OM118-M3 40X-400X Monocular Student Compound Microscope
+ 40x, 100x, 400x magnification
+ Monocular microscope head
+ Plain stage - optional slide holder
+ Optional Summit Series digital microscope camera
+ Recommended for K-12
Included in Bundle:
Microscope: OM118-M3 Monocular Compound Microscope
Max Magnification: 400x
Portability: AC Adaptor
Omano microscopes are built to the same quality standards as the Zeiss or Leica you’re familiar with, but there’s no premium price attached to the name. But we don’t just tell you they’re good. We make sure they’re good with a Lifetime Warranty and 30-day Satisfaction Guarantee.
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The OM118-M3 is an excellent monocular starter microscope and is combined here with a choice of 3 useful accessory options. The microscope includes 3 objectives (4x, 10x, 40x) and a WF10x eyepiece.
Why Students Love It
The Omano OM118-M3 is the quintessential microscope for students beginning and expanding their skills in the world of microscopy. It has all the professional-level features they’d need to make their skills transferable, should they decide to pursue post-secondary education in the sciences.
The OM118-M3 microscope is a compound microscope built to allow students to examine their specimens at a comfortable posture with a 45-degree ocular angle, and a microscope head that flexibly rotates 360 degrees, making in-class collaboration a breeze.
Let’s Get Optical
This is where students really get to experience the magic of microscopy. Equip your students with clear glass optics and powerful magnifications that send them on scientific adventures whenever they step foot in your class. The OM118-M3 comes with:
A WF10x eyepiece
Three achromatic objectives lenses (4x, 10x, 40x spring)
Magnification levels of 40x, 100x, and 400x
Objectives set in a triple, forward-facing nosepiece
Focus on the Stage
What makes a student microscope different from a regular microscope? It’s the little features that set a beginner microscope apart from advanced microscopy tools. Microscope.com has 25 years of experience building microscopes for students. We’ve got a good grasp on the must-have features of an excellent student microscope and built them right into the OM118-M3.
Check out these little features that make a big impact on student engagement:
A plain stage with two spring-loaded stage clips to help retain the slides.
An optional mechanical slide holder is available. We recommend this slide holder as it makes slide handling significantly easier for both younger children and teenagers alike.
Includes rack and pinion design for durability and coaxial coarse and fine focus controls, allowing a student to constantly keep their eyes on their specimen. This enhances student engagement and creates a sustained interest in the microscope.
A rack stop for increased safety. It ensures that the stage does not interfere with the objectives. This prevents potentially expensive slide breakage.
A slip clutch control to mitigate the risk of damaging the focus controls through overextension.
Farewell, Weak Illumination!
The OM118-M3 features a 0.65 N.A condenser with an Iris diaphragm for optimal adjustments, and built-in transmitted 20w incandescent illumination that includes variable intensity so students can get the illumination that works best for them.
Swap Out that Hard Eyepiece for Soft Imaging
Technology is a part of our day-to-day lives. Weaning students off technology and putting them onto a microscope is a challenge for many educators.
What if there was a way to combine a love of technology with a passion for microscopy?
You can pair the OM118-M3 with a Summit Series digital microscope camera to make this compound microscope into a digital microscope in an instant. The Summit Series cameras are known for their remarkable color resolution and color sensitivity, meaning your students can study bright, clear, and vivid images under their scope.
In addition, the included 0.5x reducing lens makes for an image that is significantly closer to that seen through the eyepieces with the naked eye. A Summit Series camera comes with robust documentation and measuring software that your students will love using to play around with their images.
The Summit Series microscope cameras are compatible with a C/CS mount, 23mm eyepiece adapter, and 30mm and 30.5mm collars (fitting almost any other microscope).
Other features of the Summit Series microscope cameras include:
Fast refresh rates
White balance control
Fullscreen live imaging
User-friendly image capture
What Else Is in the Box?
If you just don’t like your Omano microscope and want to send it back after a few weeks of use, do it. We’ll take it back with no questions asked.
If you have a problem with it 30 years from now, we’ll fix it. We made a decision decades ago that we would offer a lifetime limited warranty because we know we don’t have to worry about quality issues.
|OM118-M3 Monocular Compound Microscope|
|Warranty||5 Year Warranty|
|Notes||Upgrade from OM115 and OM116 and introduced as a more affordable alternative to the OM136. See OM-118-M4 for four objectives and slide holder.|
|Optical Design||DIN 160mm|
|Trinocular Tube Focusable?||No|
|Ocular Tube Diameter||23 mm|
|Nosepiece Style||Triple (3)|
|Focus Controls||Coarse & Fine, Coaxial|
|Focus Mechanism||Rack & Pinion|
|Focus Control Location||Dual Ambidextrous|
|Focus Controls Graduated?||No|
|Stage Features||Slide Clips|
|Stage Range Graduated?||No|
|Included Eyepiece Quantity||1|
|Included Eyepieces (X)||10X|
|Eyepiece Style||WF Widefield (FN 18mm)|
|Min Standard Mag||40X|
|Max Standard Mag||400X|
|Included Objectives (Qty)||3|
|Included Objective Types||Brightfield|
|Included Objectives Parfocal Adjustable?||No|
|Condenser Type||Simple Lens|
|Condenser Features||Iris Diaphragm|
|Condenser N.A.||0.65 mm|
|Transmitted Light Type||Incandescent|
|Transmitted Light Specification||110V 20W|
|Transmitted Light Control||Variable|
|Power Supply||110V Only|
|Imaging Compatibility (with adapters)||23mm|
|Reticle Diameter (12.5X Eyepiece)||test|
|Included Extras||Spare Bulb, Spare Fuse, Dust Cover|
Compound Microscope Digital Camera
The OptixCam Summit K2 series digital microscope camera turns your optical microscope into a fully-functional digital microscope. Plug it into your computer’s USB port and it automatically powers up. Your workflow becomes more user-friendly, more ergonomic, and perfect for collaboration.
This digital microscope camera lets you sit back and study samples on screen, without hunching over the eyepiece. In routine life science applications, you capture remarkably clean images that are ideal for cataloging and recording for posterity. It allows you to save and document images in industrial or medical reports, with easy annotation right from the included software. It transforms biology classes into launchpads for exploration by enabling students to see and share easily.
A dynamic range of 1.3 to 14 megapixels for big deals and small details.
The details matter to us just as much as they matter to you. That’s why we carry a range of versatile microscope cameras with multiple resolution options, making these cameras easy on the eyes and easy on your budget (if that’s what you need) too.
Summit K2 cameras range from:
- Low (1.3) megapixels, suitable for hobbyists, classrooms, and other applications where affordability, durability, and good resolution are most important.
- Medium (3.1) megapixels, suitable for biological research and industrial applications that require an excellent mix of visibility and affordability.
- Mid (5.0) megapixels, suitable for industrial inspectors and life science researchers who have departmental budget constraints, but need sharp images and easy functionality.
- High (10) megapixels, suitable for healthcare professionals and researchers with a greater budget who require high resolution image projection in large-format applications.
- Advanced (14) megapixels, suitable for complex microbiological applications where performance and image quality are all that matters.
Built around the superior Aptina MT9T001 CMOS color sensor.
Rigged with high-resolution Aptina MT9T001 CMOS color sensors, Summit K2 digital microscope cameras deliver vivid and vibrant images, even in low-light environments, and allow you to manipulate images while maintaining true-to-life colors and textures.
Compatible with PC and MAC.
Connect and power up easily through USB 2.0, no external power required, and dig into your work with the included K2View software (PC only). It’s built to make your workflow easier, with features like:
- Geometric measuring using lines, circles, and angles that are scaled to your magnification level in real time.
- Notation, so all the important info you need to package with your images is right where it needs to be.
- Anti-flicker, so images look sharp under a variety of ambient lighting.
- Time-lapse photography so you can easily batch images together, tracking changes as you go.
- Auto/manual exposure, making it easy to get the image you need.
- White balance control, so the images you capture look the way they should.
- Storage in JPG, BMP, TIFF, TGA, and RAW format, so images can be used across a range of platforms.
The cameras also work just fine with your existing TWAIN, DirectX, and Image Capture (MAC only) software. You can also download K2View from our site.
Excellent image reproduction with 0.5x Reducing Lens.
No fuss, just focus. Many competitively priced digital microscope cameras magnify the image through the eyepiece, so the image you see on your monitor doesn’t accurately represent what you see looking down the scope with your own eyes. That’s not good enough for you. We counter that by including a 0.5x reducing lens. This prevents over-magnification and produces real images. You can trust what you see.
Summit K2 series digital microscope cameras already work in applications spanning industries. They can be retrofitted onto most existing optical microscope models, and come standard on Omano digital microscopes.
They add some swagger to your passion for microscopy and make sharing a lot easier. You don’t have to go on your microscopy adventures alone anymore.
- Includes 23mm C mount adapter (additional adapters can be purchased to fit future microscopes)
- Optional calibration slide for accurate measurements
- Built with a sturdy aluminum alloy body
- Fast refresh rates (30-50 frames per second) during video recording
- Full-screen live imaging to maximize your visual experience
What’s in the box?
- Summit SK2 Digital Microscope Camera
- OptixCam K2View software installation CD
- USB 2.0 cable
- 0.5x 23mm adapter for C-mount
And, of course, our conversation doesn’t end with your purchase. We aim to make good science accessible. That’s why we offer free telephone support long after your microscope camera is out of its box.
Summit KK2-1.3 1.3MP Windows-Only Color Digital Camera
Summit SK2-1.3X 1.3MP PC / MAC Compatible Digital Microscope Camera
Summit SK2-3.1X 3.1MP PC / MAC Compatible Digital Microscope Camera
|Warranty||1 Year||1 Year||1 Year|
|Sensor Size||1/3 Inch||1/3 Inch||1/2 Inch|
|Pixel Pitch||3.6 µm x 3.6 µm||3.6 µm x 3.6 µm||3.2 µm x 3.2 µm|
|Sensor Color Depth||8bpp / 24bit RGB||8bpp / 24bit RGB||8bpp / 24bit RGB|
|Shutter||Electronic, Rolling Shutter||Electronic, Rolling Shutter||Electronic, Rolling Shutter|
|Sensor Details||-||Aptina MT9M111 CMOS||Aptina MT9T001 CMOS|
|Signal to Noise Ratio||-||44 db||43 db|
|Sensitivity||-||1.0V/Lux-sec (550nm)||1.0V/Lux-sec (550nm)|
|Dynamic Range||-||71 db||61db|
|A/D Conversion||-||10-bit Parallel, 8-bit RGB to PC||12-bit Parallel, 8-bit RGB to PC|
|Camera Mount||Ocular Mount||C-Mount, Ocular Mount||C-Mount, Ocular Mount|
|Resolution||1.3 Megapixel, 1280x1024 pixels||1.3 Megapixel, 1280x1024 pixels||3 Megapixel, 2048x1536 pixels|
|Camera Output Resolutions||1280 X 1024; 640 X 512; 320 X 256||1280 X 1024; 640 X 512; 320 X 256||2048 x 1536; 1024 x 768; 680 x 510|
|FPS @ Max Res||7.5fps @ 1280 x 1024||[email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]||[email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]|
|FPS @ Min Res||12.5fps @ 800 x 600||50fps @ 320 x 256||43fps @ 680 x 510|
|Camera Interface||USB 2.0||USB 2.0||USB 2.0|
|White Balance||Automatic, Manual||Automatic, Manual||Automatic, Manual|
|Software Included||OptixCam K2View||OptixCam K2View||OptixCam K2View|
|Driver API Compatibility||DirectX, TWAIN||DirectX, TWAIN||DirectX, TWAIN|
|Power Source||USB Powered||USB Powered||USB Powered|
|File Formats||JPEG||BMP, JPEG, Own Proprietary, PNG, TGA, TIFF||BMP, JPEG, Own Proprietary, PNG, TGA, TIFF|
|Exposure Control||Automatic, Manual||Automatic, Manual||Automatic, Manual|
|Operating Temperatures||10°C ~ 50°C||10°C ~ 50°C||10°C ~ 50°C|
|Operating Humidity||30% ~ 80% RH||30% ~ 80% RH||30% ~ 80% RH|
|Storage Temperature||-20°C ~ 60°C||-20°C ~ 60°C||-20°C ~ 60°C|
|Included Accessories||Software CD||0.5X 23mm DIN Adapter, Software CD||0.5X 23mm DIN Adapter, Software CD|
|Supported Operating Systems||Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP3, Mac OSX 10.7+, Linux (kernel 2.6.26+)||Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP3, Mac OSX 10.7+||Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP3, Mac OSX 10.7+|
|System Requirements||2GB RAM Recommended, 2Ghz+ CPU Recommended, At least P4-class CPU, Intel Mac Required for OSX Support, USB 2.0 High Speed Port||2GB RAM Recommended, 2Ghz+ CPU Recommended, At least P4-class CPU, Intel Mac Required for OSX Support, USB 2.0 High Speed Port||2GB RAM Recommended, 2Ghz+ CPU Recommended, At least P4-class CPU, Intel Mac Required for OSX Support, USB 2.0 High Speed Port|
|Certifications||CE, UL||CE, UL||CE, UL|
|Cable Length||1.8m (8ft)||1.8m (8ft)||1.8m (8ft)|
|Camera Warranty||1 Year||1 Year||1 Year|
|Software Support||6 Months||6 Months||6 Months|
|Imaging Compatibility (with adapters)||23mm||23mm , C-Mount||23mm , C-Mount|