[Taxacom] portable digital magnifier

Karl Magnacca kmagnacca at alumni.wesleyan.edu
Fri Jun 9 03:32:54 CDT 2006

On 8 Jun 2006 at 10:02, Bob Mesibov wrote:
> I don't think I could home-build one with the variable magnification of the
> Zarbeco device for their off-the-shelf price, but their magnification starts 
> at 40X, which is a bit high.

Yes, but it's a low-resolution camera with what looks like a wide field 
of view, so it may be balanced out.  Has anyone actually used this or 
the other ones?  I would be more concerned out keeping it still when 
trying to look at things out in the field, since you're pointing the 
thing freehand at a bug (or whatever) rather than having the bug on a 
plate that's a set distance away and joined to the scope.  That is a 
good fly picture on the web site though, so obviously it can be done.

Karl Magnacca
UC-Berkeley, ESPM Dept.
137 Mulford Hall #3114
Berkeley, CA 94720

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