AmScope M150C-I 40X-1000X All-Metal Optical Glass Lenses Cordless LED Student Biological Compound Microscope
What are amscope m150c-i 40x-1000x all-metal optical glass lenses cordless led student biological compound microscope features?
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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
- Widefield all optical glass elements includes single lens condenser with disc diaphragm
- Sturdy all metal framework. Power supply – 110 v
- Led illumination system uses either an outlet (adapter included) or three aa batteries (or re-chargeable batteries)
AmScope M150C-I 40X-1000X All-Metal Optical Glass Lenses Cordless LED Student Biological Compound Microscope AMAZON
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One of the pictures indicates it can be connected to a computer, i assume via usb cable. Is that a correct assumption? If so , does the cable come wit
If my son put things like hair, or a penny, or grass under it, would he be able to see them? I know some microscopes have a top light for seeing these
Can this see sperm?
Is the led light dimmable?
What is the difference between this m150c and the amscope m160c-2l-pb10-wm 40x-1000x dual light glass lens metal frame student microscope with slides?
Is this really 100% made of metal? Also, why does it claim to have 5 magnification levels – there are only 3 objective lens?
3 objective lenses: 4x, 10x, 40x
2 eyepiece lenses: 10x, 25x
compound microscopes use two lenses at the same time, so multiply each objective power by the power of the eyepiece. This should yield the following total magnifications: 40x, 100x, 400x, 100x, 250x, 1000x. One of the values for total magnification is repeated (100x), hence only five “magnification levels,” not six.
Does it come with slides
Are you able to plug this into a computer as shown? If so what cable is required?
I know this has been asked before, but there have been different answers- does this have a fine adjustment knob???
I am trying to decide on this microscope vs. My first lab duoscope and other amscopes. Any suggestions? It is for my 11 year old son who loves science
I want to view insects, leaves as well as cellular slides and prepared slides can i do that with this microscope? If not can you tell me one that will
Does this microscope have ‘fine focus’ separated from coarse focus?
Do you have to use slides or can you put like insects or leaves on this?
Does it have fine focus?
Can you use it with a canon eos camera?
What accessories do you recommend purchasing with the microscope? I.e. Slides…
I am debating whether to get the am scope m162 or the am scope 150 for my 9 year old son. Any recommendations?
Could you use this to read blood smears and urine sediment?
Does it have a light under the slide? Can u see blood? Like lyme?
Does it have a moveable stage
AmScope M150C-I 40X-1000X All-Metal Optical Glass Lenses Cordless LED Student Biological Compound Microscope AMAZON
What are our customers saying?
This is perfect for beginners! I got this for my ten year old to do his homeschool labs. Powered by batteries or cord, which is pretty sweet. I got pre-made slides to ensure a good first experience and he spent an extra hour of his free time using this microscope. Great purchase!
I love how high quality it is compared to the low price! It’s rather heavy, but that can be quite useful when i need it to stay in one place. The two eye pieces come in handy more times than i can list. I love the light adjuster for brightness. Saves me a trip to the eye doctor!
Only flaw: this microscope only has one light. The light that shines from below. Great for finding detail on thin and slightly translucent objects, but even at maximum light mist objects are shadowed in darkness. An old microscope i had as a kid had a light that shined down from the arm. (the piece that the eye piece and magnifying lenses are attached to) this made looking at solid objects very easy. I love this microscope, but i wish it had this angle light, would’ve made it perfect!
I got this scope and another off brand chinese 2000x scope and compared them side by side. You can see a bit of difference, but the amscope beat out the other one on sharpness and brightness. The cheapscope actually was much dimmer than in the photo, but the phone i took the pictures with does great night shots.
I got this for my kids because they love science. We’ve been looking for a great quality reasonable priced microscope & purchased this one based on a recommendation. I was very excited when we received it because it looked just like the ones we used in my high school biology and physics classes. I knew right away it would last be durable & actually work the way it’s supposed to. It’s inspired my young kids to start a science journal. Great buy!
Easy to use (if you know what you are doing). Doesn’t come with instructions. The only bad part is that you can’t move the slide up/down and left/right.
We bought some premade slides too. They’ve worked great with this microscope. My kids love science and this really helps them see the little things we walk about in science class. Feels well made and pretty comparable to the ones i used in my microbiology courses in college (as in, it’s not super cheap and the light makes things clear unlike some cheaper microscopes i’ve used in the past).
Like the different lenses, great lights, awsome microscope to get their interest.
Its well worth it
Perfect for all ages. Small but so powerful!!!!! The lens are powerful and the focus is amazing. Everything i have put on a slide i have seen in perfect clarity with this microscope. My only annoyance for lack of better words is that the 25x is not full view, its hard to explain but it works perfectly and i wouldn’t change a thing about this microscope. Maybe make it a binocular but it’s perfect and you won’t regret this purchase at all! The pictures i included are vaginal epithelial cells stained with blue methylene for visibility, very clear image!!! The video is live view i took with my phone.
Purchased for my son age 13. Very easy to use, and its just like the one he uses in school. Purchased many different slides and you can see them very well. All objective lenses work great. The only thing that would make it better is if it had two ocular lens’ holding one eye shut gets tedious after awhile. Don’t hesitate, go a ahead and purchase this. You wont be disappointed.
Perfect for beginners and students nice size and very easy to use
It was nice to purchase an item online and not be disappointed in its quality, especially when it comes to science type equipment. It shouldn’t matter if it’s for beginners or not.
Overall i’m happy with the purchase and its functionality. It should hold up to a rough pre teen for many years of use and abuse.
This microscope is a great choice for beginners. For the price, it is effective, well built, and easy to use. My only qualm is that the 25x eyepiece is hard to get into the body tube, almost as if it’s slightly too large.
In my attached photos, you can see blood cells, cheek cells, and the skin of a corn snake. (all of my slides were viewed without staining – if you choose to stain your results will be even better!)
I’ve used this scope for soil biological analysis dozens of times. Here’s pros and cons:
pros- well built & solid in all respects. Optics good enough for evaluating soil micro-organisms (bacteria and protozoa), aggregates, fungal hyphae at 400x and below. Battery power enables portability to the garden shed, etc. Heavy enough to sit solidly on a working surface without worry about tipping over. Objective lenses have spring-loaded retraction that will avoid breaking slides or cover slips (this was an unexpected bonus).
Cons- optics above 400x (using the wf25x eyepiece) pretty poor. Lack of slide adjustments means manually moving the slide around on the stage, which is hit & miss. Wf10x eyepiece has a center-locating device and that can get in the way sometimes (easily displaced tho). Kit does not come with slides or cover slips, so be sure you have some handy when the scope arrives (i.e., order separately).
I may eventually upgrade to a binocular scope with stage adjustments, but this will make a great gift for the grandkids (and their parents).
I bought the amscope m150c for my 7 year old for his birthday and he really liked it. I also bought the amscope 25 prepared biology microscope slides and the gosky microscope lens adapter.
Back to the amscope m150c, it’s solidly built and i did not notice anything wrong with it until i put the 3 aa batteries in the bottom. It took a while, but i noticed that it’s missing a spring in one of the battery slots, thus not making battery connection. I was utterly disappointed and thought i had to do a makeshift fix to get this to work. I decided to look at the power adapter and noticed that it supported 110v – 220v, to my surprise, because on their website it mentioned that it only supports 110v (i live in a 220v country). So, we were able to enjoy the microscope on his birthday.
This was definitely a quality control issue and i think amscope should revisit their factories to ensure they deliver quality products for their customers. Be it their cheapest to their most expensive models, small details like this can definitely hurt the reputation of the company. I chose amscope because of the favorable reviews and i chose this particular model for it’s metal construction, i wanted something to last. But the missing spring in the battery slot is a disappointment.
We have so far only looked at a couple of things in this microscope; a small flying bug placed on a slide, and a drop of blood (i cut myself doing some home improvement projects, so captured a drop on a slide). This microscope does a fine job of allowing us to view these things up very close. I’m definitely glad i got this version with the fine-adjustment knob included rather than the less expensive version with only the coarse adjustment knobs.
The microscope itself feels solid and well-made. The 3-element rotating assembly works well and is nice and tight. The led under-light works well with a nice smoothly adjustable brightness level. The stage is stable, with useful slide clips, and adjustable light aperture disc located underneath. This unit works equally well on battery power as with an ac adapter; for my purposes i’m sure we will only ever use it with batteries. The microscope also comes with a nice dust cover to protect it when not in use, and a secondary eyepiece to provide additional magnification when desired. At the highest magnification level with the more powerful eyepiece, the led light does struggle to provide sufficient lighting, but you can still make out details on your subject slide well enough.
Honestly, at this price, i am quite happy with this purchase. I wish the led light was capable of a bit more brightness, but for most purposes it works pretty well. The scope is sturdy and feels like it will last quite awhile. I also wish it had come with a better storage sleeve for the additional eyepiece. Even better still if the microscope had a place to store the extra eyepiece, or came with a storage case, but i’ll make do. Overall, it should work great for showing my young daughter the interesting and amazing world of microscopic viewing.
Microscope arrived in excellent condition. Only two concerns: first, when i set the led light to maximum, it starts to flicker, although it does not bother me because i never use it at maximum. Second, seller should include at least one glass slide to start using the microscope right after unboxing. Otherwise you will have to buy some slides as i had to do. The picture attached shows some blood cells of my own at maximum magnification (40x by 25x). Despite of taking the picture by holdig my cellphone with the bare hand, it looks nice!
The attached images are 40x (10×4), 100x (25×4), 250x (25×10) and 1000x (25×40) of a leave, respectively.
I use some high-end microscopes in my work and didn’t expect much for this ‘toy’. Well, it turns out to be a surprise. The image quality is not bad for general use, and i’ll suggest don’t use the 40x objective for thick samples like a leave which will be very dark. (but still good for a very thin layer of onion).
I hope it can come with a couple of glass slides so that i can mount samples on it and i’d like to pay a few more $s for it. I have to use a plastic plate at this moment.
Just opened up the microscope and tested it out. We also purchased the amscope 25 prepared biology slides. I used these for testing the equipment. So far, it operates beautifully!
The price seems extremely reasonable for a precision piece of equipment like this.
My only criticisms would be the following.
It would be nice if the illumination was just a bit brighter. Perhaps an adjustable illumination?
Also, a built in place to store the ac adapter and cord, as well as the additional 25x eyepiece would have been spot on. It isn’t difficult to store these in a drawer somewhere, but an engineered storage on the scope would have been a nice touch.
Deck does not move..works fine otherwise
This microscope is smaller than a previous one i used to teach high school biology but sufficient. It is basic and the clarity is great considering the cost. Good value if you are looking to teach general concepts.