Thinking about buying a digital microscope. Advice?

Discussion in 'Antique Discussion' started by Mill Cove Treasures, Jan 8, 2019.

  1. Mill Cove Treasures

    Mill Cove Treasures Well-Known Member

    I have been looking at the digital microscopes and wondered if anyone here has one and can offer some advice. It will be used most often for identifying and photographing marks on jewelry and other items that are difficult to see because of the location and/or size. Would the inexpensive models be enough for this purpose? Are there specifications that are a must have or things that are not necessary on some of the more expensive models? Zoom, megapixels? Thanks in advance.

    Here is a link to one of the inexpensive models just for to show what I'm talking about an for information purposes only.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/1000X-USB-...sories-Coin-Inspection-US-Stock-/302714813247
     
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  2. daveydempsey

    daveydempsey Moderator Moderator

    I've had one like that for around 6 years, ideal for viewing on a big screen and taking pictures.

    I only use it occasionally.
    The only criticism I have on my model is you cannot turn the lights off and if you have a shiny material it sometimes reflects back obscuring the target.

    Great for looking at things you've never seen before, like inside your ear :rolleyes::D
     
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  3. Mill Cove Treasures

    Mill Cove Treasures Well-Known Member

    Great tip about the lights. Thanks. :hilarious: I don't know why but, your ear exploration made me think of this.

     
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