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Old Monday 27th February 2017, 12:52   #1
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Smile Magnifier/loupe advice

Greetings all.

Apologies if this is the wrong place to post this.

Does anyone here use a magnifier or loupe device for the close study of insects and plants ect?

If so, what would you recommend?

Thanks in advance.
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Old Monday 27th February 2017, 14:33   #2
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I've been using a 'Ruper' hand lens with a 10x lens at one end and a 20x at the other for the past thirty years for insects, it's also pretty much the botanists choice of hand lens too, I believe they also made/make one with 8x and 15x, which would also work just as well/be just as useful. My 10x/20x one was about 25 back in the day, but still going strong and has earned its cost a thousand times over.
More recently I've also been using an un-named Jewellers magnifier with 30x and 60x lens' and an LED light for each lens, this came cased and boxed for 5.99 on A*azon, it performs just as well and is great for those times in the field when 20x just isn't quite enough. At that price I wouldn't have a problem if I lost it in the field.
For everything else my Leica microscope comes into play!

Hope this helps.
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Old Monday 27th February 2017, 19:49   #3
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I use a Belomo 10x recommended in a previous thread on "hand lenses"in this section.
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Old Tuesday 28th February 2017, 18:02   #4
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Ruper pops up occasionally when I search for loupes. Opticron 10x23mm doublet seems to be popular in the search as well.

I've not heard of belomo before but seems to be a popular opotion.

Thanks to all for your input.
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I have a Belomo 10x too and very happy with it.
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