The combination of microscopy, digital photography and the huge amount of related information present on the internet, formed an additional incentive to make a step forward.
Let me be honest: microscopy is not the cheapest activity if you go for quality. After thorough investigation I discovered and obtained modern equipment of solid quality, with a proper versatility and last but not least, with a favorable price-performance ratio.
With thanks to that old dust covered microscope - which remembered me of the fine hours I had spent with it in the past - I feel happy now of being able to carry out state of the art microscopy and micro photography. Although the microscope is an old invention, it goes without saying that this instrument keeps on opening new windows to many fields of interest and offers great pleasure.
- NGVM, the Dutch Society for Microscopy