A printable copy of the iScope manual supplied by Euromex can be found here. However, we have also included some information here that you may find useful.
Diverting light to the camera (trinocular models only)
On the right hand side of the microscope head is a silver bar. Pulling the bar out will divert light to camera (and some to the eyepieces). Pushing this bar in will mean all the light is directed only to the eyepieces.
Left-side focus control and focus lock
When the microscope arrives it will have a piece of foam under the stage, locked in position using the focus lock. The lock is controlled by a lever found on the inner part of the left hand side focus control (see photos). Unlock the stage. Sometimes a foam block is present – remove this if necessary.
Right-side focus control and focus tension adjuster
On the equivalent inner part of the right-side focus control is the focus tension adjustment (to make the focus have more or less resistance). This rarely needs adjusting. It is possible to turn this using your fingers but a special C-spanner is also included with a “tooth” which can be slotted in to a gap in the control..
Turning the top of the ring towards the operator will decrease focus resistance, turning it the top towards the back of the microscope with increase focus resistance.
The ECO button
This feature saves electricity and extends lamp life by switching the microscope off if no operator is present for an extended period of time.
When the microscope is turned on, a red light is visible in the front window. This can either be bright red (ECO ON) or dull red (ECO OFF). This is controlled by holding in the ECO button on the right hand side of the microscope for several seconds to switch between modes. Try it and see.
In ECO ON mode the microscope will switch off after some time alone (20 – 30mins). If ECO OFF mode the microscope will stay on.