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best affordable hand-held digital usb microscope

Postby Hot Brass » Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:25 am

Hi: I have been looking into some hand-held usb microscopes and there is one company called Dino-Lite which has numerous different models.Which model would you suggest for a beginner for not too much money($150 max) Thanks,Hot Brass

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Re: best affordable hand-held digital usb microscope

Postby Lightw4re » Tue Apr 02, 2013 1:17 pm

I used the QX5 last year. Works well. http://www.amazon.com/Digital-Blue-QX5- ... B0002HLKI2

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Re: best affordable hand-held digital usb microscope

Postby Hot Brass » Wed Apr 03, 2013 7:23 am

Lightw4re wrote:I used the QX5 last year. Works well. http://www.amazon.com/Digital-Blue-QX5- ... B0002HLKI2

Thanks!
I see that they have the newer QX7 out now,so wondering how much better it is,if any,compared to the QX5?
I ordered a QX7 and it turned out to be junk....lousy picture,a toy basically....sent it back the same day! Thanks,Hot Brass
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Re: best affordable hand-held digital usb microscope

Postby Lightw4re » Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:55 am

QX5 is out of stock since more than a year. QX7 is the only one available right now.

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Re: best affordable hand-held digital usb microscope

Postby Hot Brass » Sat May 25, 2013 6:29 pm

Thanks. Bought a Dino-Lite. Hot Brass

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Re: best affordable hand-held digital usb microscope

Postby Shylo » Fri Sep 27, 2013 10:04 am

Brass....

Show us some pics.. let's see what can be done with the new equipment and give us a review

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Re: best affordable hand-held digital usb microscope

Postby Hot Brass » Mon Sep 30, 2013 7:19 am

A few pics and one video:
Pic: This is a 40X power of a 6-inch Starrett scale,each graduation is .010Image

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Re: best affordable hand-held digital usb microscope

Postby Hot Brass » Mon Sep 30, 2013 7:28 am

30 x power video of watch movement :Image
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Re: best affordable hand-held digital usb microscope

Postby Hot Brass » Mon Sep 30, 2013 7:59 am

I guess videos don't work here? Thanks,HB
One more pic top part at 40 powerImage
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Re: best affordable hand-held digital usb microscope

Postby Hot Brass » Mon Sep 30, 2013 9:15 am

Middle part at 40 power:Image
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Re: best affordable hand-held digital usb microscope

Postby Hot Brass » Mon Sep 30, 2013 9:16 am

Bottom part at 40 power:Image

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Re: best affordable hand-held digital usb microscope

Postby Shylo » Mon Sep 30, 2013 10:17 am

What model do you have.. and are you able to use the microscope and take a shot of the whole coin?

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Re: best affordable hand-held digital usb microscope

Postby Hot Brass » Mon Sep 30, 2013 11:15 am

Shylo wrote:What model do you have.. and are you able to use the microscope and take a shot of the whole coin?

Hi: I have the AM-413ZTA model. I took a full pic,but I had to drop the magnification down to 20x to get it all in.
Image Picture is a little blurry,but seems o.k. in real time.

One more at 65X power:Image
Human hair .003 diameter at 200x power:Image
One more hair pic pulled from my head at 200x power:Image
Pointed end of a staple at 220x power:Image.Thats' all for now. HB

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Re: best affordable hand-held digital usb microscope

Postby Hot Brass » Tue Oct 01, 2013 2:19 pm

Two more pics of a Canadian dollar at 12x power. Scope is 5 inches away.
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Re: best affordable hand-held digital usb microscope

Postby Shylo » Tue Oct 01, 2013 5:41 pm

The detail that you get with the high power mag. is very impressive.. but I'm curious to know what is being used as a light source...

In the pics the centres seem to be very reflective of the light yet the outside edges of the coin(s) seems to be very dark..

Is it an LED light on the mag?


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