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  • Works a treat

    posted by ShootistUK on 12/12/2010
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    Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

    Pros:

    Does what it says on the box, place above an item, twiddle the focusing ring and then hey presto a magnified image appears on the p.c. screen which in turn can be stored as a snapshot or an avi film. The varaible illumination facility allows you to adjust light levels to get the best image.

    Cons:

    The user manual talks about settings in the software which do not appear in the software that I was shipped and neither does the microscope camera appear in my computer as the manual suggests it should.

    OtherThoughts:

    Nice complete kit and works well but I do not understand what the red buttons are supposed to do on the unit as neither seems to do anything when pressed.

    Bottomline:

    For the money, you get a decent microscope on a stand and software to use it with. The ability to examine items at this level of magnification and store them on the PC is worthwhile to anyone and everyone. So buy it!

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