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Carson LL-10 10x LumiLoupe Craft Loupe

You Pay: $5.66
Product Highlights
  • Stand Magnifier
  • Pre-Focused Dual Lenses
  • Acrylic Base
  • Uses Ambient Light

The LumiLoupe 10x Magnifier from Carson Optical helps you examine small objects such as coins, stamps and miniatures. The handy acrylic base uses ambient light to illuminate your subject. The pre-focused dual lenses allow you to see the fine detail on objects that would ordinarily not be visible.

Choose the LL-10 (10x) for fine details, coins, stamps, photography, and miniatures
Pre-focused dual lenses allow examination of objects close-up, while a transparent acrylic base permits ambient light to illuminate the subject for bright, clear viewing
Format Stand magnifier
Magnification 10x
Lens Construction Acrylic
Linear Field of View Not Specified by Manufacturer
Dioptric Correction Range Not Applicable
Eyepiece Pre-focused dual lenses
Dimensions 2.0 x 2.0 x 1.75" (50 x 50 x 45 mm)
Weight 1.4 oz (39.7 g)
Carson LL-10 10x LumiLoupe Craft Loupe
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    CarsonLL-10 10x LumiLoupe Craft Loupe
     
    4.6

    (based on 37 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (26)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Attractive (15)
    • Strong construction (14)
    • Easy to use (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Traditional prints (7)
      • Archive (6)
      • Black & white photos (6)
      • Display (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (10), Casual photographer (7), Semi-pro photographer (5), Photography student (4), Pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (26)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Great Loupe!

      This Loupe is absolutely perfect for reviewing contact sheets. I originally used a jeweler's loupe but that became tiring as I could not place it down on my print, and enough light wouldn't reach...Read complete review

      This Loupe is absolutely perfect for reviewing contact sheets. I originally used a jeweler's loupe but that became tiring as I could not place it down on my print, and enough light wouldn't reach the print either. This design allows for maximum light, and the optics are great. It also feels very solid and won't break anytime in the near future. It's already gone through a lot of abuse and looks as if I just took it out of the box today!

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Serves the purpose

      I use the loupe for sorting 35mm transparencies, just checking spots for sharpness, etc. The price is right and the clarity is OK at the center, with considerable distortion radiating from there....Read complete review

      I use the loupe for sorting 35mm transparencies, just checking spots for sharpness, etc. The price is right and the clarity is OK at the center, with considerable distortion radiating from there. I have used a linen tester magnifier which has little distortion, but sharp corners on that with a careless hand might scratch the slide. The plastic of the Craft Loupe seems quite safe for that use.

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      2.0

      not so great...but it's cheap

      By js

      from kcmo

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Carson LL-10 10x LumiLoupe Craft Loupe:

      price is good

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      4.0

      Good, affordable loupe

      By SA

      from NYC

      About Me Photography Student

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Display

        Comments about Carson LL-10 10x LumiLoupe Craft Loupe:

        For such a low price you get a pretty decent product. Hard to get into the corner if looking into ground glass though.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Great little loupe

        By Thib

        from Boston MA

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Black & White Photos
            • Display
            • Traditional Prints

            Comments about Carson LL-10 10x LumiLoupe Craft Loupe:

            Very good for the price

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            10x Luope

            By Dave

            from Hershey, Pa

            About Me Photography Student

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Clear Mag Viewing
            • Light weight

            Cons

            • None so far

            Best Uses

            • Archive
            • Traditional Prints

            Comments about Carson LL-10 10x LumiLoupe Craft Loupe:

            The loupe is very nice for the money. It provides a clear 10x mag. of my photos. Being made of plastic provides a very light object I have to carry in my pack every day. Will order a second one as a spare.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Great 10X loupe

            By Chuck

            from Il

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Carson LL-10 10x LumiLoupe Craft Loupe:

                  I use this to check registration of our process printing. The 10x works well and has plenty of light from the clear sides. After buying one I asked my employer to buy a few to have by the press. The price is low but this 10x works well.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Great. Recommended.

                  By Militiaman

                  from Baltimore Maryland

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Carson LL-10 10x LumiLoupe Craft Loupe:

                        Excellent inexpensive loop. No need to buy anything super pricey. Recommended.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Lifesaver

                        By D.J.

                        from Honesdale,PA.

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attractive Design

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Traditional Prints

                          Comments about Carson LL-10 10x LumiLoupe Craft Loupe:

                          need to focus large format glass...

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          5.0

                          The most useful loupe

                          By Keith in Calhoun

                          from Calhoun, GA

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attractive Design
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Carson LL-10 10x LumiLoupe Craft Loupe:

                              Excellent quality. To me, this is the most useful version. The size and magnification is perfect (I'm shooting 6x6 slides). Fits easily into any camera bag or your pocket.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Bargain!!!

                              By Ely

                              from Los Angeles, CA

                              About Me Photography Student

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Load Photos
                              • Strong Construction
                              • Well Organized

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Black & White Photos

                                Comments about Carson LL-10 10x LumiLoupe Craft Loupe:

                                Good product at a great price. I am able to see the details in my negatives. Definitely happy with my purchase because of the quality at a great price. Others in my class bought more expensive ones and wish they would have known about this one.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Best loupe I've used

                                By Jenn976

                                from Seattle, WA

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Strong Construction

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Carson LL-10 10x LumiLoupe Craft Loupe:

                                    I use it for everything - mostly to read marks on jewelry. But actually used it the other day to check a splinter caught in my finger. It's just powerful enough, better than an 8x. I love that the ambient light comes through. Haven't found any downside to it yet.

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Super Great Eyepiece

                                    By Dougie Fresh

                                    from Tucson, Arizona

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy to Use
                                    • Great product
                                    • Well Designed

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Archive
                                      • Negative Handling
                                      • Transparency Handling

                                      Comments about Carson LL-10 10x LumiLoupe Craft Loupe:

                                      For those who handle film negatives as well as transparencies this is the product to purchase!! My eyesight is fairly decent at age 69+ but, a little "help" with this well constructed product goes a long way when dealing with and seeing things up close and personal. I would highly recommend this loupe to everyone!

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                                      5.0

                                      Great quality and value!

                                      By Markee Mark

                                      from La Guna Hills, CA

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Strong Construction

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Carson LL-10 10x LumiLoupe Craft Loupe:

                                          Device is used to analyze mold and similar bacteria close up. It is used for in-home sales presentations to determine the need for a remedial solution to this potentially dangerous problem. The product far exceeds its effectiveness given its low cost. Great value and superior quality.

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                                          5.0

                                          Bang for the buck

                                          By Thanimal

                                          from The Jungle

                                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Cheap

                                          Cons

                                          • Can't think of any

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Carson LL-10 10x LumiLoupe Craft Loupe:

                                            This loupe is surprisingly good for its price. The clear plastic base lets in plenty of light, and the lens is actually pretty decent. A good use for your $. Might as well buy two.

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                                            • No

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                                            5.0

                                            A dandy little loupe!

                                            By Peregrene

                                            from Sugar Land, TX

                                            About Me Casual Photographer

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Attractive Design
                                            • Strong Construction

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Archive
                                              • Black & White Photos
                                              • Traditional Prints

                                              Comments about Carson LL-10 10x LumiLoupe Craft Loupe:

                                              In addition to looking at slides and negatives this neat little gadget ts handy for looking at the copyright small print on the back of blu-ray and DVDs. And its remarkably useful for reading crowded detail maps, as well.

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                                              4.0

                                              Good for LF camera

                                              By NAH

                                              from Philly

                                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Inexpensive
                                              • Lightweight

                                              Cons

                                              • Focus at edge soft

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Black & White Photos
                                              • Groundglass

                                              Comments about Carson LL-10 10x LumiLoupe Craft Loupe:

                                              Great for large format photography for critical focusing on the ground glass, Inexpensive, all plastic. Only issue is the image focus outside the center of the field of view is fuzzy, but still perfectly usable. Nice and light weight for dragging it though the field.

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                                              3.0

                                              Slightly out of focus

                                              By pure silverist

                                              from Sydney

                                              About Me Photography Student

                                              Verified Reviewer

                                              Pros

                                              • Affordable
                                              • High magnification

                                              Cons

                                              • Slightly out of focus

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about Carson LL-10 10x LumiLoupe Craft Loupe:

                                                Given this loupe has such a high magnification power, the depth of field is very narrow (probably <0.5mm). This means if the loupe's lens isn't perfectly aligned in its carrier, that the optimal plane for the object will not be coplanar with the bottom perimeter of the loupe.

                                                This is the case with the one I purchased - it is slightly out of focus.

                                                You can check this out for yourself by placing a hair on a piece of clear sticky tape and sticking the tape tightly across the loupe's base in the field of view. By pushing the tape up or down you'll see it come more clearly in to focus if it wasn't already.

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                                                4.0

                                                Great value for the price

                                                By Michellery

                                                from Oakland,CA

                                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Attractive Design
                                                • Inexpensive
                                                • Large eyepiece

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                    Comments about Carson LL-10 10x LumiLoupe Craft Loupe:

                                                    This inexpensive loupe has a generous size and I find it useful for being out in the field with my 4x5 camera. It's perfect for focussing on the groundglass and i'm not worried about dropping it.

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                                                    • No

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                                                    4.0

                                                    Great Value

                                                    By Jojo the nice guy

                                                    from Sydney

                                                    About Me Casual Photographer

                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Attractive Design

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                      • Print faults

                                                      Comments about Carson LL-10 10x LumiLoupe Craft Loupe:

                                                      Usefull to check for print faults in the packaging printing industry. Good light, cheap, light. I did not give it 5 stars as it was not for carrying in my pocket.

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                                                      • No

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                                                      5.0

                                                      The Tool You Need

                                                      By Frank

                                                      from West Lafayette, IN

                                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                      Verified Buyer

                                                      Pros

                                                      • Attractive Design
                                                      • Strong Construction

                                                      Cons

                                                      • None

                                                      Best Uses

                                                      • Screening negatives

                                                      Comments about Carson LL-10 10x LumiLoupe Craft Loupe:

                                                      I use the LL-10 with a light box to evaluate and select 35mm negatives and transparencies for scanning. Product is fully and accurately described, performs exactly as advertised, and is shipped promptly.

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                                                      • No

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                                                      4.0

                                                      Great value!

                                                      By Ben

                                                      from Reisterstown, MD

                                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                      Verified Buyer

                                                      Pros

                                                      • Attractive Design
                                                      • Strong Construction

                                                      Cons

                                                        Best Uses

                                                        • Photos
                                                        • Small objects

                                                        Comments about Carson LL-10 10x LumiLoupe Craft Loupe:

                                                        I was pleasantly surprised when I received the loupe. It is large and well made. It is made so that there is plenty of light to see the target area. The focus is very good in the center of the viewing area but falls off toward the edges (4 stars instead of 5). It works well for viewing photos as well as any other object that you want to view close up. It is a fantastic value for the money. I am completely satisfied and would not hesitate to recommend its purchase to a friend.

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