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    Re: DIY Loupe

    Pair of 6.5x coke bottle glasses $9 gives me hands free adjusting, then fine focus with an old microscope lens

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    Re: DIY Loupe

    Quote Originally Posted by andrewch59 View Post
    Pair of 6.5x coke bottle glasses $9 gives me hands free adjusting, then fine focus with an old microscope lens
    Picture!

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    Not a good look!

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    Re: DIY Loupe

    Beauty!

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    Re: DIY Loupe

    No advice on the Opti-Visor. I got mine from a jewelry supply store here in Houston. They are available on line tyoo. I use the strongest they make.

    When m y eyes went out (in 2003) I didn't trip a shutter for 18 mm months. Later on, I found that my best images are small table-top compositions or spaces I can walk around in. To be sure of the focus, I put a focusing target into the set up, usually a bar code panel, Move it around in the composition to check tilt/swings.

    For focusing, I have used strong (very) prescription reading glasses, the Optiviser and a regular loup . . . .and the salvaged copier lens.

    Another tip: I only show the images that actually turn out well.
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    Re: DIY Loupe

    Thanks Drew. I practice walking aroind in the dark for what’s to come.

    I will also try the strongest.

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