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Jewelers Loupe Recommendations

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 Posted 12/27/2021  10:23 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add DouglasFir to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Can someone please recommend a decent Jewelers loupe, preferably from Amazon, that isn't plastic, doesn't have an LED Light, and is made of metal? I bought one off eBay recently and it WA so bad I had to send it back. Please help!
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 Posted 12/27/2021  11:19 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CentSation to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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 Posted 12/28/2021  04:27 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hasting's triplet is the best for the price. 10x or 12x or 14x,nothing more than 14x.A doublet is good to and cheaper.B & L is a good brand.I use a no brand 14x doublet 90% of the time and a B & L 14x triplet when I need a better view.
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 Posted 12/28/2021  08:35 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Agree the Hastings triplet is ideal. For most work I just use a B&L 7X.
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 Posted 12/28/2021  4:25 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add The_Duke to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
a Belomo 10x Triplet sits on my desk. $35 at Amazon.
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 Posted 12/28/2021  8:51 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add DouglasFir to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Question, is 10x adequate for a serious collector? I think I knoweth answer, but honestly, the belomo loupe seems to be the best quality, and most affordable one I can find. I'd just like to hear what you guys think and then I'll order. Thanks so much!
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 Posted 12/29/2021  03:56 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
10x is adequate if you have good eyesight. My sight not so good I use a 14x. Never go higher than that, it produces a blurry image. I used a 12x for a long time, but when I started the hobby in 1971, I did use a 10x.I prefer a B&L better than a Belomo.
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 Posted 12/30/2021  12:30 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CentSation to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A 10X should be fine for general use.
Just understand that the higher the magnification, the closer you must be to the coin [which cuts down on the light reaching its surface]. A 10X has a focal distance of about an inch.
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 Posted 12/30/2021  12:47 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add DouglasFir to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I want to thank you all for helping me here, Centsation, Coinfrog, John1, The_Duke, I decided on the Belomo, and have placed an order! It seems like a very good quality loupe. I'll Come back and post a small review when I get it. You guys are great!
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 Posted 12/30/2021  01:31 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CentSation to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Been using mine for years -- I think you'll like it. Can't wait to hear back.

I let my local coin dealer use it one day when I was in his shop and he was impressed with it, also.
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 Posted 12/30/2021  11:36 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I have two cheap Harris 10x that I use most of the time. I got the second one at a coin show after I left the other at home. They do well enough for what I need even without my glasses on. As my eyes get worse with age, I may have to invest in some better versions to compensate my vision.
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 Posted 01/08/2022  9:49 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add cyclopedia to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I have a Belomo 10x and it's great. Would like something of similar quality in the range of 4x to 6x for around the same price point. Any suggestions? I can't find anything by Belomo.
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 Posted 01/09/2022  04:15 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
to CCF. B&L = Bausch & Lomb. Check eBay.
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 Posted 01/09/2022  12:13 pm  Show Profile   Check westcoin's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add westcoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A little copy pasta from an older thread:

My personal favorite is the 7x Bausch & Lomb APO triplet, but yes for certain uses, mainly variety hunting, a 15-20 power can help tremendously. I like the 7x as it's size allows for me to see most of the entirety of the coin and I never need any more than 7x for grading, I most often only use it for coins I'm on the edge about being AU or UNC, and for RPDs and DDOs/DDRs.

If I was roll searching, I'd get one of the larger magnifier lamps at an office supply store, the ones that clamp to a desk top and have an articulated arm for adjustment. Much easier to do the initial sorting, then move to a good halogen/LED lamp with pin spot lighting and a more powerful loupe on the suspected coins you are hunting. Being comfortable is half the battle in optical viewing, whether magnifying or telescoping (my other hobby). A saying in astronomy is a comfortable chair can add several magnitude of light gathering, I have found this to be true, reduce eye and back strain, you'll enjoy it more and see more.

You can always use the search button towards the top, put in loupe or magnifying and scroll to the general forum or supplies forum there will be many, many threads on this.
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 Posted 01/09/2022  1:45 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CentSation to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
These also work well. Very maneuverable and you can get various lens magnifications - Mine are 5X.


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