The Leica DM300 binocular microscope is a
student's microscope that comes with the latest technology in optics, mechanics
and illumination. Although it comes with a number of enhanced features, it is a
very easy to use microscope and trouble free, which makes it the ideal
microscope for high school/university students and beginners. With over a decade of improvements, the
Leica DM300 microscope has also been constructed to be sufficiently robust to
ensure maximum convenience and comfort during use.
Main features and specifications:
E1 Achromat 4x, 10x, 40x,
and 100x objectives
Coaxial focus mechanism for
Built-in mechanical stage
with low-position x/y control
Unlike most of the microscopes in the market,
the DM300 binocular microscope is compact in size with a length of 362mm and a
base width of 230mm. With this compact size and a small footprint, the
microscope is both easy to carry and store. For kids, this makes it easier to
lift and move.
The Leica EZlite LED illumination system in place has been
designed to last, providing a cool, while light for up to 20 years. As such, it
saves on the cost of replacement lamps. In addition, it also consumes 80
percent lower energy.
LED illumination presents an advantage for users not just because it saves on
costs, but also because it does not produce too much heat, which may affect the
specimen or be too hot if/when kids touch it.
The DM300 also comes with a 30 degree inclined,
360 degree swiveling binocular compensation-free head for shared viewing and
easy storage. Given that the head can be easily turned 360 degrees, it becomes
easy to share the microscope regardless of which side the student is seated.
Rather than turning the entire microscope, students can simple turn the
microscope to their direction and view the specimen.
Sharing is also enhanced by the fact that the microscope uses a Siedentopf head. As such, focus does not
change even after adjusting the interpupillary distance.
The EZTube™ binocular head also comes
with preset diopters for corrected vision in addition to an adjustable interpupillary
distance (52–75 mm). This is an important feature in any given microscope in
that it allows for more than one user to effectively use the microscope even if
there are differences in eyesights. With an adjustable interpupillary
distance, a diaper for corrected vision as well as a Siedentopf head in place,
the microscope becomes much easier to use for any given student.
the Leica DM300, the professional condenser system is pre-centered and
pre-focused, which helps maximize illumination. Although the condenser allows
for enhanced illumination, this can also be adjusted depending on the needs of
the user and the specimen being viewed.
It also has in place a built-in mechanical stage with low-position x/y
control for accurate specimen movement at high magnification.
In place is also a coaxial focus mechanism
(focusing system with both the course and find focusing knobs mounted on the
same axis) for intuitive control. This simply means that the user will have an
easier time controlling the specimen with better access to the two knobs.
Some of the other features of the Leica DM300
binocular microscope include:
Drop-in holder for 32-mm
mounted or non-mounted filters
0.9/1.25 oil N.A.
adjustable Abbe condenser with magnification labels for optimum contrast
Strengths of the Leica DM300 Microscope
The Leica DM300 microscope is an excellent tool
with features that ensure a great viewing experience. One of the
biggest advantages of the microscope is the ease of use, making it the ideal
microscope for any user regardless of their experience.
For instance, the
microscope comes with an easy to use disc diaphragm that is color coded to
match the color ring on the objectives. This ensures that students get to set
the diaphragm properly for the best quality from the optics during viewing.
Moreover, the latest technology incorporated in the optics, mechanics and
illumination of the microscope also ensures clear images and thus enhanced viewing
experience for the user. With these features in place, the Leica DM300 is the
ideal microscope for students and beginners.
The Leica DM300 binocular microscope is an
excellent device that represents over 165 years of microscope design and
manufacturing experience. Given that it is specifically designed for students,
the microscope comes with improved features to ensure enhanced safety, ease of use as well as clear,
quality images of the specimen.
With the features in place, the Leica DM300
microscope is ideal for beginners learning about microscopy. This is therefore a microscope worth checking
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