If you are looking for an entry level scope. This is a good one. I originally purchased it to set up some wet slides at work as I wanted to analyze some plaque samples. The overall kit would be more usable if it had a more powerful light. The optics were quite clear but the adjustments a little too coarse for professional use. While I did not get the intended results at work once I brought it home and introduced it to my children it paid for itself in spades. A great tool to introduce young ones to the very small world all around us. I've had this for over a year now and my 11 year old still collects samples to analyze under the scope. I guess that was it's intended purpose all along. I recommend it in this capacity.
Pros: Good value for price
Cons: Limited to recreational use
This review was written in the old system and had content requirements that are different than reviews written today.