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VisibleDustQuasar Sensor Loupe 7x
 
4.2

(based on 34 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (26)
  • Lightweight (19)
  • Reliable (13)
  • Durable (6)
  • Compact (5)

Cons

  • Not durable (3)
  • Pricey / poor value (3)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (6)
  • Sensor cleaning (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (10), Professional (8), Semi-professional (8), Photo enthusiast (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (31)

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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5.0

Great tool

By Tangent

from Pueblo West, CO

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Reliable

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about VisibleDust Quasar Sensor Loupe 7x:

      Allows excellent view of sensor.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Great little Loupe

      By Hil

      from Colorado

      About Me Semi-Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about VisibleDust Quasar Sensor Loupe 7x:

          I was driving myself nuts trying to remove dust off of my sensor without any magnified light. I thought I had my sensor cleaned and would take a test shot only to discover that I still had dust on my sensor. This could go on for over an hour. When I got the Quasar Sensor Loupe, all of the guesswork was over. I can now clearly see the sensor and any dust or smudges easily. This is one of the best purchases I have ever made!! It's also useful for other tasks that require good light in small spaces. I HIGHLY RECCOMEND this Loupe!!

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          5.0

          It finds the dust

          By tigers

          from CT

          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday use

            Comments about VisibleDust Quasar Sensor Loupe 7x:

            It helps to find the difficult to remove items

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            • No

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            4.0

            Works great but quality is very poor.

            By Nature Photographer

            from North Alabama

            About Me Semi-Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Not Durable
            • Poor Design

            Best Uses

              Comments about VisibleDust Quasar Sensor Loupe 7x:

              I am extremely pleased with the loupe's ability to make the dirt on the sensor easily visible, making the cleaning process much more effective. The dirt actually does appear to stand out off the sensor when viewed through the loupe. My only complaint is the extremely flimsy construction of the on/off switch and the battery compartment. I'm very careful with my stuff, but I believe that the switch will break before very long with normal use. I expected better quality construction of the housing. Again, no complains about the lens and the amount and quality of the light.

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              3.0

              Does the Job

              By Ethan

              from Newberg, OR

              About Me Semi-Professional

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Not Durable
              • Poor Design

              Best Uses

              • Sensor cleaning

              Comments about VisibleDust Quasar Sensor Loupe 7x:

              Product is, as usual, over priced. However, it is recommended as one of the best ones out there so I went ahead and got it. It works very well, but feels extremely cheaply made. Plastic, glass and LED lights is all this is. If i were to do it again, I would buy a less expensive one because they all pretty much do the same thing. It just magnifies what you're looking at and adds some light so you can see. That's it folks!

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              3.0

              Good; does its job; way too expensive

              By Rock Runner

              from Crescent City, CA

              About Me Semi-Professional

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              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

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                      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

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                        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

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                          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

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                              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

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                              Pros

                                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

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                                                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

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                                                  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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                                                  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

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                                                      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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