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An Interesting Alternative To A Loupe
Posted 28 December 2011 - 22:45
Where one may have brought a loupe to their eyes, I opted for the more bulky albeit more ubiquitous set of binoculars; looking through them in reverse magnified the image and I was able to spot the issue.
Although you may prefer the loupe, I found the binocs to be a suitable substitute.
Posted 28 December 2011 - 23:49
Posted 28 December 2011 - 23:53
Edited by ldfph44, 28 December 2011 - 23:53.
Posted 29 December 2011 - 03:34
Posted 29 December 2011 - 04:07
A backward poet writes inverse. -Anon.
Posted 29 December 2011 - 05:12
Posted 29 December 2011 - 11:55
That's what I've wished for. The loupe-squint is no fun.
Before I retired, I used a stereoscope at the lab after hours. That was great - both hands free to work on the nib while still looking at it under magnification. Talk about having aligned nibs! Now I squint through a loupe and struggle just like almost everyone else.
On odd occasions I've used an objective lens from a pair of binoculars and a dismounted camera lens.
* * * "Don't neglect to write me several times from different places when you may."
-- John Purdue (1863)
Posted 29 December 2011 - 13:30
My dad's poor man's loupe is a microscope eye piece