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VisibleDustQuasar Sensor Loupe 7x
 
4.2

(based on 50 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (38)
  • Lightweight (28)
  • Reliable (16)
  • Durable (10)
  • Compact (5)

Cons

  • Not durable (5)
  • Pricey / poor value (4)
  • Poor design (3)
  • Pricey (3)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (11)
  • Home (5)
  • Sensor cleaning (5)
  • Studio (4)
  • Landscape photography (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional (15), Enthusiast (14), Semi-professional (13), Photo enthusiast (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (47)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Works great but quality is very poor.

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...Read complete review

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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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Pretty Good

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,...Read complete review

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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5.0

Great clarity and very bright

By HammondPhoto

from Saint Matthews, SC

About Me Professional

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Great Clarity
  • Very Bright

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Sensor Cleaning

    Comments about VisibleDust Quasar Sensor Loupe 7x:

    This sensor loupe is outstanding! In addition to having great magnification and clarity, the LED lights are quite bright and make the process of inspecting sensors (and other things) simple. The biggest problem with it is that I can see EVERY dust spec, which makes me feel like I will never get them all.

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    5.0

    Very good tool!

    By Tomcatbo

    from South Carolina

    About Me Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about VisibleDust Quasar Sensor Loupe 7x:

    The loupe really helps me see even the tiny dust spots that are hard to see with the naked eye. I use it in conjunction with a rocket blower, arctic butterfly and wet cleaner.
    I shoot with Sony A7RII bodies which are literally dust magnets!
    I had been sending my cameras to Precision Camera (who did a great job in about a week's time}, but I can't be without cameras for that long.
    I highly recommend the loupe as part of an overall sensor cleaning kit.

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    4.0

    Makes cleaning easier...

    By weidmic

    from Senoia, GA

    About Me Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    • Expensive

    Best Uses

    • Sensor Cleaning

    Comments about VisibleDust Quasar Sensor Loupe 7x:

    Helps a lot to see the dust on the sensor - takes out the guesswork!
    I would not have bought this loupe without a significant rebate...

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    4.0

    I can see the light... and the dust

    By OwenTT

    from Bangkok, Thailand

    About Me Semi-Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Battery Terminals

    Best Uses

    • Everyday use

    Comments about VisibleDust Quasar Sensor Loupe 7x:

    A great tool that every serious photographer needs in their kit. Also for people that are OCD about dust. Two things I did not like: 1. Wish it used AAA batteries, and 2. When I received it the battery terminal was not tight. So the flat batteries would loose contact causing the light to shut off. I was able to fix it by bending the terminal to make better contact with the batteries.

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    4.0

    Works Better than Advertised

    By Jay

    from Montana

    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about VisibleDust Quasar Sensor Loupe 7x:

      I use the loupe to inspect the sensor on my mirrorless camera and the glass in my lenses.

      It has a very strong series of led lamps and good magnification.

      The only shortfall, which is probably something that cannot be rectified, is that you have to manipulate the loupe and the camera to view at the correct angle to avoid glare and flash back.

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      4.0

      Very usefull tool

      By Luc

      from Canada

      About Me Semi-Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about VisibleDust Quasar Sensor Loupe 7x:

          Very bright lights
          switch seems to be better than what many commented.
          quality is not that bad
          expensive for what it is

          I have on one of my camera what appears to be oil stains (rounded dark stains)that I could not really see, even with this loupe, I cleaned them with eclipse methanol but they resisted to it I then switch to VD smear away they were still there I suspect they are dust that I see with the loupe that are physically glued to the sensor. If anyone has an idea please let me know.

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          4.0

          Does the job

          By Or G

          from Tel Aviv, Israel

          About Me Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Difficult To Use

          Best Uses

          • Pro Sensor Cleaning

          Comments about VisibleDust Quasar Sensor Loupe 7x:

          used for checking for dust or spots on the camera sensor.
          it lights up great.
          the focus needs some getting used to. could be better in my opinion.
          great reusable padded storage box!

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          5.0

          Very valuable tool

          By RocketTom

          from Whittier, CA

          About Me Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about VisibleDust Quasar Sensor Loupe 7x:

            I've used a couple of different loupes, this one works best for me. It is pricey, but I was easily able to see the condition of my sensor.

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            5.0

            Quasar Sensor Loupe 7x by VisibleDust

            By TravelinMark218

            from Berks County PA

            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home

              Comments about VisibleDust Quasar Sensor Loupe 7x:

              Light weight, bright.

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              • No

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              4.0

              Nice, Useful Tool

              By Gumshoe009

              from Washington State

              About Me Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Pricey

              Best Uses

                Comments about VisibleDust Quasar Sensor Loupe 7x:

                This lighted loupe is a very handy tool that will be useful to me. I found it to be well made. The only reason it did not receive five stars is that even at half price it is still pricey.

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                5.0

                Worth It!

                By LA Bill

                from LA, CA

                About Me Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday use
                  • Home
                  • Studio
                  • Traveling

                  Comments about VisibleDust Quasar Sensor Loupe 7x:

                  Sure, its overpriced but there is nothing else like it. I just bought a spare on sale because I can't imagine what I would do if I lost or broke the original. Its great for DSLR sensors but I use it every single day for other tasks as well. Never even pull out my Schneider or Nikon loupes anymore. Splinters, film, electronics and general magnification tasks are all enhanced.

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                  5.0

                  Just what I was looking for

                  By Bill

                  from New Haven, CT area

                  About Me Semi-Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday use
                      • Home

                      Comments about VisibleDust Quasar Sensor Loupe 7x:

                      Aging is a chalenge and this helps. The perfect device that helps. I use it for electronics and some reading. Thank you

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                      4.0

                      its a needed tool if you're serious

                      By imagosKC

                      from Vancouver Canada

                      About Me Semi-Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Come With Batteries
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Has A Nice Case
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • Loupe Is Unwrapped
                      • Optics Were Dirty

                      Best Uses

                      • Camera cleaning

                      Comments about VisibleDust Quasar Sensor Loupe 7x:

                      This product is straightforward use it to see the dust on your sensor.
                      It makes no sense to me to send a loupe that is used for detecting dust unprotected in a foam lined box. I spent an hour cleaning the optics on it so I could determine what was dust on my sensor versus what was dust on the loupe. Once that was done it made it easy to spot any debris on my sensor

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                      3.0

                      Vastly over-priced.

                      By Frdjohns

                      from NWPA

                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                      • Not Durable

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about VisibleDust Quasar Sensor Loupe 7x:

                        Works as it is intended to, but is incredibly overpriced considering the cheap plastic body used to hold the optics. Even at half price it would still be over-priced.

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                        3.0

                        Functions okay, but the quality is not good.

                        By SteveC.

                        from New York City

                        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                          • Difficult To Use
                          • Not Durable
                          • Poor Design

                          Best Uses

                          • Home

                          Comments about VisibleDust Quasar Sensor Loupe 7x:

                          I love the function of this product, but honestly from my experience with VisibleDust products, i am not a big fan of them. The quality is so so, especially considered their price. I mean I am not that sensitive to price, if the quality is good. I guess their logics is that you might just use the product once. My conclusion would be buy it if you don't have other alternatives brand, and you really need to use it. Otherwise, a non go.

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                          5.0

                          Works as advertised

                          By Spydur

                          from Fort Lauderdale, FL

                          About Me Semi-Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Sensor Visualization

                            Comments about VisibleDust Quasar Sensor Loupe 7x:

                            I use this tool for sensor cleaning on my DSLR camera bodies. It works perfectly and as advertised. LED lights evenly illuminate the sensor, making dust particles and smudges easily visible.

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                            5.0

                            Great tool

                            By Tangent

                            from Pueblo West, CO

                            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about VisibleDust Quasar Sensor Loupe 7x:

                                Allows excellent view of sensor.

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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

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    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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                                      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      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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                                        • No

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