medium format Loupes

Discussion in 'Medium Format' started by peter_thatcher, Jul 28, 2007.

  1. Any suggestions on a good loupe for 6x7 negatives and slides. I have been using
    a small gepe 8x but am afriad that it will stratch the film if I slide it along
    the frame. I am leaning towards a Carson LL-15, but only because it has been
    the first I've found that seems to have large enough base, and is cheap. I
    would rather not spend a lot on something that I will only use sporadically
    when printing.
     
  2. I use a Horizon 4X (Russian made) that I got from B&H for about $49US. It includes a mask for 35mm, and a switchable clear base for viewing prints.
     
  3. Here's a similar current thread you might wish to examine:

    http://www.photo.net/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg?msg_id=00M24a
     
  4. I also use the Horizon loupes, I have a couple of them they are sharp and cheaper then the
    normal european loupes for MF. I keep looking at all that 120 film in the freezer, but I need
    to charge up the DSLR!!!!!!!!!!
     
  5. Horizon 8 here. More than adequate.
     
  6. I use the Mamiya 6x7 loupe.
     
  7. Peter, you don't actually mention the camera you use, but if it has a removable waist-level finder with built-in, flip-up lupe, this works. For 6x6, I use the chimney finder from the Hasselblad for an all-over view of the frame, and for stronger magnification of local areas, I use a jeweler's lupe, which is held in the eye socket, and doesn't touch the film. These are cheap, and can be obtained in various strengths. I've used them for film as well as fine detail engraving work. You see a picture of one here: http://dyptrykk.com/11.html

    Cheers, Kevin
     
  8. paul ron

    paul ron NYC

    I took appart an old 35mm battery operated slide viewer that I use as my 6x7 negative loupe on my light table. It works fine and has plenty of coverage and magnification.
     
  9. I use the Hasselblad chimney as well. Very good and can be focused. For higher magnification I have a 8x Canon loupe. I used to have a Rodenstock 4x but the lens fogged inside. Not very nice for such an expensive piece of glass.
     

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