The All-in laboratory and field microscope
is a lightweight, small size, very practical and user-friendly microscope,
which is suited for a variety of analyses of small objects in the laboratory as
well as in the field. Despite it low cost, the All-In portable microscope has
multiple assets which are normally only found in quite expensive laboratory
all laboratory microscopes, the All-In portable microscope can, however, be
used “anywhere, anytime” (in the laboratory, in the field and at any site) independently
of the electricity mains. The illumination is provided by a small battery
holder containing three 1.5 V batteries, and which is connected to the
microscope by an extension cord with plug. The 3 batteries provide full light
intensity for more than 2 weeks of continuous (24h) use which is equivalent to
over 600 observations of half an hour each !
The All-In portable
microscope is provided with a revolver with 3 objectives (4 x, 10 x and 40 x),
and two eyepieces (5x and 16x), to obtain magnifications of 20x to 640x It also
has a special Barlow lens which allows to increase the magnifications at each
combination of objective and eyepiece by a factor up to 2x.
Microscopic stage with cross-table
of the All-In portable microscope is equipped with a cross-table to clamp slides
and freely move them on the stage in all horizontal directions, with the aid of
2 lateral screw knobs.
The All-In portable
microscope has 2 separate lighting units with LED’s, to make observations with
illumination, “from the bottom” (transmitted light) for observation of
transparent specimens, or “from the top” (incident illumination) for analysis
of non transparent specimens. A combination of both types of illumination is
of the All-In portable microscope in the laboratory is obtained with a 240V/5V wall
connector transfo with an extension cord and plug.
Direct observations on a computer screen
major asset of the All-In portable microscope is the “MicrOcular” camera housed
in an ocular tube. This digital camera with the ocular tube is placed in the
eyepiece holder of the microscope and connected to a USB port of a computer for
direct microscopic observations on the computer screen. The accompanying CD-ROM has 2 specific software
programmes for observation and video capture of living organisms, and for storage
of microscopic views in a computer file.