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 Posted 10/16/2018  8:39 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add insideout to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
As I'm trying to finish out my 8100. I need a microscope to get started with my roll hunting and picture taking and still not blow my budget.

Looking at this one https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07CN5NTPF If the admins need to change the link I'm good with that


Also anyone use this one?
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 Posted 10/16/2018  8:55 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add macmercury to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I have the one exactly pictured, the focus some time goes out of range, and it is hard to adjust without a stand, the leg doesn't give room or support when tilting down to focus on the object.

I have seen one or two with a long stand and plate, so that one maybe better.

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 Posted 10/16/2018  9:21 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add USSID18 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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 Posted 10/16/2018  10:11 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add insideout to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Well I went ahead and pulled the trigger on it I figure if I don't like it I'll send it back. Looking at making a plate for it as we speak lol
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 Posted 10/16/2018  10:18 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Tootallious to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I also have the Carson that USSID18 has but mine seems to lose color the closer I get. I also have the celestron 5mp digital https://www.amazon.com/Celestron-Ha...n+microscope

Which is a great microscope. The only problem which is easily fixed is that the riser tube is far to short to get full pictures unless you stack some books. What I did was buy a 14" brass hobby tube from my local hardware store for about $6. Since the scope needs to be assembled the tube is easy to replace with a longer one. With the longer riser you can take full pics of Large dollars like Morgan's, Peace, Ike's.

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 Posted 10/16/2018  10:28 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add USSID18 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Oh, that's a nice one Tootallious! I should invest in one like that. !
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 Posted 10/17/2018  04:02 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add insideout to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'll have to put that on the upgrade list
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 Posted 10/19/2018  2:44 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add macmercury to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Good idea Tootallious!

The only issue I have is dealing with light, the light coming from the USB camera distort the image somewhat, so if there was some simple solution to hook up to outside external light source, then all would be nice.

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 Posted 10/19/2018  2:59 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Tootallious to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you macmercury! And your right about the lighting, seems that light is our worse enemy. CrazyB0 gave me the idea of the extended brass tube. He also told me that he uses two clip on led lights as his light source. I just haven't been able to find any that work for me like I would like them to.
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Well the first go with the plugable 2.0
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