Compound Vs. Dissecting Microscope: What’s the Difference?

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Introduction The world of microscopy is divided into two main categories: compound microscopy and dissecting microscopy. These types of microscopes are quite different and serve very different purposes, but which one is which? They are a lot alike (after all, they both make small things look bigger), but they are designed from the ground up […]

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4 Ways to Take Photos Through a Microscope

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Humans are creatures that prefer to record our findings and experiences so we can examine them later on. Nowhere is this more prevalent than the scientific field, where recording your experiences and observations is considered part and parcel for the project. For the hobbyist who has just started learning how to use a microscope, documenting […]

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Magnification vs. Diopter: Understanding the Difference

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We’ve always gone heavy on the details when talking about magnification powers, but we’ve barely touched the surface while discussing diopters. And that’s probably the reason why some optical users automatically assume the diopter of a unit is not as important as its magnification. Well, they’re wrong.  Today, we’re going to discuss these two measurements, […]

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Hawk vs Eagle: What’s the Difference? (With Pictures)

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Hawks and eagles are two different birds of prey. The hawk tends to be smaller and less powerful than the eagle, although there are hundreds of different species of hawks with varying colors and markings. Eagles have a larger wingspan, and although there are fewer varieties of eagles, there is still a range of shapes, […]

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Mirrorless vs. DSLR Cameras in 2021: What Are the Differences?

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While DSLR cameras used to be solely in the domain of professional photographers, the truth is that mirrorless cameras seem to be the up-and-coming trend. In fact, no major photography company released a new DSLR this year, instead focusing their energy on mirrorless models. So, if you’re looking to purchase a new camera in 2021, […]

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What Colors Are Stars? [Astronomer’s Guide With Color Chart]

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There are few things more awe-inspiring than looking up at the night sky. But the longer you do, the more questions that you’ll probably have, like what colors are stars? What does it mean when stars are different colors? We break down everything that you need to know and give you a few tips on […]

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Red Dot vs ACOG Sights: Which Is Better?

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Introduction You’ve seen the tactical side of the movies where the military is using different optics. What on earth are they, though? Well, that would be either a red dot or an advanced combat optical gunsight (ACOG). One is designed for the regular non-military person and the other was made with combat in mind. Both […]

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Red Dot vs Iron Sights: Which is Better?

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You’ve seen both the red dot and the iron sight on tv with your favorite characters. It always seems the good guys are the one using the iron sights and they have no issue at all just getting a shot off. Or, you’ve seen the red dot in just about every first-person shooter game there […]

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Vortex Viper vs. Venom Red Dot Sights: Which Is Better?

Vortex Viper vs. Venom Red Dot Sights: Which Is Better?

Introduction Vortex is known for their quality optics across the spectrum of price points, and they have two flagship entries into the red dot space: the Viper and the Venom. There are countless red dot options out there, but for this comparison, we want to stick with just the Viper vs Venom. These two red […]

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Green Dot vs. Red Dot Sight: What’s the Difference?

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Introduction The goal here is not to get too technical, but to provide some clear and concise answers to the questions that have come up more and more recently: what exactly is the difference between a green dot and a red dot? Which one is better? Many reflex and holographic sights come with both red […]

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