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The MS-100UN Biological Microscope Kit from Carson combines a 100-1000x biological microscope and a universal digiscoping adapter for smart devices. Together they comprise a versatile kit that enables you not only to view your samples with your eyes but also to take pictures and videos with your favorite smart device.
The monocular viewing MS-100UN Biological Microscope is a three-objective optic with variable bottom LED illumination, a 360° rotating head, and a 45° inclined wide-field 10x eyepiece. This microscope also features 100x, 400x, and 1000x total magnifying power, a metal 4.5x5" square stage with a movable precision specimen bracket, and a 1.25 Abbe condenser. To provide you with more control over illumination and image detail, the microscope's stage has a built-in iris diaphragm and includes a blue filter. With coarse-fine focusing and a precision specimen bracket with vernier position dials, you will be able to obtain crisp image clarity and accurately move your sample across the field of view in two dimensions. The power adapter is compatible with 110-240V international electrical outputs and does not require an optional voltage converter.
To offer you an opportunity to take pictures and videos of your samples with your smart device, this kit includes an IS-100 HookUpz Universal Adapter for digiscoping without the EVO case. This adapter allows you to connect most smartphones to the microscope except phablets Samsung Galaxy Note, iPhone 6 Plus, and Lumina 920. Additionally, the adapter is compatible with most sports optics that have eyepieces with diameters from 20mm to 58mm but will not work with riflescopes. An added convenience is a self-centering clamp that helps you to align the optical path of the microscope's eyepiece with a camera of your smart device. Using two point-alignment lock knobs, the adapter needs to be aligned only once and ensures repeatability of optical alignment for subsequent use. With a single-arm clamp, repeated attachment and quick-release of your device are quick and easy.
MS-040 Biological Monocular Microscope
The MS-040 Biological Monocular Microscope from Carson is a three-objective optic with top and bottom LED illumination that provides operators with multiple configurations to view the specimen. This entry-level microscope is capable of 40x, 100x, and 400x magnification, well-suited for viewing plant life, circuit boards, and more. The 90x90mm stage can be illuminated from above and/or below using the microscope's two LED light sources. Providing even more control over specimen illumination, the MS-040 features a 0.65NA condenser with 6-position diaphragm.
10x inclined monocular eyepiece
4x / 10x / 40x objectives
400x / 100x / 400x magnification
Use and Handling
0.65NA condenser lens
90x90mm stage with metal clips
Top / bottom LED illumination
HookUpz Universal Optics Adapter for Smartphones
Converting your phone's screen into a digital magnifier, the Carson HookUpz Universal Optics Adapter allows you to mount a smartphone and case on an optic, such as a binocular, spotting scope, telescope, or loupe, that features an eyepiece housing 20-58mm in diameter and at least 14mm deep. Compatible with dual-camera phones such as the iPhone 7, it is a self-centering adapter that will hold the phone and optic for taking photos and video. It uses two point alignment locking levers that do not require additional adjustment after the initial setup.
The releasable clamp features a single arm for installing and removing the phone rapidly. Also, it is very portable and will not be a hassle to carry with you. It even includes an EVA case for storage and travel. An additional benefit to this adapter is the use of glow-in-the-dark rubber, making low light situations much easier to handle.
This adapter fits most smartphones, including iPhone 6 (with medium-sized case). For specific phone and case combinations, check the sizing guide.
Works with most optics but will not work with riflescopes
Fits most phones but will not work with extremely large, almost tablet-sized phones
Compatible with dual-camera phones such as iPhone 7