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  • Overall Rating: 3
  • Price: 4
  • Quality: 4
  • Ease Of Use: 4
  • Usefulness: 3
Good magnification – Mini LED 80X Microscope with Scale Markings Reviews

posted by slipe on 07/29/2009 Certified Owner

Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

Pros:
Good magnification
Relatively easy to use
Scale could be useful
AA batteries
Can be used as emergency flashlight
Cons:
Weak light
100X probably too much
"1 DIV/0.02mm" in large letters in view
Other:
They are sending the 100X. It is probably a more expensive unit, but 80X or even 60X would probably be better. I got both SKU 1328 and this one. 1328 is tiny by comparison. It has a much brighter LED and is easier to use. I find I often use a Q5 flashlight to supplement the LED on this scope where it isn’t necessary with 1328. The optics on both are quite good. “1 Div/0.02mm” in large letters in the view clutters the screen and is unnecessary IMO. AAs are easier to find, but I doubt I will have to change the batteries on either for a long time. My low rating is based on a comparison with 1328. If this is the only one you have you will probably find it quite adequate.
Bottomline:
Unless you need the scale markings get SKU 1328 instead. This unit does the job but 1328 seems to do everything better.

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