Trinocular Microscope Buyer's Guide
Best to Purchase, Uses and Benefits
A trinocular microscope has two eyepieces like a binocular microscope and an additional third eyetube for connecting a microscope camera. They are therefore a binocular with a moving prism assembly in which light is either directed to the binocular assembly of the microscope or to the camera.
The best models of this
microscope will have at least three positions, allowing 100 percent of light to
the binocular, 80 percent to camera and 20 percent to the binocular or simply a
100 percent to the camera.
One of the biggest
advantages of this microscope (three position trinocular) is its versatility.
For instance, for brightfield photographic purposes, the 20% visual- 80% photo
system would be the ideal choice.
The amount of light provided is ideal
allowing the camera a very short exposure time, which in turn ensures that the
specimen is seen in real time. This makes photography a lot easier. On the
other hand, fluorescence photography requires that the trinocular be set at
100% to the binocular given that this type of photographing requires a lot of
Omax Full Size Trinocular Microscope
Trinocular Microscope Uses and Benefits
Ones prepared for
observation, most specimens will start undergoing changes over a period of
time. For the most part, they cannot be preserved and viewed long term.
microscope allows for the user to not only take pictures, but also record
videos, which can be saved for future references. This is also a big advantage
given that such still images and videos can give more details after repeated
observations. In a clinical setting, this is particularly beneficial given that
health care professionals can digitally share the images/videos with other
professionals for consultation and more analysis.
For teaching purposes (e.g.
microscopy), a trinocular microscope also presents an advantage given that an
instructor can show the students what he/she is looking at, or observe how the
student is using the microscope. On the other hand, it can also be used for
presentation purposes either in academic of professional settings, allowing
others to participate in the viewing of the specimen.
For younger students, it
provides an opportunity to record videos and take photos, which they can then
compare with other images in books, and learn more about the different parts of
cells or other organisms they observed.
Best to Purchase
Take a look at these microscopes below. Excellent quality for the price. Omax over delivers proving themselves very reliable.
AmScope 50x-1000x Inverted Metallurgical Microscope + 10MP Camera
OMAX 40X-2000X Infinity Trinocular Metallurgical Microscope
AmScope 40X-800X Polarizing Metallurgical Microscope with top and bottom lights and 16MP Camera
Omax 40x-2500x 5MP USB3.0 Infinity Trinocular Metallurgical Microscope
Best Trinocular Stereo Microscopes
Omax's 3.5X-90X USB3 18MP Digital Trinocular Zoom Stereo Microscope
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