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

alan at alanlee.org alan at alanlee.org
Sun May 26 17:50:57 EDT 2019

Make sure you also get the 30mm eye-pieces.  With that combo you have a
6-12" variable working distance with a wide range of magnification. 
Forget the camera.  It's useless.  Too low rez and it's hard to tune the
camera lens and the eye lenses into the same focal distance. I've only
used it once. 

I've wanted a Targano for a while but can't justify the 4K price tag! :)


On 2019-05-26 13:13, corey cohen wrote:

> Alan, 
> I just ordered the same one as you, started doing a lot of research this weekend and I like the idea of extra workspace from the articulating arm since I work on a lot of boards that are about 10x15" in size.   
> Cheers, 
> Corey   
> corey cohen
> uǝɥoɔ ʎǝɹoɔ 
> Sent from my iPhone 
> On May 26, 2019, at 3:27 AM, alan--- via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
>> Can't speak for the other models listed here.  But I do a lot of SMT soldering - usually 8+ hours per week on average (week after week).  I have an AmScope SM-6TPZ-64S-3M with the boom arm and the EP20X30 30mm eye-pieces and highly recommend it.  Not cheap however (about 1K).
>> -Alan

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