Dark Field Microscopes for Naturopaths
Dark field microscopy is demanding observation technique, and for effective use, especially at higher magnifications, higher quality optical components, excellent manufacturing tolerances, and high quality control is essential.
SIOS has been the leading provider of dark field microscopes for some time, and our Prism Optical PRO2000 range is still found in clinics all around the country.
While the PRO2000 series has been discontinued, our new options are of an even higher quality and will out-last and out-perform any competitor at any price.
Best option when starting out
Prism Optical EX30-DF
The Prism Optical EX30-DF is a low cost, very good performing microscope that is suitable for dry dark field use with objective magnifications upto 40⨉.
No oil is used between the slide and either the condenser or the objective.
The optical quality of the EX30 means that many operators do not need additional magnification, and greatly benefit from the lower costs and simpler workflows from removing oil from the process.
A good USB3 camera can provide some additional magnification if required.
Prices start at $2,100 ex GST. plus camera (EX30-T plus DF slide )
Learn more about the Prism Optical EX30-DF.
Best option for established practices
Prism Optical Pro CX40-DFO
The Prism Optical Pro CX40-DFO is our first option that includes 100⨉ oil immersion objectives and an oil dark field condenser. While a small step up in price, engineering quality and ergonomics are greatly improved.
This is a professional clinical microscope and far outperforms anything else in this price category.
The CX40-DFO is our unreserved first choice for most Naturopaths.
Learn more about the Prism Optical Pro CX40-DFO.
Best option for busy practices or as a shared microscope
Nexcope is a new brand that is placed as direct competition to the big brands. It offers similar or better performance and quality, but at significantly lower price. The Nexcope NE900-DFO is no exception.
The NE900 series is designed for research and for pathology labs, but offers huge benefits to Naturopaths that share microscope resources, or for operators that spend an extended amount of time on the microscope each day.
Learn more about the Nexcope NE900-DFO.