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2.0 out of 5 stars Save Your Money, January 20, 2010
This review is from: Carson 60X-100X MicroMax LED Lighted Pocket Microscope (MM-200) (Camera)
I bought this for checking edges on barber's razors, also known as straight razors. I sharpen them and use them for shaving. The scope is a pain to focus as other reviewers have mentioned and in my opinion the optics are inferior. There is a learning curve with using the tool because of the inverted image and the difficulty in focusing while maintaining the view of the object. Once that is overcome the optical quality falls short. A 30x eye loupe from Widget Supply was a far better investment for my purposes. You pays your money and you takes your chances. In this instance I ended up a loser. So for me it was a waste of money. Your mileage may vary.
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Initial post: Nov 28, 2010 12:26:45 AM PST
John Feesey says:
Ive been looking for magnifiers that go beyond 10X and always run into the same problem of inferior optics-thanks

Posted on Apr 7, 2011 5:36:55 PM PDT
Joseph says:
Thank you for your review, you need the scope for the same purpose I do and you gave me a great review. That's what these reviews are good for!!!

In reply to an earlier post on May 18, 2011 7:07:34 PM PDT
its 10$. What do you expect? If you want better optics, get one from a known name (olympus, nikon, zeiss, etc) and be prepared to pay accordingly. If the thing works as advertised for 10$, I think its silly to complain about the optics. What do you expect? leica? Zeiss? Seriously 10$. Get real.

Posted on Jun 11, 2011 2:09:50 PM PDT
Golden Boar says:
Thanks for your review. It saved me from buying this for this purpose. I have the SE MW10087L Mini Brass Microscope with Illuminator which is a fixed focus and does not invert the image, it is only $5, has decent optics, and works great for the purpose of inspecting a blade edge.

Posted on Oct 16, 2011 10:16:09 AM PDT
cover says:
You pays your money and you takes your chances...
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