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Light microscopes

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.
  • Double-click the microscope image to move directly to the correct Amazon page.
  • Supporting text is from the Amazon website.

BestScope BS-5092TRF Polarizing Trinocular Compound Microscope, EWF10x Eyepieces, Strain-Free Plan Objectives, Bertrand Lens, 50x-1000x Magnification, Transmitted and Reflected Halogen Illumination, Swing-Out Condenser, Round Stage, 110V

  • Polarizing microscope uses transmitted and reflected light and a polarizing unit for single-polarized, orthogonal, and conoscopic observation
  • Trinocular viewing configuration with a Siedentopf binocular head that has five interchangeable 22mm 10x extra-widefield plan 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 5x, 10x, 20x, 40x, 50x, 100x (0.8 NA), and 100x (1.25 NA) 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 0.9/0.25 NA swing-out condenser provides clear examination and light control
  • Round stage rotates to position specimens, and coaxial nested coarse and fine focus knobs speed focusing