** This is not a toy. MicroscopeMaster will not review plastic toy microscopes as presenting you with the option of paying the extra $100.00 for a real, well made instrument is a much better value to you and therefore, a better use of our time.
This AmScope student microscope is a mechanically perfect microscope, comes well-packaged, with glass optics which are included in separate protective vials and are easy to install. Bright illumination of specimens - pond life, blood smears and prepared histology slides appear clear - correctly magnified, good resolution.
Four Magnification Settings 40X-100X-400X-1000X
Rotatable Monocular Head to 360 degrees with 45 degree inclination
Quality Glass Optics
All Metal Solid Framework as well as the Mechanical Parts
Separate Coarse and Fine Focus knobs - smooth and easy
Abbe Condenser with Disc Diaphragm
LED illumination by wall-power and/or batteries
5MP USB 2.0 digital camera for photos and videos on Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10 and Mac OSX (with 3rd-party software support)
User-friendly software (Windows only) offers processing and advanced features including Stitching, EDF, Video Recording and Measurement functions
5 Year Warranty which Includes Parts and Labor against Manufacturing Defects
In conjunction with your AmScope 40-1000x Advanced Home Student Biological Compound Microscope, it's best to immediately purchase glass slides and covers, cleaning wipes and a slide case as these are not included and are necessary.
A prepared slides set is also a nice addition especially in a homeschooling setting.
To achieve 2000x magnification you need to purchase the 20x ocular. It is always a good option especially for the serious budding microscopist.
Another bonus is the digital capture. This can also be a consideration to upgrade for later to better catalogue their findings to a computer.
Book recommendation: The World of the Microscope by Chris Oxlade and our very own book available for Kindle and soon to be hard copy.
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