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MAGUS Metal VD700 Metallurgical Inverted Digital Microscope

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With a camera. Magnification: 50–1000х. Trinocular head, infinity plan achromatic objectives, 30W halogen reflected light illuminator

The microscope head is a core element of the microscope that you look through to see a magnified sample
50–1000 basic (*optional: 50–1250/1500/2000/2500)
How much the size of a sample increases when you observe it through a microscope
Application and use of the microscope

Product ID 83036
Warranty 5 years
EAN 5905555018454
Package size (LxWxH) 19.3x13.4x26.8 in
Shipping Weight 37.7 lb

The MAGUS Metal VD700 Metallurgical Inverted Microscope is suitable for studying the microstructure of metals, alloys, and semiconductors in reflected light. The stage can hold samples up to 2kg (only the bottom surface of the sample must be flat). The other parts of the sample do not require processing and can be of any shape. The microscope is designed for brightfield and polarized light observations, has a side camera port and a trinocular tube, and it is suitable for a wide range of laboratory and production applications.

Digital camera

The MAGUS CBF30 Digital Camera enables you to take photographs and shoot video through a microscope, edit the resulting files, organize presentations, and make linear and angular measurements of objects (after correct calibration).
The device is designed to work on microscopes using the brightfield method and 4x, 10x, 20x, and 40x objectives.

The 6.3MP sensor enables you to shoot bright and detailed photos and videos at a maximum resolution of 3072x2048px. If necessary, the resolution can be lowered to 1536x1024px. However, this will not affect the frame rate, which will remain at 59fps, thereby ensuring smooth frame transitions without jerkiness or delays.

The SONY Exmor backlit color CMOS sensor enables you to use the camera even in low-light conditions. The image will remain readable and bright. Using an adapter with a magnification from 0.5x to 0.75x will provide the clearest possible image without distortion.


The microscope is equipped with a trinocular head of special design – the position of the eyepieces can be adjusted; 180° rotation is available. The digital camera is mounted in the side camera port on the microscope body and the monitor is mounted in the trinocular tube on the microscope head. Beam splitting on the body – 100:0/0:100, on the trinocular head is 50:50 and 100:0.

The revolving nosepiece is located under the examined sample and has 5 objective slots (all of them are included in the basic configuration). All objectives are infinity plan achromatic ones with long working distances. An additional objective can be mounted instead of any of the supplied objectives. In the basic configuration, the microscope magnification ranges from 50x to 1000x.


The reflected light illuminator has a 30W halogen bulb with adjustable brightness. The lamphouse is powered by an AC power supply. It is bright enough for making observations with all the included objectives using brightfield or polarization microscopy techniques. There is an option to set up the Köhler illumination, and the light source can be centered along three axes. Color filters can be used to change color rendition in microscopic photography. There are polarization devices – an analyzer and a polarizer – that are both removable.

Stage and focusing mechanism

A round stage plate with a 10mm, 20mm, or 30mm hole that is inserted in the stage, and the specimen is fixed with a specimen holder. The stage is quite large (242x200mm) and it moves with the attached specimen along two axes. You can adjust the sharpness of the image using the coarse and fine focusing knobs. You can adjust the stiffness of the coarse knob tension, and there is a lock knob.


Additional accessories make it possible to get the most out of the MAGUS Metal VD700 microscope. Eyepieces, long working distance plan achromatic objectives, calibration slides, and digital cameras are available.

Key features of the microscope:

  • Study of large and heavy samples using brightfield and polarization microscopy techniques; only one side of the sample should be processed
  • Large stage, round rotating stage plates with 10mm, 20mm, and 30mm holes
  • The trinocular head can be rotated 180° during installation
  • Two options for mounting a digital camera and monitor: on the trinocular head with 50:50 and 100:0 beam splitting or on the microscope body with 100/0 or 0/100 beam splitting
  • Reflected light observations, light source – 30W halogen bulb with adjustable brightness
  • Köhler illumination setup, removable analyzer and polarizer, and a light source that can be centered
  • Large selection of compatible accessories to expand the capabilities of the microscope

Key features of the camera:

  • Recommended for use with low magnification objectives
  • Color light-sensitive sensor for clear images even in low light conditions
  • Frame rate of 59fps, which is enough for the observation of moving objects or fast-moving processes
  • The kit includes software that fully ensures the functionality of all the camera features and, consequently, a “quick start”
  • Reliable USB3.0 interface for high data transfer speeds
  • Resolution adjustment so that you can choose the option that suits you the best at any given moment

The kit includes:

  • MAGUS CBF30 Digital Camera (digital camera, USB cable, installation CD with drivers and software, user manual and warranty card)
  • Base with a power input, focusing mechanism, stage, and revolving nosepiece
  • Reflected light illuminator with a lamphouse
  • Trinocular head
  • Infinity plan achromatic objective: PL L5x/0.12 WD 26.1mm
  • Infinity plan achromatic objective: PL L10х/0.25 WD 20.2mm
  • Infinity plan achromatic objective: PL L20х/0.40 WD 8.80mm
  • Infinity plan achromatic objective: PL L50х/0.70 WD 3.68mm
  • Infinity plan achromatic objective: PL L100x/0.85 (dry) WD 0.40mm
  • Eyepiece 10x/22mm with long eye relief (2 pcs.)
  • C-mount adapter 1x
  • Hex key wrench
  • AC power cord
  • Dust cover
  • User manual and warranty card

Available on request:

  • 10x/22mm eyepiece with a scale
  • 12.5x/14mm eyepiece (2 pcs.)
  • 15x/15mm eyepiece (2 pcs.)
  • 20x/12mm eyepiece (2 pcs.)
  • 25x/9mm eyepiece (2 pcs.)
  • Infinity plan achromatic objective: PL L40х/0.60 WD 3.98mm
  • Infinity plan achromatic objective: PL L60x/0.70 WD 2.08mm
  • Infinity plan achromatic objective: PL L80x/0.80 WD 1.25mm
  • Calibration slide
Product ID 83036
Warranty 5 years
EAN 5905555018454
Package size (LxWxH) 19.3x13.4x26.8 in
Shipping Weight 37.7 lb
Microscope specifications
Type light/optical, digital, metallurgical
Head trinocular
Nozzle Siedentopf, rotatable 180°
Head inclination angle 45 °
Magnification, x 50–1000 basic (*optional: 50–1250/1500/2000/2500)
Eyepiece tube diameter, in 1.2
Eyepieces 10х/22mm, eye relief: 10mm (*optional: 10x/22mm with scale, 12.5x/14; 15x/15; 20x/12; 25x/9)
Objectives infinity plan achromatic: PL L5x/0.12, PL L10x/0.25, PL L20x/0.40, PL L50x/0.70, PL L100x/0.85 (dry); parfocal distance 45mm (*option: PL L40x/0.60, PL L60x/0.70, PL L80x/0.80)
Revolving nosepiece for 5 objectives
Working distance, mm 26.1 (5x); 20.2 (10x); 3.98 (40x); 2.08 (60x); 8.80 (20x); 3.68 (50x); 1.25 (80x); 0.40 (100x)
Interpupillary distance, in 1.9 — 3
Stage, mm 242x200
Stage moving range, mm 30/30
Stage features two-axis mechanical, round rotating stage plate Ø130mm with holes Ø10mm, Ø20mm and Ø30mm
Diaphragm built-in aperture and field
Focus coaxial, coarse (with coarse focusing tension adjustment and a lock knob), and fine (0.002mm)
Illumination halogen
Brightness adjustment
Power supply 220±22V, 50Hz, AC network
Light source type 12V/30W
Light filters green, blue, yellow, matt
Operating temperature range, °F 41...+95
Additional removable analyzer and polarizer
User level experienced users, professionals
Assembly and installation difficulty level complicated
Application metallurgical
Illumination location lower
Research method bright field, polarization
Pouch/case/bag in set dust cover
Camera specifications
Sensor SONY Exmor CMOS
Color/monochrome color
Megapixels 6.3
Maximum resolution, pix 3072x2048
Sensor size 1/1.8" (7.37x4.92mm)
Pixel size, μm 2.4x2.4
Light sensitivity 425mV at 1/30s
Signal/noise ratio 0.15mV at 1/30s
Exposure time 0.02ms–15s
Video recording
Video recording yes
Frame rate, fps at resolution 59@3072x2048, 59@1536x1024
Place of installation trinocular tube, eyepiece tube instead of an eyepiece
Image format *.jpg, *.bmp, *.png, *.tif
Video format output: *.wmv, *.avi, *.h264 (Windows 8 and later), *h265 (Windows 10 and later)
Spectral range, nm 380–650 (built-in IR filter)
Shutter type ERS (electronic rolling shutter)
White balance manual, automatic
Exposure control manual, automatic
Software features image size, brightness, exposure time
Software MAGUS View
Output USB 3.0, 5Gb/s
System requirements Windows 8/10/11 (32bit and 64bit), Mac OS X, Linux, up to 2.8GHz Intel Core 2 or higher, minimum 2GB RAM, USB 3.0 port, CD-ROM, 17" or larger display
Mount type C-mount
Body solid aluminum
Camera power supply DC, 5V, from computer USB port; a 12V, 3A adapter for Peltier element
Camera operating temperature range, °F -10...+50
Operating humidity range, % 30 — 80
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