Optivisor - what power magnification do you use?

Optivisor - what power magnification do you use?

Joined: April 25th, 2005, 9:42 pm

February 26th, 2010, 12:41 am #1

Going to get one of these. Think a 2x mag 10" focal length would be good. What do the rest use?

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Joined: October 4th, 2009, 11:09 pm

February 26th, 2010, 1:26 am #2

It is a 10X power. I have to hold stuff about 3 inches from the lens to be in focus. It make stuff look BIG.

I am meeting Vic tomorrow for coffee and I can bring it along for you to have a look.
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Joined: July 10th, 2006, 7:27 pm

February 26th, 2010, 3:06 pm #3

Going to get one of these. Think a 2x mag 10" focal length would be good. What do the rest use?

GD
I use the 2x 90% of the time. It's the best compromise of working distance and mag. for me. The 3x is only used for very fine work.
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Joined: April 18th, 2005, 7:15 pm

February 26th, 2010, 4:02 pm #4

Going to get one of these. Think a 2x mag 10" focal length would be good. What do the rest use?

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I'd get one as well, we can split postage.

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Joined: October 4th, 2009, 11:09 pm

February 26th, 2010, 4:08 pm #5

and that is where I got mine from. I also bought my Iawata parts there to fit my Tamiya brush. I'll ask Vic who it was since I forget.
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Joined: July 10th, 2006, 7:27 pm

February 26th, 2010, 4:24 pm #6

.... the woodcarving place?
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Joined: April 25th, 2005, 9:42 pm

February 26th, 2010, 9:05 pm #7

There seem to be a lot of 'clones' out there, that use plastic lenses. I want to get the original optivisor with the glass lenses.

Will let you know if I find a place that has them in stock.

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Joined: July 10th, 2006, 7:27 pm

February 26th, 2010, 9:22 pm #8

They're on Argyle around 91St. Pretty sure I saw them there. Cool store for other tool .
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Joined: April 25th, 2005, 9:42 pm

March 11th, 2010, 1:54 am #9

Going to get one of these. Think a 2x mag 10" focal length would be good. What do the rest use?

GD
Thanks for the optivisor demo last night Chris. While out doing the grocerices at Safeway, I ried on some reading glasses. Got apair of +1.5 and +2.0. They were $15 each or so, and really make a difference. There is no magnification that I can see, but it allows me to focus about 6" from my eyeball and still see things in focus at about 18"-2' or so.

I still think for cockpits and really fine work that the optivisor is the way to go, especially as you can flip up and down. Maybe I need bi-focals!

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Joined: February 26th, 2005, 11:57 pm

March 11th, 2010, 2:26 pm #10

.........and I can see well up close. Do all of you feel this really makes a difference? I guess you must since you all own them. I don't even use the magnifier I have on my work-bench. I just thought it would magnify my shaky hands.
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