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    Re: Favorite Focusing Loupe?

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    How did you like the glasses and Optivisor?
    The glasses were convenient in some ways, but I was "chicken-necking" under the Dark Cloth. Not always sure I was in focus for the image on the front surface of the GG.

    The Optivisoe worked OK indoors when the dark cloth was not needed. Out doors, the Optvisor was difficult to store and deploy and interfered with the dark cloth. The focus ambiguity was still a problem.

    t loupe stores compactly, hangs around my neck and is sure to focus on the image formed on the front surface of the GG.
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    Re: Favorite Focusing Loupe?

    Ahh, but the Silvestri is the Sophia Loren of loupes!
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    Re: Favorite Focusing Loupe?

    Pentax 5.5x Lupe.
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    Re: Favorite Focusing Loupe?

    Quote Originally Posted by Drew Bedo View Post
    The glasses were convenient in some ways, but I was "chicken-necking" under the Dark Cloth. Not always sure I was in focus for the image on the front surface of the GG.

    The Optivisoe worked OK indoors when the dark cloth was not needed. Out doors, the Optvisor was difficult to store and deploy and interfered with the dark cloth. The focus ambiguity was still a problem.

    t loupe stores compactly, hangs around my neck and is sure to focus on the image formed on the front surface of the GG.
    I wonder if anyone has tried those little clip on magnifier lenses that you can clip to your glasses and turn into position when you need them?

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    Re: Favorite Focusing Loupe?

    I use a pair of clip-ons. It took me a while to remember to flip them up when using the loupe for fine focusing -- loupe doesn't allow focus otherwise -- but they're great for seeing the ground glass. I need my glasses for astigmatism, so I use my distance glasses (as opposed to my computer-monitor-distance ones) when photographing, and use the clip-ons and loupe both, as indicated.
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    Re: Favorite Focusing Loupe?

    Many types of focusing aids can be made to work. If something works for you, go for it.

    Aftter doing different things, I have gone to a loupe that can be adjusted for my ground glass, to focus on the surface that forms the image. There is no guess work or physical adjustment required. I have found that other types of magnifiers introduce another "fiddle-factor" into my work flow that interrupts my movement from unpacking-setting up to finally re-inserting the dark slide after tripping the shutter.

    I already have an on-going problem with getting all the steps right. Going to a properly set up quality loupe is one aspect of streamlining and simplifying how I get to that final dark-slide-in step.
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    Re: Favorite Focusing Loupe?

    Quote Originally Posted by Drew Bedo View Post
    Many types of focusing aids can be made to work. If something works for you, go for it.

    Aftter doing different things, I have gone to a loupe that can be adjusted for my ground glass, to focus on the surface that forms the image. There is no guess work or physical adjustment required. I have found that other types of magnifiers introduce another "fiddle-factor" into my work flow that interrupts my movement from unpacking-setting up to finally re-inserting the dark slide after tripping the shutter.

    I already have an on-going problem with getting all the steps right. Going to a properly set up quality loupe is one aspect of streamlining and simplifying how I get to that final dark-slide-in step.
    Drew Which loupe do you use?

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    Re: Favorite Focusing Loupe?

    I use the Schneider 6x aspheric loupe and have no complaints. I installed an o-ring of the correct diameter and thickness underneath the lip of the eyepiece focus ring. This acts as a spacer to ensure it retains the correct height to focus through the fresnel onto the GG without having to constantly check & reset it every time.

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    Re: Favorite Focusing Loupe?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gabe View Post
    I use the Schneider 6x aspheric loupe and have no complaints. I installed an o-ring of the correct diameter and thickness underneath the lip of the eyepiece focus ring. This acts as a spacer to ensure it retains the correct height to focus through the fresnel onto the GG without having to constantly check & reset it every time.
    Isn't the GG further away? Wouldn't you need to get closer?

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    Re: Favorite Focusing Loupe?

    Quote Originally Posted by Alan Klein View Post
    Isn't the GG further away? Wouldn't you need to get closer?
    The minimum focus distance of the loupe is set when the ring is screwed all the way in to the body, and is designed to focus on objects precisely at the end of the loupe's skirt. By racking the focus ring out you set the focus point beyond that.

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