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Thread: How good is a 50mmf1.8 lense as a loupe?

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    Default How good is a 50mmf1.8 lense as a loupe?

    yah, any advice on the feasibility of using a 50mm f1.8 lense as a loupe?

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    err sorry... wat a loupe har?

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    U use a loupe to view slides. It's like a magnifying glass. Heard ppl use 50mm as loupe but didn't try before. heh.. a bit weird. =p
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    Originally posted by Klause
    U use a loupe to view slides. It's like a magnifying glass. Heard ppl use 50mm as loupe but didn't try before. heh.. a bit weird. =p
    u mean using a lightbox and the 50mm to view?

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    Go and get a proper loupe to view yr slides lah!!

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    While the 50mm can be used as a loupe, here's a couple of reasons why you woudn't want to use it as one.

    1. Can't view the entire slide.
    2. Sharpness isn't there - 50mm lens weren't corrected to focus images at such near distances.
    3. Have to stick your head unbearably close to the rear element...
    4. More fragile.

    A good 4x Rodenstock / Schneider costs about the same as a 50mm. The 50mm lens has a magnification of about 5x+

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    heh ok... guess I'll go get a proper loupe instead... anyway how do you pronounce it? "Lu Peh"?

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    Pronounced as "loop"

    "Lu Peh" sounds like old grandfather

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