Amateurmicroscopy.net - forum, image galleries and more. Some of the best photomicrography to be seen on the web
Yahoo Microscopy Forum - a great source of technical information and assistance
Micro Contrasts - methods for the optimisation of light microscopy. A site worth checking out for ideas.
Microscope Forum - site by Ron Neumeyer containing a broad range of resources
Microscopy from the Very Beginning - a very useful summary of microscopical practice and technique from Zeiss
Microscopy UK, - a site providing almost all you are likely to need relating to microscopy, including excellent monthly on-line magazine
Modern Microscopy - an online journal
Molecular Expressions - optical microscopy primer
Robert Hooke - a site dedicated to the great man
Microscopes - Documentation
Watson - Savona Books - not only provide useful publications, but also host a valuable resource for Watson microscope information
Zeiss (Jena) Manuals - Follow the "Zeiss Anleitungen" link on the left-hand side of the page, and there is the Manual archive, sub-divided into different categories of literature. Thanks to Kevin Sunley on the Yahoo Forum for spotting this.
Current Zeiss Products from Zeiss
Zeiss Manuals - a variable collection of Zeiss manuals
Here is a link to the Zeiss GFL Manual
Leitz - Image Forming and Illumination Systems (~20 Mb) - More excellent resources from Gordon Couger
The Book of the Watson Microscope (27.25Mb)
Watson Microscopes & Accessories 1912/13 (34.1 Mb - thanks to Goof Zijderveld)
Olympus FH Manual (3.46 Mb)
Olympus FH Fine Focus (2.56 Mb) - rough notes compiled by my dad for dismantling the FH fine focus mechanism
Bits and Pieces
Brunel Microscopes Ltd. - Instruments, lab equipment, stains, reagents etc
C & H Sales Co - all sorts of useful surplus, including fibre optic light guides
LSDiodes - Where I get 24000 mcd LEDs
Middlesex University Teaching Resources - more useful bits & pieces
The LED Light.com - high intensity LEDs. Luxeon stars etc.
CombineZ - Free software from Alan Hadley for combining "stacks" of images taken at slightly differing focus positions in order to enhance depth of field. Only the in-focus parts of each image are combined
Helicon Focus - similar in function to CombineZ, but not free (apart from a free 1 month trial). It is worth trying alternative stacking programs in that where one does not produce good results, another may. UK agents are Brunel Microscopes Ltd.
Zerene Stacker - This is my preferred stacking program, written by Rik Littlefield, moderator at www.photomacrography.net . Again, not free, but an excellent program written with macro photography and photomicrography in mind.
Clubs and Societies
Quekett Microscopical Club - a venerable club, founded 1865 and still very much alive