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Postby Reschsmooth on Thu Jun 19, 2008 10:52 am

I realise I need to get a light box and loupe. WIth respect to the latter, one can pay $10 or $300, and pretty much anywhere in between. My questions are:

1. Is quality that important when it comes to a loupe? I mean, I would have thought you are just checking dust, focus, sharpness, etc - unless the cheapies are likely to not show these things up, why spend 30x the price?
2. For those who know, which loupe would you recommend (for 35mm to 6x6cm)?

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Re: loupe

Postby sirhc55 on Thu Jun 19, 2008 11:03 am

Don’t know about others but I have been using an Agfa 8x loupe for years and years. Probably for large negs I would go for one of those standoff large magnifiers but I will stand in deference to the more knowledgeable :)
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Re: loupe

Postby Matt. K on Fri Jun 20, 2008 12:15 am

I have used every type there is including the leitz....but the best of all is an old slide projector lens. I treasure it for its utility and clarity.
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Re: loupe

Postby Reschsmooth on Mon Jul 07, 2008 10:49 am

Out of interest, I have found the 85 lens, wide open, great as a loupe, particularly as it almost covers a 6x6 neg! The only downside is that I don't believe it offers as much magnification as a specialist loupe, for detailed focus review, however, if the image is blurry, then it is more artistic.
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