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C & A Scientific MFL-06 My First Lab Duo-Scope

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  • The My First Lab Duo-Scope is extremely versatile, and one of the better quality starter microscopes currently available on the market. It has two light sources that allow it to magnify both slides and solid objects! It has a 10X eyepiece, with 4X, 10X, and 40X Objectives. This is the perfect range for optimal slide viewing!
  • With two LED light sources above and below, it's cordless portaility, paired with it's extensive accesory kit and it's great Price, this microscope is an EXCELENT bargain!
  • Includes a 50 Piece accessory kit for hours of fun scientific research including:
  • 5 blank slides, 1 concavity (well) slide, 4 prepared slides, 2 bottles of stain, Forceps, a Plastic test tube, a Plastic Petri dish, and much more!

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Technical Details
Item Weight1.3 Kg
Product Dimensions13 x 15.5 x 31 cm
Manufacturer recommended age:8 years and up
Item model numberMFL-06
Main Language(s)English
Assembly RequiredNo
Batteries Required?Yes
Batteries Included?No
Remote Control Included?No
  
Additional Information
ASINB000NOU54O
Best Sellers Rank 4,961 in Toys & Games (See top 100)
Shipping Weight1.3 Kg
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Date First Available4 April 2012
  
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This product is subject to specific safety warnings
  • Warning: Not suitable for children under 6 years. For use under adult supervision

Product description

Two light sources allow this microscope to magnify both slides and solid objects! View slides coins plants stamps insects jewelry and more! You would need two instruments to view what this one doesa basic biological scope to look at specimens on a slide (light shines up from under the slide and through the tissue) and a traditional stereo or dissecting microscope to view solid objects at lower power (light shines down onto the specimen to be observed). This new Duo-Scope with dual lighting allows for both types of applications! Cordless battery power makes it portable for field study. Priced to fit any budget with the same fine quality as our other scopes 10X Eyepiece 4X 10X 40X Objectives 40X 100X & 400X Magnification Real optical glass lenses Dual focusing knobs 2 LED lights above and below Uses 3 AA Batteries (not included)

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Purchased this for our daughter's 10th birthday present. As someone who had worked as a microscopist I had a good idea of what to look for in an instrument. This model appeared to be one of the best by description but was was it like in use?

The microscope comes well packed. On removal from the box it feels like it is a good quality item. In use it is every bit as good as expected. The dual LED light source (above and below the stage) is very useful. Solid objects can be observed with ease and the angle of the light gives a slight 3D effect because of shadowing. The light from below can be regulated via an aperture wheel which is a useful feature.

The lenses appear to be well made and all magnifications provide a good image. The lens changing wheel moves smoothly and clicks firmly into place. The magnifications provided are useful. Too high a magnification is very difficult to work with except on a very high quality microscpe. Perhaps I would have liked a 5x eyepiece as well. A lower magnification is often useful for many of the subjects you look at (experience from work).

The accessories provided are good. The prepared slides give an idea of what can be achieved with a little work. The slide with the liquid well is useful for looking at living organisms such as mosquito larvae, something that really gets children interested. The tools are all that are required for preparing specimens.

For what it cost this microscope cannot be faulted. It would be quite at home in a school biology lab. In this model it is clear that the important parts have been given priority in terms of build quality and this shows in the results produced. I am very happy with this purchase and can only hope that it continues my daughter's interest in science and provides education and fun at the same time.
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Robust, quality and educational. This is simply a great bit of kit. Feels rock solid and very happy using it. The instructions are good too. The quality of the lenses are good enough for a school child and really is a good starter kit. It comes with plenty of slides and starter kit. The dual light below and above makes it perfect for looking through slides or at items like stones. Can't say enough just how good this is for children.
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I bought to show my inquisitive 6 year old grandsonl. With proper supervision he was soon marvelling at bird feathers, leaves, etc.

Did not get the 5th star because only a few prepared slides. A bit churlish to quibble really, given the price
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I bought this for my four year old son after much research online. I didn't know a great deal about microscopes having not used one for 30 years but thought that as it is made by a company which manufactures scientific instruments rather than toys it ought to be good. I was a little nervous as it seemed rather inexpensive.

When I unwrapped it it felt well made, not heavy or "serious" but decent for the money. I was happy.

In terms of usability it is fantastic! Without using the instructions and within about two minutes we were looking at the pre-prepared slides in the three different magnifications. The boy could focus in an out with very little instruction. The "images" are really clear and bright and really satisfying. We quickly found some new samples to make up our own slides and spent the next two hours looking at red blood cells, fly wings, onion skins and comparing the shapes of all the pollen grains from each of the flowering plants in our house.

We can both thoroughly recommend this. Unless you are expecting a solid metal professional feeling microscope for £50 you will not be disappointed. Best birthday present we have bought him to date.

Dan and Magnus
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I've been completely stunned by this microscope. My (7 year old) son expressed an interest in having a microscope and so I bought him this one for Christmas (along with some actual toys). It became apparent to me straight away that I couldn't just let him go off and play with it on his own (yet) because he's a little too young to prepare the slides etc. Instead we've had great fun together with it, and if I'm honest I've been having fun with it after he's gone to bed too. I recall having a toy microscope myself when I was 10 or so but this is in a different league and is indeed much better than any of the microscopes I used when I studied biology in school as a teenager. It's very well made, the optics are great and the prepared slides are very interesting. I'm very surprised how much cellular detail is visible with the highest magnification lens. Best of all, it's compatible with standard eye pieces and lenses so it's upgradable!
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Paid the hefty price tag for this because my son was so keen to get a 'proper' microscope as his main Christmas present.

The lower LED is clearly broken, constantly flickering, so you can't really look at anything. He's just 8 years old this was his most anticipated Christmas present. I'm so bloody angry. Will be contacting Amazon for immediate replacement.

The instructions say that the LED pretty much works forever so there is no capacity for changing it, and that I need to get in contact of it doesn't work.

Not good enough at all.
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