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Head worn magnifying glasses comparison

Posted on Monday, May 7th, 2012 in tools by DP

Working with low pitch SMD components can be a pain on the eyes, and one way to make it more conferrable is to use head worn magnifying glasses. Arhi wrote an in depth comparison of the 3 models he had tried out so far. While none of them are ideal, the ones mounted on spectacle frames were the easiest to work with in his opinion.

Via the forum.

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2 Responses to “Head worn magnifying glasses comparison”

  1. rsdio says:

    How do these compare to a loupe?

    • arhi says:

      They are a “wearable loupe” where the loupe part is made out of acrylic. Most loupe lenses are usually made out of glass so that definitely gives better image. Hand loupe is on the other hand impossible to use while soldering (unless you are one of the fortunate with 3 hands) and the loupe on the 3rd hand mount or on the lamp are imo unusable as there’s usually not enough room under them to work and distortion is too high. I have 2 3rd hand assemblies and I removed loupe from both of them as it’s completely useless imo, and desktop loupe lamp I don’t use for nothing, can’t remember when was the last time I turned it on, and it is one of the expensive ones (costed more then my microscope)

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