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KaltAGFA 8x Loupe
 
4.4

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (7)
  • Lightweight (7)
  • Compact (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (4), Photography student (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (13)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great delivery

I already knew that the Agfa/Kalt loupe was just the product for my application. It was the service from B&H that impressed me most. I went to their site on Saturday...Read complete review

I already knew that the Agfa/Kalt loupe was just the product for my application. It was the service from B&H that impressed me most. I went to their site on Saturday evening to order the loupes for a business trip the next Thursday. Because of their faithful observance of the Sabbath I was unable to order the loupes till Sunday. Sunday too was a Jewish holiday so the store was closed. Despite this I received the package on Wednesday well in time for my Thursday departure and using standard shipping. That means that somebody really had to hustle to get my order out Monday morning.

I have never been disappointed with the products I've ordered from B&H and am proud to do business with such a dedicated and knowledgeable firm.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

I'm No Expert

One of the features that influenced my purchase decision "is ideal for viewing 35mm negatives and slides" and "Suitable for general 35mm photographic work" Yet the only part...Read complete review

One of the features that influenced my purchase decision "is ideal for viewing 35mm negatives and slides" and "Suitable for general 35mm photographic work" Yet the only part of the frame is sharp and in focus is around the center. I was hoping it would allow me to see the entire frame magnified.
Since this is my first loop perhaps my expectations were too high. There has got to be a better solution than this.

Reviewed by 17 customers

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5.0

Simple Loupe for Negatives

By PaulM

from New York, NY

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Almost Unbreakable
  • Last Forever
  • Strong Construction

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Archive
    • Black & White Photos
    • Evaluating Negatives

    Comments about Kalt AGFA 8x Loupe:

    I've used these loupes for decades to look at negatives on light tables. They're simple things: they magnify 8 times and let me see if details are good enough in 35mm and 120 negatives to print them. In a pinch, I've used these loupes for ground glass focusing on a view camera.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Good Loupe

    By 4x5toyoview

    from US

    Comments about Kalt AGFA 8x Loupe:

    This loupe is good and is not too expensive. I bought it because it is the kind that my school uses, and I needed to replace the one that I lost.

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    5.0

    Exactly what I have been looking for for twoyears

    By Gene

    from Salem, va

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Coin Collecting For Me

      Comments about Kalt AGFA 8x Loupe:

      Very handy and durable exactly what I wanted.Onlyway it could be better is if it had a hard case.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Wonderfully clear

      By Big Rob

      from NYC

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Kalt AGFA 8x Loupe:

          It makes small things look bigger, just like I always wanted.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Darkroom essential

          By Andy

          from Jacksonville, FL

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Archive
              • Black & White Photos
              • Traditional Prints

              Comments about Kalt AGFA 8x Loupe:

              Great for use to check slides or negatives for dust before scanning and printing in the darkroom.

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              • No

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              1.0

              I'm No Expert

              By Rob

              from Sacramento

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Only Sharp In Center

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Kalt AGFA 8x Loupe:

                  One of the features that influenced my purchase decision "is ideal for viewing 35mm negatives and slides" and "Suitable for general 35mm photographic work" Yet the only part of the frame is sharp and in focus is around the center. I was hoping it would allow me to see the entire frame magnified.
                  Since this is my first loop perhaps my expectations were too high. There has got to be a better solution than this.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Works great

                  By Jules

                  from New York

                  Comments about Kalt AGFA 8x Loupe:

                  Good to have. Makes it a lot easier to find small problems on negatives.

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                  5.0

                  Great!

                  By Grace

                  from Florida

                  Comments about Kalt AGFA 8x Loupe:

                  Love this loop my schools photo class uses one and I had to get one for my self!

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                  5.0

                  AGFA 8X Loupe for my million slides

                  By Flash

                  from Tucson Arizona COT Randolph Ct darkroom

                  About Me Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday use
                    • Home
                    • Landscape Photography
                    • Macro Photography
                    • Portraits
                    • Studio
                    • Traveling

                    Comments about Kalt AGFA 8x Loupe:

                    I have always had one. In the B&W darkroom other people like them too and I have lost many. I was happy to find B&H still have it so I got two. It is convient to look at negative before printing. I Run a Darkroom with 35 and 4 4X5 enlargers which we make beautful prints that will last 24 generations. It is a Leisure class but we do some great work in the Digital age. Our prints are timeless and priceless.

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                    • No

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                    3.0

                    Does the job

                    By Photoholic

                    from Moscow, ID

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Easy to Use
                    • Inexpensive
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos

                      Comments about Kalt AGFA 8x Loupe:

                      Needed something for checking details on my negatives and contact sheets and this works just fine. Not top of the line but more than adequate for occasional use.

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                      • No

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                      1.0

                      Not like my old Agfa loupe

                      By 3gee

                      from Ontario

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Poor Image Quality

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Kalt AGFA 8x Loupe:

                          My original 1970s Agfa Loupe is sharp from corner to corner. This new one is much poorer in quality. Nothing is sharp although it gets close in the centre. It causes real eye strain when looking at contact sheets and is unusable on the ground glass of a camera.

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                          • No

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                          4.0

                          Great product

                          By Lauren

                          from Port Saint Lucie, FL

                          About Me Photography Student

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy to Use
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Kalt AGFA 8x Loupe:

                              Bought this for a class in which we use lage format cameras. This product gets the job done and was a fair price!

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Great Quality At A Lower Price

                              By Chelsea

                              from Savannah, Georgia

                              About Me Photography Student

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact
                              • Easy to Use
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Family Photos
                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Sports/Action
                                • Wildlife Photos

                                Comments about Kalt AGFA 8x Loupe:

                                I thought I was going to have to buy one of the $40-50 loupes to get good quality but settled for this one because I didn't have the money. I was not disappointed! This loupe is absolutely perfect for figuring out which of your negatives are in focus from your contact sheet!

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Great bargain

                                By Tim

                                from Fairbanks, Alaska

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compact
                                • Easy to Use
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                • Clear Stand Not Black

                                Best Uses

                                • Large format

                                Comments about Kalt AGFA 8x Loupe:

                                I black out the stand with gaffer tape and use as a focusing loupe for 4x5 and 8x10. Gets the job done perfectly for a fraction of the price of one with a prestige name.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Handy tool

                                By Bubbles

                                from Overland Park, KS

                                About Me Photography Student

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compact
                                • Durable
                                • Easy to Use
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Kalt AGFA 8x Loupe:

                                    Great for looking at proofs

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Great delivery

                                    By Don McAllister

                                    from Anderson, IN

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Compact
                                    • Easy to Use
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Close image inspection

                                      Comments about Kalt AGFA 8x Loupe:

                                      I already knew that the Agfa/Kalt loupe was just the product for my application. It was the service from B&H that impressed me most. I went to their site on Saturday evening to order the loupes for a business trip the next Thursday. Because of their faithful observance of the Sabbath I was unable to order the loupes till Sunday. Sunday too was a Jewish holiday so the store was closed. Despite this I received the package on Wednesday well in time for my Thursday departure and using standard shipping. That means that somebody really had to hustle to get my order out Monday morning.

                                      I have never been disappointed with the products I've ordered from B&H and am proud to do business with such a dedicated and knowledgeable firm.

                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Photo Loupe

                                      By Danielle

                                      from Massachusetts

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Comments about Kalt AGFA 8x Loupe:

                                      Great tool for checking focus on large format camera and looking at 35 mm film.

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