Zoom Field Microscopes

Written by Patricia Skinner
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Although zoom field microscopes are ideal as clinical microscopes, people like to use them for a lot of different purposes because they give such crisp, clear three-dimensional images. Many zoom field microscopes are available in a range of different configurations. There is the basic adjustable pole stand, which allows for a great deal of versatility.

Then there's the adjustable boom stand. This also allows for a good level of versatility in the types and sizes of specimens that can be examined. You can get a range of different sizes of boom stands. Then, you can get the standard adjustable stage. This allows for less adaptability, but if you're only examining slides, this will probably be the easiest configuration for you.

Lighting and Zoom Field Microscopes

Note that, especially with zoom field microscopes, base fluorescent lighting can create an unclear image, and so halogen will give a crisper image. You can get a basic zoom field microscope that needs no electricity and will therefore be great for work outside a lab setting. At the other end of the range, you can get a mobile, floor mounted stereo zoom microscope that is suitable for a range of demanding uses such as forensics, medicine, veterinary sciences and so on. It can also be used for watch mending and other precise technologies.

Floor standing zoom field microscopes are admittedly expensive; expect to pay over a thousand dollars! But you can get many great models of zoom field microscopes that fall between the two models I've just talked about, giving amazing performance for just a few hundred dollars. Once you've decided which features you really need, you can choose your model accordingly.


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