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What Are The Advantages And Disadvantages Of A Compound Light Microscope?

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Light microscopes are very versatile tools that can be used for magnifications from 1x to 1,000x or a bit more. It can be used to every thing from viewing live organisms to slides that require a lengthy preparation. Anyone can have one and use to some degree. You can buy a new or used one from $50 dollars to any amount you can name.

Light microscopes are cheap and reality simple devices whereas electron microscopes are much more complex, and provide a much higher resolution image and are capable of much higher magnification.
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Advantage- Cheaper and smaller, better resolution, higher magnification.
Disadvantage- poorer resolution, There are not any excellent methods of seeing a living specimen.

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