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Veho VMS-004 Discovery Deluxe USB Microscope with x400 Magnification & Flexi Alloy Stand

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  • Up to x400 digital USB microscope with snapshot and video capture software
  • On/Off LEDs for object illumination
  • Alloy Stand and Stand alone Capture Button
  • Tacton Rubber Touch Housing
  • Pc and Mac Compatible

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  • Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 10.9 x 22.4 cm ; 159 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 454 g
  • Item model number: VMS004DELUXE
  • ASIN: B002JCSCYI
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 26 July 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (151 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,328 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

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Manufacturer's Description

This handy USB desktop microscope - 400x 2 Mega Pixels magnification - has a multitude of home and office uses: science education, laboratory research, computer parts examination, printing inspection, presentation tool, medical analysis, reading aid, collectables magnification to name a few. Online chat can also be achieved with the microscope's built in webcam and record features.

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veho VMS-004-DELUXE - VEHO USB MICROSCOPE 400X FLEXI STAND

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279 of 285 people found the following review helpful By C. Anthony on 28 Aug 2010
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Instructions for Veho VMS--400 USB microscope

I write this as a professional microbiologist. This microscope is excellent but, at first, it seems impossible to use at high power [400x] because of inadequate instructions. I recommend practising on a simple flat object like a small piece of printed paper. Press the microscope firmly down onto it [or put the object into the lens cap] and focus at 20x. Now use the focus wheel to change to high power by rotating anticlockwise as far as it will go from that 20x position and then very slowly moving back until focus is achieved. [Note that it looks as if it should be possible to rotate a short distance from the 20 mark to the 400 mark on the focussing wheel. This is not the case. It is necessary to turn the wheel in the opposite direction to the 400 mark.]
As others have commented it is difficult to focus at 400x because the depth of field is small, the contrast is low and it is difficult to hold everything steady. This is not a fault of this microscope; it is true for the best professional instruments which overcome the problem by being very heavy, having precision engineered platforms for moving the object and special lighting systems (e.g. phase contrast). With the VMS-400 I recommend practicing focussing on a simple object as described above; it also may help to fix it to a heavy base or to place the object in the transparent lens cap. For smaller objects it is helpful to press them between glass slides for viewing at high power.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Susan on 22 Dec 2012
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This is a very nice looking package for the price. The microscope body has that soft, slightly-furry feel that is just a pleasure to touch (beware though, after a few years, this kind of surface coating often breaks down and goes sticky. I have several pieces of commercial equipment that has done this. However, it may never happen with this device. I just thought I'd warn you up front).

On with the praise -
The LED light control wheel at the top is easy to use, as is the focus/zoom control. Both have a quality "damped" feel and operate very smoothly.
The stand that it comes with is surprisingly useful and has a gorgeous glossy black coat.
The microscope clips in and out of the holder very easily, but is completely secure.

The software supplied is functional, but not outstanding. It does have some surprising options for a "Microscope" - Face-tracking (with effects such as "Mosaic", "Animal Face", "Animal Face", etc. There are also limited image modification effects, and Photo Frames.
I realise that if you can offer these options for next to no effort, then it is all added value for money.

As you may have surmised from the comments above, it can be used as a WebCam (with no audio).
You can record images using the software, or the hardware button on the top-side of the microscope. You can also record videos (AVI format). Still images are captured in JPEG format (JPG).
I really really wanted to like this this microscope. It just looks and feels fantastic.
Sadly, that's where the quality ends.

I probably made a mistake when researching the microscope, but it does not zoom from a magnification range of 20X to 400X. It is two magnifications - 20X AND 400X. That's it.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Mr. D. Wilson on 16 Mar 2011
I uploaded several images above including the two Gold hallmarks on the back of an earning.
Initially a bit confusing to set up as I wasn't sure about the compatibility with windows 7
Note that there are two versions of this camera. Yes I know there is the x200 one, but I mean two versions of the x400. The newer one has the LED adjustment wheel. According to the Veho website, the older model (which I have, without the LED dial) requires a different software version. I downloaded a different version of the driver and it works fine with Windows 7. So if you have any problems try downloading and installing the other driver from the Veho website.
As others have mentioned the microscope focuses at two points. At x20 the sensor is high up inside the body. If you hold the microscope vertically pointing down at the desk then this is the position with the dial all the way to the left. As you turn the dial to the right, you will see the sensor protrude at the bottom of the microscope this is the position for focusing at x400.
NOTES: - when focusing at x400 the object needs to be almost touching the sensor. I photographed hairs on my arm by placing the scope flat on my skin. The scope really needs to be touching the object or at least just a few mm from it.
Focusing is tricky at x400; the slightest touch on the wheel can turn it too far. Even a finger resting on the base is enough to move it out of focus! So just make tiny mm adjustments and let go of the scope each time.
Note too as with any camera the more you zoom in close, the shorter the depth of field. At full x400 you can photograph a short hair on your skin; half will be in focus and half out. The depth of field is literally the thickness of a human hair. So, best to keep items flat and at 90 degrees to the scope.
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64 of 71 people found the following review helpful By C. Pacey on 5 Nov 2009
This is a great desktop gadget! It is fairly simple to instal and use, (i'm using vista) it also works well with programs like photoshop, under "import"
the settings make it quite versatile and you can choose a range of capture sizes.
The wheel allows focussing in either 20X or 400X (nothing in between) and at 400X the depth of field is quite shallow, so the object needs to be very close to the end of the microscope, and you have to be very gentle to get it in focus!
The microscope has a handy cap on the end which allows you to hold small objects or insects at just the right distance.
The supplied software is not bad either. it gives you access to all the settings and even allows you to measure the object usingthe scale on the focussing ring.
As with most reviews the stand is a little on the light side but is more than suffiecient to hold the microscope.
Well Recommended!
Thanks to amazon it arrived the day after it was ordered!
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