Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/01/09

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Subject: Re: [Leica] viewing contact sheets
From: Kip Babington <>
Date: Tue, 09 Jan 2001 23:10:17 -0600
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I wear a pair of +2.75 reading glasses ($9.95 at WalMart) which puts me in
focus at about 8 inches from the contact sheet.  This is close enough to
make a pretty good guess as to the quality of a 35mm frame, and having both
eyes open helps keep headaches and eyestrain away.  Bright light is
essential, though.

If I want to get closer I swing down a 5x loupe that I clip to the top of
the lens in front of my right eye.  This loupe is a generic Chinese product
that I picked up for under $10 from a guy with tables full of miniature
tools and cheap optical items at a gun show, train show or camera show
(can't remember which, as he appears at all of them.)  It has a small rubber
coated spring clip to attach to the lens, and can be swung up out of the way


Dan Honemann wrote:

> What do you use to view your contact sheets?  Now that I have a stack of
> these to wade through, I'm finding myself going bleary-eyed and wanting
> something better than my handheld magnifier.
> Dan

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