Microscopes, Cameras

Microscopes, Cameras

Microscopes are a standard laboratory tool, but purchasing the right microscope for a particular application can be a challenge. First, consider how you will use the instrument. Are you looking at slides, dissecting a small animal or performing a surgery? (The application dictates the necessary working distance and power of magnification.) What kind of a stand will you be using? (Boom stand, articulating arm or post stand) Will the microscope be used in a classroom setting? (A trinocular scope offers the option of including a camera.) Will you need a camera? (A camera allows you to project the microscope image on a PC or TV or to take still images.) The answers to these questions help you determine the required working distance, level of magnification, type of mounting stand and hardware required.

More Information

Microscope Basics
Understanding Objectives
Choosing a Microscope Camera 
Adjusting a Binocular Microscope
Camera Comparison Chart
Camera/Microscope Configuration Chart

  1. Cameras
    The camera you choose for your microscopy will depend largely on the type of image you would like to capture, video or still. Additionally, three types of cameras are available, and two are suitable for microscopy work. These include television (direct video), computer capture and commercial cameras. Let us help you choose the camera for your microscope application.  
  2. Compound Microscopes
    These are our compound microscopes designed for schools and research laboratories. We offer a large variety of microscopes, cameras and accessories.
  3. Inverted Microscopes
    Inverted microscopes like these are perfect for video recording and photography. We offer a large variety of microscopes and cameras for educational institutions and research laboratories.
  4. Light Sources
    Get uninterrupted, directed light for microscopes and other application. 
  5. Microscopy Accessories
    Any laboratory with a microscope requires accessories like eyepieces, reticles and slides. One of our most popular products are our FluoroDishes which are small dishes with optical grade glass bottoms. These are ideal for culturing cells and tissues. You can place the dishes on the microscope stage without having to transfer delicate cells to a slide for imaging.
  6. Stereo Microscopes
    Microscopes are a standard laboratory tool, but purchasing the right microscope for a particular application can be a challenge. First, consider how you will use the instrument. Are you looking at slides, dissecting a small animal or performing a surgery? (The application dictates the necessary working distance and power of magnification.) What kind of a stand will you be using? (Boom stand, articulating arm or post stand) Will the microscope be used in a classroom setting? (A trinocular scope offers the option of including a camera.) Will you need a camera? (A camera allows you to project the microscope image on a PC or TV or to take still images.) The answers to these questions help you determine the required working distance, level of magnification, type of mounting stand and hardware required. More Information Microscope BasicsUnderstanding ObjectivesChoosing a Microscope Camera Adjusting a Binocular MicroscopeCamera Comparison ChartCamera/Microscope Configuration Chart
  7. Surgical Microscopes
    Looking for an affordable surgical microscope for your research laboratory or veterinary clinic? Take a look at ours.
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