I looked to purchase this product and there were 7 units left and by the time I placed the order I purchased the last one and when I recieved the microscope 2 other people wanted to purchase the same microscope because of the quality and value.
This is a solidly-built stereo microscope with very good clear optics. I've used a variety of German and Japanese pro-grade microscopes, and the optical quality rivals many of them. The mechanical construction is solid, and the microscope is stable even with the arm at full extension. The LED illuminator is bright but adjustable, and with the 0.5x Barlow lens, there is about 5" of working distance at lower magnifications and a good depth of field. There is some focal shift through the full zoom range, but not excessively so. This is going to be a good scope for electronics work.
I am wondering whether I might of received a unit that had been previously used by someone. I'm not sure, but while the unit itself is sturdy and robust, mine was delivered with a missing lower halogen bulb! CS promtly sent me another bulb, and when I went to install it, I found the "original" bulb wedged into the space beneath the microscope. Other than that, I am satisfied. Customer Service was great.
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