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« Reply #15 on: 10 February 2019, 07:30:03 PM »

Yep, I agree with Phil.

I have the Rolson equivalent, which was a similar price. Never found a use for anything but the lowest magnification lense, though I'm using mine with my specs which makes a difference.
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« Reply #16 on: 10 February 2019, 07:46:20 PM »

Checked the manual and the 2 strengths I used were x2 (which had me working a bit too close - tired out the arms) and x1.5 - just right.


I can't see much requirement to go further up the gears.
I'd simply be spotting details or imperfections that were not obvious to the naked eye.

On the other hand, the higher mags might come in handy for other tasks like electronics assembly or threading needles.
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« Reply #17 on: 10 February 2019, 07:55:03 PM »

On the other hand, the higher mags might come in handy for other tasks like electronics assembly or threading needles.

True, Steve  Wink

Or if you were trying to some intricate detail on a 'flat' item.....Perhaps a shield or flag ?

Other than that, I'd give the higher 'mags' a miss. Smiley

Cheers - Phil
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« Reply #18 on: 11 February 2019, 09:25:59 PM »

Inspired by Optivisor talk on here, I poked about and placed an order for this.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0743BKK6B/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01__o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

9.99, worth a punt, I through.

Heh, looks like something from the film Oblivion (just been on on Film4), all white plastic with black techy bits. Glad it works for you, must admit it looks a bit odd to me.
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« Reply #19 on: 11 February 2019, 09:37:20 PM »

I ave an optivisor. I gave up using it and use some 1.99 reading glasses.
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« Reply #20 on: 11 February 2019, 10:39:42 PM »

I ave an optivisor. I gave up using it and use some 1.99 reading glasses.

A set of Foster Grants would probably do the same job.
And I may look out for a pair at x2.0 if they're at the 2.00 mark.

The Ten Quid magnifier came with a set of 5 lenses, giving a bit of scope for adjustment.

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« Reply #21 on: 13 February 2019, 03:20:40 AM »

I used Boots reading glasses, 1.5x for painting and 4x for sculpting.  I tried the Optivisor which was OK but not so handy as specs.  They all worked fine and just replaced my normal bifocals.  In the end though, I found the Mk 1 eyeball without any devices still worked best.

The trouble with high magnification is that you end up trying to paint stuff you just can't see with the naked eye. 

I bought one of these some months ago though, which has replaced all previous magnifying devices.  https://www.alwayshobbies.com/tools/lighting-and-magnification/lightcraft-long-reach-slim-line-magnifier-lamp

It has replaced two Anglepoise lamps with daylight bulbs.  The light is superb with excellent coverage and almost shadow-free.  The lens has two magnifications and is there when I need it.   It is just the perfect solution and i can't recommend it highly enough.

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« Reply #22 on: 13 February 2019, 04:51:14 PM »

I used Boots reading glasses, 1.5x for painting and 4x for sculpting.  I tried the Optivisor which was OK but not so handy as specs.  They all worked fine and just replaced my normal bifocals.  In the end though, I found the Mk 1 eyeball without any devices still worked best.

The trouble with high magnification is that you end up trying to paint stuff you just can't see with the naked eye. 

I bought one of these some months ago though, which has replaced all previous magnifying devices.  https://www.alwayshobbies.com/tools/lighting-and-magnification/lightcraft-long-reach-slim-line-magnifier-lamp

It has replaced two Anglepoise lamps with daylight bulbs.  The light is superb with excellent coverage and almost shadow-free.  The lens has two magnifications and is there when I need it.   It is just the perfect solution and i can't recommend it highly enough.



Excellent points John.

I'm taking pains to avoid over-detailing now.
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I've chatted with my short sighted mates, and several of them manage fine with the naked Mk. 1 eyeball for close work.

I inherited the family curse of long sight (Mind you several predecessors were paid his or her majesty's markman's bonus (Or whetever it was officially called)) so it's not all bad.
Being a lifelong civvie, it helps me distinguish bird species beyond a quarter mile.

Back at the painting desk.
I focus on the figures when they're about 4 feet away.
However resolution's not great at that distance (both small and far away in father Dougal parlance).
I suppose I could lobby Leon to stock some extra long handled brushes, as the condition's only going to get worse.
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« Reply #23 on: 13 February 2019, 08:45:56 PM »

Being a lifelong civvie, it helps me distinguish bird species beyond a quarter mile.


I am long sited as well.

Tts very useful with identifying birds - I can distinguish between a "large chested freckled redhead" and a "black boxed blond" at quite a distance  Smiley
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« Reply #24 on: 14 February 2019, 12:55:57 PM »

I use both optivisor and a pair of glasses I got from the chemist, and to be honest I couldn't manage without him

Take care

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« Reply #25 on: 14 February 2019, 01:10:13 PM »

I use both optivisor and a pair of glasses I got from the chemist, and to be honest I couldn't manage without him

Take care

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« Reply #26 on: 14 February 2019, 01:48:24 PM »

I am long sited as well.

Tts very useful with identifying birds - I can distinguish between a "large chested freckled redhead" and a "black boxed blond" at quite a distance  Smiley

I find the latter species increasingly tricky since they've been applying their eyebrows with highlighter pen.
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« Reply #27 on: 14 February 2019, 07:54:06 PM »

I find the latter species increasingly tricky since they've been applying their eyebrows with highlighter pen.

Yes but they are easy to spot if you gain their trust.  Smiley
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« Reply #28 on: 14 February 2019, 08:56:29 PM »

Did you send him a Valentine Card today?

Lol my bad should of been them

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