First post in this thread, so please be forbearing.
What I need is suggestions for the best scope to fit the following criteria:
My grandson is turning eight years old in one month...I might say a brilliant eight years old despite being related to me in any way.
A stereo microscope that he can use to see microscopic life/detail but also view the details of his rock collection.
Not afraid of very high power. I see things advertised from 40x to 2500x.
Need a recordable video output, yet be able to use it without it.
Price range up to ≈$400.
Something that would be useful in future educational levels, possibly up to college level.
He will take great care of anything he gets as has been observed by his treatment of his aquarium, toys, etc. His mom is a Doctorate in Entomology and Papa is a Math/Physics teacher with degree in Electrical Engineering, so he has a good home base.
Your experience is priceless, as I've learned from the 'macroscope' side of this website. I don't want to make the same mistakes that I made in my evolution of AP. Start right. Start smart.
Please, Have At Me!
Edited by Dynan, 18 August 2021 - 07:07 AM.