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45x Pocket Microscope

Discussion in 'Electronic Devices' started by nick50471, Jul 31, 2014.

  1. nick50471

    nick50471 Loaded Pockets

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    I recently attended a coin mint trade show. Every vendor was given a pocket microscope. I first thought it as a gimmick made in China. Yes it's made in China but I carry this everyday. I work in the metal finishing industry and this little tool is a must.

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    The Led has a switch and you can replace the two LR927 batteries.

    The eyepiece is adjustable for focus and eye relief.
     
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    SAKplumber EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    Pretty cool:)
     
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  3. Jerry L

    Jerry L EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    Thats very cool
     
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  4. boyo17

    boyo17 EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    I bought mine about 5 years ago,,,,, it has a white LED for the microscope and also a blue light for UV checking of security marks
     
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    Huh...I just looked at mine and it too has the UV feature. Not that I ever check ID's but still cool.
     
  6. shmook

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    These are really handy! I had one too, until my edc bag got stolen...
     
  7. Sarky

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    I've had this in my bag for years...

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    so I thought I'd try one of these...

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    I'd say the pen style is easier to handle, but the tiny size and LEDs make these better for EDC. The lens quality is surprisingly good in both.
     
  8. Double-O

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    Yea, I work in the printing line, these scopes are pretty common. Likelihood MIC. The light goes bust easily. The good ones are from Lupe....
     
  9. shmook

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    My second one arrived, yep they are Chinese, but I knew that before. Was about £2 delivered from evilbay!

    Good for splinter finding in my fingers. :)

    Edit, it was 99p delivered!
     
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  10. Justinicus

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    Anyone know of one with quality optics? I have a cheapo 65x plastic microscope with a miniscule field of view and terrible chromatic aberration. I'd love to have one with a crisp, clear image that doesn't feel like I'm looking through a drinking straw.