New Redesigned Schneider Loupes?

Discussion in 'Leica and Rangefinders' started by stan_philipov, Jul 19, 2001.

  1. I'm looking to buy a 10x Schenider loupe, but it seems there are 2 different types on the market. There's the old one (model 39203) which goes for $190 at B&H, and the new one (model 34561) - $255 at B&H. As I understand it, the new one is redesigned and supposed to provide superior performance. http://www.schneideroptics.com/loupes/loupes.htm shows the new designs. Has anyone checked this out? Is the new model worth the extra $$?
     
  2. I have a Schneider 8X 39643 loupe which I like. The newer ones have
    interchangeable bases for viewing prints or transparencies with. If
    this holds true with the 10X I would opt for the newer one. It would
    be worth the difference.

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    Mark J.
     
  3. Have you looked at the Rodenstock loupes? It has a slip-shade that
    you move up or down for tranparancies or prints. Seems easier than
    having to keep track of two bases.
     
  4. I have the old 4x Schneider & it has interchangeable bases for
    negatives & slides. The new models do look cooler, though.
     
  5. As I understand it, the newer one does not take the slide viewer
    accessory, which hold a mounted slide...
     
  6. It doesn't seem like the new 10x loupe has an interchangeable base,
    according to their new brochure (available in .pdf at their
    website). It's specifically for viewing slides. So it's basically
    the same as the previous model, but with a new design. Does anyone
    know if the new model is a significant enough improvement to warrant
    the extra $65?
     
  7. I am lucky enough to own the older 10x and highly recommend it.
    Schneider is a company you can trust either way. I own a small peak
    22x and was surprised to be able to discern more detail with the
    Schneider 10x. The Schneider is also excellent out to the edges. The
    only gripe is the coverage, the 10x covers a slide along the 24mm
    side only.
     

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