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My First Lab Duo-Scope Microscope - MFL-06
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- Features 40x, 100x &400x magnifications
- Real Glass Optics
- 6 hole disk diaphragm
- Battery Operated
- Extensive, 50 pc accessory kit
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CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.
# 1 Best-Selling Microscope!
From the multi-awarded My First Lab microscope series comes the MFL Duo-Scope, Winner of The Top Toy Award by Creative Child Magazine and Still the # 1 Best Selling Microscope; specially designed and developed to allow young scientists, ages nine and over, to examine specimens such as Blood Cells or Organ Tissue on real microscope slides, as well as view small solid objects like Plants, Coins and Insects. With its Dual cool LED illumination, the Duo-Scope is two microscopes in one, in that it can function as either a compound microscope, with the light shining up from underneath, for viewing microscope slides, or it can function as a dissecting stereo microscope, where the light shines down from above, for use when observing solid objects. The Duo-Scope assures that everyone will be amazed by the detail in the magnified images they will now be able to see.
A Real Biological Microscope!
The Duo-Scope is an authentic, scientist-grade, biological microscope and is not to be confused with TOYS, which claim to offer higher magnifications but are unable offer CLARITY. The Duo-Scope uses real optical glass lenses that have been specially crafted to provide the user with crystal-clear 40x, 100x, and 400x magnification, to view slides or solid objects through a 10x eyepiece, which also functions as a magnifying glass when removed from the eyepiece tube and turned over.
Designed for Maximum Portability!
Designed for maximum portability, the Duo-Scope features an impact-resistant frame and is AA battery powered, so whether examining the surface of a coin in the attic, studying a tiny insect's hairy legs in the garage, or checking out different rocks and leaves in the yard, the Duo-Scope is the ideal companion for venturing out into the Exciting World of Science.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q – I SAW ANOTHER MICROSCOPE WITH 1600X MAGNIFICATION. IS THAT MICROECSPE BETTER BECAUSE IT OFFERS ME A HIGHER MAGNIFICATION? A – Not exactly. A higher magnification does not always translate into a better microscope since clarity is the most important attribute to consider. At 1000X magnification, OIL between the objective and lens is sometimes required in order to achieve better clarity. We have carefully selected a range of magnification that will be easily viewed by our young scientists to avoid frustration when making adjustments to higher magnifications. Q – CAN THE DUO SCOPE BE USED FOR REAL-LIFE EDUCATIONAL APPLICATIONS, LIKE SCHOOL PROJECTS? A – Absolutely Yes! , the Duo-Scope is an authentic laboratory-grade scientific tool that will accompany the user all through their high-school education.Q – HOW DO I KNOW WHAT MICROSCOPE TO BUY? A - The type of microscope to buy depends on your intended application, because basically, STEREO MICROSCOPES, Offer lower magnification and are primarily intended for applications that require you to “work” in a magnified work-space and provide you with the ability to view specimens that do not fit on a microscope slide. A compound microscope offers higher magnification and is used to view specimen so small that it needs to be mounted on a slide. DUO-SCOPES are dual functioning microscopes that can do a little of both! Q – I SAW A CHEAPER MICROSCOPE. WHAT MAKES THIS ONE BETTER? A - We only use glass optics. Buying a microscope with plastic optics is like comparing looking through a clean window and a dirty window. Even if you do not buy our microscope we recommend you buy a microscope with glass optics Q – HOW DO I KNOW IF I AM ON THE RIGHT MAGNIFICATION? A – Magnification is determined by multiplying the power of the eyepiece, with the power of the objective. The Duo-Scope features a 10x eyepiece, a 4x objective, a 10x objective and a 40X objective, thus providing the used with a range of 40x to 400x magnification. Q – HOW DO I KNOW HOW MUCH MAGNIFICATION I NEED? A – The amount of magnification needed depends on your intended application, the specimen type. See the chart below: A.1 - 10x to 40x is the ideal magnification range for viewing Insects, jewelry, keys, and even small toys. A.2 - At 40x to 100x magnification, cells and organ tissue are now visible, as well as some smaller solid items. A.3 - 100x to 400x magnification is the most frequently used magnification range for general laboratory applications and offers higher definition images of blood cells and organ tissue and nerves.
What's In The Box?
- A My First Lab Duo-Scope
- Five blank microscope slides
- Four prepared slides
- Blank slide labels
- Cover Slips
- Plastic dropper
- Two Non-toxic Stains (Red & Blue)
- Pack of Lens paper
- Test tube
- Petri dish
- Teasing needle
Hours of Fun and Learning!
Kids and adults will be amazed by the detailed magnified images they will be able to see of everyday items. Whether bringing into focus otherwise imperceptible nuances on the surface of a coin or offering a close look at a tiny insect's hairy legs, the Duo-Scope is designed to promote hours of fun and learning through discovery.
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Top Customer Reviews
After reviewing several sources on inexpensive microscopes, I took a chance for Christmas on this less documented model. I'm glad I did.
* Solid construction. Despite its light weight, it feels like a coherent whole and has no rattling pieces. The objective lenses click nicely into place and the mechanics have a silky feel when operated. This model considerably betters the microscope I had as a child growing up in the Sixties, so some items ARE better made today than yesteryear.
* Smooth focusing wheels that don't clunk through the mechanism's gearing.
* Permanent, bright light sources from two separate LED bulbs. Far better than mirrored scopes.
* A pointer in the optic field--a nice addition to a low cost scope.
* A plethora of accessories including four prepared slides, six blank slides (including concave/well), slide covers, stains, tweezers, scalpel, lens wipes, vinyl dust cover, and more--just about anything you would need to get started on a basic level (except for three AA batteries).
* A detailed manual of a higher quality than most will expect, especially considering the microscope's country of origin.
* Made in China.
* The upper and lower lights cannot both be turned on at the same time for maximum illumination of semi-translucent objects.
* When using the highest power objective, the optic field is still too dim.Read more ›
However, it has some considerable flaws. You can't really regulate the intensity of the light (changing the diaphragm setting has very little effect). The light is too bright. Unless your slide is very dense, it feels like someone is shining a flashlight directly into your eyes.
It would be nice to have a choice between mirror and light, so you are not always dependent on batteries, and you have at least one option to regulate the light going through.
The stage can be moved up beyond the point where it touches the objectives, which can break the slide and eventually damage the lenses.
The stage can't be moved sideways, so it is hard to explore different parts of the slide. But this is something that is typical of budget microscopes.
When you set it to use the top light to use it as a dissecting scope, you have very little depth of field. This is not surprising, as this is really an optical microscope. It works OK if you use it to examine pretty flat objects, like coins, but not that well if you try to see objects with more curvature like, for example, sea shells.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is perfect for a newbie. Its lightweight for young children to carry around and the kids love it. They have the additional slides as well. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Lo
bought this for my daughter, and she loves it, we look at insects or in the summer if you take a drop of rain water from outside which has been sitting for a while and look inside,... Read morePublished 7 days ago by Rizwan
Bought it for my nephew.
She is 9 years old and loves it.
It is ok quality for the price. I think it is an excellent present for kids. Read more
Love, Love, Love, this microscope! It is sturdy and seems to be well made. Right out of the box my 7 year old was able to use it. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Claire S.
This is a great microscope. The objective lenses snap into place and are clear and sharp. The single ocular is sufficient for viewing, though not adjustable. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Sandra E