Working with the application for Mac OS users
Browse to the mac folder on the installation CD and copy MicroCapture file
to the desktop.
Operating the microscope
Use a USB cable to connect the microscope to your computer. Run the MicroCapture
application by double-clicking its icon.
A magnified image of the observed specimen may be seen in the main window of the
From the Options menu, select Preview Size to set the image resolution. Keep in mind
that the preview window cannot be resized (standard resolution is 640x480). The image
resolution is shown in the bottom left corner of the preview window.
Date and time
From the Options menu, select Date/Time to display or hide the date and time
of capture during preview.
Capturing an image
Click the corresponding icon on the toolbar or select Photo from the Capture menu
to capture an image. An image thumbnail will appear on the right side of the main
Recording a video
Click the corresponding icon on the toolbar or select Video from the Capture menu
to start recording a video.
Note: during recording, the camcorder icon on the toolbar will turn red. Click the icon
again to stop recording.
Editing images and videos
Image and video thumbnails are displayed on the right side of the main window of the
application. Double-click an image thumbnail to open it in a separate preview window.
Editing images with MicroCapture application is similar to working with other
applications in Mac OS.
Care and maintenance
Never, under any circumstances, look directly at the Sun, another bright source of light
or at a laser through this device, as this may cause PERMANENT RETINAL DAMAGE and
may lead to BLINDNESS. White LEDs are very bright; do not look at them as this may
cause permanent damage to your vision. Take necessary precautions when using the
device with children or others who have not read or who do not fully understand these
instructions. After unpacking your microscope and before using it for the first time check
for integrity and durability of every component and connection. Do not try to disassemble
the device on your own for any reason. For repairs and cleaning of any kind, please
contact your local specialized service center. Protect the device from sudden impact and
excessive mechanical force. Do not apply excessive pressure when adjusting focus. Do
not overtighten the locking screws. Do not touch the optical surfaces with your fingers.
To clean the device exterior, use only special cleaning wipes and special optics cleaning
tools from Levenhuk. Abrasive particles, such as sand, should not be wiped off lenses,
but instead blown off or brushed away with a soft brush. Do not use the device for
lengthy periods of time, or leave it unattended in direct sunlight. Keep the device away
from water and high humidity. Be careful during your observations, always replace the
dust cover after you are finished with observations to protect the device from dust and
stains. If you are not using your microscope for extended periods of time, store the
objective lenses and eyepieces separately from the microscope. Store the device in a dry,
cool place away from hazardous acids and other chemicals, away from heaters, open fire
and other sources of high temperatures. To avoid data loss or equipment damage,
always close the application first, and then disconnect the microscope from your PC. Wait
until the illumination goes off completely, and disconnect the microscope. Seek medical
advice immediately if a small part or a battery is swallowed.
Battery safety instructions
Always purchase the correct size and grade of battery most suitable for the intended use.
Always replace the whole set of batteries at one time; taking care not to mix old and new
ones, or batteries of different types. Clean the battery contacts and also those of the
device prior to battery installation. Make sure the batteries are installed correctly with
regard to polarity (+ and -). Remove batteries from equipment that is not to be used for
an extended period of time. Remove used batteries promptly. Never attempt to recharge
primary batteries as this may cause leakage, fire, or explosion. Never short-circuit
batteries as this may lead to high temperatures, leakage, or explosion. Never heat
batteries in order to revive them. Remember to switch off devices after use. Keep
batteries out of the reach of children, to avoid risk of ingestion, suffocation, or poisoning.