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Omax Microscope Buyer's Guide
Compound and Stereo Reviews with Comparisons
The Omax Microscope Buyer's Guide is here at MicroscopeMaster to guide you in choosing the right microscope for your needs.
Omax has been around for the past 46 years, and
continues to produce a wide range of products particularly for professional and
The company is founded in the philosophy that technology
has a significant role to play in education, which is one of the reasons they
continue innovating and developing a wide range of products and software with
the aim of building a connected learning environment, which not only empowers
teaching, but also inspires students.
With decades of experience, Omax strives to
improve education by improving their wide range of products, which include
among others microscopes, software as well as other accessories.
By looking at
the line of recent products from the company, it becomes evident that one of
the main aims of Omax is to increase interest among users, enhance sharing
capabilities as well as active participation and involvement. While there are a
good number of products for professionals, Omax is significantly focused on
improving students' experience in microscopy.
In recent years, Omax has gained a good
reputation for its enhancements in microscopy. Apart from simply improving their
microscopes, the company has gone a step further to develop a range of
accessories to go with the microscopes including cameras, monitors and software
among others. These accessories are gradually being improved to enhance
customer experience and efficiency among users.
For instance, with the LED
screens (can be attached on to the Omax trinocular microscopes) users can not
only see what they are viewing on a larger screen, but also share the images in
a group. This feature allows many more people to use the microscope within the
same period of time. For students, professionals and even microscope enthusiasts,
this is an excellent feature that puts the image/video on a bigger screen for
better observation and analysis.
The Omax OMB-RVS (R Series)
One of the best examples of the company's
innovation 2016's OMB-RVS (R Series). Equipped with a 7- inch LCD monitor (or
9- inch LCD monitor for the OMB-RVS model) as well as a CMOS high- resolution
camera, this particular set allows users to make observations without
additional separate connections in addition to recording, saving and capturing
The software that comes with the microscope also allows for such
functions as calibrations, measurements, editing as well as sharing
images/videos with others. This is in addition to the ability to view real time
images on PC or the LCD monitor. By increasing functionalities, Omax enables
users to do everything they need to do using the set without the need to
purchase extra devices.
A Comparison of Omax Microscopes with Other Brands
(AmScope B120B vs. the Omax CS-M82ES (compound
Like the AmScope B120B Microscope, the Omax CS-M82ES Microscope comes
with a number of features, which prove that a great deal of thought went in to
the design. For instance, the achromatic objectives (for aberration free
optics), which this microscope uses are not only anti-reflective, which allows
for a clear image, but also coated with an anti-fungal. This is a brilliant
feature that protects both the objectives as well as the user.
Amscope, the Omax microscope CS-M82ES also uses a full 3D mechanical stage that allows for
excellent dimensional movement during viewing (where the user does not have to
touch the specimen).
Whereas the Amscope B120B requires the use of a more
specialized tool in order to make adjustments through the arm of the
microscope, this is not the case with the Omax, which allows for easy
adjustments from the outside of the unit. With the Omax CS-M82ES, focusing is
also easier given that the design of its focusing mechanism allows for a much
better grip and manipulation.
**With a 5 year warranty for a majority of their
microscopes and accessories, it becomes evident that Omax has a lot of faith in
their products to not only last longer, but also satisfy users.
Excellent designs for practical benefits are
also evident with Omax stereo microscopes. For instance, the stand of the Omax CS-W43C2-D3-L144L-C90 stereo microscope is 30 inches in length, which is a big
advantage in that it avoids interfering with the working area.
It's also well
counterbalanced, which prevents any instability during use. Compared to Amscope SM
series, this Omax microscope comes with larger objective lenses,
allowing for a bigger field of view. This gives the Omax stereo microscope an
edge over the others.
With a set of Barlow lenses, the Omax
CS-W43C2-D3-L144L-C90 also achieves a larger magnification range of between 2x
and 90x, which is similar to Amscope ZM series. While this is true for both the
Omax and Amscope microscope, the Omax gains an edge due to the fact that it is
much cheaper in comparison to the Amscope microscope.
With regards to lighting, the Omax
CS-W43C2-D3-L144L-C90 uses LED ring light, which has been shown to provide for
a higher degree of evenness to the field of view. Because of the good quality
this provides, this type of light source has gained popularity and is currently
being incorporated in to many of the recent microscopes in the market.
The light source also comes with a dimmer control
and even zone lighting, allowing the users more flexibility and control.
This set has everything
for a fun learning experience of both the kids and their parents/teachers.
Apart from such features as adjustable/sliding interpupillary distance, a fluid
3D mechanical as well as the ocular diopter adjustment, all of which will allow
for adjustments that suit the kids, the microscope can be linked to the PC
through USB connection for easier viewing and recording of the specimen.
Apart from the microscopes, parents also have
the opportunity to purchase Omax microscope starter kits, which comes with both
prepared and unprepared slides with a storage box. The professionally prepared
slides may include a collection of bacteria, plant tissues and cells among
others, allowing younger students to see these microorganisms.
Using the guide
manuals, kids will also learn how to prepare specimens for observations on the
blank slides and view them for themselves. The kits therefore allow not only
for a learning experience, but also for the kids to become creative and develop
an interest to see and learn more about the microscopic world.
With a great deal of experience, Omax strives to
become the best in the industry with a range of innovative products being launched
annually. The company has in particular given special focus on a range of
microscopes and accessories that will enhance the learning experience of
students in all levels of education. However, this is not to say that the Omax microscope
cannot cater for professional needs.
With such products as the OMB-RVS, both
students and professionals can benefit from a range of features that allow for
increased functionalities. Despite the fact that the company is highly focused
on enhancing the education through its products, it's evident that Omax has a
wide range of products from those meant for kids to microscopes for professionals.
As such, it becomes an ideal choice for students, professionals and microscope
enthusiasts and hobbyists.
Omax Microscope Buyer's Guide Reviews By MicroscopeMaster
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