Are you seeing websites advertising magnification up to 2000x and find yourself wondering why we are not selling microscopes that offer up to 2000x magnification?
The answer is quite simple the websites mislead the customer into buying into false / empty magnification. Yes you will still get 2000x magnification but the information you gain under 2000x is quite useless. In fact 1000x magnification provides you with the maximum amount of useful information.
These websites give you more magnification by giving you multiple sets of eyepieces (15x & 20x). In order to gain the 2000x magnification you will need to swap out the eyepieces. This will lead to you dropping eyepieces, making the lenses dirty, getting confused as to which eyepiece is in, but most importantly empty magnification.
Why is false magnification bad?
Yes putting in those 20x eyepieces will give you 2000x magnification but what these sites do not tell you is that you will not be able to see the detail you need to see. You are increasing magnification but decreasing the optical resolution. The image will become blurry and useless. This is the same concept as if you were to zoom in on a picture on your phone. As you zoom in closer and closer the picture becomes blurry to the point that the picture is useless.
So why do they make 15x & 20x eyepieces?
There are a very few limited applications that require 15x eyepieces. 99.9% of the microscopes we sell are with standard 10x eyepieces.
The reason other sites advertise 40x-2000x magnification is simple- marketing. They rely on an uneducated customer buying into their products. They mislead the customer into thinking they need 2000x magnification, when they really don't. Take a look at all of the major websites that sell name brand microscopes and you will find that they do not advertise false magnification.