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The following is a list of some of the best microscopes available directly from Amazon.

  • Microscopes are in the order of highest cost to lowest.
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Laxco BM300-MV64 Series BM300 Stereo Microscope, 6.4" TFT Color LCD Display Head, 2.9X to 100X Magnification Range, 110V

  • Incident fiber optic ring illumination
  • 14" vertical & 23" horizontal reach boom stand
  • Each unit goes through extensive quality control checks to verify critical optical performance in parfocality, parcentricity, optical alignment and optical flatness of field of view
  • Mechanical and electrical performances are checked to ensure optimal performance at every point, which makes laxco's stereo zoom microscopes the best in its class
  • The Bm300 series rugged industrial design is built to last a life-time
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11526215 - Inverted Tissue Culture Microscope with Camera, Digital Camera MC170 - Leica DMi1 Inverted Microscopes, Leica Microsystems - Each

  • Inverted Tissue Culture Microscope with Camera, Digital Camera MC170
  • 40 mm, 4 P/S40
  • 4 Objectives (N plan 5X PH0, Hi Plan10X PH1, 20X PH1, 40X PH1)

" Get what you need and increase efficiency in your live cell imaging workflow with the new Leica DMi1 inverted microscope. -Easy to use -Easy phase contrast -Cool, color-safe LED illumination -HD imaging option available The unique flexibility of the Leica DMi1 allows you to configure the microscope for your needs with flexible condenser options and digital imaging documentation features -creating a solution that is just right for your lab.Easy-to-use operation that requires minimal training and maintenance so you can fully concentrate on your research. Easy phase contrast - 10x, 20x, and 40x objectives share the same light ring so you no longer need to change the ring with the objective. Cool, color-safe LED illumination for constant color temperature through all stages of intensity.Optional HD imagingâ“connect the HD camera directly to a monitor or PC -providing high quality publication images. Meets ASTM standards. EN-342. Accessories not included."
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Trinocular Fluorescence Microscope


Outstanding Infinity planachromat lenses, two filter cubes with single band excitors. HBO illuminator combine to deliver intense, color corrected, high contrast images in an affordable Fluorescece module.
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Laxco T40-MV64 Series T40 Stereo Microscope, 6.4" TFT Color LCD Display Head, 2.9X to 100X Magnification Range, 110V/220V

  • Incident and transmitted led illumination
  • Track stand
  • Each unit goes through extensive quality control checks to verify critical optical performance in parfocality, parcentricity, optical alignment and optical flatness of field of view
  • Mechanical and electrical performances are checked to ensure optimal performance at every point, which makes Laxco's stereo zoom microscopes the best in its class
  • The systems flexible upper light guides and lower LED transmitted illumination gives the user an unprecedented amount of control and versatility in how the sample is illuminated

Laxco stereo zoom microscopes are among the most common instruments found for general laboratory use. They combine excellent stereoscopic zoom capabilities, with small-footprint stands, and built-in illumination from above and below the sample. These traditional optical stereo microscopes are research-grade, with top level performance, and a wide choice of zoom magnification ranges
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Laxco A10-MV2 Series A10 Stereo Microscope, 3MP Digital Head, 5.5X to 175X Magnification Range, 110V

  • Incident fiber optic ring illumination
  • Each unit goes through extensive quality control checks to verify critical optical performance in parfocality, parcentricity, optical alignment and optical flatness of field of view
  • Mechanical and electrical performances are checked to ensure optimal performance at every point, which makes Laxco's stereo zoom microscopes the best in its class
  • The A10 series design allows for the most versatility in the movement range for those applications where the optics needs to be moved over the specimen in practically every conceivable position
  • The smooth, gliding arm articulates in a full 360° radius, with both vertical and horizontal movement
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Binocular Fluorescence Microscope

Outstanding Infinity planachromat lenses, two filter cubes with single band excitors. HBO illuminator combine to deliver intense, color corrected, high contrast images in an affordable Fluorescece module.
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Ajanta Stereo Digital Zoom Industrial Microscope Laboratory Instrument

Stereo Digital Zoom Industrial Microscope laboratory instrument DESCRIPTION:- Condition:- New: A brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item in its original packaging (where packaging is applicable). Packaging should be the same as what is found in a retail store, unless the item is handmade or was packaged by the manufacturer in non-retail packaging, such as an unprinted box or plastic bag. See the seller's listing for full details. See all condition definitions
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Laxco BM300-Z32 Series BM300 Stereo Microscope, Binocular Broad Range Zoom Head, 6.5X to 60X Magnification Range, 110V

  • Incident fiber optic ring illumination
  • 14" vertical & 23" horizontal reach boom stand
  • Each unit goes through extensive quality control checks to verify critical optical performance in parfocality, parcentricity, optical alignment and optical flatness of field of view
  • Mechanical and electrical performances are checked to ensure optimal performance at every point, which makes laxco's stereo zoom microscopes the best in its class
  • The Bm300 series rugged industrial design is built to last a life-time
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BC-311 - Trinocular - Compound Microscope, Electron Microscopy Sciences - Each


Optical body - Seidentopf design inclined 30ï¾° -55 to 75 mm interpupillary adjustment, 360ï¾° rotation -Eye pieces - 10X wide field -Focal Length 25mm, Field Number 22 mm -Turret - 4 position ball bearing, reversed, with positive click stops The BC Series Upright Compound microscopes is designed to perform in a demanding research environment and incorporates advanced technology into a durable, cost effective solution for your microscope needs. Microscope includes dust cover, immersion oil, two color filters, spare halogen lamp and fuse -phase centering telescope, and green filter."
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BestScope BS-2080F (LED) Fluorescence Trinocular Compound Microscope, WF10x Eyepieces, Infinity Plan Objectives, 40x-1000x Magnification, LED and Halogen Illumination, Swing-Out Condenser, Mechanical Stage, 110V

  • Fluorescence microscope for performing sample analysis of biological, sedimentary rock, and semiconductor impurities
  • Trinocular viewing configuration with a Siedentopf binocular head that has a pair of 22mm 10x widefield eyepieces and fixed inclination to reduce eye and neck strain, and a 30mm trinocular port that accepts a camera adapter (sold separately)
  • Reverse-mounted nosepiece with 4x, 10x, 40x, and 100x (oil) infinity plan achromatic objectives for color correction, focus over the entire range of the viewing field, and a longer working distance for improved focus when auxiliary components are utilized
  • Epi-fluorescence LED and external Kohler halogen illumination with 0.9/0.25 NA swing-out condenser for clear examination and light control
  • Mechanical stage locks slide into place and provides precise slide manipulation along the X- and Y-axes, and coaxial nested coarse and fine focus knobs speed focusing
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ajanta Digital Stereo Zoom Industrial Microscope

Digital Stereo ZOOM Industrial Microscope Description :- Excellent Quality - Easy to Install Made in India We are Digital Microscope Manufacturer manufacturers based in India, export digital microscope worldwide, we also supply digital microscope in India. Digital Stereo ZOOM Industrial Microscope. Stand: Dual light stand Eye Tube: 45 Inclined, Trinocular with adaptor Eyepieces: 10X-23mm Magnification: 0.63X - 5X Total Magnification: 6.3X-50X (10X Eyepiece) Zoom Ratio: 1 : 8 Working distance: 110mm Focus: Focusing knobs on stand Illumination: Incident light LED 3.3W, sub-stage transmitted Light LED 3.3W, with illumination adjustable Electrical: Universal power supply (110V-240V), ISO-CE System Configuration LED Size: 10.1\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\" LED Screen with fully touch panel Processor: Intel Atom 1.66Ghz (Dual Core) Hard Disk : 32GB RAM : 2GB DDR2 Operating System : Microsoft Windows 7 and 8 webcam: 1.3MP front. Easy to use. Slots: 2 USB slots, USB mouse, Wi-Fi, RJ-45 for internet connectivity. Camera Specifications Image Sensor: 1/2\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\" 3.0MP CMOS Valid Pixel: 2048*1536 Pixel Size: 3.18μm *3.18μm Digital Output: 24bit (color) Image Format : Frame 1536:800x600 30f/s White Balance : Manual/Auto Output : USB 2.0
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BestScope BLM-310 Digital Stereo Zoom Microscope with 8" TFT LCD, 17.78x-124x Magnification, 0.7x-4.9x Zoom Objective, Upper LED Illumination, Fixed Stage, 100V-240V, Includes 1.3MP Camera

  • Digital stereo zoom microscope with a continuous magnification range of 17.78x to 124x and an integrated 1.3MP camera with USB 2.0 and VGA outputs for capturing or displaying images on a computer or projector (sold separately)
  • Built-in 8" TFT LCD screen for viewing images
  • 0.7x to 4.9x zoom objective provides low magnification and longer focal length for inspecting large-scale specimens
  • Upper LED illumination for clear examination
  • Fixed stage with clips secures slides in place
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Laxco T40-MV2 Series T40 Stereo Microscope, 3MP Digital Head, 5.5X to 175X Magnification Range, 110V/220V

  • Incident and transmitted led illumination
  • Track stand
  • Each unit goes through extensive quality control checks to verify critical optical performance in parfocality, parcentricity, optical alignment and optical flatness of field of view
  • Mechanical and electrical performances are checked to ensure optimal performance at every point, which makes Laxco's stereo zoom microscopes the best in its class
  • The systems flexible upper light guides and lower LED transmitted illumination gives the user an unprecedented amount of control and versatility in how the sample is illuminated
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1100100403047 - Upright Compound Microscope with Complete Set of Pathology Accessories - Motic BA410 Elite Pathology Package, Motic Instruments - Each

The BA410 Elite Pathology Package is a complete pathology microscope bundle, which includes the Motic's flagship life-science microscope, the BA410 Elite. -Improved interpupillary distance and moveable eyepieces result in maximum comfort for any user -Rackless stage can hold two slides at once for quick comparison -Absence of gear rack on the stage allows for quick throughput of slides -High-end CCIS Achromatic optics minimize chromatic and spherical aberrations -A variety of optional upgrades and accessories is available This package has been crafted to provide everything a pathologist or pathology educator needs to conduct their microscopy processes efficiently and effectively. The BA410 Elite Pathology Package comes complete with all the accessories needed for pathology examination and training. A generous selection of add-ons, including a polarizer, gout.
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BC-321 - Phase Contrast, Trinocular, Compound Microscope, Electron Microscopy Sciences - Each

Optical body - Seidentopf design inclined 30ï¾° -55 to 75 mm interpupillary adjustment, 360ï¾° rotation -Eye pieces - 10X wide field -Focal Length 25mm, Field Number 22 mm -Turret - 4 position ball bearing, reversed, with positive click stops The BC Series Upright Compound microscopes is designed to perform in a demanding research environment and incorporates advanced technology into a durable, cost effective solution for your microscope needs. Microscope includes dust cover, immersion oil, two color filters, spare halogen lamp and fuse -phase centering telescope, and green filter."
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Meiji Techno MT7000EH Halogen Ergonomic Binocular Brightfield Microscope


  • Ergonomic Binocular Head BH Metallurgical Incident 6V/30W
  • Metallurgical microscope
  • Binocular Head
  • Ergonomic version
  • 6V/30W Vertical Halogen Koehler Illumination

The Meiji Techno MT7000EH is a binocular, brightfield metallurgical microscope. This product offers incident (reflected) light observation, through its 6V/30W Koehler Halogen illuminator, and Infinity Corrected Optical System. The MT7000EH contains a ball bearing mounted quintuple nosepiece, with the following objectives - Plan Epi 5x, 10x, 20x, 50x. This product can be easily modified to suit the user's specific needs and application. 10x Super Widefield High Eyepoint eyepieces F.N.22 are standard, however 15x and 20x eyepieces are available as an option. A Super Widefield High Eyepoint 10x focusable eyepiece that accepts 25mm reticules is also available. Meiji Techno also offers an assortment of Plan Epi Infinity Corrected objectives for Brightfield work. For a full list of magnifications and included parts, please see the tab labeled 'What's In The Box'.
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BestScope BLM-280 Digital Siedentopf Binocular Compound Microscope with 8.4" TFT LCD Touchscreen, WF10x Eyepieces, Infinity Semi-Plan Objectives, 40x-1000x Magnification, Brightfield, LED Illumination, Slide-In Condenser, Mechanical Stage, 110V, Includes 2.0MP Camera and Software, Ethernet Interface

  • Digital compound microscope and 2.0MP CMOS camera with 8.4" TFT LCD touchscreen for viewing and measuring images; USB 2.0, AV, and VGA outputs for capturing or displaying images on a computer or projector; and an Ethernet interface for transmitting images to the Internet
  • Siedentopf binocular head with pair of 18mm 10x widefield eyepieces, 48 to 75mm interpupillary adjustment, and fixed 30-degree vertical inclination to reduce eye and neck strain
  • Reverse-mounted nosepiece with 4x, 10x, 40x, and 100x infinity semi-plan achromatic objectives for color correction, improved focus over the central 80 percent of the viewing field, and a longer working distance for improved focus when auxiliary components are utilized
  • Brightfield, LED illumination with rheostat and 1.25 NA slide-in condenser for clear examination and light control
  • Mechanical stage locks slide into place and provides precise slide manipulation along the X- and Y-axes, and coaxial nested coarse and fine focus knobs speed focusing
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1100100403049 - Motic BA410E Upright Compound Microscope with Complete Set of Cytology Accessories - Motic BA410 Elite Cytology Package, Motic Instruments

The BA410 Elite Cytology Package is a complete cytology microscope bundle, which includes the Motic's flagship life-science microscope, the BA410 Elite. This package has been crafted to provide everything needed to perform professional level cytology microscopy with efficiency and effectiveness. -Improved interpupillary distance and moveable eyepieces result in maximum comfort for any user -Rackless stage can hold two slides at once for quick comparison -Absence of gear rack on the stage allows for quick throughput of slides -High-end CCIS Achromatic optics minimize chromatic and spherical aberrations -A variety of optional upgrades and accessories is available The BA410 Elite Cytology Package comes complete with all the accessories needed for cytology microscope applications. The BA410 Elite's CCIS Plan Achromat Objectives are designed for maximum image fidelity. The expanded resolution power in terms of numerical aperture, along with impeccable color reproduction, yield the most accurate sample representation. Attention has also been paid to ergonomics and comfort. With adjustable eyepieces and rubber eyecups, this microscope can be used for extended periods of time without strain on the eyes or neck. With a trinocular head, this microscope comes ready for photomicrography. Each part of the BA410 Elite has been designed with the understanding of the importance of reproducible documentation. Just add a camera and appropriate c-mount adapter and you will have a system ready to deliver the highest quality digital images.

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11591301 - DM1000 LED Microscope with LED Light Source, Basic Lab Package - LED Microscope Basic Packages, Leica

Microscopy packages for a variety of laboratory needs. -Available in LED versions -Standard ceramic stage inserts -Height adjustable focus knobs The DM1000 Economy Package is a great choice for general laboratory microscopy The DM1000 Basic Lab Package is a step up for a general laboratory microscope. It is designed for longer periods of use, incorporating Leica ergonomic features with the addition of a telescopic x/y coaxial stage control with friction adjustment and rubberized focus knobs for greater control. The five Hi-Plan objectives included cover the full range of magnifications from 4x to 100x oil. Both eyepieces can be used with or without eyeglasses, have adjustable diopters, and are 10x with a 20mm field of view. Immersion oil is included. The DM2000 LED Lab Package is a great way to get started with a Leica microscope that can be the centerpiece of continued growth for the lab. The microscope is very stable and can support the addition of fluorescence, cameras, and other accessories used for multiple contrast techniques. It features an Aplanatic/Achromatic Flip-in condenser, telescopic stage control with friction adjustment, rubberized control surfaces, and oil immersion object holder. The five N-Plan objectives included provide excellent resolution and cover the full range of magnifications from 5x to 100x oil. Immersion oil is included. All Leica DM series microscopes are available in LED versions that eliminate the need to change bulbs while permitting cool operation. Ceramic stage inserts are standard as are patented height adjustable focus knobs, symmetrical operation on each side of the microscope, user selected stage control from either the left or right side, and infinity optics.
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O.C. White TKPZT-A Pro-Zoom 6.5 Digital Trinocular Stereo Zoom Microscope with 22" HD LED Monitor, 10x Super-Widefield Eyepieces, 5x-65x Magnification, 1.0x-6.5x Zoom Objective, 0.5x Auxiliary Objective, FL3000-A Halogen Ring Illuminator, Ball-Bearing Base, 120V, Includes 1080P HD Camera

  • Digital stereo zoom microscope for inspection and dissection applications has a continuous magnification range of 5x to 65x and includes a 1080P HD camera and 22" HD LED monitor for viewing images
  • Trinocular viewing head with a binocular head that has a pair of 28mm 10x super-widefield high-eyepoint eyepieces to ease eye strain and provide a comprehensive view, and a trinocular port for the camera
  • 1.0x to 6.5x zoom objective and 0.5x auxiliary objective provide low magnification and longer focal length for inspecting large-scale specimens
  • Upper halogen illumination with rheostat for clear examination and light control
  • Base has a double ball-bearing arm for secure positioning and is weighted for stability

The O.C. White TKPZT-A Pro-Zoom 6.5 Digital Trinocular Stereo Zoom Microscope with 22" HD LED Monitor has a pair of 10x super-widefield high-eyepoint eyepieces, a trinocular port with HD 1080P camera, a 1.0x to 6.5x zoom objective and 0.5 auxiliary objective for 5x to 65x continuous magnification, upper halogen illumination, and a ball-bearing base. The digital camera streams HD (high-definition) video to the monitor. The trinocular viewing head has a binocular head with interpupillary adjustment, fixed inclination to reduce eye and neck strain, and 360-degree rotation capability to provide a more comprehensive view and enable sharing; and a trinocular port that accepts the included 0.3x CCD adapter for the camera. High-eyepoint eyepieces ease viewing for viewers wearing glasses. Dioptric adjustment accommodates individual eye-strength differences. The zoom objective provides low magnification and a longer focal length for inspecting large-scale specimens, or specimens that require hands-on manipulation or repair, including rocks, minerals, watches, or circuit boards. A digital stereo zoom microscope provides zoom magnification that allows the user to zoom in on the specimen within a continuous magnification range. It is used for inspection and dissection when viewing three-dimensional images on a monitor is desired.

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VanGuard 1482FLI Brightfield Fluorescence Microscope with Trinocular Head, Halogen Illumination, 4X, 10X, 40X, 100X Magnification, 360 Degree Viewing Angle

  • Compound microscope provides high magnification for clinical research applications
  • Trinocular viewing configuration with two eyepieces to ease eye strain and provide a more comprehensive view, and a third head to connect to an external monitor or camera
  • Magnification ability of 4X (0.10 NA), 10X (0.25 NA), 20X (0.40 NA), 40X (0.65 NA), and 100X (1.25 NA) (oil immersion method) for a variety of resolvant options
  • Fluorescence, Brightfield illumination controls light from below, allowing a specimen to absorb light for clear illumination, and luminesce for high ultraviolet (UV) transmission, using a 1.25 numerical aperture (NA) Abbe condenser for clear resolution
  • Achromatic objective lenses correct for red and yellow chromatic aberrations
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BestScope BS-5090 Polarizing Trinocular Compound Microscope, WF10x Eyepieces, Strain-Free Standard and Plan Objectives, Bertrand Lens, 40x-630x Magnification, Transmitted and Reflected Halogen Illumination, Abbe Condenser, Iris Diaphragm, Round Stage, 110V

  • Polarizing microscope uses transmitted and reflected light and a polarizing unit to view minerals and other birefringent materials, and has a Bertrand lens for viewing conoscopic images
  • Trinocular viewing configuration with a sliding binocular head that has four interchangeable 20mm 10x widefield eyepieces and fixed inclination to reduce eye and neck strain, and a 23.2mm trinocular port that accepts a camera adapter (sold separately)
  • Reverse-mounted nosepiece with 4x, 10x, 25x, 40x, and 63x strain-free achromatic and 25x, 40x, and 63x strain-free plan achromatic objectives that minimize distortion and provide color correction and improved focus over the entire range of the viewing field
  • Upper and lower polarizing illumination enhances contrast, and halogen light source with rheostat and 1.25 NA Abbe condenser with iris diaphragm provides clear examination and light control
  • Round stage rotates to position specimens, and coaxial coarse and fine focus knobs speed focusing
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Laxco D10-MV64 Series D10 Stereo Microscope, 6.4" TFT Color LCD Display Head, 5.6X to 52X Magnification Range, 110V

  • Halogen incident transmitted illumination stand
  • Each unit goes through extensive quality control checks to verify critical optical performance in parfocality, parcentricity, optical alignment and optical flatness of field of view
  • Mechanical and electrical performances are checked to ensure optimal performance at every point, which makes laxco's stereo zoom microscopes the best in its class
  • The D10 series traditional design and rugged stand is built to last a life-time
  • Wide base, and oversized dual focus knobs for left and right hand operation allow for easy operation
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