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How to Select the Right Digital Camera for Your Microscope

Sharing what you see under a microscope used to mean having someone else physically look into the instrument you were using. Today, digital cameras for microscopes make it easier than ever to share images with your students, colleagues, other professionals in your field, or anyone around the world. Continue reading

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Optical vs. Digital Microscopes: Which Is Better for Your Application?

Both digital and optical, or traditional, microscopes have made significant advancements in the past 50 years. At UNITRON, we recognize that there is a need for both types of microscopes...

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Back to Basics: Illuminated Magnifiers

Today’s illuminated magnifiers offer an extensive array of features and functionalities to suit individual preferences, ergonomic concerns, and an ever-expanding range of working conditions and applications.  While users appreciate the...

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Optical vs. Digital Microscopes: Which Is Better for Your Application?

Both digital and optical, or traditional, microscopes have made significant advancements in the past 50 years. At UNITRON, we recognize that there is a need for both types of microscopes, as they both have distinct advantages for certain applications. Continue reading

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How Are Microscopes Used in Forensic Science?

Sometimes referred to as "criminalistics," forensic science is the application of science in criminal and civil investigations. Of course, forensic science demands precision, and the microscope is an essential piece of equipment for researchers in all of its different fields. Here are some specific ways that forensic science microscopes help medical experts, law enforcement agencies, and researchers conduct their vital work: Continue reading

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What Is Metallography, and Why is it Important?

You may not have heard of metallography, but if you’ve used a phone, been on a plane, or rode in a car, you have benefitted from its existence. Metallography is defined as “the study of the atomic and chemical structure of all types of metallic alloys using microscopy.” It traces its roots back to 19th-century British scientist Henry Clifton Sorby, but advances in technology have helped it maintain relevance and led to new discoveries about the properties of metals.   Continue reading

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Benefits of Stereo Microscopes With Digital Cameras

It can be difficult to keep one eye closed while looking through a microscope eyepiece with the other eye. A stereo microscope eliminates the need to close one of your...

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What's Next for Visual and Optical Inspection?

Authors: Mark Clymer1, Kieran Slicker2 and Ed Balcerzak1 1UNITRON Ltd., Commack, NY (http://www.unitronusa.com) 2Ash Technologies, Naas, Ireland (http://ash-vision.com) Originally published by Mid-Atlantic Tech Publications, Inc., May 2018: http://us-tech.com/RelId/1966467/ISvars/default/What_s_Next_for_Visual_and_Optical_Inspection_.htm The need...

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What is it about White Balancing?

Remember “the dress?”  Was it gold and white or black and blue?  The answer comes down to an issue of illumination and white balance.  Cameras are “stupid” – even on...

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The Deal with Megapixels

Is More Better? As microscopists and also general consumers, consumer (non-scientific) camera manufacturers have tricked us into thinking “more” megapixels translate into better images.  NOT TRUE, at least not in...

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