I don't think you need "high power" to view the stylus. 30x to 50x should do it. I just bought a Peak 50x microscope that works very well because it has a clear plastic base that allows you to set it on the kitchen table and focus on the stylus. At 50x, you will not see very much of the length of the cantilever, 40x might be better for your purpose. I have been using the microscope to set SRA. A blob of Play-Doh sitting on Saran Wrap works perfectly as a base for viewing the stylus as it sits on an LP. I see Peak microscopes on a site called Edmonds.....I got lucky on Ebay. Let me just say thanks to Neil for his excellent posts regarding SRA.
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