OMAX 40X-2500X Phase Contrast Trinocular LED Compound Microscope

+ 9MP USB Camera

 The OMAX 40X-2500X Phase Contrast Trinocular LED Compound Microscope is a laboratory microscope that comes with a trinocular head and a complete phase contrast kit. As such, it allows for the simultaneous observation of specimen through the eyepiece and the trinocular port. 

Being a phase contrast microscope, this OMAX Microscope is used to enhance the visibility of colorless, transparent images making it easier to observe and study such specimens.



Main features of the OMAX 40X-2500X Phase Contrast Trinocular LED Compound Microscope includes:

 

  • Bright field objectives
  • Phase contrast objectives
  • A true color, 9M digital camera
  • A trinocular head
  • A mechanical stage
  • 40X to 2500X total magnification for bright field and 100X to 2500X total magnification for phase contrast


OMAX 40X-2500X Phase Contrast Trinocular Description


The OMAX 40X-2500X Phase Contrast Trinocular LED Compound Microscope provides a total magnification range of between 40x and 2500x for bright field microscopy and between 100x and 1000x for phase contrast microscopy.

Here, it is important to note that this OMAX Microscope is an ordinary light microscope that comes with a phase contrast kit, allowing it to be used for phase contrast microscopy. As such, it can be used to observe a wide range of specimen including stained and unstained slides.

Whereas bright field microscopy allows for observation of stained and unstained wet mounts, phase contrast makes it easier to observe unstained, colorless specimen. As such, it can be used for observing both dead and living cells.

This is made possible by a range of lenses, which include;

  • Widefield WF10X/18 and WF25X eyepieces
  • Achromatic DIN 2x, 10x, 40x (S) and 100x (S, Oil) bright field objectives
  • Plan phase contrast objectives (PH10X, PH40X (S))


The viewing head of the OMAX 40X-2500X Phase Contrast LED Trinocular Compound Microscope is inclined at a 45 degree angle and allows for a 360 degree swiveling, which means that the user can observe the specimen from any direction without necessarily having to turn the entire device around.

Apart from an adjustable interpupillary distance (55mm ~ 75mm), this microscope also a diopter in place, which accommodates differences in eye vision. As such, it can be comfortably used by anyone. This being a trinocular microscope, the microscope comes with a true color 9M pixels camera. This has in place a 0.5X c-mount reduction, which is important in that it decreases the camera port's magnification by half, which in turn increases the field of view. Here, the advantage is that it allows for a wider field of view of the slide to be observed therefore allowing for more contents of the slide to be viewed.

Using a USB cable, the microscope can easily be connected to a PC (Windows XP/Vista/7, Mac OS and Linux operating system). This allows for such functions as capturing of images, live recording, and measurements of areas, angles and lengths as well as image editing.


Accessories



  • Software compatible with Windows XP/Vista/7, Mac OS and Linux operating system
  • A replaceable 3W LED light
  • USB digital system
  • Power supply (100V~240V 50/60Hz worldwide range)
  • Mechanical stain-resistant double layer stage (of size 140mm x 140mm)


Pros and Cons


Pros

 

The OMAX 40X-2500X Phase Contrast Trinocular LED Compound Microscope is a good quality microscope with a number of strengths, which include:

  • six levels of magnification of up to 2500x
  • a complete phase contrast kit, which allows the microscope to be used for viewing of a wide range of specimens (it can be used to observe cell cycle)
  • a trinocular head that allows for PC connection - This allows the microscope to be used for measuring of the specimen, capture of images and videos as well as sharing of the videos/images
  • a stainless mechanical stage which can be easily moved using the knobs rather than manually moving the slide during observation.

 

Cons

 

One of the only issues albeit a small one with this microscope is that some users may find installing the software (and even using it) a little cumbersome. However, with practice this has been reported to get easier.


Conclusion



The OMAX 40X-2500X Phase Contrast LED Trinocular Compound Microscope is a good quality microscope that can be used in schools, for biological research as well as clinical purposes. The fact that it can be used for bright field microscopy as well as phase contrast microscopy means that it can be used to observe a wide range of biological specimens, which makes it a good option for biological purposes.

Moreover, being a trinocular microscope allows for the microscope to be used for sharing image, which means that a single person can use the microscope while sharing the details of what he/she observes with others through the internet. Its excellent features therefore make this microscope of choice for a wide variety of uses.

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