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  • For close range only

    posted by stelms on 08/26/2010
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    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

    Pros:

    This thing is lightweight and sits well on the nose. It is also stable enough for working and has a high magnification.

    Cons:

    The magnification glass is not really well suited for the frame as it gets to close to the eye. This kind of loupe would be usually held with the eyelids, so its a bit distracting when it is so close and touches the eye lids.
    The loupe is also clamped to the frame with a plastic part is is not movable without a tool. Best thing is to remove it and reposition it.
    The working distance is much to close, if you inspect a pcb or anything else you easily hit your nose. Also the magnification is to high for a frame mounted loupe. The white 5mm-LED is directly connected to the battery without any driving circuit - only a matter of time until the LED fails. The light output will also decrease during the operating life of the battery.

    OtherThoughts:

    Basically a good idea, but the actual design is not much of use.

    Bottomline:

    Buy it if you need a frame for something and a loupe separetely, but sku.35607 (which has the same frame) will be more useful i guess.

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