Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/11/19

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Subject: [Leica] re: Loupes
From: Jim Brick <>
Date: Thu, 19 Nov 1998 15:52:52 -0800

The following is my personal experience with loupes.

I have three loupes. A Wetzlar MicroMax, an NPC, and a Schneider 6x ASPH. I
have also listed them in preferential order (back to front.) The Schneider
6x ASPH loupe is without peer. The NPC is very very good. The MicroMax is
very good, and has a strip film adapter.

At 05:32 PM 11/19/98 -0600, you wrote:
>I am in search for the perfect loupe with which to scrutinize my slides
>and negatives on the light table. I currently have two Horizon loupes, a
>4x which is nice as it covers the entire slide, and a 10x which is nice
>because of the higher magnification but it does not cover the entire
>image. I am looking for something with a higher magnification than 4x
>that can also cover the image. There is Leica's recent 5x offering, and
>Schneider's 6x loupe. Any opinions, are there any other brands I should