[vcf-midatlantic] Binocular Loupe vs Microscope for vintage electronics repair

Mike Loewen mloewen at cpumagic.scol.pa.us
Fri May 24 09:40:43 EDT 2019


On Fri, 24 May 2019, corey cohen via vcf-midatlantic wrote:

> So trying to decide on getting a binocular microscope or Binocular Loupe glasses for soldering and such on vintage computers.  I don?t really do any SMD work, so $500+ for a good microscope vs $100 for a decent Binocular loop is a decision I need to make soon.   Cheater glasses 2.5x used in conjunction with a large magnifier on an articulating arm just aren?t cutting it right now.
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> What are your experiences with one vs another, if I don?t do surface mount work?

    I use a Donegan OptiVISOR for soldering work. Model DA-4, 2X at 10".

https://doneganoptical.com/product/optivisor/


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