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Carson MagniScope (3x/8x/30x)

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Carson MagniScope (3x/8x/30x)

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  • Monocular, Magnifier & Portable Microscope

You Pay: $47.97

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The Carson MagniScope is an unusual and useful magnifying instrument. Two components combine to create three different optical devices - an 8x20mm monocular, 3x stand magnifier, and when threaded together, a precision 30x portable microscope.

3x stand loupe & 8x monocular are combined to produce a 30x portable microscope
20mm Objective lens diameter
8x Monocular provides a Field of View of 288 feet at 1000 yards and a minimum focusdistance of 6'
BK-7 porro prism for bright viewing
UPC: 750668001719
Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.4 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.0 x 4.0 x 2.1"
Carson MagniScope (3x/8x/30x)
  • 3x Stand Loupe
  • 8x Monocular
  • Lens Cleaning Cloth
  • User Guide
  • Lifetime Limited Warranty
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    CarsonMagniScope (3x/8x/30x)
     
    4.3

    (based on 7 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (3)

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    • 3 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (5)
    • Quality lenses (5)
    • Strong construction (3)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    No Best Uses
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (5)

    Reviewed by 7 customers

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    5.0

    Best at 30x, no significant weaknesses

    By Bill

    from Austin, TX

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Flat Field Of View
    • Quality Lenses
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

    • No Significant Cons

    Best Uses

    • 30x Magnifier

    Comments about Carson MagniScope (3x/8x/30x):

    3X Magnifier: There is a focus ring at the top which you can adjust for a flat, crisp image. The clear stand should be flared outward to 2.25" ID from its present 1.53" ID so that it does not appear in the field of view.

    30X Magnifier: It's at its best in this difficult application. Both the eyepiece focus ring and objective focus ring can be used. Try a small LED flashlight for illumination. This will reveal the hairs on insect faces and the eye facets.

    8X Telescope: This mode offers a good image, better than another 8x telescope that I had in the drawer.

    Overall this is a good buy with no significant weaknesses and great at 30x.

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    3.0

    Good for children

    By TY

    from HK

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Strong Construction

    Cons

    • Causes Eye Strain
    • Difficult To Use

    Best Uses

      Comments about Carson MagniScope (3x/8x/30x):

      small focus ring

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      5.0

      Works well

      By Jonny C

      from NY, NY

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Quality Lenses

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Carson MagniScope (3x/8x/30x):

          I use it as a microscope with motion picture film to evaluate focus, grain and exposure. Very sharp and 30x magnification is perfect. A light table is needed for such work however. The monocular works great too.

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          4.0

          Excellent magnifier for close work

          By NRA Referee

          from Fairfax, VA

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Quality Lenses

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Carson MagniScope (3x/8x/30x):

              Purchased this item as an aid in scoring NRA Conventional pistol targets. It provides excellent magnification of shot holes to scoring rings for accurate scoring as an NRA Referee.

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              5.0

              Best Value

              By Ted

              from San Jose

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Viewing tricomes

              Comments about Carson MagniScope (3x/8x/30x):

              Great item with a great price, thank you.

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              4.0

              See what the field book talks about!

              By B-Rad

              from Boise, ID

              About Me Avid Adventurer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Quality Lenses
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Carson MagniScope (3x/8x/30x):

                  I use this product for snow science evaluation. Most books suggest a 10x lupe but with this MagniScope you can really see in detail what is going on. Used a friends last year and can't wait for the snow to fly this year.

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                  4.0

                  Pretty good magnification

                  By NO L

                  from CA

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Quality Lenses

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Carson MagniScope (3x/8x/30x):

                      I've not used this in the field as a microscope yet but it appears to work well on a desk as long as it's used under a good light source. Having two separate areas for focusing was a bit confusing at first but once that was understood it works well.
                      You will likely need one hand to operate and hold the scope but can manipulate the subject with forceps using the other hand through the slot at the bottom.
                      Also consider some sort of lighting source (perhaps a flashlight?) unless you will be in bright enough light to see your subject at high mag. Also make sure that your subject is small enough to fit inside the lower cup of the device.

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