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    Light-weight flip-up glasses

    Rather than tag onto the magnifier discussion, I'll start new.

    I use flip-up magnifiers -- a good solution for my slightly astigmatic glasses, but the inexpensive ones I ordered are relatively heavy, and I find my glasses slipping and the magnifiers getting knocked around more than they might, due to the weight, in the process of alternately using them and flipping them up.

    Perhaps someone can recommend lighter-weight/thinner (min are perhaps 3/16" thick) ones that are no too expensive, by which I mean, maybe $15-25, if possible. It's a long-term investment, but my overall photo budget is nonetheless constrained. I think I paid about $12 last year for ones I have.

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    Re: Light-weight flip-up glasses

    I have a couple of +2.5 sets from Fisherman Eyewear. Once set lives with my LF kit, and the other usually follows me to work for the occasional fine jobs.
    This is what they look like on my regular prescription glasses:

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    When they are flipped up they stick out at 90 degrees. I'd say the thickness is about the same, but being plastic they are light. The stronger the magnification, the thicker they will be for a given material.

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    Re: Light-weight flip-up glasses

    I use these; $10 from Cabelas and you can choose your magnification:
    https://www.cabelas.com/product/Cars...0.uts?slotId=0

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    Re: Light-weight flip-up glasses

    Quote Originally Posted by Doremus Scudder View Post
    I use these; $10 from Cabelas and you can choose your magnification:
    https://www.cabelas.com/product/Cars...0.uts?slotId=0

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    I'd be in trouble with these.
    I always find the need to turn my cap backwards so I can get close enough to the ground glass.

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    Re: Light-weight flip-up glasses

    A review on Cabelas recommended these and they all kinds of mags, http://store.mageyes.com/hateyes-5.aspx

    Quote Originally Posted by Doremus Scudder View Post
    I use these; $10 from Cabelas and you can choose your magnification:
    https://www.cabelas.com/product/Cars...0.uts?slotId=0

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    Re: Light-weight flip-up glasses

    The issue with the Cabella’s magnifiers is that they only clip to the bill of a ball cap. Those that clip to your actual glasses are more versatile.


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    Re: Light-weight flip-up glasses

    Quote Originally Posted by jmontague View Post
    The issue with the Cabella’s magnifiers is that they only clip to the bill of a ball cap. Those that clip to your actual glasses are more versatile.
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    I must have linked to the wrong product. The flip-up magnifiers (4x) that I got from Cabelas attach to my glasses with a spring clip. No cap needed.

    Sorry for the confusion.

    There are these from Cabelas, but these are not the same as I have and only available up to 3 diopter: https://www.cabelas.com/product/Cars...9.uts?slotId=4

    These from Amazon look better: https://www.amazon.com/Magnifiers-Co...6YTVHVHHN550DP

    Best,

    Doremus

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    Re: Light-weight flip-up glasses

    Added to cart, thx

    Quote Originally Posted by Doremus Scudder View Post
    I must have linked to the wrong product. The flip-up magnifiers (4x) that I got from Cabelas attach to my glasses with a spring clip. No cap needed.

    Sorry for the confusion.

    There are these from Cabelas, but these are not the same as I have and only available up to 3 diopter: https://www.cabelas.com/product/Cars...9.uts?slotId=4

    These from Amazon look better: https://www.amazon.com/Magnifiers-Co...6YTVHVHHN550DP

    Best,

    Doremus
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    Re: Light-weight flip-up glasses

    Thanks to all.
    Philip U.

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    Re: Light-weight flip-up glasses

    Ben Franklin reading glasses! you can look over them when you dont need them. rides comfortably on your nose n are small enough to store them in my pocket.

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