AmScope 50X-2500X Darkfield Polarizing Metallurgical Microscope + 16MP Camera

AmScope 50X-2500X Darkfield Polarizing Metallurgical Microscope + 16MP Camera


SKU: ME520TC-16M3

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AmScope 50X-2500X Darkfield Polarizing Metallurgical Microscope + 16MP Camera
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This is an up-right reflected and transmitted polarizing darkfield metallurgical microscopy system. The microscope comes with a quintuple nosepiece, seven infinitive Plan objectives, a built-in polarizer & analyzer, darkfield-viewing device, and both reflected (EPI) & transmitted illuminations. It offers nine metallurgical magnification settings (50X, 100X, 125X, 250X, 200X, 500X, 1250X, 1000X & 2500X) and three more levels of transmitted magnification settings (400X, 1000X & 2500X). It is a great instrument for both metallurgical (reflected) and biological (transmitted) applications.

The 16MP digital camera captures still images and video, and allows you to view a live stream on your PC. With software available for Windows, Mac, and Linux, it's a multi-platform imaging solution. The included Windows software offers image-development and measurement tools, as well as advanced compositing features such as image-stitching and extended-depth-of-focus. Independent preview and capture resolutions allow you to view high-speed video while capturing high-definition images. For Mac and Linux, there is a lite version with limited processing features.

This microscopy system is perfect for metallurgical labs and foundries for silicon wafer inspection, integrated circuit examination, production quality control, and R&D applications. It is an ideal instrument for metallurgical, mineral and crystal identification. It is also a great microscopy system for transmitted illumination applications including those in biological areas.


  • An advanced metallurgical microscopy system with reflected and transmitted illuminations
  • A great microscope for both reflected and transmitted applications
  • Built-in polarization system with polarizer and analyzer
  • Built-in bright/dark viewing field system with conversion slide
  • Quintuple nosepiece with three holes for bright field objectives and another two for darkfield
  • Seven infinitive Plan Achromatic objectives included
  • Eyepiece with 0.1mm micrometer and cross hair included
  • 100 Watt halogen reflected EPI-illumination system
  • 100 Watt halogen transmitted illumination system
  • EPI-illumination filters included
  • Photo/video capability with 23mm universal/standard photo port
  • Fully coated optical system with high resolution
  • 30 degree inclined 360 degree rotatable trinocular Siedentopf head
  • Nine levels of metallurgical magnification, 50X, 100X, 125X, 250X, 200X, 500X, 1250X, 1000X & 2500X
  • Three levels of transmitted (biological) magnification, 400X, 1000X & 2500X
  • Co-axial coarse & fine focusing system
  • Two sets of eyepiece included
  • Large mechanical stage with stain resistant finish
  • Low position stage traveling controls
  • Full optical glass elements
  • Precise ground glass lens
  • All metal mechanical parts
  • Coaxial coarse and fine focusing
  • Dual focusing control knobs
  • Focusing tension control mechanism
  • 30 degree inclined 360 degree rotatable trinocular head
  • Adjustable interpupillary distance
  • Adjustable diopters on both eye tubes
  • Solid metal frame construction with stain resistant enamel finish
  • Spare bulb, fuse, bottle of immersion oil, and dust cover included
  • Manufactured under ISO 9001 quality control standards
  • Excellent five (5) year factory warranty


  • Head: 30 degree inclined trinocular
  • Eyepieces: WF10X/22 and WF25X/9
  • Nosepiece: quintuple nosepiece - 3 holes for bright field objectives and 2 holes for dark field objectives
  • Objectives: infinitive Plan Achromatic objectives, 5X/0.12, 10X/0.25, 20X/0.40, 50X/0.75 & 100X/0.90, for metallurgical applications and infinitive Plan Achromatic objectives, 40X/0.65 & 100X/1.25, for biological applications
  • Polarization System: built-in polarizer and analyzer
  • Bright/Dark Viewing Field System: built-in conversion slide for bright/dark field illumination
  • Diaphragm: Epi-illuminator with Iris aperture diaphragm and iris field diaphragm
  • Stage: double layer mechanical stage with size 185X142mm
  • Illumination Systems: 24V 100W T-H lamp for metallurgical applications (intensity adjustable, lamp centering adjustable) and built-in 24V 100W T-H lamp for biological applications (intensity adjustment)
  • Collector: centering adjustable Kohler collector with field iris diaphragm
  • Vertical Photo/Video Port: 23mm universal/standard photo tube (100%-0% or 20%-80%)
  • Power Supply: Wide Band, CE certified

    Camera Specifications:

  • Sensor: Aptina (color)
  • Sensor Type: CMOS
  • Sensor Size: 6.18x4.66mm
  • Pixel Size: 1.335
  • Resolution: 16.0MP
  • Frame Rate: 26fps @ 1536x1160, 15fps @ 2320x1740, 6fps @ 4632x3488
  • Compatibility: Windows (32/64 bit) XP/Vista/7/8/10, Mac OSX, Linux

    Software Specifications:

  • OS Requirements: Windows (32/64 bit) XP/Vista/7/8/10, Mac OS 10.8+, Linux kernel 3.13+
  • Hardware Requirements: Intel Core2 2.8GHz or comparable processor, 2GB RAM, USB3.0 port for maximum speed


  • One Trinocular Microscope Siedentopf Head
  • One Microscope Body with Frame, Stage, Base and EPI & Transmitted Illumination System
  • Five (EPI) Infinitive Plan Metallurgical Objectives, 5X (0.12), 10X (0.25), 20X (0.40), 50X (0.75) and 100X (0.90)
  • Two (Transmitted) Infinitive Plan Achromatic Objectives, 40X (0.65) and 100X (1.25)
  • One Pair of Extreme Widefield 10X Eyepieces
  • One Pair of Extreme Widefield 25X Eyepieces
  • One Extreme Widefield 10X Eyepiece with 0.1mm Micrometer and Cross Hair
  • One Set of Polarizer and Analyzer
  • One Set of Filters
  • Two (top & bottom) Light Houses
  • One Dust Cover
  • Two Spare Bulbs
  • Two Fuses
  • One Dust Cover
  • Immersion Oil Sample Included
  • Necessary Connection Cables Included
  • User's Microscope Manual Included
  • One 16MP USB3.0 Digital Camera
  • One 6' (1.8m) USB Cable
  • Two Sizing Adapters
  • One software disc
  • Shipping Weight: 60 lbs
  • Package: 2 (40 + 20)

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