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

Martin Flynn maflynn at theflynn.org
Sat May 25 19:24:46 EDT 2019


Corey,

Set on 7X for most work.

Martin

On 5/25/2019 6:51 PM, corey cohen via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> What magnification do you use for though hole?
>
> Also if I never intend to use a camera is it really worth the extra money for the SM-4T?
> corey cohen
> uǝɥoɔ ʎǝɹoɔ
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>
>> On May 24, 2019, at 9:22 PM, RETRO Innovations via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
>>
>>> On 5/24/2019 7:30 PM, Martin Flynn via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
>>> Henry,
>>>
>>> I picked up the AmScope SM-4T from eBAY a while back.  The favorable reviews on multiple YouTube channels made the decision easy.
>>>
>>> Still shopping for a decent CCD camera, with the added wrinkle that it be compatible with the new telescope in the CDL lab.
>>>
>>> Martin
>>>
>>>> On 5/24/2019 7:39 PM, Henry S. Courbis via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
>>>> Second choice would be AmScope SM-4T. 7x-45x.  Like $500.  See youtube for
>>>> reviews.  Best thing it's trinocular so you can mount a CCTV camera and
>>>> output to any monitor you want.  So no eye strain if you do lots of work.
>> I second the Amscope SM-4T.  I *LOVE* mine.  Not a portable device, mind you, but even for through hole, it makes soldering a breeze.
>>
>> Jim
>>
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