Omano OM36-LBK Beekeeper Special
List Price: $857.80
Starting at: $379.34
Availability: In stock
- Diagnose Nosema in the bee yards
- Recommended by Randy Oliver
- 4 Objective lenses
- Rechargeable LED illumination
- Slide starter kit
- Protective carrying case
- Lifetime Limited Warranty
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With the Omano OM36-L Beekeeper Special microscope, you can diagnose hive infections within seconds in the bee yards! Simple to use, this microscope empowers you to make an informed decision, quickly without the need for lengthy sampling and costly Lab analysis. Inspired and recommended by popular writer and beekeeper, Randy Oliver, we are delighted to be able to offer this special microscope package as a small contribution towards the challenges facing beekeepers with CCD. Includes microscope, carrying case and slide starter kit.
"It is greatly surprising to me that with the great interest by beekeepers in Nosema ceranae, how few actually make the effort to monitor the levels of this parasite in their colonies! Even more surprising is that, despite the considerable expense, many blindly treat their colonies without having any idea as to whether their bees are actually infected!" Randy Oliver
The OM36-L includes a binocular or optional trinocular Seidentopf microscope head inclined at an ergonomic 45 degrees. The head rotates 360 degrees for flexible viewing positions and includes two Wide Field WF10x eyepieces and rubber eyecups for improved viewing. The oculars both have diopters that enable individual eye focusing while the head can be adjusted through 55-75mm to adapt for different interpupillary distances.
There is a rear facing quadruple nosepiece with four parcentered, coated, parfocal, 185mm achromatic objectives (4x, 10x, 40x spring, 100x spring, oil immersion). Both the 40x and 100x objectives are spring-loaded to mitigate the risk of damage on the slide. Magnification levels include 40x, 100x, 400x and 1,000x unless optional higher power eyepieces are used. A 23mm camera adapter is included with the trinocular version.
Tip: Once you have focused the microscope using the 4x and 10x objective lenses, use the 40x objective lens to Nosema Ceranae infections.
Stage & Focus
The OM36 series includes an oversize double-layered, graduated mechanical stage that measures 110mm x 120mm. The range of X-Y movement is 70mm x 25mm and the stage includes a spring-loaded slide clamp for exact positioning of the specimen. The stage is controlled by convenient dropdown, coaxial coarse/fine controls so the viewer can operate the stage 'eyes down'.
Focusing includes high quality rack and pinion mechanics for longer life and coaxial focus controls for easier focusing. We recommend coaxial coarse/fine focus controls since they enable 'eyes down' focusing. In other words, the viewer does not constantly need to look up in order to find the other focus control.
This benefit is important in enhancing a student's experience and therefore in encouraging a more sustained interest in the microscope. Safety features include a rack stop to ensure that the stage does not impact with the objectives and thereby break the slides and a slip clutch control to mitigate the risk of damaging the focus controls through over extension.
Condenser & Illumination
The condenser is a professional Abbe 1.25 N. A with iris diaphragm for optimal adjustments. Transmitted rechargeable LED illumination includes variable intensity. The LED version requires one 30 minute charge to be used out in the bee yards all day long.
We have included a padded nylon carrying case with this microscope to protect it in transit to and from the bee yards. At our request, the case has more padding than competing products. Finally, to get you started, our OMSK-1SP slide starter kit is included. The kit includes 50 blank slides, 100 cover slips, immersion oil, 3 well slides, lens cleaning paper and a pipette - everything you need to start diagnosing yourself!
Accessories include Eyecups, Nylon Case, OMSK1SP slide starter kit, Dust Cover, Manual, Spare Bulb, Spare Fuse, Immersion oil
Read Randy Oliver's informative article on how to diagnose Nosema Ceranae - Click hereSimple Microscopy of Nosema for Beekeepers>
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OM36-BL LED Binocular Compound Microscope
OM36-T LED Trinocular Compound Microscope
SKU OM36-BL OM36-TL Warranty Omano Limited Lifetime Warranty Omano Limited Lifetime Warranty System System Type Brightfield, Portable Brightfield, Portable Optical Design DIN 160mm DIN 160mm Head Head Type Binocular Trinocular Ocular Angle 30° 30° Diopter Adjustment Single Single Interpupillary Adjustment Arc (Seidentopf) Arc (Seidentopf) Interpupillary Adjustment Range 55-75 mm 55-75 mm Ocular Tube Diameter 23 mm 23 mm Body Nosepiece Orientation Reversed Reversed Nosepiece Style Quadruple (4) Quadruple (4) Focus Controls Coarse & Fine, Coaxial Coarse & Fine, Coaxial Focus Mechanism Rack & Pinion Rack & Pinion Focus Control Location Dual Ambidextrous Dual Ambidextrous Stage Type Mechanical XY Mechanical XY Stage Features Fingertip Controls, Slide Holder (spring-loaded) Fingertip Controls, Slide Holder (spring-loaded) Configuration Includes Eyepieces? Yes Yes Included Eyepiece Quantity 2 2 Included Eyepieces (X) 10X 10X Eyepiece Style WF Widefield (FN 18mm) WF Widefield (FN 18mm) Min Standard Mag 40X 40X Max Standard Mag 1000X 1000X Included Objectives (Qty) 4 4 Objective Lens Achromatic Achromatic Included Objective Types Brightfield Brightfield Condenser Condenser Type Abbe Brightfield Abbe Brightfield Condenser Features Iris Diaphragm, Rack & Pinion Focus, Swing-out Filter Holder Iris Diaphragm, Rack & Pinion Focus, Swing-out Filter Holder Condenser N.A. 1.25 mm 1.25 mm Illumination Illumination Type LED LED Illumination Style Transmitted Transmitted Collector Type Simple Simple Transmitted Light Type LED LED Transmitted Light Control Variable Variable Power Supply Rechargeable Internal Batteries (AA), 120V AC Plug-in Charging Adapter Included Rechargeable Internal Batteries (AA), 120V AC Plug-in Charging Adapter Included Compatibility Imaging Compatibility (with adapters) 23mm DIN Accessories Included Extras Dust Cover Dust Cover
OMSK1SP Microscope Starter Slide Kit
SKU OMSK1SP Best Seller Yes
Eyecups, Omano Series A
Microscope Nylon Case - Small
Summit OCS-1.3X 1.3MP PC/Mac Compatible Digital Microscope Camera
Summit OCS-3.1X 3.1MP PC/Mac Compatible Digital Microscope Camera
Summit OCS-5.0X 5MP PC/Mac Compatible Digital Microscope Camera
Summit OCS-10.0X 10MP PC/Mac Compatible Digital Microscope Camera
SKU OCS-1.3X OCS-3.1X OCS-5.0X OCS-10.0X Warranty 1 Year 1 Year 1 Year 1 Year Product Weight 2.0000 2.0000 2.0000 1.0000 Sensor Sensor Type CMOS CMOS CMOS CMOS Sensor Size 1/3 Inch 1/2 Inch 1/2.5 Inch 1/2.5 Inch Sensor Details Micron MT9P001 CMOS Micron MT9P001 CMOS Micron MT9P001 CMOS Micron MT9N001 CMOS Color/Monochrome Color Color Color Color Pixel Pitch 3.6 µm 2.8 µm 2.2 µm 1.75 µm Sensor Color Depth 8bpp / 24bit RGB 8bpp / 24bit RGB 8bpp / 24bit RGB 8bpp / 24bit RGB Scan Mode Progressive Progressive Progressive Progressive Signal to Noise Ratio 44 dB 43 dB 40.5 dB 40.5 dB Sensitivity 1.0V/Lux-sec (550nm) 1.0V/Lux-sec (550nm) 0.53V/Lux-sec (550nm) 0.44V/Lux-sec (550nm) Shutter Electronic, Rolling Shutter Electronic, Rolling Shutter Electronic, Rolling Shutter Electronic, Rolling Shutter Camera Camera Mount C-Mount, Ocular Mount C-Mount, Ocular Mount C-Mount, Ocular Mount C-Mount, Ocular Mount Resolution 1.3 Megapixel, 1280x1024 pixels 3 Megapixel, 2048x1536 pixels 5 Megapixel, 2592x1944 pixels 10 Megapixel Camera Output Resolutions 10.0MP FPS @ Max Res 15fps 11fps 8fps 2fps FPS @ Min Res 30fps 30fps 30fps 30fps Camera Interface USB 2.0 USB 2.0 USB 2.0 USB 2.0 White Balance Automatic, Manual Automatic, Manual Automatic, Manual Automatic, Manual Software Included OptixCam OCView OptixCam OCView OptixCam OCView OptixCam OCView Driver API Compatibility DirectX DirectX DirectX DirectX Camera Power Source USB Powered USB Powered USB Powered USB Powered File Formats BMP, JPEG, Own Proprietary, PNG, TIFF BMP, JPEG, Own Proprietary, PNG, TIFF BMP, JPEG, Own Proprietary, PNG, TIFF BMP, JPEG, Own Proprietary, PNG, TIFF Exposure Control Automatic, Manual Automatic, Manual Automatic, Manual Automatic, Manual Exposure Time 1ms-0.3s 1ms-0.3s 1ms-0.3s 1ms-0.3s Other Details Included Accessories 0.5X 23mm DIN Adapter, Collars for 30mm & 30.5mm Ocular Tubes, Software CD, Calibration Slide Micrometer 0.5X 23mm DIN Adapter, Collars for 30mm & 30.5mm Ocular Tubes, Software CD, Calibration Slide Micrometer 0.5X 23mm DIN Adapter, Collars for 30mm & 30.5mm Ocular Tubes, Software CD, Calibration Slide Micrometer Supported Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Macintosh OSX 10.5+ Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Macintosh OSX 10.5+ Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Macintosh OSX 10.5+ Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Macintosh OSX 10.5+ 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 CE CE CE Cable Length 2.5m (8ft) 2.5m (8ft) 2.5m (8ft) 2.5m (8ft) Software Support 6 Months 6 Months 6 Months 6 Months Compatibility Imaging Compatibility (with adapters) 23mm DIN, C-Mount 23mm DIN, C-Mount 23mm DIN, C-Mount 23mm DIN, C-Mount
- Excellent Review by Randy O.
"I tried a number of microscopes and the Omano was easily the best value. It has good quality optics and is easy to use in the field. I particularly liked the reverse facing nose piece. The folks at The Microscope Store are also keen to help." Randy O.
(Posted on 4/7/11)