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IS Novice: Am I Doing This right? Help w/ OEC & MRB examples

Veltiesmom

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Hi all,

I received my Ideal Scope in the mail today. Wow is it a fun toy! I looked at the tutorials and I *think* I'm doing it right but I'm not sure. I want to know if the images I'm getting are reliable. Note that I took these in my bathroom in indirect daylight but without any additional light source. I took them by placing the IS on top of my iPhone (a bit unconventional!).

The modern stone is a 3c H SI1 that scores a 1 on the HCA.

The antique stone is a 4c OEC.

Mainly I'm just surprised I'm seeing so much red, especially with the antique stone. Even areas I thought would show white are still red. Maybe my technique is faulty? Like the stone is too close to the edge of the scope or something?

So I'd appreciate any thoughts on 1) do I appear to be doing this correctly, and 2) if so, what do you think of the stones based on these images?

Thank you in advance!

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Veltiesmom

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Re: IS Novice: Am I Doing This right? Help w/ OEC & MRB exam

Help please!
 

MissGotRocks

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Re: IS Novice: Am I Doing This right? Help w/ OEC & MRB exam

Usually you are holding a stone up to the IS (I think the box mine came in has an image of looking at the stone with the IS) so I can't really say if it makes a difference to hold the stone in tweezers some difference away (I assume) from the IS. However, these images are very red overall suggesting very little light leakage!
 

Veltiesmom

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Re: IS Novice: Am I Doing This right? Help w/ OEC & MRB exam

Thanks so much for the response! I was resting the stone in the tweezers on the circular edge of the IS. And the IS itself was resting on the lens portion of my phone. So I *think* it replicates how I would hold it to my eye.

I was particularly surprised with how little leakage showed on the OEC.
 

MissGotRocks

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Re: IS Novice: Am I Doing This right? Help w/ OEC & MRB exam

Yes, from your pictures they certainly show little leakage. Beautiful diamonds!
 

Diamond_Hawk

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Re: IS Novice: Am I Doing This right? Help w/ OEC & MRB exam

You did a nice job getting these images on a phone camera!

I agree with MissGotRocks
 
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