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MIcroscope for the 9 y.o.

Postby dmears on Thu Dec 07, 2006 9:12 pm

I am interested in ordering a microscope for my 9 year old grandson. I don't know alot about them, so I am looking for your help. I don't want a toy, yet I don't need anything that would be used in a lab. I have been looking at the Meade 9260 and the Meade 8300. What I need to know is what would be a good one for him that would spark his interest.

I appreciate any help I could get.


Postby Jne_K on Thu Dec 07, 2006 9:16 pm


For the best buy in a beginner's microscope, try the LOMO P-111.

This microscope 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.

For a good slide set, try the Meade.
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