Special Dino-lite microscopes offer higher magnification compared to our versatile standard models.
High-Magnification models have a narrower depth of field, and may require extra patience and practice to achieve the desired results.
What is Depth of Field?
Depth of Field refers to the area in view between the nearest and farthest points that appear sharpest when viewing an object. This is the area where the image will become “in focus” and provides a sharp image.
Depth of field provides a trade off. The higher magnification and closer you get to the image, the narrower the depth of field will become. The further away you get from your subject, or the lower magnification you use, your depth of field will increase.
What can I do for more image stability?
High magnification models require additional stability due to the narrow depth of field that any microscope would exhibit. One of the best things you can do for stability is use a precise stand.
Some Dino-Lite stands are designed for portability and may not provide enough stability for a high magnification Dino-Lite. Here are some recommendations:
RK-10A provides the most versatility, positioning specimen size, and compatibility with accessories. The fine focus adjustment knob on the top allows you to easily bring the Dino-Lite into focus. Compatibility with positioning accessories such as this MS15X-S2 allow you to bring the point of interest into focus easily.
RK-06A is similar to the RK-10A, but trades stability and focus adjustment refinement in exchange for better portability and extendibility.
MS34B-R3 is another great option with dual focus adjustment knobs, a very small footprint, and it comes at a lower price point in the other high-magnification stands.
Are there more automated solutions?
We also offer motorized stages with X, Y, and Z-axis control.
If your specimen can fit on one of these stages, they can be the easiest to work with.
The new compact and portable Vision M1 machine vision system provides controlled or automated inspection through the available software. The Vision M4 system also provides a solution for automated repeatable inspection, but in a larger form factor.
What if I want to use a high magnification microscope as a handheld?
To make this possible, the Dino-Lite packaging includes a front cap with each high magnification unit. This cap acts as a standoff to enable handheld use.
The cap attaches to the front of the microscope – hold it directly against the surface of the subject then adjust the magnification to bring it into focus. Move slowly and adjust the magnification as needed.
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