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I suspect welding flash and UV would kill the camera fairly smartly, and it probably wouldn't be much use. But for ordinary fine work, for those of us with not-so-hot eyesight, the above system is great, because you don't have to hunch over the work with a magnifying headset on, or peer thru a dirty great magnifying lens. With an inexpensive set of eBay macro lenses, you can get in for a really close look.Mark-T wrote: The magnifying glasses have to be a specific distance from your eyes don't they? Not sure how well that would work with a welding mask. And my regular glasses.
I will have to look into trying an older video camera like mentioned above. The cameras I have looked at so far (regular digital cameras and my phone) won't magnify close objects but I can look.
Be prepared for some serious sticker shock - I enquired from my dentist about the headset she uses, as I thought it would be great for endmill inspection - she told me they were 3500 dollars a set. You can buy a generic Chinese made headset off of Amazon for under 50 bucksDocsMachine wrote: Realistically, you might look into medical eyepieces, like dentists and doctors use (sort of a miniature set of binoculars, or opera glasses) and see about mounting those to the outside of your helmet/lens.