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 Post subject: Favorite Magnifier ?
PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 1:53 am 
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Which magnifying system (jeweler's loop, pocket microscope, USB magnifying camera, etc.) do people like to use for inspecting their edges ?


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 Post subject: Re: Favorite Magnifier ?
PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 3:58 am 

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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.

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 Post subject: Re: Favorite Magnifier ?
PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 4:46 am 
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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.


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 Post subject: Re: Favorite Magnifier ?
PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 3:09 pm 

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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.


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



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 Post subject: Re: Favorite Magnifier ?
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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!

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 Post subject: Re: Favorite Magnifier ?
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I'm embarrassed to say I haven't used the Veho. :oops:



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 Post subject: Re: Favorite Magnifier ?
PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 12:39 am 
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Electron and electronic microscopes are [ahem] somewhat different animals. The Veho is electronic.

Just sayin'
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 Post subject: Re: Favorite Magnifier ?
PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 1:18 am 
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{snigger}

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


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