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Offline redwine

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Magnifying instrument
« on: September 12, 2011, 12:47:41 PM »
Any recommendations please for a reasonably priced magnifying implement.
I have to concede my eyes are failing and my current magnifying glass isn't up to it.
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Re: Magnifying instrument
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2011, 02:38:17 PM »
My recommendations: for quick and dirty magnifying, any magnifier that's combined with a light or lamp with a built-in magnifier. The extra light helps more than any extra magnification. For serious enlargement, scan it at the highest resolution and splash it all over your computer screen.

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« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2011, 03:05:43 PM »
Something like this? ;)

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Re: Magnifying instrument
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2011, 03:06:26 PM »
Yes I've had my torch out but it's LED and the house lighting is low wattage green stuff and my eyes dislike it as they do my pc screen even in high res.
As for my scanner it doesn't want to deliver.  The res is 4800 dpi, the end product naff.
I do hanker for an analogue world once more. ??? I could see properly then :'(
Hmmm a microscope eh! ;D
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Re: Magnifying instrument
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2011, 04:13:36 PM »
I use a very cheap digital microscope. Summit microfix, bought via Amazon 200 x mag, built in illumination, video capability. Can be controlled via keyboard or on board shutter switch. Doesn't come with a stand, which is something that you really need. Just over 20.00.

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Re: Magnifying instrument
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2011, 04:18:23 PM »
Excellent I shall check it out.  ;)
I have to say I'm very pleased with my digital weighing scales.  And wouldn't mind a digital diameter / thickness measure?
Any ideas on that one?
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Re: Magnifying instrument
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2011, 04:50:23 PM »
I buy my magnifying instruments at the watchmaker in the next little town. The same pieces would cost me much more at a stamp and/or coin shop. So I get high quality for a very low price.

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Re: Magnifying instrument
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2011, 05:09:31 PM »
Lucky Man! ;D
Calipers now sorted.  Many thanks  ;) 8)
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