[sdiy] stereo optical microscope for assembly and repair

Tim Parkhurst tim.parkhurst at gmail.com
Sun Aug 18 02:58:33 CEST 2019


What's wrong with something like this? Maybe not quite as nice as a
high-end stereo scope, but about 10X cheaper, and even has a decent sized
built in LCD (which can be piped to a larger monitor if need be):

https://www.amazon.com/Microscope-10X-1000X-Magnification-Soldering-Appraisal/dp/B07LHJ8BB6?ref_=Oct_TopRatedC_2742273011_3&pf_rd_p=d358b362-7299-556c-88bc-d6c23c19db63&pf_rd_s=merchandised-search-6&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_i=2742273011&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=5F01PRSZRW2J90X3RKB8&pf_rd_r=5F01PRSZRW2J90X3RKB8&pf_rd_p=d358b362-7299-556c-88bc-d6c23c19db63


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On Fri, Aug 16, 2019 at 3:25 PM Kenny Balys <kenny at beatkamp.com> 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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