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VisibleDust Quasar Sensor Loupe 7x

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Price: $97.70
Product Highlights
  • Improved Focusing System
  • Identifies Smallest Spots on Sensor
  • Extra-low Dispersion K9 Optical Glass
  • Six LED Lights /Vari-Angled Orientation
  • Creates 3D Image of Dust Particles
  • Fluorine Coated / High Resolution
  • Reduces Chromatic Aberration
  • Also Used for Inspecting Negatives
  • Easy On/Off Operation
  • Includes Two Lithium Batteries and Case

The Quasar 7x Sensor Loupe from Visible Dust is a major step forward in loupe design. The improved focusing system combined with superior optical quality that contains extra low dispersion glass creates a 3D view of the smallest particles on your sensor. These enhancements make it even easier to spot the smallest particles that can contaminate your sensor.

Utilizing advanced features such as BriteVue technology with high optical magnification and 6 super bright LEDs, the Quasar Sensor Loupe 7x is the only tool you need for locating debris on your sensor. The high-quality optical glass is coated with MgF2 to reduce chromatic aberrations and to seal the lens so that no mildew buildup occurs.

The high caliber materials used in construction of the Quasar Sensor Loupe 7x provide a high resolution, distortion free, crystal clear image of the sensor. The BriteVue design aids to easily spot dust on the sensor, succeeding where other tools fail. The angled configuration of the 6 intensely lit LEDs, similar to that used in satellite imaging, provides a three dimensional image of the debris as opposed to linear lights of ordinary loupes on the market.

The Quasar Sensor Loupe 7x from Visible Dust makes it easier than ever before in locating even the smallest dust speck without resorting to time consuming inspection through a computer monitor. The unit operates with the included two CR2025/2032 lithium batteries and comes in a handy hand case.

Improved focusing system
High-grade K9 extra low dispersion optical glass with MgF2 Flourine coating
Easy on/off switch
High-grade materials
Easy access to clean lens
BriteVue XL - 6 super bright LEDs
One sharp, high resolution lens
No mounting required
Operates on two lithium batteries (included)
Compact design
Includes hand case
VisibleDust Quasar Sensor Loupe 7x
  • 2 x CR20205/2032 Lithium Batteries
  • Hand Case
  • One-Year Limited Warranty
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    VisibleDustQuasar Sensor Loupe 7x
     
    4.1

    (based on 29 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (13)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    88%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (21)
    • Lightweight (15)
    • Reliable (10)
    • Compact (5)
    • Durable (5)

    Cons

    • Pricey / poor value (3)

    Best Uses

    • Everyday (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (8), Professional (8), Semi-professional (5), Photo enthusiast (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (26)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Outstanding

    Powerful light with excellent magnification enabled me to confidently and successfully clean lubricant off my Nikon D800 sensor, something not so easily accomplished given that it was stubbornly adherent. The light first allowed me...Read complete review

    Powerful light with excellent magnification enabled me to confidently and successfully clean lubricant off my Nikon D800 sensor, something not so easily accomplished given that it was stubbornly adherent. The light first allowed me to see the exact location of my sensorswipe so I was able to stay away from the sidewalls which had I bumped would have put more lubricant on an already blotchy sensor. The light gave a clear view of all the smears, haze and spots so I was able to find every one and the end result was a bright shining undamaged sensor, and saved me the angst and cost of shipping my camera off to Nikon customer service.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Surprisingly low quality & overpriced

    I was expecting good things but was really underwhelmed by the quality of the construction and the condition of the unit I received. It works ok, but it truly is little more than a...Read complete review

    I was expecting good things but was really underwhelmed by the quality of the construction and the condition of the unit I received. It works ok, but it truly is little more than a cheap plastic LED flashlight, nowhere near worth the price paid in my opinion. Proudly labeled and advertised as Made in Canada, it seemed more in line with something made in another country that starts with a C and ends in an A. The unit I received had fingerprint smudges all over the lens right out of the box, and the battery contact was bent down and had to be rebent in order to accomodate the batteries. It truly looked like this unit had been abused and returned, and I'm not sure if this is typical of the other units out there. No instructions were included, and the cloth bag that shows on internet videos was also not included. As for the way it works, it was ok in terms of shining light into the sensor, but the focus seemed off to me. Maybe with more practice I'll be able to see into the corners of the sensor.

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    3.0

    Good; does its job; way too expensive

    By Rock Runner

    from Crescent City, CA

    About Me Semi-Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Way Too Expensive

    Best Uses

      Comments about VisibleDust Quasar Sensor Loupe 7x:

      This loupe definitely works, and does the job for which it is intended. However, as other reviewers have noted, its price is WAAAY over the top for what you get. Yes, I will keep it; No, I am not pleased about having to pay this much. But it's a good product despite its egregious pricing (which is why I knocked off two stars in my rating).

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      3.0

      Pretty Good

      By Jonny Jump

      from Salt Lake City, UT

      About Me Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

      • No Way To Adjust Focus

      Best Uses

      • Sensor cleaning

      Comments about VisibleDust Quasar Sensor Loupe 7x:

      I bought this to help me see the dust while cleaning the sensor on my Canon 5D Mark III. It's good and did the job. I wish it had a way to focus, as it comes fixed to one height. I feel like it was just a little off and I was continually shifting it and/or my perspective to try and get the best view of the sensor possible. The job definitely would not have been as good without this loop so I'm really glad I had it, but it took a little more effort than I expected, especially for the price.

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      3.0

      You may consider a cheaper version

      By Gadget

      from NJ

      About Me Professional

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      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about VisibleDust Quasar Sensor Loupe 7x:

            I used this loupe on 2 sizes of sensors - Canon and Nikon.

            Positive: it's very bright and magnification is sufficient to see the dust.

            Negative: seems to be overpriced for the value, doesn't have an opening on the side like some other models do so you can't really look and clean at the same time which I find inconvenient.

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            5.0

            Highly Recommended Accessory

            By Scott

            from Tulsa, OK

            About Me Semi-Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday use

              Comments about VisibleDust Quasar Sensor Loupe 7x:

              If you like, want, or need to clean your camera sensor yourself, this is an essential tool. Inspection of the sensor surface for spots is made easy with the bright LED lights and optical magnification.

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              5.0

              Excelent Product

              By unclemikey

              from Richmond VA

              About Me Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Sensor cleaning

                Comments about VisibleDust Quasar Sensor Loupe 7x:

                Best loupe I've found for cleaning sensor.

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                • No

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                5.0

                A must have

                By Bob

                from Sacramento, CA

                About Me Semi-Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about VisibleDust Quasar Sensor Loupe 7x:

                    Easy to use and gives the advantage for finding dust on sensor.

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                    5.0

                    Great for checking your camera sensor.

                    By Steve G

                    from La Verne, CA

                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                    • No cons thus far

                    Best Uses

                    • Checking Your Sensor

                    Comments about VisibleDust Quasar Sensor Loupe 7x:

                    I am very happy with the product. The led lights are very bright. The glass is well-made and very clear. I am very happy with this purchase.

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                    5.0

                    clear, bright, big

                    By dnns

                    from Los Angeles, CA

                    About Me Professional

                    Verified Buyer

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                      Cons

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                          Comments about VisibleDust Quasar Sensor Loupe 7x:

                          Good magnification, and illumination. By far the most functional sensor loupe I've ever used. Dust shows fairly easily, and it's easy to view the whole sensor. Comes with a hard case and batteries (and a little rubber thing to hold the 'coin cells', which is nice for extra batteries too).

                          The switch is a little fussy to find and slide to turn on and off, but it's not a big deal.

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                          4.0

                          Seems OK

                          By Ron in NYC

                          from NYC

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                            Cons

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                                Comments about VisibleDust Quasar Sensor Loupe 7x:

                                I bought the loupe because I saw this particular loupe used in a video by a professional tech on how to clean your sensor. Unlike the video, I'm using the gel stick and sticky paper that Leica uses to clean sensors in their factory. So far close inspection has not been required because that gel stick has not yet failed to remove all dust on one pass. Therefore, I've yet to use the loupe for its intended purpose and may never have to. But it's nice to have around to closely inspect other small items should the need arise.

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                                5.0

                                Indispensable

                                By Image Maker

                                from Seattle

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                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Lightweight
                                • Reliable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about VisibleDust Quasar Sensor Loupe 7x:

                                    Makes all the difference in keep my sensor clean.

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                                    5.0

                                    How did I live without this?

                                    By Wes

                                    from San Leandro, CA

                                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Reliable

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Everyday use

                                      Comments about VisibleDust Quasar Sensor Loupe 7x:

                                      Cleaning my sensor used to be a trial and error affair because I just couldn't see the sensor clearly. With this loupe, I can see everything clearly. Saves on time and the cost of sensor swabs. .......

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                                      5.0

                                      I had no idea

                                      By Michael Schur

                                      from Santa Monica, CA

                                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Use

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Everyday use

                                        Comments about VisibleDust Quasar Sensor Loupe 7x:

                                        I had no idea I could clean the sensor. I went to my local camera store and they recommended the Quasar Sensor Loup.

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                                        4.0

                                        works great

                                        By stillfree

                                        from canada

                                        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Reliable
                                        • Works well

                                        Cons

                                        • Expensive

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Cleaning

                                        Comments about VisibleDust Quasar Sensor Loupe 7x:

                                        allows you to see real quick the dust,

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                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        Recommended for cleaning sensor

                                        By J

                                        from Owings Mills Maryland

                                        About Me Semi-Professional

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Use

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about VisibleDust Quasar Sensor Loupe 7x:

                                            If you are going to clean your DSLR sensor, you need to be able to see the dust or oil spots that sometimes appear. Using a LED illuminated loupe is probably one of the best ways I have found to do this. After sending my camera in for cleaning to Nikon and not being satisfied I was able to get it perfect myself.

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                                            4.0

                                            Effective; white wall test better

                                            By graphitepaddle

                                            from Mercer Cnty, NJ

                                            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Easy To Use

                                            Cons

                                            • Expensive

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about VisibleDust Quasar Sensor Loupe 7x:

                                              Effective when viewing the sensor during cleaning, but doesn't show you everything.Best method: Find a bright white wall, Manual focus, & Max aperture.Those images will be conclusive as to whether you got all of the dust/oil spots.But the Sensor Loupe is indispensable when viewing the sensor close up.

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                                              3.0

                                              Does the business, but finish is poor

                                              By Niko

                                              from Qatar

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                                              Pros

                                                Cons

                                                • Not Durable

                                                Best Uses

                                                  Comments about VisibleDust Quasar Sensor Loupe 7x:

                                                  + Works wonderfully well, both on lenses and sensor.
                                                  + Certain it will be useful, in thorn removal from flesh.

                                                  + (Not so cheap) nasty plastic body / switch, really lets down, what is a very useful product.

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                                                  5.0

                                                  One of the best gadgets I own

                                                  By Brizza

                                                  from Palm Beach Qld. Australia

                                                  About Me Professional

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Easy To Use
                                                  • Lightweight

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • Everyday use

                                                    Comments about VisibleDust Quasar Sensor Loupe 7x:

                                                    Just an outstanding product that does the job

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                                                    4.0

                                                    Definitely not a frivoulous item

                                                    By Mitch

                                                    from Boston, MA

                                                    About Me Professional

                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Durable
                                                    • Easy To Use

                                                    Cons

                                                    • Pricey

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • Landscape Photography
                                                    • Macro Photography
                                                    • Portraits
                                                    • Studio

                                                    Comments about VisibleDust Quasar Sensor Loupe 7x:

                                                    Nothing is more annoying than preventable spots in your images. I use a blower bulb to blow out dust on my sensor and off my lenses. This makes the job so much more effective as it makes dust specks so much easier to see. Tried various flashlights but they don't work well at all. This isn't cheap but it will save you time in post!

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                                                    4.0

                                                    Pricey, but the best I've used

                                                    By Mark Henry

                                                    from Atlanta, GA

                                                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Easy To Use
                                                    • Excellent Illumination
                                                    • Great Clarity
                                                    • Reliable

                                                    Cons

                                                    • Pricey

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • Everyday use

                                                    Comments about VisibleDust Quasar Sensor Loupe 7x:

                                                    In terms of materials and construction, this loupe is clearly over priced. That being said, it is the best sensor loupe that I have seen and used. Clarity and illumination are first rate. I managed to pick one up when B&H had it on sale.

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                                                    4.0

                                                    Quality Loupe, expensive for what it is

                                                    By Carlos Danger

                                                    from Plano, TX

                                                    About Me Semi-Professional

                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Easy To Use
                                                    • Reliable

                                                    Cons

                                                    • Pricy

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • Inspecting Camera Sensor

                                                    Comments about VisibleDust Quasar Sensor Loupe 7x:

                                                    My first reaction when opening the box is: this definitely doesn't look like a $$$ item. However, I received another one from a different company as part of a sensor cleaning loop and the Quasar loop is definitely better. It really just doesn't need to cost as much as it does, hence the four star rating.

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