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Zoom microscopes can refer to stereo zoom microscopes or macro zoom lens systems. Both of them are fairly different and serve difference purposes.

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Zoom Microscopes


Zoom microscopes can refer to stereo zoom microscopes or macro zoom lens systems. Both of them are fairly different and serve difference purposes. The term "zoom" refers to continuous viewing of magnification among a range, for example if the zoom range is 7x -45x, you would be able to view 7x, 8x, 9x, etc. all the way up to 45x.


Stereo zoom microscopes have eyepieces for viewing samples, and some have a trinocular (camera) port as well. The typical zoom range on a stereo zoom microscope is from about 7x - 45x. These microscopes can be mounted on boom stands, lighted post stands, or articulated arm stands.


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Macro Zoom Lens Systems are a less expensive way to achieve higher magnification (without having to move up to a metallurgical microscope). Macro zoom lens systems do not have eyepieces for viewing samples, they only offer a c-mount thread for connecting a microscope camera. The images from the lens are projected onto the computer or TV monitor. Macro zoom lens system magnification can exceed 100x without losing resolution, and therefore provide a good method for pushing magnification without losing quality resolution, as would happen when the magnification on a stereo microscope is pushed too high


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Macro zoom lens systems can be mounted on a standard post stand, a track stand, or a boom stand. Custom configurations are common depending on the sample that needs to be viewed, including table-mounted stands and ball-bearing boom stands, as well as different light configurations using LED ring lights or 150w halogen dual pipe lights. If you have questions about how a macro zoom system might work for your needs please contact us or Request a Quote today.