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    Hi guys,
    I'm looking for a good microscope I can attach to my iPhone SE to see and take pictures to examine the edge on my razor. Does anyone know any quality makes to go for?

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    I have been using a 60x that does the job for me. I found it on the 'bay under magnifiers. A bit clumsy but it is the same magnifier as the other 60x's that I like.

    on eBay, select:
    60x magnifier
    or for the clip on:
    60X Mini Jewelry Magnifier Clip Microscope Loupe LED Light Magnifying Glass New

    There are now other styles that may match what you use for checking bevels.
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    With digital microscopes, part of the magnification is achieved through the size of the screen used to view the
    image. Thus, unless portability is a must, it is better to have a microscope that attaches to a tablet, laptop computer, or desktop computer rather than a cell phone.

    I have a Celestron 5MP USB microscope attached to a computer that I can view on a 27" full HD monitor. It is great for examining bevels.

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    I have actually been considering likewise options. I have one of the 60x jeweler's loupe with a clip so I can use it with my phone camera. It works, but can be tricky to get a picture to come out how you want.

    I would like something that didn't rely on my hands as a mount/tripod. So I have been perusing Amazon again for options.

    The following is definitely intriguing, but I don't have enough information to consider it an informed purchase.
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01IEFGC5E?psc=1
    It is worth noting that this particular one does NOT support iPhones. But what really caught my attention was the dual purpose plug on the end of the USB cable.
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    That does look interesting! It is said to have 10X to 200X magnification. That should cover the ranges we find best for viewing our honing. The internal lights could be a help or a hindrance. May be that the light source pointed from the lens will show up scratch patterns better than not.
    I don't know whether it is good or not but I have spent a lot more money for a lot less of a product.
    Thanks for the pointers to the site!"
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