an adjustable interpupillary distance (55mm to 75mm) the Omax trinocular
compound microscope has been designed to meet individual needs of the user. As
such, it can easily be used by both younger students and professionals.
The microscope also has in place a rack and pinion adjustment for control. While focus is achieved through the use of both the coaxial course and the fine focus knobs present on the microscope, this is achieved through he means of a rack and pinion assembly which allows for good movement of the two.
For a majority of quality
microscopes, the rack and pinion are the most durable type. In addition to a NA
1.25 Abbe condenser, the microscope also comes with a variable intensity LED
transmitted illumination system that allows the user to adjust the amount of
light as desired.
The phase contract kit
includes a phase contrast NA1.25 condenser with four positions; darkfield (df)
brightfield (bf), Ph10/20 as well as a Ph40, where each phase contrast
condenser can be centered individually (centering telescope).
With a darkfield
condenser, it is also easy to switch a brightfield microscope to a darkfield
microscope when need be.
More on the Phase Contrast technique and others here.
The OMAX digital LED
trinocular microscope also offers six levels of magnification power
(40X-100X-250X-400X-1000X-2000X) in addition to the wide field eyepieces (WF10X
and WF25X) for great visual enhancement. the double layer mechanical stage
allows for smooth movement of the stage as the slide remains in focus.
makes the viewing experience a pleasant one as the user tries to find the point
The USB digital imaging
system will allow the user to capture microscope images and videos on to the
computer, where the 0.45X reduction lens provides a larger field of view for
The software used in this system is compatible with windows XP,
VISTA, and Windows 7, 8 and 10, which basically means that it can be used with
any computer including a Mac OS and Linux operating system.
As such, the system
can also be used for measuring lengths, angles, areas as well as editing the
images of the specimen under observation. This makes the Omax digital LED
trinocular microscope ideal for teaching demonstration, laboratory use as well
as other advanced applications.
While a trinocular
microscope has two eyepieces like a binocular microscope, it has a third
eyetube that is connected to a microscope camera.
This has a big advantage in
that it allows a second viewer to access the specimen at the same time as the
one observing through the binocular eyepiece. This is beneficial particularly
in the event that a specific aspect of interest is being sought in the
The other benefit of the trinocular microscope is that it allows for
the preservation of the images being viewed by either recording or projecting
them for sharing purposes through video chat or other means.
While a darkfield condenser can be used with this set, it is important to note that it is not included in the package, and can therefore purchased separately. One the little flaw that has been detected with this microscope is that the fine tune is a little sensitive, which may require some getting used to. Regardless, it is a good quality microscope that is worth the price tag.
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