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Anybody here ever try a microscope camera of this type?
Posted by: PeterB
Date: June 26, 2020 12:33PM
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Anything particularly to look for or avoid? How well do they actually work?




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Re: Anybody here ever try a microscope camera of this type?
Posted by: ztirffritz
Date: June 26, 2020 12:56PM
I use them at work. Works reasonably well. Don't expect too much and you won't be disappointed. I use it to inspect Kenworth and Daimler hoods on the production floor to look for flaws in the the gelcoat.



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Re: Anybody here ever try a microscope camera of this type?
Posted by: Todd's keyboard
Date: June 26, 2020 01:16PM
Buying something similar to that prevented me from spending money on a more traditional, desktop microscope (for which I did not have the desk space).

My expectations were not high, and I was not disappointed.

The forced upgrade to Catalina with the new Mac Mini broke the software that runs the microscope. Haven't invested the time (yet) to get an upgrade.

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Re: Anybody here ever try a microscope camera of this type?
Posted by: rz
Date: June 26, 2020 01:19PM
I have one just like it that I got from Monoprice a few years ago. Great for kids. My son loved taking pics of stuff with it. The place I see it used most often is at coin shows where they can show the details of a coin on a monitor.

To me, the biggest thing to look for is the stand. The one I got has a cheap suction cup, and unless you have a smooth surface, it doesn't work that great. Mine isn't wireless, but I don't really need that.
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Re: Anybody here ever try a microscope camera of this type?
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: June 26, 2020 02:46PM
I have a USB 10X-150x Celestron microscope that is about 6 years ago for about the same price. It's rated for 1600x1200 picture, 320x240 video. The depth of field really drops as the magnification goes up.

That item got a D review grade on Fakespot (lots of enGrish reviews). I would be very skeptical about which version of iOS it works with.



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Re: Anybody here ever try a microscope camera of this type?
Posted by: jonny
Date: June 26, 2020 03:23PM
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The forced upgrade to Catalina with the new Mac Mini broke the software that runs the microscope. Haven't invested the time (yet) to get an upgrade.
Try quicktime... or photo booth.
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Re: Anybody here ever try a microscope camera of this type?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: June 26, 2020 03:29PM
......would be useful for ladies on 1st Tinder dates......



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Re: Anybody here ever try a microscope camera of this type?
Posted by: sekker
Date: June 26, 2020 03:51PM
We helped develop this and have used over 1000 of these in classrooms:

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Re: Anybody here ever try a microscope camera of this type?
Posted by: jonny
Date: June 26, 2020 05:08PM
Youtube review: [www.youtube.com]
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Re: Anybody here ever try a microscope camera of this type?
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: June 26, 2020 06:44PM
The depth of field really drops as the magnification goes up.


Just as with a regular microscope and as one would expect.

Those two pics in the ad aren't particularly inspiring.

Are they using display screen size as a factor in claimed magnification?

The advice of managing expectations is well put.

The Lunch Box microscope is more reasonable with their claim of

-Magnification range approximately 10X-220X (dependent on monitor size)

These device seem to be more macro lens than micro scopes though.






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Re: Anybody here ever try a microscope camera of this type?
Posted by: Speedy
Date: June 26, 2020 06:59PM
I usually just put whatever I want to magnify in my scanner and max out the DPI or whatever. Works for my purposes.



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Re: Anybody here ever try a microscope camera of this type?
Posted by: PeterB
Date: June 26, 2020 07:18PM
Thanks to all for opinions.

That YouTube was especially helpful ...




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Re: Anybody here ever try a microscope camera of this type?
Posted by: davemchine
Date: June 26, 2020 10:10PM
I bought one when my kids were little and we looked at bugs. It was fun for a few days and then we sold it eventually...did I sell it to you ztirffritz?



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