Optivisor

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  1. Awins

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    Just tried my Optivisor and very very impressed indeed.
    I chose the X2 magnification and the focal length for me is perfect. They really are comfortable to wear and certainly not obtrusive during use.
    Before, I used an illuminated magnifier but kept banging my head and paint brush handle on it due to having to work so close in order to focus.
    I really would recommend the Donegan Optivisor.
    Cheers Alan
     
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    Same for me - I started using one a few weeks ago and it's been wonderful. I got the AL model which comes with 4 different magnifier inserts, but just use the 2x (10 inch focal length) for normal modelling, and the 1.75x (14 inch focal length) for airbrushing.

    They look a bit daft, so the only people I will allow to see me wearing it are my wife (she knows I'm daft), the local modelling club, and the grandkids, who are young enough to think it's really cool.
     
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    i started using something similar recently, wish i had before, great tool for close up work
     
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    Starting to think I should invest in one too. I've tried out a friend's who uses his for watch repairs and I was well impressed with the magnification and ease of use. I have a pair of 'over the specs' magnifiers which are pretty good but not as effective as the Optivisor. Any info on who does the best deal on price?
    Thanks
     
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    I have used one for many a year now and sourced my original one from the usa before they were available in the uk.

    Upgraded to the full package a few years ago which had the light, complete lense set in a hand gun carry case of all things. I bought that via Shesto ltd but just checked and its no longer supplied in that format.

    While not the official brand this item number on ebay might interest you
    262714328538
     
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    Thanks, Tony
    Cheers
     
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    Poundland reading specs , x3.5 work great for me
     

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