My Precious

130X USB Microscope Camera

130X USB Microscope Camera by Several Manufacturer Brands
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130X USB Microscope Camera - Preferred Choice Award 2007, Creative Child Magazine

In 2007, an interesting - cool new toy came into my shop: The 130X USB Digital Microscope Camera!

What an adorable Funky little Gadget Camera: I had to have it...

I does have its drawbacks and flaws; Focus is somewhat difficult to achieve. Pixelation is also a serious problem, but so what, it can do things the naked eye cannot and I have yet to find a camera/lens that can macro zoom to 130X!!

Gadgets, cameras & video have always fascinated me and I've acquired what I can afford without breaking the bank, and I truly have a ball with every little detail they offer up.

Box Includes:

Microscope Camera, Specimen Base, 1 Prepared Specimen Slide, 3 Blank Slides, Forceps, Eyedropper, Software - Mac & PC (rare), USB Cable

Features:

Microscope connects to your computer via USB cable. Magnifies 26X up to 130X! Maginfied images appear in Brilliantly clear resolution. Bright built-in 4 LED bulbs to ensure clarity. Capture still or video images by pushing a shutter button! Save digital stills and video to your computer.

This item retailed for $130 new, I paid $39 since it was on clearance.

As you see in some of my images...it is really fun to play with and connected to a laptop, very portable for outdoor use. I think this is a great toy for children and adults alike.

My Review:

After many hours/days/years of use, this little gadget keeps astounding me every time I bring it out of its original box. It really is only used for odd little views of the world, but; it completely fascinates me in ways that most would find childish!!!

As they always say, it's not the equipment or expensive equipment that a photographer uses. It is in the eye and vision of the user to create masterpieces.

Toy cameras have always been around and I see many Amazing Photographers that use them with Spectacular skill and artistry in their work. Many are here on JPG! Toys are a force to be reckoned with and have a unique niche that can never be replaced.

J.H.B.

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10 responses

  • Penny Nannini

    Penny Nannini   gave props (1 Jul 2009):

    sooooo coooool!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (1 Jul 2009):

    An excellent essay and images. Sounds very cool!

  • peggy gardner

    peggy gardner gave props (1 Jul 2009):

    I cannot believe you.

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (1 Jul 2009):

    Wonderful gadget, JHB! Great photo essay and it rocks! my vote....

  • Richard Seah

    Richard Seah gave props (1 Jul 2009):

    Hey where to buy this and how much (hopefully how little) does it cost? Any new improved version? Sounds absolutely cool.

  • JOE FAILK

    JOE FAILK gave props (2 Jul 2009):

    Great Photos and story Vote!

  • Lynn H

    Lynn H (Deleted) gave props (2 Jul 2009):

    Super essay and images, JHB! Well done indeed! My vote

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (3 Jul 2009):

    Hell...Yeah! It rocks!

  • Rhio9 (Rhio9)

    Rhio9 (Rhio9) (Deleted) said (3 Jul 2009):

    yeah i'll go for that. publish the sucker! you wrote: "it's not the equipment or expensive equipment that a photographer uses. It is in the eye and vision of the user to create masterpieces." i would say there arent any masterpieces. i would say, the photographer has no vision and no eye. what he has, maybe, is luck. being in the right light, at the right time of day, in the right place, with the right camera, and the right lens, and having the right attitude and nor being pissed off at anyone at the time, and moving and breathing in the right moment........and then add all that up and maybe there's a photo that the photographer can be proud of for himself, or herself. maybe there's nothing. maybe it's empty and meaningless. maybe the photographer is the only one who likes it. that's enough for me, baby.

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