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Carson MicroBrite Plus 60x-120x Power LED Lighted Pocket Microscope (MM-300)
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- Multi-Pack: Includes 4 units of the MicroBrite Plus 60x-120x Power Pocket Microscope
- LED Lighted with Aspheric Internal Lens System
- Compact, Lightweight and Portable Design
- Each microscope uses 1 AA Battery (not included)
- Backed by Carson's Limited Lifetime Warranty
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Why Choose an Aspherical Lens System?
When using an 'aspheric lens', the light rays converge at a single focal point resulting in a more sharp, clear and distortion-free image.
At Carson, we strive to make sure our customers are 100% satisfied with the quality of our pocket microscopes. We are so confident in our pocket microscopes that we back them with a Lifetime Limited Warranty! Carson will repair or replace your pocket microscope if it is found to have manufacturing defects in materials or workmanship. Please contact Carson for additional warranty details.
MicroBrite Plus 60x -120x Power LED Lighted Pocket Microscope (MM-300)
The MicroBrite plus is an extremely powerful, compact and lightweight portable microscope.
The Variety of Uses is Endless
It is the perfect tool to introduce young children to the joys of science or even for advanced users to enjoy microscopic viewing power on the move.
Powerfully Illuminated, Crisp Magnification
The LED illumination and internal aspheric lens system will ensure users a clear, bright and crisp image. The MicroBrite Plus is powered by 1 AA battery (not included).
Carson Warranty Included
The MicroBrite Plus is backed by Carson's Limited Lifetime Warranty. Carson will repair or replace your pocket microscope if it is found to have manufacturing defects in materials or workmanship. Please contact Carson for additional warranty details.
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1) the magnification is more than adequate for my purpose, and the resolution is excellent -- I can see the hairs on the legs of ants, clearly and in sharp focus. Optics are good enough.
2) it takes a standard AA battery, instead of the tiny/costly watch batteries most other scopes require,
3) it has a firm grip, so you can hold it very steady with one hand while focusing with the other, and
4) it has a very user-friendly and fast coarse-focus lever, plus a separate fine-focus knob.
5) the LED light is offset, so the beam hits the specimen at a 40 degree angle. This is important because it eliminates reflective glare that can obscure the image.
6) optics -- good enough
Somebody really thought this one through. The only downsides are that 1) compared to many cheaper ones, the Carson is rather bulky. You can still slip it into a pocket, but it's about the size of a cigarette package (in the field I drop a tiny $4.00 60x scope/loupe in my belt pack). 2) there's so easy way to take a picture. For that, I use the little $10 60x scope/loupe that clips onto my smartphone; the high resolution (10mp) on the phone camera allows zooming in for detail. 3) the light is not dimmable, and sometimes too bright.
In addition, the built in light is amazingly useful and the fact that it uses a single AA battery is icing on the cake.
The MicroBrite MM-300 is just the ticket for gardening and exploring. It's lightweight but substantial and has a nice, solid feel.
Like all of the more powerful small scopes, you need to tinker with it a bit to get the best magnification, and at the highest magnification you will also benefit by being still. I've used more expensive scopes and several natural light scopes over the years, and this LED light scope puts them to shame. The results are excellent from full sunlight to dark.
The grip is quite ergonomic for such a small device. You can use the focusing ring with the same hand you're holding it with, and you'll need to use your non-dominant hand to adjust the zooming dial when needed. The LED switch is perfectly located for a quick press of the thumb.
This handheld is also perfect for those of us who choose to avoid button batteries. I wanted an AA battery device because our local stores are often out of the button battery I need. The battery compartment opens easily and the single battery can be accessed in a snap. (AA battery not included).
There is an indent on the top to weave in a lanyard thread.
It's portable but not really pocket-sized unless you stow it in a cargo-type pocket. It's about the size of a deck of cards and twice as thick. I keep it in my gardening apron pocket, in my birding vest pocket, or around my neck with a lanyard. When it's on the lanyard I use it more often just because it's there. It's useful and fun.
Whether you're looking at a praying mantis casing, diagnosing spider mites, checking herb for readiness, or exploring the micro world with kids, this is an excellent portable microscope for the money.
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