AmScope B120C-E1 Siedentopf Binocular Compound

9 Total Score


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  • This is an ideal microscope for home school or for students in elementary to high school to learn sciences
  • 360 degree rotatable monocular head offers five magnification settings 40X, 100X, 250X, 400X & 1000X

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Description and Review

This unique one coming from the manufacturer Siedentopfheaded  has magnification options of 40X,250X, 100X, 400X, 1000X and the not very common 2500X with four objectives DIN 4X to 10X to 40X (S) and 100X (S, OIL)  – all achromatic and two pairs eyepieces with the magnification of WF10X and WF25X

It is equipped with a 360-degree Siedentopf pivoting head which adjusts the interpupillary distance without changing the focus of the lens objective.

It is inclined at an ergonomic 30 degrees.

LED Illumination with dimmer, Abbe Condensor and 3-D two-layered Stage below which there are the optical components the iris diaphragm and the blue or green color filter.

1.3Mega Pixel camera which is Windows, Mac OS X and Linux friendly.

It is compatible with Windows 10,8,7 as well as XP and Vista. The software for processing and editing in Windows has unique features like Extended Depth of Focus EDF capabilities as well as Stitching functions.

Video recording, measurements, etc. are also possible.

A good product, easy to setup and easy to use software and PC interface.

The Siedentopf head is a unique feature.

In magnification, 2500X is more than what other competitors have to offer. It offers much more than what the price indicates! The lenses give a sharp picture; the mechanical stage operates smoothly. For the price, it is an excellent purchase and makes an excellent microscope for students and kids.

Directions for getting it operational are not very clear. The camera is also not that good.

A case could have been provided for eyepieces not in use to prevent them from getting dusty.

One user had difficulty with the AmScope not able to resolve the delicate structures like white blood cells with the camera making things worse.

9 Total Score

Very Good

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