ZENITH P-3A Student Microscope, up to 400x Magnification - ideal for students and children who want something
that is more than just a toy
The Zenith P-3A is a microscope suitable for use in primary, middle and secondary schools, as well as for college use. Using high quality optics, it offers sharp, bright images and is designed to last and last. It's price means that not only does it make a very competitive purchase for schools and college use, but it also falls into the upper price range of parents who are looking to buy their children a good microscope as an educational toy. While the P-3A boasts very good optics at this price level (we believe the quality of the optics are the most important thing), this microscope does require an external light source. This is actually not as impractical as you might think. The specially-designed concave mirror is easy for a child to position correctly, and enables either sunlight or a nearby lamp to be used to illuminate the slide being viewed.
- Ideal microscope for Schools, Colleges and Home use
- IDEAL GIFT for the more inquisitive child (7yrs +)
- FREE ACCESSORY KIT included
A high quality instrument purpose built for heavy classroom use. Anti-tamper safety features include locked-on eyepiece and stage clips, slip-clutch on the focusing movement to prevent over-focusing and focus-stop to prevent damage to glass slides and objective lenses. This model is provided with coarse focusing only and is particularly suited for Middle/Lower Secondary School use.
What we also particularly like about the Zenith P3 A
Microscope from Zenith is that it achieves a very good trade-off between quality and price. The magnification of 400x may seem low in comparison to quoted magnifications of less serious "toy" Microscopes, however you can be sure that the P 3A uses optics that are superior in quality. The result is that the Zenith P 3A provides particularly clear and bright images that reveal more than other Microscopes quoting higher magnifications, which commonly suffer from poor-quality, low-detailed and dull images with such a narrow field of view that proper observation is impossible. The Zenith P3 A Student Microscope enables students and children to discover a wealth of hidden secrets, without costing the earth! And, we have to admit, the remarkable quality of the images makes this microscope stand out from other Microscopes in this price range. FREE ACCESSORY KIT
: To get you off to a good start, we are offering a free accessory kit, which is not provided as standard with this microscope. The kit includes prepared slides, blanks slides to make your own observations, and an instruction booklet showing you how to get the most out of using your microscope. Specification
Choosing a Microscope:
- Magnification Range x40, x100, x400
- Parfocal Achromatic Objectives x4(0.10),x10(0.25),x40R(0.65) (R=retractable)
- x10 widefield eyepiece with pointer
- Rotating 6-hole disc diaphragm
- Precise smooth-action Rack & Pinion coarse focusing
- Triple Objective Turret
- Plano concave mirror
- Dimensions 155x105x290mm
- Complete with dust cover
- Supplied in polystyrene pack
- Weight 1.2kg
There are two main categories of Microscope: The low power stereomicroscope (which produces a 3D image of a whole object), and the high power or compound which can magnify up to x1500 and is used for slide preparations. Stereo microscopes have a greater depth of focus than a high power microscope, allowing much more of the object depth to be in focus at the same time. Stereomicroscopes are used for looking at whole objects without the need for slide preparation and are ideal for those with a general interest in the smaller forms of nature or specifically for examining insects, flowers, coins and metal objects, etc. Stereomicroscopes are an ideal introduction to microscopy for children who are able to look at any object instantly, and at a relatively low magnification which allows them to make sense of what they see. Compound microscopes are used for examining slide preparations of very thin objects, or slices through larger objects, flattened objects or things which are themselves microscopic. Slide preparations are illuminated from beneath (using a mirror or in built illumination). A typical magnification range may extend from x40 up to x1000.
Zenith are a leading brand in high-quality microscopes, used in Education, Medicine and Industry in the U.K. and overseas for over 40 years. These microscopes are widely used in Schools, Colleges, universities, professional medical laboratories around the world, as well as in a diverse range of industrial applications. Over this time they have gained a strong reputation for quality, reliability and value for money.
Usually sent to UK mainland addresses on a next-day courrier service. Delivery overseas can take a few days longer. We generally dispatch sameday if you order before 12 noon. When you input your address details, you can also add special delivery instructions.