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

Martin Flynn maflynn at theflynn.org
Sat May 25 19:40:49 EDT 2019


I specifically bought the SM-4T so folks could see the repair being made.

If the camera adds no value, there are binocular models with the same 
stand and capabilities.


On 5/25/2019 7:24 PM, Martin Flynn via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> 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
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>> 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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