Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/11/20[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]
I have an old 50mm Pentax screwmount lens that serves as a very nice loupe when viewing from the front of the lens. I picked it up for next to nothing. Any used standard lens, bought at a very reasonable price, can be used for this purpose. It is an inexpensive way to go. The only drawback is that the lens has to be held above the slide or contact sheet, and it doesn't have a shade that rests on the object being viewed. If the lens has any protruding pins, you have to make sure that they don't touch the surface being viewed. I will have a look at the Pentax zoom loupe though, given the reviews it has received here.