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 educational purposes.
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.
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 images.
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.
(AmScope B120B vs. the Omax CS-M82ES (compound microscopes))
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.
Like the 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.
Omax also has a number of excellent microscopes for kids. With such products as the Omax 40X-2000X Digital Lab Led Binocular Compound Microscope, it becomes clear that the company is committed to enhancing kids' learning and experience in microscopy.
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.
On the other hand, with such a product as the Omax 40X-400X Kids Monocular Compound Microscope (with tungsten light) kids can simply plug and use the set without any specialized knowledge.
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.