Was: Couple of questions about flush setting
I would love to have a hands-free 10x loupe. I cannot afford the
stereo microscope. RioGrande doesn't have an optivisor with a 10X
magnification (hands free). Would you need to buy this for me or
would it be easier for you for me to buy it directly? I searched
Yahoo but couldn't find a listing."
It seemed to me there was such an animal. Looking at it, it would
seem that opivizor and most others, with lens combinations, go up to
5x, maximum. This is all most suppliers carry, probably because of
low requests. (I seem to have far less trouble finding things than
many; maybe it's just a knack for thinking up stupid questions to
type into the search engine.)
This place has Interchangeable or replacement lens plates for the
Optivisor in x3, 5, 7, or 10 strengths. I would bet they have, or
would get, one of those single eyepieces, or loop, an accessory for
this, that would give you 10x depending on the magnification (in
combo) of the main lens. http://www.sightconnection.com/oplepl.html
This is something anyone may wish to look at. Eyeglass Loupe 9X,
will fit any pair of glasses, such as safety glasses etc.
I cannot afford the stereo microscope.
that just might not be as accurate as supposed. Although most cheep
solutions are just that, and can range from marginal to a waste of
money. (There are but a few exceptions.) However, although still not
inexpensive, you may want to look at this. On this page, just below
the picture there is a, "Testimonials and reviews." Click on
International Gem Society, this will take you to a product review, at
the site. "Though you have to add a few accessories for gemological
study, this microscope is still highly recommended. I don't know of
any other microscope that can equal its appearance, quality of optics
and ease of use for anywhere near this price."