- Dec 31, 1999
What should consumers who want to buy a *good* quality loupe look for? What is the difference between the one sold on ideal-scope.com and a Bausch and Lomb model?
On 2/18/2003 1:15:12 PM oldminer wrote:
I sell the Super Loupe that is listed on the Ideal-Scope site and also sell a less costly loupe that is also 10x and does the trick for consumers. It is more a matter of how much one intends to use a loupe.
A casual user will see little or no difference between a normal $15 loupe and a superior $35 or $300 loupe. There is junk being sold for as little as $3, but it is not really useable.
People who have a great deal of experience tell me they see no reason for the vast gulf between the I-S loupe sold for $35 and the $300 retail Schneider loupe. I agree that there is no visible difference between them.
For a consumer, the $15 style of loupe is usually adequate. The $35 Super Loupe is a great tool and works like a charm. (Of course, I am selling...)