Forthe observation of bigger, non-transparent objects with moderate magnifications, a stereo microscope is the tool of choice. The name “Stereo” points to the special design, which uses two objectives (or two different light paths through one, bigger objective). Both eyes will therefore see a slightly different image under a different angle. This will lead to a real, stereoscopic view and the object will be three dimensional and exceptionally vivid. This is especially visible with structured objects like minerals, fossils, plants, insects and technical components.
This overview shows the high versatility of these microscopes. Despite using low or moderate magnifications (<10x up to 200x are possible) a stereo microscope shows numerous details, which are not visible for the naked eye. Using incident light with LED or tungsten light sources and the high working distance a variety of samples can be observed without further sample preparation. Therefore these microscopes are especially suitable for children. Even in the kindergarten small, battery powered stereo microscopes can be used gainfully. Curios young experimenters can observe each and every object that they find and can easilyunderstand and visualize what they see.
Even for professional uses stereomicroscopes are highly versatile. Some models offer additional transmitted light functionality, which allows for the control of transparent objects. In industry, technical components, parts, materials, goods and products can be checked. Delicate handiworks in electronics, arts and crafts or manufacturing can also be done under the microscope, but besides this, there is a lot more: Phono-Enthusiasts check turntable needles, gardeners check seeds or look for parasites, collectors inspect coins, stamps, minerals fossils, watches and jewellery.
Depending on the application, stereo microscopes have one or more magnifications built in, which can be modified with different eyepieces or magnifying lenses. High quality models offer zoom lenses to cover a very wide range of magnifications. We will be at your service and help finding the right microscope for you.