Loupe for 6x6

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  1. Allan Swindles

    Allan Swindles Member

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    Does anyone know of a top quality, nay SUPERB magnifier for 6x6 transparencies when viewed on a lightbox.?
     
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    I have this one for sale for $120 including shipping and paypal.
     
  3. David Henderson

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    I have the Rodenstock indicated above, bought from B&H. I like it very much and therefore have no comparison with any others to offer though I did spend an hour in B&H nearly ten years ago trying it out vs others on a lightbox.

    That said I couldn't promise its twice as good as a Schneider at half the price.
     
  4. waileong

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    A Hassy WLF will do fine.
     
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    The Schneider 3x Loupe is superb and covers up to 6x7 with no distortion at all.
     
  6. Allan Swindles

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    Thanks guys, the Hass. WLF suggestion is ingenious and cheap as I have one which I rarely use, also a Rollei. on my 3.5F. Just a little concerned about scratches though as most stuff would be unmounted at this stage. Both the Schneider and Rodenstock look exciting. I will investigate further. Thanks again.
     
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    As a late addition to the list, I have a 5.5x Pentax SMC loupe that is fantastic.
     
  8. JanaM

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    Yes, exactly, this loupe is excellent. Very, very sharp and contrasty, no chromatic aberrations, no distortion. The loupe covers a field of 8x8 cm, so you can even look at 6x8 slides from some Fuji MF cameras without problems.
    I am using it even for my 6x9 slides, you loose only 0,5 cm at the ends, and that is not a problem with most of my 6x9 slides.

    The Schneider loupes are shipped with a transparent foot, too. So they are even suitable for looking at prints.

    I can highly recommend the Schneider 3x loupe (and the 4x for 35mm, too). It is a joy to use.

    Best regards,
    Jana
     
  9. Fintan

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    Hit Silverprint, they have a nice OHNAR 3.5x, I'm very pleased with mine :D
     
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    There'll be no scratches if your film is in its sleeves, as they should be when unmounted.