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magnifying glass?
« on: May 8, 2018, 07:29:12 PM »
Does anyone paint using a magnifying glass? What strength do you normally use?

Are the lamps with a magnifying glass built in any good or just more hassel?

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Re: magnifying glass?
« Reply #1 on: May 8, 2018, 09:58:11 PM »
I paint with a magnifying glass. Not really sure what the magnification is, but it's got a built-in daylight lamp and it's great. So much less eye-strain and my detail work on models got worlds better (note: it was not very good to begin with). I've enjoyed it a great deal. Not sure how necessary it is, but if you can get one cheap, you probably won't regret it.

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Re: magnifying glass?
« Reply #2 on: May 8, 2018, 10:06:27 PM »
Most important thing to have a desk clamp so to as both hands free?
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Re: magnifying glass?
« Reply #3 on: May 9, 2018, 08:35:31 AM »
Most important thing to have a desk clamp so to as both hands free?

I would say so. I don't have vast experience with the things, by any measure, but the one I have is clamped to my workbench and that's a crucial feature. I can move it around and reposition it with ease.

 


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