Binocular loupes and Microscopes

To all interested in teleloupes, Zeiss has a US rep named Vision
Advantage Inc 42-200 State Street Suite Suite a-10 Palm Desert, Calif.
92211 USA

They have several different styles from a couple of hundred dollars
to about $1350.00, depending on whether they are eyeglass mount or
headframe mount,with the fiber optic light system, etc. They will give
you a 30 day trial period also which I think is great. They have
different focal lengths and fields of view available. What I like
about them more than the Keelers, which are also nice, are that they
go up to 8X in power, which I think Skip Meister told me Keelers go up
to 4x, I think? This company will send a catalog with all of the
you could need to make an informed decision as to which
you want to try. I also have a pair of EMO from Wetzlar, Germany at
3.5X that work very nicely. I agree with what was said about the head
movement to focus and have had this discussion with other engravers
who perfer the microscopes, although I sometimes use a Russian
microscope also. There are some nice microscopes I have been looking
over at: People will say that chinese
microscopes are inferior and all, but I say have they ever heard of
ISO9001 certification? Make the best informed choice that you can with
the funds you have to work with and go from there.


Ricky Low, Hand Engraver
6222 Richmond Ave. Ste. 795
Houston, Texas 77057-6230
ph. 713.974.3710