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I am a science lover and want to buy a microscope to explore things around me. Like studying cell structures, microorganisms, blood and plants. It would be great if there is way to photograph slides. Just curious to know and explore things around me.

I want to know which features I should consider while buying it?

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...and your question is? –  jonsca Dec 11 '12 at 16:08
To clarify how you could edit your question to make it more suitable for the site, we'd be happier to answer a question asking for an explanation of which features to look out for when purchasing a microscope. –  Rory M Dec 12 '12 at 11:57

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Well it depends on the application. First you have to determine what it is that you want to view under the microscope e.g. an organism such as Drosophila or you want to see microscope slides? In the first case you need to by a dissecting microscope, otherwise you need to by an upright light microscope with the appropriate objective lenses, again depending on the application. If you are viewing cells in a flask/dish/plate in a cell culture setting or if viewing a haemocytometer, you need to buy an inverted light microscope with phase contrast since you wouldn't be able to view the cells with an upright microscope. Again the choice of equipment depends on the application. But as correctly said above you need to clarify what you mean in the question.

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