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Meade 8200 Microscope for School Students & Kids w/ 3 objectives, 10 slides 08007
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I got this microscope for my daughter for her birthday. Ever since they lea...
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great for kids

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner from United States, TX Written on January 20, 2009
My son loves it, and even when adults come over, they can't put it down....
Would recommend: Yes
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Broken but Fixed Thanks to OpticsPlanet

by Legacy Reviewer, from United States, WA Written on January 7, 2009
Just a note that the microscope was not operable when it was received. Though it could not be replaced, OpticsPlanet Customer Service recovery was terrific. They replaced it with another Meade microscope of similar value and that is GREAT recovery. Thanks to OpticsPlanet Customer Service.
Pros: None
Cons: Inoperable upon receipt...
Would recommend: No
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Arrived broken

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner Written on January 7, 2009
Microscope came free with telescope purchase.. glad I didn't pay for this or I would be upset. I would return but its not worth the shipping costs. Good thing the kids had other gifts to open.
Pros: build in light
Cons: slide doesnt operate. no fine tune adjustment...
Would recommend: No
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Meade 8200 Microscope

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner from United States, FL Written on December 29, 2008
dial to operate slide not working.broke upon arival.not from shipping damage, from assembly at plant....
Would recommend: Yes
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Please save your money for a different microscope

by Legacy Reviewer, from United States, WA Written on December 15, 2008
Don't make the mistake that I made. This product is horrible(as evidenced by half of the reviews - the other half must secretly work for Meade). I thought this would be a great starter microscope for my son, but it is light years behind the cheap "toy" Tasco that I had as a kid. It is very flimsy plastic, has literally one half inch of focusing adjustment, and generally looks and feels like something you would get as a cheap prize at a carnival. If I had seen it in person first, I would have expected it to cost about $10. I've never given any product a bad review, but I had to speak up about this one. OpticsPlanet is a great company, but they should stop carrying this product.
Pros: none
Cons: everything...
Would recommend: No
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Meade 80007

by Legacy Reviewer, from United States, WA Written on December 14, 2008
It is a well made microscope at a good price. It magnifies well and is exciting for the our young scientists. Now they are collecting specimens of everything they can think of, and then studying them well.
Pros: Works great for young scientist...
Would recommend: Yes
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what-is-this

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner from United States, MA Written on December 6, 2008
This equipment arrived in an un-useable condition. It had been shipped with parts rattling around inside of it so it was not functioning at all - out of the box. It's too bad there isn't any quality control available - a simple shake of the box would have alerted anyone to the fact that this thing was in pieces from the manufacturer.
Pros: none-couldn't use the product
Cons: shipped with parts rattling around in it....
Would recommend: No
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Meade 8200

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner from United States, MN Written on August 28, 2008
I bought it to be used in the field. I did not expect much for the price, but was surprised how sharp and detailed diatoms appear. The field size is also larger than expected. Focusing is critical to frustrating. I would not recommend this microscope, if this is the only one you will have. Optics planet has some excellent deals for great microscopes.
Pros: Good Optics for a toy microscope
Cons: focus mechanism faulty...
Would recommend: Yes
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Great starter microscope

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner from United States, GA Written on March 14, 2008
I wanted an easy, simple and low cost microscope to do some initial microscopic examinations I wanted to do for some time. This good-looking starter microscope MEADE 8200 was great for the purpose and I was satisfied. The purchase experience with OpticsPlanet was very pleasant, the delivery was fast and earlier than I expected. All in all, a good starter microscope and a good website to buy optics devices.
Pros: Easy to use, easy set-up, clear images, good looking device
Cons: magnification up to 400x only, not higher...
Would recommend: Yes
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microscope

by Legacy Reviewer, from United States, WA Written on March 3, 2008
We're enjoying it!...
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