The 8 Best Stereoscopic Microscopes
This wiki has been updated 7 times since it was first published in February of 2019. Whether you're interested in taking a close look at insects and other biological specimens, or your hobbies include fine soldering, watchmaking, or model building, a high quality stereoscopic microscope will be your new best friend. Many of these can shine light up through subjects, like traditional compound scopes, but they're largely designed to work with ambient and reflected light sources. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best stereoscopic microscope on Amazon.
February 21, 2019:
Without the optical complexity of a compound scope, the models in this category tend to find judgement from other features, like their lighting capabilities and flexibility. Models like the AmScope Simul-Focal and the LW Scientific Dual Mag are among the most flexible, with long, pivoting arms that help you quickly get into position over a specimen, while the rather capable AmScope Inspection is one of the few options anywhere to come with a built-in ring light. A few admirable entries for kids also make their way into the lineup, but their optics and build quality keep them father down the list.