What loupe, or USB Camera, does everyone use to check thier trichomes?

I’m about 3.5 weeks into my first flowers in the last 20 years, and went to buy a loupe and it’s just way too many to choose from, so I’m hoping some of.yiu can point me towards a quality device, that isnt cheap, but at the same time, not going to break my bank, which at this point in time, isnt much.

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I bought some cheap handheld loupe w a light off of Amazon for like $16 and it was 2 of the exact same loupes. Does the trick well enough for me.

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@newb2.0 yeah there are like dozens of them on there, it’s hardto choose one that will last, but I guess at that price if it lasts for a year, that’s probly enough. Have u ever tried the usb camera’s?

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Amazon Chinese digital microscope 1000x magnification $30, they work great. Use for lots of things not just growing. Don’t use it to look in your ear, mouth or nose you will scare yourself :joy:

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Any tips to not have to take 1000 pics to get one clear one? I bought a microscope ages ago but went back to my cheap amazon clip on cell phone macro lens because of the movement blur from my shaky hands.

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Some sell a small stand with them, but any shake on a high mag is going to cause problems when taking pics unfortunately.

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No experience w the cameras myself. But shaking w a standard loupe is the same as with a camera. Need to keep your hand and the plant as still as possible to get a good look.

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I have one with that stand and normally sacrifice one bud to check them steady, focused and with more scientifical approach … :sunglasses:

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I got this one from Amazon.


It does the job i gotta play with it some more a few members on here gave me some tips and it has helped me use it better.


Just a example, this was pretty much the first day trying it and my camera is horrible, in person looking through it, it is actually not to bad.

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Wow that’s better quality than my normal pics lol @George1961

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I bought a loupe off amazon for about 15 bucks. I mean you can spend more but if it is just to strictly see trichrome development I dont see the point. The one I got off amazon is a 30x and 60x lense

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I picked up this microscope for $42 USD: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07DVFBVPF

I struggle to take clear pics handheld in the tent, but if you can view a sample with the scope on its stand it does alright.

Edit to add: Download their app to your phone. When you turn on the microscope it creates a wireless network. Join your phone to that network, open the app, and you’re looking live on your phone at what the microscope sees. You can click a button on the scope or on your phone to snap a pic. It’s pretty simple! The scope is battery powered and recharges with a standard microUSB cable.

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I think I’m gonna try the usb camera, I have an extra indicator mag base. I can mount it to inside the tent, and just turn the fans off long enough for a few pics. Really nice picks from everyone, thanks.

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i agree with you - gotten tired of fixes that require another dang APP on my fone to work…

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I want to get a digital scope, but right now I just use a 60x loupe, it came with a led, and uv light. I think it was tops 15 usd on amazon.

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