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.
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.
@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?
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
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.
Some sell a small stand with them, but any shake on a high mag is going to cause problems when taking pics unfortunately.
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.
I have one with that stand and normally sacrifice one bud to check them steady, focused and with more scientifical approach …
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.
Wow that’s better quality than my normal pics lol @George1961
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
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.
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.
i agree with you - gotten tired of fixes that require another dang APP on my fone to work…
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.