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Wista 5x Standard Focusing Loupe

B&H # WIL5X Mfr # 211046
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You Pay: $109.99
Product Highlights
  • Focusable
  • Built-in Diopter Adjustment
  • Two Interchangeable Skirts

The 5x Standard Focusing Loupe from Wista is a powerful, focusable magnifier designed for all-purpose viewing. It comes with two interchangeable skirts. The clear skirt is for examining contact sheets while the opaque skirt is ideal for examining slides or for checking focus on the ground glass of a view camera.

Two interchangeable skirts for viewing contact sheets and slides
Built-in diopter adjustment
Includes neck strap
Format Large format loupe
Magnification 5x
Lens Construction 3-element
Linear Field of View Not Specified by Manufacturer
Dioptric Correction Range Built-in (strength not specified)
Eyepiece Not Specified by Manufacturer
Dimensions Not Specified by Manufacturer
Weight Not Specified by Manufacturer
Wista 5x Standard Focusing Loupe
  • 2 x Interchangeable Skirts
  • Neck Strap
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Wista5x Standard Focusing Loupe
     
    4.6

    (based on 12 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Compact (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Photography (6)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (7)

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      4.0

      Works well

      By Lee Rust

      from Rochester NY

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easily Cleaned

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Photography

        Comments about Wista 5x Standard Focusing Loupe:

        Undistorted glass optics with adequate magnification and easy focusing, plus a long neckstrap. That's what I needed and this loupe has all those things. Could be a little longer, but it's close enough. The interchangeable clear/black skirts are a nice feature.

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        5.0

        Good loupe !

        By Raul Gonzalez

        from Mexico City

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Enlarging
          • Photography

          Comments about Wista 5x Standard Focusing Loupe:

          Very good loupe. Very clear and without distortions at the edges.
          I use it for focusing my 4X5 Camera.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Loupe

          By Billy Bob

          from Earth

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Light weight

          Cons

          • Plastic

          Best Uses

          • Focusing Aid

          Comments about Wista 5x Standard Focusing Loupe:

          I use this loupe on the ground glass to aid in focusing. It works fine.

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          (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great but consider....

          By BillH

          from Amsterdam

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Wista 5x Standard Focusing Loupe:

                I've used one for 25 years on 6x9cm and have been delighted BUT as I get older my eyes need more help, so I will be moving to 7-8x loupe imminently. Be aware the proper way to use a loupe is to focus on the grain of your screen -as this is where the image is located- you should then lock the eyepiece at that setting. Normal use then is obviously to maximise the sharpness of the image. Beware that if you don't do this your eyes will be tempted to focus on the image when it is inadequately focused, the blurring of the grain may well fool you to think that setting is optimum. Good luck Bill

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                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Higher quality than I expected

                By daleeman

                from Dayton, Ohio

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent Reactions

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Photography

                  Comments about Wista 5x Standard Focusing Loupe:

                  I use this for 4x5 camera focus mainly. Love the focusing ring!!! And was happy to see the dual shrouds, clear for viewing slides and other objects and the black one to help under the dark cloth.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Near perfect, sad no bag

                  By Andy

                  from Hong Kong

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Image is sharp
                  • Well built quality

                  Cons

                  • No bag for carrying

                  Best Uses

                  • Large format focusing
                  • Photography

                  Comments about Wista 5x Standard Focusing Loupe:

                  Price is very reasonable for a Japan made optics.
                  Comes with black & transparent tube for both large format focusing and slide/film viewing.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  I would buy this product again and again

                  By MARCONI MARCO

                  from ITALY

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Photography

                    Comments about Wista 5x Standard Focusing Loupe:

                    It 's a great product because of good optical quality and light. I use it to control the set-kelp on the ground glass of my 4x5 large format

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Great Loupe

                    By Nate

                    from Honolulu, HI

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Consistent Reactions
                    • Easily Cleaned
                    • Sharp

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Focusing
                      • Photography

                      Comments about Wista 5x Standard Focusing Loupe:

                      For the price, it's a great loupe. It's well built and comes with a clear attachment for viewing opaque objects. The top twists in and out for focusing correction, as well.

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                      • No

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                      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      A good loupe for the money

                      By Yves

                      from Bryn Mawr PA

                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                      • A bit awkward

                      Best Uses

                      • Ground Glass focusing
                      • Landscape Photography
                      • Macro Photography
                      • Portraits
                      • Studio
                      • Traveling

                      Comments about Wista 5x Standard Focusing Loupe:

                      I use this loupe to help me focus on the ground glass of my 4x5 camera.

                      It is really a very good 5x loupe and is ok as focusing loupe goes. It has an opaque base for checking focusing (and examining transparencies for exemple) that unscrews and accepts an included clear base to view prints and other opaque objects. You can adjust the diopter to fit your vision with or without glasses. The long cord keeps the loupe ready around your neck when you work with your large format camera.

                      I am sure that many photographers are happy with it. Personally I think that more length and width would make viewing the ground glass more comfortable (the loupe is only 2+1/2 inches long). The 1 inch field of view is just adequate.

                      The thick plastic build denotes a pretty good quality and the optics are very good. I researched many other possibilities before settling to what I knew was a professional but middle of the road kind of item. It does the job but I am sure there are better solutions out there if one wants to spend the money. And I will have to eventually (for ground glass focusing).

                      This 5X loupe can be used for many things besides photography.

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                      4.0

                      Wonderful

                      By PhotoMartin108

                      from Los Angeles, CA

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Light Weight
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                      • To long of a cord

                      Best Uses

                      • Focusing for large format
                      • Looking at negatives

                      Comments about Wista 5x Standard Focusing Loupe:

                      I primarily bought this loupe for focusing my 4x5 Cambo CSX view camera. I really enjoy that it's easy to use, and easy to clean. It comes with a cap, and it also comes with both clear and black tube so you can either use it in conjunction with or without a light board.
                      I didn't like the fact that it comes with a dinky little string to go around your neck, but the string is too long. I had to tie a few knots in it, so it doesn't feel like it's around my waist.

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                      5.0

                      Buying another.

                      By Martin

                      from Savannah, Ga

                      About Me Photographer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to focus
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Functional

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Ground glass focusing

                        Comments about Wista 5x Standard Focusing Loupe:

                        I really like this loupe. The one I had came up missing and I am buying another. The only problem I had was that the set screws needed to be tightened when I first bought my last one. Perfect for the ground glass.

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                        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Very good loupe for Large format camera

                        By Bix

                        from Bologna, ITALY

                        About Me Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Functional

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Professional

                          Comments about Wista 5x Standard Focusing Loupe:

                          Very nice loupe for a good vision on the groundglass for large format camera. No distortion at the corners of the loupe. I am very satisfied of it.

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