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Barska Micro Handheld 10-300X Digital Microscope / Camera
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Most Helpful Positive Review Great for the money!
I bought this to view the fibers that come out of sores on my skin. I susp...
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Most Helpful Negative Review Good, But With Limited Uses
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Awful Piece of Hardware

by None, from United States, MN Written on August 19, 2014
This magnifier does not work, Barska does not respond to questions about how to make it work, no software that I have on any of my PC's works with this scope, don't know what it's function is???? Can't return it! Haven't found any software that allows images to be seen through the scope -- piece of junk!!!! All liturature says "Just plug it in!" What a bunch of hooey that is! Stay away from Barska junk --- they also make firearms scopes that are half-a$$ nice but spend your money on better equipment....
Would recommend: No
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Good, But With Limited Uses

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner from United States, OH Written on April 5, 2013
I purchased this microscope to replace my Celestron 150X which was damaged at work. Basically, this Barska microscope will perform well as long as you use it within its limitations.
1- Contrary to the description on the Opticsplanet website, there is no way to vary the light output.
2- Set up can be a bit tricky if you have a laptop computer with a built-in camera. When I plugged this unit in, my laptop immediately brought up the video software (as it should). However, it defaulted to the built in camera, forcing me to hunt around various preferences to change the input. (This is not necessarily the microscope's fault... just be aware that you may have to do some tweaking.)
3- The USB cord is a bit stiff and it repeatedly will come out of the microscope. This requires a reboot of the video software after plugging the cable back in. (I ended up wrapping/holding the cable in the hand I was using to hold the microscope.)
4- The microscope will zoom to 300X... that translates into "a little vibration makes a BIG difference". Taking a good photo at 300X while holding it is almost impossible. If you want to examine something relatively flat (paper, leaves, insects, etc.) and can place the scope flat on a surface, you can come up with some really nice shots.
Summary- If Barska would have thought ahead an included a stand (like Celeston does with some of their models) and a more flexible USB cable this scope would be quite good.
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Would recommend: No
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Great Microscope...Rip-off Software!

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner from United States, TX Written on March 10, 2012
The 3rd time I used this microscope the software threw up a box from some german company that asked if I wanted to pay 419.95 for the software....when there was a disk included with the scope. What a rip-off....will never buy from Optics-Planet again.
Pros: Microscope works great
Cons: The software is only a trial use...
Would recommend: No
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Great for the money!

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner from United States, TX Written on February 11, 2012
I bought this to view the fibers that come out of sores on my skin. I suspect this condition is called Morgellons. I can now see the different fibers and the brilliant colors they really are. Some are aqua blue...cobalt blue..powderblue...red...gold. and green. I am now so interested that I want more magnification to see the numbers, letters and different shapes that may be imbedded in these fibers. I just do not know yet what magnification that will require. This scope was a great deal...worth every penny!
Pros: Works great...
Cons: Software is a generic webcam type...
Would recommend: Yes
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Barska handheld 10-300X

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner Written on December 31, 2011
Perfect for family members of all ages. From small children to adults this is a fun and educational instrument.1...
Would recommend: Yes
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