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    Re: To loupe or not to loupe?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Salomon View Post
    If it was maybe all of the camera manufacturers of all formats would supply their cameras for aerial imaging today.
    The only reason it is not the easiest is that the method of such viewing takes sustained practice. A task that too many are unwilling to undertake. I learned the procedure in the 1930's and continue to use it.

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    Re: To loupe or not to loupe?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Noel View Post
    The only reason it is not the easiest is that the method of such viewing takes sustained practice. A task that too many are unwilling to undertake. I learned the procedure in the 1930's and continue to use it.
    How well can you use an extinction light meter?

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    Re: To loupe or not to loupe?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Noel View Post
    The only reason it is not the easiest is that the method of such viewing takes sustained practice. A task that too many are unwilling to undertake. I learned the procedure in the 1930's and continue to use it.
    Tell us more, please!
    I steal time at 1/125th of a second, so I don't consider my photography to be Fine Art as much as it is petty larceny.
    I'm not OCD. I'm CDO which is alphabetically correct.

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    Re: To loupe or not to loupe?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Salomon View Post
    How well can you use an extinction light meter?
    I thought those were extinct?
    I steal time at 1/125th of a second, so I don't consider my photography to be Fine Art as much as it is petty larceny.
    I'm not OCD. I'm CDO which is alphabetically correct.

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    Re: To loupe or not to loupe?

    Quote Originally Posted by BradS View Post
    I've never really allowed myself the luxury of a real loupe. I started out using an orphaned 45mm lens from a long gone minolta slr. Moved from that to the viewing lens from a broken Ciro-flex (tlr) rigged into a short piece of tubing....I've settled on a pair of +3.25 reading glasses on a leash. I don't know if it shows in my prints...and I guess I don't really care.
    I bet I use the same lens as my loupe! MC Rokkor X 45/2?

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    Re: To loupe or not to loupe?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Salomon View Post
    How well can you use an extinction light meter?
    I had a lot of practice with them and became very efficient. I still have one in my closet along with several range finders, straight threaded cable releases and other
    useful tools from the past.

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    Re: To loupe or not to loupe?

    Quote Originally Posted by John Kasaian View Post
    Have you looked at this one from Edmund?
    https://www.edmundoptics.com/f/opaqu...gnifier/11954/
    Does this loupe come with something i can hang it from my neck.

    What is it's length? Are there different magnifications and focusing?

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    Re: To loupe or not to loupe?

    I just got a new 4x5 with GG and fresnel. Are there considerations with focusing due to the fresnel?

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    Re: To loupe or not to loupe?

    The optical grooves on any Fresnel lens affect the ability to use any magnifier. This and a long list of reasons is why any Fresnel "brightness" improver can work against the photographer.

    Stopped using any fresnel decades ago for that long list of reasons. IMO, best is very fine grade ground glass precisely matched to the film holder's film location.


    Bernice

    Quote Originally Posted by Alan Klein View Post
    I just got a new 4x5 with GG and fresnel. Are there considerations with focusing due to the fresnel?

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    Re: To loupe or not to loupe?

    Have the Horseman versus of this 7x loupe, been using this same loupe on the GG for decades. It's quite beat up and well used now, still works fine and remains the preferred GG loupe to this day.


    Bernice


    Quote Originally Posted by Drew Wiley View Post
    My favorite is the Peak/Horseman/Nikon 7x model, variously branded.

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