[sdiy] stereo optical microscope for assembly and repair

Kenny Balys kenny at beatkamp.com
Sat Aug 17 17:26:08 CEST 2019

Hi All,

Ok I went ahead, based on the feedback here, and ordered:

Placed on August 17, 2019 7:57:58 AM PDT
Item 	Sku 	Qty 	Subtotal
3.5X-90X Trinocular Zoom Stereo Microscope w Boom Stand + 80 LED Light 
SM-3TZ-80S 	1 	$519.99
0.5X Reduction Lens for C-mount Cameras 	RU050 	1 	$44.99
Discount (Weekend Sale 15% Off) 	-$84.75

I am cheap so I went ahead and got a tool I can use for my entire career/life. 
Trying to do
this for less than $400 would not deliver a tool with this property.

The Amazon system is utterly painful and misleading so I went direct to the
official AmScope website. Lucky, there is now a 15% discount.

I ordered the reduction C-mount camera adapter so I can (hopefully) mount my 
Ikonoskop or
Bolex and make some music video worthy footage.

Thanks all for your input.

On 17.08.19 07:38 , paula at synth.net wrote:
> Hi,
>   I got one of these -
> https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B006QN5T5G/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
>   AMScope, have to say, it's fabulous.. it's got a heavy (and I mean heavy) base
> so I can put that on the back of my bench and swing the scope round when I need
> it, also has a good focal distance so I can get tweezers/pliers/soldering iron
> under it without discomfort. I can also work on it with my glasses on which
> makes swapping from looking in the scope to looking at schematics on
> screen/paper super easy.
>   The LED ring light is also fab.
>   I would recommend this to anyone doing surface mount in a flash
> Paula
> On 2019-08-16 23:21, Kenny Balys wrote:
>> What is everyone using these days for stereo scopes?
>> My eyes are finally pooched and I am looking for something with a
>> decent field of
>> view.
>> So far, I am seeing AmScope products as a good contender. $650 seems
>> to be the going rate.
>> if anyone has any preferences, or recs or advice I would love to hear it.
>> Was hoping to do something for less than $400.
>> Thanks in advance,
>> ./k
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