standy99 wrote: ↑
Sat Sep 05, 2020 10:37 am
JD Spydo wrote: ↑
Sat Sep 05, 2020 7:20 am
standy99 wrote: ↑
Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:44 am
Mrs standy99 is a entomologist and has a draw full of loupes.
Buying from a entomology supply website is so much cheaper than the same item bought at a jewellery loupe website and the range at a entomology site is 5x more.
Like everything you get what you pay for.
ASCO loupes are one of the best I find
Now this has got my attention!! And I do thank my good Brother BLOKE because I always find his information timely and practical. But this is kind of what I've been looking for. A true professional in their trade taking a hard look at what they find to be high rated.
Entomology is the study of "insects" if my memory is correct. I can certainly see why someone in that field would have need to high quality magnification tools.
Now I've never even heard of "ASCO" loupes and I will check them out. I'm sure your Mrs. probably knows of a good supply house for her studies of the little creatures that tend to make our lives miserable at times
. I will take a look at their line of magnification tools.
Colour coded for reference
Magnifications 10x, 6.5x, 5x, 4x, 3.5x 3x, 2.5x
Surprisingly 6.5x is often better than 10x for most things as focus is better.
Interesting and quite impressive. You know sometimes "QUALITY" just jumps right out at you sometimes. And this is one of those times. Not to mention they are "Swiss Made" which says a lot. It doesn't really surprise me either with the Swiss making arguably the best watches on the planet.
Thanks for that pic "Standy99"
Hey I was right about Entomologists studying insects wasn't I??
I used to be in the tree service business and we would meet with those entomologists from the state on occasions when we would have an outbreak of gypsy moths and other undesirable bugs. Those guys were always interesting to talk to.
Hey ask your Mrs. if she knows of a good supply house on the web where I can maybe get a good deal on a couple of those. The Bausch & Lomb 8X by 17X I have now is a nice piece but I would like something just a bit higher on the upper end and also possibly just one straight 10X unit as well. And I'm pretty sure these Swiss made units would probably have a more clear resolution as well.
Also if any of you guys here on the Forum know of a decent brand of microscope for looking at knife edges and other tool edges I would love to hear those recommendations as well.