I don't think I have ever started a thread before where I have recommended a product. Recently, I purchased a second-hand Ebony handheld loupe, thinking that I should give it a try. From Ebony's website (which pictures the loupe without any detailed written description), I thought it was a somewhat expensive magnifying glass; so I always dismissed it. The loupe is actually a very solidly made two-element lens that is far brighter and simpler to use than any other loupe that I have used before. The outer edge of the loupe is textured and rubberized to make it more graspable, and it comes with a little case and neck strap that are also well-made and practical. If you are looking for a way to make life under your darkcloth easier, this is it.