Loupe?

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  1. Bobby Ironsights

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    Hi, I'm into black and white film, 35mm and 4x5 soon, and I'd like to find a decent loupe within a student's budget. I've found extreme chormatic abberation from the plastic magnifier I've been using, and I do not like it one bit.
     
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    i can't find the one i have, but it was plastic and was a maxiloupe 2 i think. sounds about right.

    It's ok. It's cheap, and you can tell, but it works.
     
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    Have you tried a jewelers loupe?
     
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    Nope, that's why I'm asking, to find a specific loupe that other photographers (film) use and like at a resonable price, to view contact sheets.
     
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    For some reason, I can't find the loupe online that I'm thinking of. Anyways, Zeiss makes one that's two lenses, I believe a 3x and 5x (So you get 3x, 5x, and 15x). They are a little more expensive, I think $75. But if you take care and don't lose it, you'll never need another loupe.

    I use them for looking at coins, and so do most of the top guys in the business. I imagine that it would work well for what you're doing to. It has little distortion at the edges and has a clear field of view.
     
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    I use a Bausch & Lomb 10x loupe at work all the time (not for photographs, but it should work for that too). I'm pretty sure this is the same one I have (the picture on the website kinda sucks).

    Not sure if you want to spend almost $40 on a magnifying glass, but it's a good piece of glass.
     
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    Well corrected loupes are $100 and up. There isn't any way around it. If you spend less, you won't get a well corrected loupe. Personally, I prefer the Schneider loupes.
     

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