DC-128 Compound Microscope from National Optical Instruments

DC-128 compound microscope and digital camera combination includes a 100x oil immersion lens, 1.25 N.A. Abbe condenser, and a rechargeable LED illumination system. The digital camera and included Motic Educator Software can be used on both PC and Mac computers.


  • Widefield 10x eyepiece with pointer.
  • 45° inclined monocular viewing head.
  • DIN standard 4x (0.10 N.A.), 10x (0.25 N.A.) and 40xR (0.65 N.A.) objectives are supplied for 40x, 100x and 400x magnification. Also included is a 100xR (1.25 N.A.) oil immersion lens for 1000x magnification.  All lenses are achromatic, parfocalled, parcentered and color-coded.
  • 4-hole objective turret with click-stops, ball-bearing mounted for smooth, precise changes in magnification.


  • LED illumination rated up to 50,000 hours life, with light output equal to a 20 watt tungsten bulb, totally heat free.
  • Rechargeable AA nickel metal hydride batteries can be recharged up to 1000 times, with each 8 hour charge providing up to 50 hours of operation, totaling 40-50,000 hours use from each set of 3 batteries.
  • Included recharger shuts off when batteries are fully charged, eliminating the danger of overcharging and shortening battery life.  Microscope can be used during recharging, or recharger can remain plugged-in for conventional use.
  • Rheostat light intensity control with separate on/off switch.


  • Separate low position coarse and fine focusing controls.
  • Stage moves up or down, eyepiece and body remain fixed.
  • Slip clutch prevents damage to focusing system.
  • Tension adjustment eliminates stage drift.
  • Safety rack stop prevents damage to slides and objective lenses.


  • Large 120mm x 120mm (4-3/4 in. x 4-3/4 in.) graduated mechanical stage, with a professional quality low profile specimen holder and low-position coaxial x-y controls.
  • 1.25 N.A. Abbe condenser with spiral focusing mount, iris diaphragm, built-in swing-out frosted glass filter.


  • Rugged cast metal, gray enamel finish.
  • Height 340mm (13-3/8  in.). Net wt. 3.8 kgs (8.4 lbs).


  • Calibration slide.
  • USB cable.


  • Molded styrofoam container with instruction brochure and vinyl dustcover.
  • Individual: Ship wt. 5.14 kgs (11.3 lbs), Dimensions 457x381x254mm (18x15x10 in.)
  • Master carton pack 2 each: Ship wt. 10.7 kgs (23.5 lbs), Dimensions 482x533x406mm (18x21x16 in.)


  • Lifetime limited warranty on microscope portion, excluding LED, batteries and recharger.
  • Camera warranty: 1 year.

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