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Brand: Celestron
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Celestron Biological Microscope with Built-in Digital Camera, 1600x Power, LED Illuminated & USB Interface
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Avg. Customer Rating:
 
3 stars
(based on 3 reviews)
67% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
WARNING, no replacement objective lenses
By MiriamVerified Reviewer from St. Petersuburg, Florida on 2/22/2011
Describe Yourself:
Academic/Professional Researcher
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Comments about Celestron Celestron Biological Microscope with Built-in Digital Camera, 1600x Power, LED Illuminated & USB Interface:

February 22, 2011WARNING, be aware that you may not be able to find objective lenses replacement parts in the future for this microscope.Bought and received a used Celestron LCD digital microscope model # 44340 from [...]. The microscope was received with a defective 40x objective lense, but advertised in very good condition from a vendor that sells these types of microscopes. I am currently trying to resolve this issue with the vendor.I also called the microscope US distributor - Celestron to try to purchase another 40x objective lense in order to replace the defective one, as well as Celestron authorized dealers. The Celestron authorized dealers informed me that they do not carry parts for this currently sold digital microscope model 44340 and to call Celestron. I called Celestron technical support, as well as spoke with their management personnel. I was told that te objective lenses are non standard and specially made, have a 15mm in diameter, and the objectives are made in China. Celestron as well as their distributors said they do not carry the parts and are unable to get replacement objective lense parts. These are non-standard objective lenses on this microscope. I asked for information on how to reach the Chinese manufacturing company, so I can buy a replacement lense. Celestron said it was proprietary information and were unwilling to help me. It shows Celestron poor customer service ----sell products they can't support objecive parts for, take your money and run. That seems to be their company business operanda. I mentioned to Celestron to start getting these parts on their currently sold digital microscope model $44340 to support their customers, but I was scuffed off by them. This shows poor management, poor corporate communication, poor attitude, poor consideration for customers that purchase their product, and poor customer support.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Lightweight Wonder !
By janVerified Purchaser from santa Cruz on 8/10/2010
Pros:
Easy To Assemble/Install, Functional, Stores Items Safely
Cons:
Flimsy
Best Uses:
In The Field, In The Lab
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Celestron Celestron Biological Microscope with Built-in Digital Camera, 1600x Power, LED Illuminated & USB Interface:

I am interested in nature photography. This item is light enough to take on a trip and provides for a close-up look at things in nature. Depth of field can be resolved with several exposures at varying depths and using Photoshop's HDR to combine them into one.

[3 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great product
By Aussie grandpaVerified Purchaser from Bacchus Marsh, Australia on 2/22/2010
Pros:
Child friendly, Easy To Assemble/Install, Functional, Well Constructed
Best Uses:
Family viewing, Research
Describe Yourself:
Student
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Celestron Celestron Biological Microscope with Built-in Digital Camera, 1600x Power, LED Illuminated & USB Interface:

This is a great product for use of more than one person. The LCD screen allows more than one person to observe the item under the microscope at a time.

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