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Thread: recommended loupe for ground glass ?

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    recommended loupe for ground glass ?

    hey all

    looking to purchase a loupe and i was recommended the fuji 4x for an affordable yet efficient focusing loupe. the price is just about right, but any others have some recommendations? thanks

    erik

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    Re: recommended loupe for ground glass ?

    Purchase the Fuji. You won't be sorry. It's a great loupe at any price.

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    Re: recommended loupe for ground glass ?

    its looking that way

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    Re: recommended loupe for ground glass ?

    If you have doubts, spend big bucks on a Rodenstock or Schneider loupe. You won't find them to be better for GG focusing, but obviously you will feel better knowing that you are using a "big name" loupe.

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    Re: recommended loupe for ground glass ?

    i think the user recommended/affordable option is the route to go

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    Re: recommended loupe for ground glass ?

    I use a Peak 10x lube with a suction cup on it to hold it on the ground glass. Works great. I have also heard of (but never tried) just buying some powerful reading glasses from the drug store (the $10 variety). That way you don't have to mess with a loupe at all.

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    Re: recommended loupe for ground glass ?

    The Toyo is a great loupe and economical...

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    Re: recommended loupe for ground glass ?

    One important consideration when buying a loupe is to determine how much nose clearance you'll require, and if your nose is growing or if it has reached maturity. The Fuji loupe offers a lot of nose in the way of nose clearance
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    Re: recommended loupe for ground glass ?

    Hi Erik,

    I'll second the opinion of those who recommend the Toyo loupe... it's not too, too strong so that ALL you see is the grain of the gg. And, as John mentioned, it does have enough nose clearance.

    The Fuji loupe is also nice and comes in at a reasonable price. However, if you wear eye glasses... expect to replace your lenses often. The version I have does not have any rubber covering on top or bottom. Therefore, the eye glass lens will be subject to being scratched over time. Likewise, for the gg!

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    Re: recommended loupe for ground glass ?

    I use Horseman 6x loupe on GG. The edge of the loupe is it is longer than other loupes such that you can use on Technika camera with light shield on.

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