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Experience with Megaview pro loupe


#1

Hello All,

I am about to pension off my old reliable Optivisor which has served
me well for a number of years, I am looking at purchasing Megaview
pro with the led light.

Any users comments on this loupe would be appreciated, It would
appear to be a quality item. Thank you.


#2
I am about to pension off my old reliable Optivisor which has
served me well for a number of years, I am looking at purchasing
Megaview pro with the led light. 
Any users comments on this loupe would be appreciated, It would
appear to be a quality item.

I don’t know if they’ve improved the design any since I bought the
megaview (not the pro lighted one, which hadn’t been released yet)
some 4 years ago when John Frei first showed it to me at a SNAG
conference. But the lenses look the same to me. Those plastic tabs by
which the lenses snap into the frame to interchange lenses, broke
rather quickly for me. A rather expensive bit of scrap plastic in a
couple months. Maybe mine was a fluke, but the bit on the headband
into which the lenses were supposed to snap in, seemed so tight I’d
find it quite difficult to get a lens out to switch to another one.
That operation was where they all broke. I don’t think I’ll be
trading in my optivisors for another meagaview anytime soon.
Hopefully, given the cost of those things, my experience was a fluke,
but I’ve got no strong reason to test that hope.

Peter Rowe


#3

I have both the Optivisor and the Megaview. The Megaview comes with
3 lens and that allows you to pick the one you like, but if you’re
like me you will never change it once you pick one. It seems to let
more light in (which is nice) and you can adjust the lens distance
from your eyes a little bit (also nice). I don’t have the LED light
but don’t think I need it with all of the blinding light I have on my
bench.

I really like the Megaview, but I wear the Optivisor all of the time.
Mostly because I’m used to it and because it acts as safety glasses,
everything I do I have the optivisor between my eyes and the work.
And judging by all of the deep impact marks on the front it’s a good
thing I do. The Megaview is open on the sides, it’s designed so the
lens just sort of hovers in front of your face. I can recommend them
both, but I use the Optivisor. That wasn’t any help at all was it?

Mark