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Meade 8200 Microscope for School Students & Kids w/ 3 objectives, 10 slides 08007
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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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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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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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Meade 8200

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner from United States, CA Written on December 27, 2007
Unfortunately I really can't review this very well, but will follow up. The initial delivery was prompt, but the scope's focusing mechanism was broken. The light source also did not work. Getting an RMA was quick and easy, but beware, you have to pay the postage to return the defective product. What was an inexpensive microscope for a child is quickly becoming more expensive once you add an additional $18.00 to UPS ship the part back. I can understand if I wanted to return the unit and it was fully functional, but since it was defective, I don't believe I should have to pay the postage. I should have just asked for my money back, but because it was a Christmas gift and there was time for them to re-ship, I asked for a replacement. Here it is Dec 27 and still no microscope! If I get another defective part, I'll be out almost the price of the scope in return charges and have nothing to show for it.
Pros: Price
Cons: Focus was broken on arrival...
Would recommend: No
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