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Compound Microscope

$329.99 $399.99
Compound Microscope
Compound Microscope
$329.99 $399.99

Swift SW380T 40X-2500X Magnification, Siedentopf Head, Research-Grade Trinocular Compound Lab Microscope with Wide-Field 10X/25X Eyepieces, Mechanical Stage, Ultra-Precise Focusing, Camera-Compatible

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I am pleasantly surprised for the wholesomeness and great quality of this Compound Microscope. Images are sharp and clean. I am happy I got it. It is fun and unpretentious, unlike my lab microscopes.

I paired it wit a Gosky iPhone adapter, the one with the protruding tube to be inserted in the tube of the eyepiece or in the trinocular head.

Helpful hint: First than anything else… Center the iPhone and Gosky adapter already pre-coupled with the light field of the image while it sits on the eyepiece position, for most control and perfect coupling. A little fiddling will show a sharp capture a circular image, uniformly lighted, without vignettes.

THEN, you may photograph from the eyepiece (as if you still owned a binocular microscope) or, BETTER, now troubleless and already centered, on the trinocular tube.

Best of both worlds: your eyes and your camera will be both satisfied, registering images at the same time, without the need to sacrifice observation to please your camera. Your diagnosis should be as good as if you were using a $5K microscope in a hospital or a university.

Pictures included, taken on my inaugural session, are: Nail with fungi under the nail plate (medium power) and old plantar wart (high power).

Promised Review By Aldo Gonzalez-Serva
Pros
  • 360 degree rotatable trinocular Siedentopf head
  • Mechanical stage with rack stop
  • Stage x-y travel range
  • Abbe condenser with iris diaphragm
  • Coaxial coarse and ultra-fine fine focus knobs
  • Transmitted illumination
  • Adjustable brightness
Cons