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Hi guys I was wondering if any of you had a few suggestions for a good quality first microscope?

 

I've got a £50 amazon voucher, but I don't mind putting a bit more of my own money towards it, but that's my rough price range. It's just for messing around with at home for fun and it might come in handy when I start a distance learning biology course in a couple of months, that sort of grade/spec is what I'm after.

 

Thanks in advance.

 

P.s sorry if this is the wrong forum, maybe science education would have been more appropriate.

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Personally I would search for "microscope usb" on eBay/Amazon (microscope with USB camera),

to be able to send data through USB, to see it on computer monitor, and record it to video file.

 

Don't mix it with "USB microscope" as they're for electricians and engineers, usually cheap and poor made.

 

There are also microscopes with built-in LCD monitor. They have cards for storing photos and/or videos recorded.

 

 

Bresser with LCD built-in monitor for $180

https://www.amazon.com/Bresser-5201000-LCD-Microscope-8-9cm-3-5-Inch/dp/B001ARF1RY/

 

Mustcam with LCD built-in monitor for $135

https://www.amazon.com/Mustcam-Stand-Alone-3-5-inches-Magnification-Measurement/dp/B00V361LFI/

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Personally I would search for "microscope usb" on eBay/Amazon (microscope with USB camera),

to be able to send data through USB, to see it on computer monitor, and record it to video file.

 

Don't mix it with "USB microscope" as they're for electricians and engineers, usually cheap and poor made.

 

There are also microscopes with built-in LCD monitor. They have cards for storing photos and/or videos recorded.

 

 

Bresser with LCD built-in monitor for $180

https://www.amazon.com/Bresser-5201000-LCD-Microscope-8-9cm-3-5-Inch/dp/B001ARF1RY/

 

Mustcam with LCD built-in monitor for $135

https://www.amazon.com/Mustcam-Stand-Alone-3-5-inches-Magnification-Measurement/dp/B00V361LFI/

 

 

Question for sensei- and anyone else who might know- with regards to this microscope usb, is this something that can be attached to a standard microscope I might purchase separately or is it the entire device on its own?

 

Sorry I'm probably not being very clear with that question but hopefully you get what i'm trying to say.

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Question for sensei- and anyone else who might know- with regards to this microscope usb, is this something that can be attached to a standard microscope I might purchase separately or is it the entire device on its own?

 

Sorry I'm probably not being very clear with that question but hopefully you get what i'm trying to say.

The images above are of complete usb microscopes but you can get a usb microscope eyepiece camera - Here's a few using the bolded as a search term in the shopping section.:

 

https://www.google.co.uk/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&rlz=1C1EJFA_enGB674GB707&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=usb+microscope+eyepiece+camera&tbm=shop

 

You might find this article interesting, talking about the different ways of doing it, including homemade stuff :

 

http://www.microbehunter.com/connecting-a-camera-to-a-microscope/

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