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Favorite Magnifier ?

Mon May 06, 2013 7:53 pm

Which magnifying system (jeweler's loop, pocket microscope, USB magnifying camera, etc.) do people like to use for inspecting their edges ?

Re: Favorite Magnifier ?

Mon May 06, 2013 9:58 pm

Jeweler's loupe for me. I found the pocket microscope to be a cheap toy. I might invest in a USB microscope someday. The prices are reasonable.

Cheers,

Rick

Re: Favorite Magnifier ?

Mon May 06, 2013 10:46 pm

tall dark and swarfy wrote:I found the pocket microscope to be a cheap toy.


Just got one in the mail today, and I feel the same way.

Re: Favorite Magnifier ?

Tue May 07, 2013 7:21 am

http://www.chefknivestogo.com/20xloupe.html

Re: Favorite Magnifier ?

Tue May 07, 2013 9:09 am

I wouldn't go beyond an 8-10x magnification. Much higher you lose a lot of field of vision, luminosity and depth of field.
By the way, a standard SLR lens makes an excellent loupe. Use the front lens as an ocular.

Re: Favorite Magnifier ?

Tue May 07, 2013 11:01 am

I like the 20X loupe. http://www.chefknivestogo.com/20xloupe.html

Re: Favorite Magnifier ?

Tue May 07, 2013 12:12 pm

ISI-Society wrote:Which magnifying system (jeweler's loop, pocket microscope, USB magnifying camera, etc.) do people like to use for inspecting their edges ?


Go big once - get an electron microscope - the Veho works magic!

http://www.chefknivestogo.com/vedeusbpomi.html

:)

Re: Favorite Magnifier ?

Tue May 07, 2013 1:46 pm

I'm embarrassed to say I haven't used the Veho. :oops:

Re: Favorite Magnifier ?

Tue May 07, 2013 6:39 pm

Electron and electronic microscopes are [ahem] somewhat different animals. The Veho is electronic.

Just sayin'
BDL

Re: Favorite Magnifier ?

Tue May 07, 2013 7:18 pm

{snigger}

Different by a thousand orders of magnitude, I'd say.
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