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which microscope is better for a first purchase in your opinion?

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this one:

http://m.ebay.com.au/itm/141669638751

or

this one:

http://m.ebay.com.au/itm/331541328390

i dont need anything fancy.

just want to be able to see spores and have some nerdy fun ;)

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I don't think this one is good enough for looking at spores (it's only 150x), but I still thought it was pretty cool for a portable pocket microscope & nerdy fun stuff: Turn your smart phone or tablet into a powerful microscope with the 150x magnification Micro Phone Lens.

I got a much weaker snap-on macro lens for the phone & it was still good enough for stuff like this:

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cool. ive got a little pocket one but wondering - what do u think of the ones in the link above?

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From what I've seen/read of the droplet lenses (video & reviews, never used one), they take a bit of skill to get a clear image, and you'll get a fair bit of blurring around the edges no matter what. I think it's nifty because it's so tiny (= very portable + not cluttering up my house with another cool toy) & has great magnification for its size, but I doubt it's a substitute for a serious microscope.

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yeah.. now to the og question at hand..

which is better out of those two links in my first post?

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i would go with the amscope

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Oh crap, I misunderstood which link you meant - sorry I couldn't help. And sorry for the off topic posts.

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Oh crap, I misunderstood which link you meant - sorry I couldn't help. And sorry for the off topic posts.

thats ok! haha, i was wondering what was going on.i do like that option though

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i would go with the amscope

thankyou :)

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AmScope for sure =)

2000x geez, that's pretty good. Recon that will make red blood cells appear some 5-6mm across.

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i ended up going with amscope but a diff model. this one 》http://vi.raptor.ebaydesc.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItemDescV4&item=200838534833&category=48741&pm=1&ds=0&t=1432868259951

i like the idea of led and is cheaper. im keen for one with the extra 20x eyepiece that goes up to 2000x because i want to have the 800x option over 400/ 600. i doubt ill bother with the 2000x as itll be nothing pretty colours to me

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