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LOMO P-111 vs Meade 9260 Microscopes

Postby afpn86 on Tue Dec 05, 2006 11:06 am

Hi Again,
Could you tell me how the LOMO P-111 compares to the Meade 9260 for a 13 yr old child. The Celestron was more than I want to send for a first microscope.
Thanks,
Anne.
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Postby Jne_K on Tue Dec 05, 2006 11:08 am

Hi

Really no comparison at all. The LOMO P-111 sells for less than $100, but it has absolutely nothing in common with other microscopes in its price range. It is a Russian (not Chinese) made stripped down research grade microscope without a binocular head, mechanical stage, built-in illumination, or oil objective. However, it does have dual focusing, an iris light control like an expensive model and it uses the same high quality eyepieces and objectives as much more expensive LOMO microscopes. Best of all, it can be upgraded at a later date with illumination, mechanical stage and oil objectives - something you cannot do with microscopes costing many times this price. It is priced low only because we purchased this model in bulk from LOMO in Russia. This is easily the best buy in a beginner's microscope on the market.
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