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This is a really nice microscope. I got it to use for doing parasite checks on my goats and it works great for that – it’s actually much more powerful than I expected. The light has a dimmer and the fine focus knob is nice. It came with a dust cover, seems sturdy and should hold up well. I didn’t think I’d use the sample slides, but they were nice to have for getting used to each level of magnification. My only complaint – I assumed a few blank slide covers would be included along with the blank slides, but they weren’t. Be sure to order some! Check it out!
This versatile, dual-light microscope functions as both a high-powered, transmitted-light microscope for viewing microscopic specimens, as well as a low-powered, reflected-light microscope for viewing larger objects, such as leaves and bugs. The lower light can be employed for incredibly high-detail viewing of ultra-small, translucent specimens like cells, or even the vascular systems of thin leaves. And for more-opaque objects, like stamps, sand, or insects, the upper light provides reflected illumination. In all, the microscope offers five magnification settings: 40X, 100X, 250X, 400X, and 1000X.A 10pc slide kit is included, with five biological specimens and five blank slides, to give the user a head start. Designed for students to learn science for years of continued observations, it has full optical glass elements, metal framework, two eyepieces (10X and 25X), 360 degree rotatable monocular head, and coarse & fine focusing. The light sources use either an outlet (adapter included) or three AA batteries (included). This microscope is perfect for academics in home school for students in elementary to high school. It comes brand new in a factory sealed box with a retail value of $450.
AmScope M162C-2L-PB10 40X-1000X Dual Light Glass Lens Metal Frame Student Microscope + Slides Review
Bought this to check for bacteria/amoeba in water. So far I have not found any, but know that the scope works for detecting objects of that size as I’ve viewed spoiled milk (gross) and watched lactobacillus working diligently away. I’ve tested morning saliva (too many unanswered questions there) and I’ve also used it to view some blood but I’m not entirely sure if I was seeing red blood cells or just had the scope out of focus. Of course the final experiment is the ever necessary epithelial cell from cheek swab experience. Perfect intro experiment to microscope use. I also ordered an amscope slide making kit with dyes and square covers (you’re gonna need those) and a lens cleaning kit. Great mostly metal construction, clear glass optics, and both an overhead and lower led for viewing solid or translucent objects. Overall it’s a seriously great scope for the money. Will probably purchase another dual optical model in the future. -Read Reviews-
For the price, this is a great microscope! I teach biology labs, and I collect water samples at home for my students to view freshwater organisms. I wanted to have a microscope at home so that I could check my water samples before lugging them all the way to work only to find out that they were low in diversity. This microscope does the job very well! It focuses at least as well as the microscopes my students use with the 10X eyepiece and the 4, 10, and 40X objective lenses. Using the 25X eyepiece and the 40X objective lens was more challenging with my organisms, but we never go beyond 400X in class, and this microscope definitely performs well up to 400X magnification. You do want to be careful, because there isn’t a hard "stop" when the stage is brought up to the highest level, so it would be possible to keep turning the coarse focus knob and strip it. I just watch the stage and stop turning when it quits moving. I also supervise my son (age 8) when he uses the microscope to make sure he doesn’t make this mistake (or use the coarse focus with the 40X objective). Also, keep in mind that this microscope does not have a mechanical stage, so you move the slide on the stage by hand (for this low price, you would not expect a mechanical stage). All in all, I’m very pleased with my purchase, and I highly recommend this microscope for casual use.