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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.
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  • Supporting text is from the Amazon website.

OMAX 50X-1000X 18MP USB 3.0 Digital Infinity PLAN EPI/Transmitted Light Polarizing Lab Microscope

  • Total magnifications: 50X, 100X, 200X, 400X, 500X, 1000X; Eyepieces: 5 EW10X/22 (high eyepoint, phi22mm wide field of view), 3 of them with reticles (crossline, scale crossline and grid); Objectives: strain free plan infinity achromatic - 5X/0.12; 10X/0.25; 20X/0.40; 50X/0.75 (spring); 100X/0.8 (spring); 40X/0.65 (spring); 100X/1.25 (spring, oil)
  • Head: Siedentopf trinocular 30 degrees inclined 360 degreesswiveling, interpupillary distance 48-75mm adjustable, diopter ring on left eyepiece tube; Nosepiece: revolving, quintuple, reversed, objective center adjustable; Stage: rotary stage, diameter phi170mm, center adjustable, with click-stop mechanism and a mechanical stage (removable, range 30mmx40mm), minimum graduation 1degrees; (0.1degrees; when using vernier); Focusing: coaxial focus knobs on both sides, tension adjustable
  • Condenser (transmitted): strain free Abbe condenser with swing-out top lens and iris aperture diaphragm, center adjustable NA0.9/0.25; Illumination (transmitted): Kohler, intensity adjustable, with iris field diaphragm, 24V/100W Halogen lamp; Illumination (EPI): Kohler, intensity adjustable, with iris field and aperture diaphragm, 24V/100W Halogen lamp; Color filters (transmitted): blue; Polarizer (transmitted): built-in, 0-360degrees rotatable, minimum graduation 2degrees
  • Color filters (EPI): blue, green, yellow, white; Polarizer (EPI): slide in and out of the light path; Analyzer: slide in and out of the light path, 0 degrees - 360degrees rotatable, minimum graduation 1degrees; (0.1degrees when using vernier); Bertrand Lens: in the intermediate attachment, switch in and out of the light path, capable of focusing and centering; Compensators: quarter-wave plate (1/4 lambda plate), tint plate (1lambda plate), and quartz wedge (Q plate)
  • Digital camera: - true color 4912x3684 pixels (18M pixels) - Super speed USB 3.0 connection - 0.5X reduction lens to get larger field of view - 0.01 mm calibration slide: 1mm/100 division - Frame speed: 5.6fps at 4912x3684, 18.1fps at 2456x1842, 32.2fps at 1228x922 - Software compatible with Windows, Mac OS X and Linux operating systems - Capturing microscope images, recording live video, measuring lengths, angles, areas, editing images - USB3 cable included