Hi,\n\nThe Kenko 4x Aspheric Loupe looks exactly the same as the old\nSchneider 4x Magnifier. Does anybody know for sure if they are in fact\none and the same? I know that the Schneider loupe is something of a\nlegend, but the Kenko loupe is also very sharp corner to corner with\nvery slight pincushion distortion at the edges.\n\nBtw, the Kenko loupe uses grease to smooth the rotation of the\nfocusing ring. Does the Schneider loupe also use grease in this\nfashion? The Schneider loupe is not available where I stay in India\nand so I cannot compare the two directly.\n\n-Siddhartha.