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    Re: Focusing loup

    I ordered a Carson Loupe off Amazon one at 7X and one at 4.5 X hope one of them will work, thanks for all your replies.

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    Re: Focusing loup

    The carson loupes are fine -- if they have the clear base put some black electrical tape around it. Check the focus on the glass without a lens as other articles have mentioned.
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    Re: Focusing loup

    I actually ordered three of them a 4.5 x a 5.5 x and a 7X I'm going to try all three and see which one works best for me you took the words right out of my mouth I was thinking to put electrical tape around the outside edge of it to cut the light out.

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    Re: Focusing loup

    These Peak loupes are a good value: https://www.amazon.com/TS1975-Focus-...7-93deae8f9840

    You can remove the scale and just use the loupe.
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    Re: Focusing loup

    Thank you Keith I will check those out.

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    PARAGON Loupe by Pitman Co 2 by Nokton48, on Flickr

    I prefer my olde printer's loupe I can press against the glass and read the corners no probs.

    PARAGON LUPE by the Pitman Company
    Flikr Photos Here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/18134483@N04/

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    Nice!

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    Re: Focusing loup

    a pair of really strong bifocals.

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    Re: Focusing loup

    Amazon has them

    Now on my endless list

    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel Unkefer View Post
    PARAGON Loupe by Pitman Co 2 by Nokton48, on Flickr

    I prefer my olde printer's loupe I can press against the glass and read the corners no probs.

    PARAGON LUPE by the Pitman Company
    Tin Can

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    Re: Focusing loup

    For years i used one of those ubiquitous fantastic plastic Agfas. I was on a very tight 8x10 budget and didn't know any better
    Would I recommend it?
    No, other than it works OK and is cheap and gives you a base line to help you decide what you really want in a loupe.
    Ron Wisner preferred to use a linen tester, others prefer dime store reading glasses. They'll all do the job if you can get them to work for you.

    FWIW I eventually settled on a Silvestri tilting 6x, which at today's prices, would have been a budget buster for me,
    but when they were first introduced went for a merely whopping $79. Today it seems like quite a bargain.
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