Digital Microscopes

cork_oh(5OH)January 24, 2012

I have been thinking about buying a digital micoscope, because as I get older my eyes aren't as good as they used to be. These microscopes can be plugged into your computer which will give you a much bigger picture to view.

Have any of you ever used one or have one?

What about cost? They range about $50.00 and up.

Thanks

Cork

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variegatednancy1

Some time ago a few growers on the Brats forum bought and were discussing the purchase. One lady sent videos of bugs she was able to capture on video.

I would say at that price they are certainly worth it. I have never used anything more than a 40X jeweler's loupe.

Nancy

    Bookmark   January 27, 2012 at 11:03AM
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carol222

I have a regular microscope. I love it for checking for mites, nematodes, fungus, especially in the roots.
Carol

    Bookmark   January 27, 2012 at 12:12PM
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elyons

I purchased an affordable, quality digital microscope/camera built by Celestron for $49.95. It's a USB plugin to your PC, comes with CD software, and installs very easily. I use it to view my African violet flower parts. I got mine at: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/761329-REG/Celestron_44302_A_Micro_Handheld_Deluxe_Digital.html
Celestron Deluxe Handheld Dig Mic 49.95 Free Shipping, In Stock (the one I bought) with metal stand.
866-857-7412

Here is a link that might be useful: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/761329-REG/Celestron_44302_A_Micro_Handheld_Deluxe_Digital.html

    Bookmark   February 16, 2012 at 10:27PM
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cork_oh(5OH)

elyons

Thanks for the "info". I ordered a microscope on e-bay, but had to return it because it would not work on my computer.

My operating system is "Windows 7 (64 bit). Will the one you purchased work on this system?

Thanks

Cork

    Bookmark   February 19, 2012 at 4:46PM
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