What are those things called?

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    Ghoste TPF Noob!

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    Those lenses used to look at slides on a light box, what are those called? I can't find one =p. Thanks.
     
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    A Loupe
     
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    Thanks guys.
     
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    Oh my gosh! I didn't know they were that much money! Crap! I was thinking like 10 dollars for this crappy little piece of plastic and the first one their is $370!

    Edit: Nevermind, found the crappy $10 ones lol.
     
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    If you can afford it try to get a glass one. To me at least when I was looking around the glass ones seemed to be much better quality-wise and was about $40.
     
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    Is their such thing as a loupe that would allow me to see a 6cm x 6 cm medium format slide? also, where did you find the ones that you are talking about?
     
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    Yep, you can get 6x6 loupes at various levels of magnification. A 3x Calumet branded Rodenstock lens one would set you back about $200 new, which seems quite a lot for something which doesn't take pictures!

    A glass magnifying glass optically works quite well for less money, it depends what you need to see in the negs and how many you'll be looking at I suppose.
     
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    We always used Linen Testers. Cheaper than a loupe and they have more advantages - they usualy fold flat for one thing.
    They come in various sizes, too, as well as metal or plastic lenses and frames.
    You can get a good glass lens with a metal frame for under $30.

    http://www.2spi.com/catalog/magnifiers/spi-brand-linen.html

    If you Google you'll find loads of places selling them.
     
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