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  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Price: 5
  • Quality: 5
  • Ease Of Use: 5
  • Usefulness: 5
Great for ground glass focusing on LF cameras – 15X Close-up Map Magnifier Reviews

posted by plasmat on 10/20/2009 Certified Owner

Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:more than 1 month

Pros:
Bought this item for one purpose only - to be able to better focus my large format (LF) field camera. I just put it on the ground glass and adjust my focus. A cheap item, does what it says. Ok construction (I wouldn't say solid, but not flimsy either. Well, it's only a piece of plastic after all)
Cons:
The only issue (not for me though) is a narrow field of view. You can see the object in the centre magnified, the rest is a bit of a blur, especially towards the edges. But this is an inherent issue (feature) of single-element magnifying loupes design. No issue with me.
Other:
Bottomline:
An ok product, fair price. Works great as a ground glass magnifier.

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