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The Microcosmos Microscope

The Microcosmos Microscope

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If you select "The Microcosmos Microscope" option you will receive the microscope with four achromatic objectives. If you choose to upgrade to the plan objective option, you will receive the microscope and a set of four plan achromatic objectives.

If you're not sure which microscope is the right fit for you, please check out our "Which microscope is right for me?" page to learn more. You can also find more information and sample images below. 

This Microscope comes with:
Four objectives that will give you 40x, 100x, 400x, and (with oil immersion) 1000x magnification.
A smartphone adapter
10x/18mm Widefield eyepieces
The Digital PDF of the Microcosmos Field Guide


Notice! Your microscope will ship separately from the other items in your order


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Our Microscope

We worked hard with James, our Master of Microscopes, to produce a microscope that will hopefully introduce a lot more people to the world of microscopy. This compound microscope features an LED light source and is very similar to the one that we filmed our first YouTube videos with.

We included a digital field guide, instructional videos, and a phone adapter so you can share pictures and videos of your own journey through the microcosmos.

We hope you have a great time exploring the unseen world that surrounds you, and be sure to share your findings with us @journeytomicro on Twitter and Instagram!

Achromatic Vs. Plan Achromatic Objectives

Achromatic - These objectives work great for people who want to get into amateur microscopy. The image will look great and will be clearly focused in the middle, but because these lenses produce a slightly curved image, the edges can sometimes look slightly out of focus. If you’re just getting into microscopy and aren’t planning on taking a lot of pictures and videos of your samples, these objectives will work great for you.

Plan Achromatic - These objectives produce a flatter image across the entire field of view. This is ideal if you're interested in capturing high quality pictures and videos of the things under your microscope since the center of the image and the edges of the image will all be in focus.

If you decide to upgrade to plan achromatic objectives in the future, we offer a full upgrade set right here.

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