Need magnification lens for soldering like this one.

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Hi everyone,

 

Recently I spotted a magnifier lens/stand for soldering purposes. I found this on a 10 year video from eevblog here. Until I can afford a nice microscope I have to work with this one.

 

I like that it has nice big lens offer 2.5x magnification. Doesn't take much diskspace. Good thing is that the actual stand is away from the lens. Which allows working with both hands under the lens much easier. Also the lens does not have a border which is also a plus. Less obstruction. Held only by a small piece of plastic which is connected to long bendable wire. The stand looks sturdy, I think it won't topple that easily.

 

 

Anyone know it's model name? Or a buy link for this specific model? It's spotted in Australia. Maybe some store there has one. 

 

For comparison here are some that I can get locally, which by the way is TOTAL CRAP.

 

“Everyone knows that debugging is twice as hard as writing a program in the first place. So if you're as clever as you can be when you write it, how will you ever debug it?” - Brian W. Kernighan
“Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.” - Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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Most important is to have stereo view. Did you try optical glasses (wearing glasses, optical inspection...)

 

Edit: Wearing glasses with power of +7 may suit well

Last Edited: Sun. Sep 5, 2021 - 05:11 PM
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Thanks for finding, sadly it's out of stock. As far as I can see it has no model number, it's just a generic product  it's from brand named IDEAPRO. Hmmn.

 

grohote wrote:
Most important is to have stereo view

Lens is big enough, we can call it stereo using both eyes, no?

 

grohote wrote:
Did you try optical glasses (wearing glasses, optical inspection...)

Not really a fan of that one.

 

 

“Everyone knows that debugging is twice as hard as writing a program in the first place. So if you're as clever as you can be when you write it, how will you ever debug it?” - Brian W. Kernighan
“Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.” - Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Last Edited: Sun. Sep 5, 2021 - 08:10 PM
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Heisen wrote:
Not really a fan of that one

Just try. Perhaps +7 is too much for you /and they can be heavy, if made from glass/, check with your optician for other options.

Wearing such glasses allow you to move the board or yourself at the will.

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There's another on amazon, this one costs a bit more, seems to be in stock:

https://www.amazon.com/UEIDIHI-Magnifier-Bendable-Gooseneck-Soldering/dp/B09F335XPK/ref=sr_1_30?dchild=1&keywords=gooseneck+magnifier+110mm&qid=1630875293&s=industrial&sr=1-30

 

My method is to search under industrial for: gooseneck magnifier 

Found nothing on ebay, 3 on amazon where the third is about US$71.

Also consider searching under images in your favorite search engine.

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This one might be close enough?

GOOSENECK MAGNIFIER READING LAMP 

ITEM NUMBER : 96600P1

https://www.sciplus.com/goosenec...

 

Or maybe the wacky 

HEADBAND MAGNIFYING VISOR

ITEM NUMBER : 95883P1

https://www.sciplus.com/headband...

Mike

When you're used to privilege, equality feels like oppression. / Malena Ernman

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Sorry my suggestion is not quite the same.  These are good for soldering though.

 

https://www.luxo-lighting.com/lu...

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I've had some success with gizmos like this:

 

https://www.allelectronics.com/i...

https://www.allelectronics.com/i...

 

They are very much cheap'n'cheerful.  Expect you'll get what you paid for - but sometimes, that's good enough!  S.

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In the USA, you can buy wrap-around-the-forehead lens magnifiers for about $8 at Harbor Freight Outlets.

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These are the types available from Australia's 2 main suppliers

 

https://www.altronics.com.au/sea...

https://www.jaycar.com.au/led-il...

John Samperi

Ampertronics Pty. Ltd.

https://www.ampertronics.com.au

* Electronic Design * Custom Products * Contract Assembly

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Unless the jaycar ones have improved a lot they are not really in the same ball park as luxo or daylight.