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    Re: Seeking better flip-up/down eyeglass magnifiers

    Quote Originally Posted by Doremus Scudder View Post
    I got a pair of "Flip 'N Focus" (Fisherman brand) flip up magnifiers. I got mine on the Cabela's website, but you can find them many places. Mine are +4 diopter. I use them on my progressives for ground-glass viewing quite a lot with good results. My glasses don't seem to slip down enough for me to have registered it as a problem. Here's a link: https://www.anglersall.com/Fisherman...cus-Magnifiers

    However, when I'm out in the field hiking I usually wear a pair of glasses with a lanyard and carry a +4 diopter pair of reading glasses in my vest pocket. When I need to focus, I just let my progressives dangle and don the readers.

    Fine focusing gets done with a 6-8x magnifier.

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    Doremus
    What do you use when viewing through the 6-8x magnifier?

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    Re: Seeking better flip-up/down eyeglass magnifiers

    Quote Originally Posted by Alan Klein View Post
    What do you use when viewing through the 6-8x magnifier?
    Sometimes my naked eye, sometimes I keep my progressives on and sometimes I focus through the readers. It really doesn't make any difference as long as you are sure you are focused on the frosted side of the ground glass (even that's not as important as some here would have you believe - as sharp as it gets is as sharp as it gets, even if "sharp" is a bit out-of-focus).

    I use a loupe/magnifier without a skirt, so I find focus by moving back and forth in relation to the ground glass. Downside: I have to move around to find focus. Upside: I can easily vary the angle of the magnifier to see into the corners or find the "hot spot" when using very long or short focal length lenses or lots of movements.

    Best,

    Doremus

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    Re: Seeking better flip-up/down eyeglass magnifiers

    Another possibility is a monocle, in reader strength.

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