This low cost instrument is designed for observation of various types of three dimensional specimens such as plants, insects, electronics, gems or jewelry, coins and stamps, etc. Precise optical alignment assures a clear three dimensional, upright, unreversed image. This stereo microscope is a real workhorse for lab, education and industry. Change between two magnifications simply by turning the objective turret. Efficient and versatile cordless LED illumination system includes precisely controlled top light, bottom light, or both.