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  • Pretty good

    posted by joedoh on 09/19/2011
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    Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:1 week to 1 month

    Pros:

    It is a quite nice microscope, especially considering the price. It is a UVC camera and works without any special drivers on Mac OS X. The camera has a resolution of 1280*1024.
    The thumb wheel is a combined focus and zoom wheel in a pretty odd way, but maybe this is common on this kind of camera/microscope. At one end it zooms out to about 8 mm across the picture, and can focus at about +5 to -10 mm measured from the edge of the clear plastic ring. At the other end it zooms in, with about 1.5 mm across, and then can focus at about 0 to -10 mm (yes, 10 mm inside the ring, and it can't focus outside of the ring), and the magnification is largest when focus is at the edge of the ring. The focal depth is very narrow, less than 1 mm I think, bit this is quite common on microscopes.

    Cons:

    It would be nice if it could focus further away when zoomed in.

    OtherThoughts:

    The function of thumb wheel is a bit, ahem, interesting, but that is no big deal.

    Bottomline:

    Pretty nice deal!

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