How do Mantis Microscopes Work?

by Andy on September 17, 2012

Mantis Eyepieceless Stereo Microscope on Universal StandIf you have ever seen a picture of a Mantis microscope you can easily tell it is very different from traditional microscopes. It actually looks closer to a video microscope than a typical binocular scope. This is deceptive, as it has much more in common with binocular microscopes, but it can be hard to tell just from pictures.

When you look at a picture of a Mantis you can see what looks like a video screen. However, when you see it in person you can tell instantly that it is something different. Video microscopes rely on using a camera to take a video of your subject and then display it in 2-D. A Mantis microscope acts like an eyepieceless binocular scope, so when you look into the head you have an image projected for each eye, producing a full 3-D image.

I was able to try out one of the Mantis scopes myself, so I can tell you first hand that they are really cool. They are very ergonomic, as they allow your head to have a large range of motion, while not requiring you to keep your eyes directly on eyepieces. By just adjusting a knob to make the scope match the distance between my eyes and moving the Mantis head to bring it into focus I was able to see the subject in 3-D like any other stereoscopic microscope. It was rather easy to use, and really unique in how it worked.

It is difficult to fully describe how Mantis microscopes work without seeing them in person. Luckily, we are able to offer product demos, so you can try out a Mantis scope before you buy it. If you would like a demo for your company, call All-Spec customer service at (800) 537-0351 for more information!

Previous post:

Next post: