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Nikon Instruments E200 Binocular Compound Biological Microscope Set w 4X-10X-40X MultiVoltage 100v to 220v
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Most Helpful Positive Review Using the E200 in Australia
Living in Australia, I recently purchased a Nikon E200 microscope from OpticsPlanet and was most impressed with their competitive pricing and outstand...
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Using the E200 in Australia

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner Written on May 25, 2011
Living in Australia, I recently purchased a Nikon E200 microscope from OpticsPlanet and was most impressed with their competitive pricing and outstanding level of service. Anyone contemplating the purchase of a Nikon E200 should firstly be aware that the microscope is designed and fitted with infinity-corrected optics. This means that any future purchase of additional eyepieces or objectives must be selected from the Nikon range. Unfortunately, there is no international standard for infinity-corrected lenses; Nikon-Zeiss-Leica-Olympus lenses are not interchangeable. Conventional non-infinity-corrected lenses cannot be used.

Anyone expecting the legendary quality associated with the Nikon brand will be sadly disappointed with E200. The microscope is totally manufactured in China and there are noticeable design faults and lapses in the quality control. Firstly the good news; the optical quality up to 100x is pin-sharp. At 400x the image deteriorates. The uniformity of the variable halogen illumination is excellent. The focusing and mechanical stage movement are light, smooth and precise.

And now the bad news. The binocular head is plastic. The eyepieces are constructed with plastic barrels. The individually-focused eyepieces lack a graduated +/- diopter scale which makes it especially difficult to reset the eyepieces for individual users! The east-west movement of the mechanical stage is governed by a toothed-fiber belt, not a metal rack and pinion. Eventually the polymer...
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