The McCrone Research Institute provides specialized training for microscopists. Visit: www.mcri.org for their class schedules on particle analysis, polarized light microscopy, forensic microscopy, digital imaging and materials science microscopy.
Bunton Instrument is available for consulting services and on-site training in many areas of optical microscopy. Contact Jim Averill for fee schedule and instructional services here in the USA.
Several Microscope makers and distributors offer training and technical lectures in many areas of optical microscopy. Contact your microscope supplier for local sources of instruction and tech support.
The links below are very useful websites for beginners and advanced microscopists who wish to understand the workings of an optical microscope. Many times the owner's manuals will discuss components of a particular model without any discussion or explanation of "how and why". Bunton stands ready to support owner's of Leitz microscopes and assist in providing correct instruction in use for all microscopes made by Leitz since about 1950. We have original Wetzlar instruction books on all accessories, cameras. We can help you trouble-shoot problems and evaluate the components you are using to be sure they are correct. There is no charge for on-line consultations from Bunton.
You will not find such assistance anywhere else and we look forward to being of service in any way we can.
There are many areas of microscopy instruction that can only be acquired from direct experience with your own specimen using your own microscope, lighting, or camera system. We can offer you the expertise and over 60 years of experience in microscopy to help you get started with your system. We fully realize that many microscopists will "inherit" older equipment or optical systems that have been modified, adapted or "hybridized" prior to their arrival in a lab. The Bunton archives may be helpful in your familiarization with such equipment. Still, the first step to take with "inherited" microscopes is to establish condition and spot obvious problems in need of an expert's services. We can include a start-up training session with any microscope we service here at our Frederick location. www.banebio.com All Bunton-Bane microscope sales delivered to customers at the Frederick facility will include free "basic training" by Jim Averill if needed. On site training (fee based on location and one hour minimum) will include basic microscope operation, DIY cleaning tips, documentation (when available) and guidance on matters related to digital photomicroscopy, fluorescence lamp alignment and filter selection and technical support related to microscopy in general.