11th February 2004, 04:10 AM
Schneider is good. If too large the enlargement power = distortion.
Originally Posted by swimcraze
There is reason why photo editors use 4x, but then for personal use, it's your call. Loupe is good bcos u can inspect slides under daylight balance lightbox which will give you accurate color rendition and can even inspect the grain of the film emusion.
Peak cant be that cheap... I bot my Rodenstock 4x something like $240 but shd be cheaper already. These are photo-len quality glasses.
CP, John3:16 shd have.
But then, it depends what is your objective. Close study of slide/detail then get a loupe and lightbox (daylight balance hor my dear). If for display, group viewer then get the projector. Ofcos u can buy both
If you use yr 50mm len, it is basically a photo-len quality manifying glass. A loupe allow u to lay flat ontop of the slide with light from lightbox, no other light from the side except the lightbox below. This will give you accurate studying of slides.
Last edited by whoelse; 11th February 2004 at 04:17 AM.
11th February 2004, 03:50 PM
11th February 2004, 07:25 PM
Hi KH Drew,
Long time no see. Lets go out to shoot one of this day, OK? Take care.
13th February 2004, 05:56 PM
13th February 2004, 05:59 PM
Originally Posted by Elizabeth Tan
hi, what is fyi?
are there different grades of peak loupe????
13th February 2004, 09:48 PM
fyi=for your information? =)
actually....just buy a decent, cheap peak loupe to start off with loh. since u r at ground zero, really no need to lose hair fretting too much over too many nitty gritty details..naturally u will learn more and adjust to your own taste as u progress ^_^
26th February 2004, 07:00 AM
I'm a newbie to slides too. Can anyone recommend a good place to pick up Kodachrome slide film and also, a good lab which can develop properly. I keep hearing RGB but are there any other labs you slide shooters use?
26th February 2004, 10:38 AM
I think if you really want to get a loupe and all, its better to buy the cabin lightbox+rodenstock loupe from CP rather than a peak loupe. cuz the peak loupe would have low resale value plus eventually you'll want to upgrade anyway. if you are not sure, than just use a table lamp with a daylight bulb plus a 50mm prime lens first.
correct me if I"m wrong but dev of slides isn't that impt, so it doesn't really matter where you go to dev them, unless the lab screws it up badly or scratches it (I kena b4), else you'll pretty much get back the same results regardless of where you go. but printing is another story altogether, I don't know where to print either.
26th February 2004, 08:03 PM
cathay photo got almost everything
Originally Posted by Terence
28th February 2004, 12:49 AM
i would recommend a 4x loupe becoz u can view the whole 35mm positive nicely under the loupe.i'm using a schneider 4x loupe,cost me ard $200.
try to get a good loupe once and for all,lousy quality ones are not so bright and will cause headaches after prolonged viewing..