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Magnifying glasses?
Posted by Anonymous on Monday, March 31, 2003 10:50 AM
Do many of you use these? I have one that is pretty strong. What about the goggle type? Better?
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Posted by billc3207 on Monday, March 31, 2003 12:50 PM
I have one of the magnifiers that jewelers use that fits over your head and can be raised up and down like a visor. It really helps when working on detailed parts. My no line bifocals just don't cut it for close work.
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Posted by midnightprowler on Monday, March 31, 2003 4:03 PM
I have a magnigying light. It has a flourescent light, and I also use a small magnifying glass if neccesary.
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, March 31, 2003 4:19 PM
I've got the 'visor' kind. They have an additional 'lens' inside that you can flip down to magnify the subject even more. They're great. I love them.

My wife makes ALOT of fun of me when she catches me with them on though...

M.
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, March 31, 2003 4:26 PM
I have the magna-lite, and i love it!!! I do want to get the jewlers visor kind, maybe for Easter??? LOL
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Posted by seaphoto on Tuesday, April 1, 2003 9:30 PM
I use the Opti-Visor, and strongly recommend it. My close up vision went south after 40, and I thought my modeling days where gone for good. Getting one of these allows me to do much better work than I have ever done before. Do yourself a favor and get the best quality, glass lensed version - the glass is clearer, resists scratches, and the adjustment is both better and more comforatable than cheaper versions. It took me about 2 weeks of wearing to get used to having them on my head, now I just leave them on whenever I am modeling (or indeed any close work)

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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, April 2, 2003 9:50 AM
Kurt,
I have a pair of inexpensive 'goggles' and I think I have to agree with you. It's kinda flimsy and the lenses get scratched quite easily. I'll keep using what I've got for a while, but the replacement set will be higher quality as you describe.

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Posted by Woody on Wednesday, April 2, 2003 5:00 PM
I have some of those magnifying reading glasses and a big glass on a flexable arm. I tried the visor but , for me, distracted from the building experiance.

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Posted by weebles on Sunday, April 6, 2003 8:59 AM
I use the flip down visor too. One thing I would say though is don't waste your money on the ones with the little lights on the side. They don't work worth a damn. You may want to consider the visor in combination with one of the magnifying desk lamps. That should give you some good functionality.
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, April 7, 2003 3:05 PM
Dave,
Good advise on the 'lights'!! Mine had them on it and I agree that they are totally useless. Just more weight (batteries) hanging on your head. I took them off of mine and threw them in my junk 'electronics' box. I was glad that I got it at a surplus/discount center and paid relatively little.

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Posted by dogsbody on Tuesday, April 8, 2003 1:05 PM
I have a lighted magnifing glass on an adjustable arm and the "Jeweler" type viser magnifers. With my reading glasses on I can see hairs on an insect's private anatomy.

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Posted by dtraskos on Saturday, April 19, 2003 11:09 AM
Check the Doegan Optical Company. They have visors of various powers.
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Posted by dtraskos on Saturday, April 19, 2003 11:12 AM
Sorry about that, but it should have been spelled "Donegan Optical Company"
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Posted by genj53john on Saturday, April 19, 2003 7:13 PM
I have a magnifying glass that I use but I've also found that a strong pair of reading glasses also works well and you can get a pair in any drug store or dollar store. There real cheap.
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Posted by wayne baker on Tuesday, April 29, 2003 11:14 AM
If you wear glasses, consider a jeweler's loop. They ar e 2x or 3x, clip onto the side of your glasses, and flip up or down. There is little weight, and you still have your other eye to watch for flying parts. I got mine at an optical store.

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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, April 29, 2003 8:50 PM
That's what I use, a glass lensed 3x jeweler's loupe, works like a charm. I recently picked up a cheapo flip-down plastic visor type to try out; you definitely get what you pay for. Not even worth the 7 bucks!
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