I don’t recall seeing this discussed (and i couldn’t find it in a search) so hopefully I’m not covering old territory. This question is for the pros who have been working for 5+ years.
How many years can one expect to get out of a microscope? I am about to purchase a secondhand opmi 99, but as you know, even secondhand they are still a big expenditure.
The current owner acknowledged the things that are likely to need replacing - bulbs, switches, fan - and she admits that she’s had one that conked out completely. (Not the one she’s selling me, she assured me!)
Can the seasoned professionals give me an idea of how reliable the opmi 99 is? I know no one knows for sure, but are they a safe bet even when they’ve already got a few years on them (and perhaps a few more than that!!!)
I appreciate your input. Thanks!