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

You Pay: $47.97
Product Highlights
  • Monocular, Magnifier & Portable Microscope

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
Carson MagniScope (3x/8x/30x)
  • 3x Stand Loupe
  • 8x Monocular
  • Lens Cleaning Cloth
  • User Guide
  • Lifetime Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    CarsonMagniScope (3x/8x/30x)
     
    4.3

    (based on 7 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

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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

      Best Uses

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

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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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              • No

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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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                  • No

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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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                  • No

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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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