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Inspection microscope, 20X with built-in light source

Inspection microscope, 20X with built-in light source

Ref: micr-stx-20x


Price: 39.49 Including VAT

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Optional lens cleaner (safe on all lenses) £2.55 + VAT £2.90 incl. VAT


I've classified this as 'hobby use' because it's small and made of plastic and takes batteries, but the lenses are not 'hobby' quality, it's from the same manufacturers who make of our full-size professional microscopes, notice the large wide-field (WF) eyepieces.

As a laboratory microscope - definitely not, but as an alternative to the very best jewellers loupe, absolutely! The stereo view and the quality of the lenses make this perfect for inspecting stamps and coins, the grain in prints and photos, the composition of fabrics... In quality it is better than the best (Zeiss) loupes (but, of course, it is not pocket-size).

Includes a battery-operated LED light (surprisingly bright).

Click the photograph to see a selection of pictures, you can see the light more clearly, you can also see the reverse of the stage, it has a 'dish'. The dish can be filled with water to view water-borne plants and animals.

To see how the various stereo microscopes compare, and their recommended uses, click here.