OMAX 40X-2500X Phase Contrast Trinocular LED Compound Microscope
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
A trinocular head
A mechanical stage
40X to 2500X total
magnification for bright field and 100X to 2500X total magnification for phase
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
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
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
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.
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)
double layer stage (of size 140mm x 140mm)
Pros and Cons
The OMAX 40X-2500X Phase Contrast Trinocular LED
Compound Microscope is a good quality microscope with a number of strengths,
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
a stainless mechanical
stage which can be easily moved using the knobs rather than manually moving the
slide during observation.
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.
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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