AmScope ZM20 2.0X Barlow Lens for ZM-Series Stereo Microscopes, 48mm Diameter Mount
- 2.0x Barlow lens increases microscope magnification range
- 48mm mounting diameter
- For use with AmScope ZM-series microscope heads
The AmScope ZM20 2.0x Barlow lens is used with AmScope ZM-series stereo microscope heads to increase the microscope's magnification range. A Barlow lens with a magnification greater than 1.0 increases the magnification and reduces the working distance, while a Barlow lens with a magnification of less than 1.0 reduces magnification and increases the working distance. A 1.0x Barlow lens is often used in harsh working environments to protect objectives from contaminants. The lens has a 48mm mounting diameter.
Microscopes are instruments used to enhance the resolution of an object or image. Types include compound, stereo, or digital. Compound microscopes use a compound optical system with an objective lens and an eyepiece. Stereo microscopes show object depth in a three-dimensional image. Digital microscopes are used to display an image on a monitor, rather than looking through a lens. Microscopes can have monocular (one), binocular (two), or trinocular (three) eyepieces, with varying magnification abilities. Magnification ability refers to the size of an image. Resolution, also known as resolvant power, refers to the clarity of the image. The interaction between field of view (FOV), numerical aperture (NA), and working distance (WD) determines resolution. Microscopes can control magnification through a fixed focus, or through a range of adjustments. They can also utilize LED, fluorescent, and mirror light sources to help control viewing capabilities. Microscopes are widely used in education, lab research, biology, metallurgy, engineering, chemistry, manufacturing, and in the medical, forensic science, and veterinary industries.
United Scope manufactures microscopy equipment and accessories under the brand name AmScope. The company, founded in 1996, is headquartered in Irvine, CA.
- Product Dimensions: 0.25 pounds
- Shipping Weight: 0.25 pounds
- ASIN: B005C8FJ1K
- Item model number: ZM20
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