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.
My almost 8 year old daughter loves this microscope! It is easy to use and I love that it has its own carrying case to store it in. I did buy a seperate set of slides with samples on them for her to look at because only a few were included. This is a good quality microscope for your young learner!
This is a great starter microscope for kids interested in science. The only thing is you have no light it uses the reflection from a small mirror. That can be a little frustrating for both kid and adult. But everything else is great.
If you need further help or information please visit our Online Help Center