I have been meaning to post this for some time, but this time last year, my family clubbed together to purchase this amazing microscope for me!
It is a polarising microscope with transmitted illumination, binocular viewing head, phototube and strain free infinity corrected flat field objectives.
This, and the 2013 Christmas gift of a Canon EOS600D from my brother (John) and his wife, have put me in a great position to enjoy geoscience in greater detail!
Getting to grips with the set up, settings and ins and outs of this new equipment (especially the new camera!) has taken some time, but I hope to document it all soon!
Given sufficient free time, I will be posting Thin Section videos / photos more frequently in my blog!