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Magnifying Glasses/Lenses
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Queensland, Australia
Member Since: January 17, 2006
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Posted: Wednesday, August 24, 2011 - 11:00 PM UTC
hello all! I'm just wondering what sort of magnifying things you have for doing all the tiny detailed stuff. I have a headband with 2 lenses on it, but find it a pain to use sometimes. What do you use?
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Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Member Since: August 07, 2004
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Posted: Wednesday, August 24, 2011 - 11:16 PM UTC
Hi Matt,

I've been using this for a while now. You have to focus your eyes, but ones it's focust, it is a pleasure to work with. I did not want a very heavy thing on my head, so this one was the solution for me.

It came with various lenses too. So for the very very VERY thiny things you can simply replace the lenses.

Hope this helps


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Arkansas, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, August 24, 2011 - 11:54 PM UTC
To detail very fine pieces, I wear +3 reading glasses, with a magnifying visor, and look through the magnifying lense on my desk lamp. Boy howdy does it make a difference! I kick my self for painting outside of the lines or not properly alligning a piece. But, I take off all of my magnifying equipment and realise that it can't be seen by the naked eye.
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South Australia, Australia
Member Since: April 26, 2008
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Posted: Friday, August 26, 2011 - 07:28 PM UTC
i use an optivisor with 2 lenses and led illumination as well as my specs. seems to do the trick