The Vetlab Premiere 260

Fantastic value, our Premiere 260 is the ideal LED Laboratory Microscope for Teaching and Diagnostic Applications.


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Veterinary Laboratory LED Microscope

Ideal for Diagnostic and Teaching Applications

Introducing The Premiere 260

The Premiere 260 microscope (available with Binocular or Trinocular Head) is the Achromat (Finite) version of our very popular Premiere 1600 Infinity Plan microscope and supersedes our Premiere 250. It offers exceptional value for money with its robust build, modern ergonomic features and high specifications. It is ideal for the small to medium size practice laboratory where a variety of procedures are required on a frequent basis.

Notable features are its Seidentopf binocular head with a diopter focusing ring on each eye- tube which make binocular focusing a lot easier for people with unequal eye focus ability; four forward facing, high quality achromat objectives which give a field of view larger than normal; a large mechanical stage and a powerful 3 watt LED built -in illumination system.

The Vetlab Premiere 260 also has a battery compartment and can be used if there is a power cut or in remote locations where no electricity is available.

Upgrades are available in the form of a pair of Plan 10X / 20mm wide field of view eyepieces with rubber eye guards enhancing your viewing experience, and a 60X dry objective which can be used for viewing stained blood smears without the need for messy oil! For those wishing to perform semen analysis there is an option to fit a heated stage.

A Trinocular version is also available for photomicrography/teaching applications.

The Vetlab Premiere 260 is supplied with a full 2-year warranty & free consumables pack to get you started.

Powerful LED Illumination

New innovative techniques for creating white light with an LED source have resulted in a completely new and unique path in imaging. The use of this light source in LED microscopy means firstly, by optimising the image this way, much more detail of the sample can immediately be seen, and secondly, the heat emission levels are kept very low.

The powerful LED illumination gives perfect image quality which provides up to 50,000 hours of use. The 3W light source is one of the most powerful available and provides an excellent source of bright white light which is perfect for microscopy image quality and photography. Bringing all the advantages of LED technology, as well as a comfortable viewing position during long periods of microscopy examinations, this microscope will stand the test of time in any laboratory.

Cutting-edge Design – Available with a Binocular Head

With its stylish, cutting-edge design, this professional LED microscope will not fail to impress, with the superb quality of its images, as well as its ease of use. In addition to its powerful LED light source, there are four Achromat objectives fitted as standard: 4X, 10X, 40X and 100X, which are all spring-loaded. Finally, it has a mechanical stage – and height – adjustable Abbe condenser.


Battery compartment for 3 x AA batteries for cordless/field use.

Microscopy Applications

Worm egg counts (Mcmaster Counting Slide)
Worm egg detection (OvaTube)
Skin/hair examinations (dermatophytes, ectoparasites) (MykodermoAssay DTM and MykodermoAssay TRIO)
Rapi-Diff stained blood smears (differential WBC counts) (Rapi-Diff Stain Set)
Urine sediments
RBC counts (manual)
WBC counts (manual)
Gram-stained smears (bacteria)
Other stained smears

Consumable Starter Pack and Warranty

As with all our Vetlab Premiere Microscopes, a starter pack is provided including a user manual, spare fuse, immersion oil, lens tissues, microscope slides, coverslips and dust cover.

  • User Manual
  • Power Lead
  • FREE: Spare Fuse
  • FREE: Microscope Slides
  • FREE: Coverslips
  • FREE: Lens Tissues
  • FREE: Immersion Oil
  • FREE: Dust Cover

The Vetlab Premiere 260 is supplied with a 2-Year Warranty and is CE Certified.

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Microscope Accessories Available

A 60X Dry Achromat Objective is available, which is very useful for examining Rapi-Diff stained blood smears for differential WBC counts without the need for immersion oil. This saves time and eliminates the danger of immersion oil contaminating objectives.

The Inexpensive Solution To Microscope Photography

Microscope Eyepiece Adapter
InSight Microscope Eyepiece Adapter

Why not add the InSight™ photographic and video smartphone adapter to your microscope? The smartphone camera can then capture photos and videos for uploading, sharing, as well as real time viewing. The InSight™ microscope eyepiece adapter for smartphones offers an excellent and inexpensive solution to microscope photography without the need to purchase a more expensive microscope. For Further Information Follow This Link

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Technical Specifications

Vetlab Premiere 260 Microscope data sheet

Articles & Tips

Choosing Your Microscope

Choosing your Microscope

Microscope Components Explained

Microscope Components Explained

Top Tips For Every Microscopist

Top Tips For Every Microscopist

Cleaning and Care of Your Microscope

Cleaning and Care of Your Microscope


Warranty Terms & Conditions

Microscopes Warranty Terms & Conditions

Warranty Terms & Conditions (Overseas Clients)

Microscopes Warranty Terms &Conditions Overseas


Additional information

Weight 14300 g
Dimensions 72 × 51 × 75 cm

Vetlab Premiere 260 Binocular