Schneider and Kenko 4x loupes

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Siddhartha Tambat, Sep 21, 2003.

  1. Hi,

    The Kenko 4x Aspheric Loupe looks exactly the same as the old
    Schneider 4x Magnifier. Does anybody know for sure if they are in fact
    one and the same? I know that the Schneider loupe is something of a
    legend, but the Kenko loupe is also very sharp corner to corner with
    very slight pincushion distortion at the edges.

    Btw, the Kenko loupe uses grease to smooth the rotation of the
    focusing ring. Does the Schneider loupe also use grease in this
    fashion? The Schneider loupe is not available where I stay in India
    and so I cannot compare the two directly.

    Siddhartha Tambat, Sep 21, 2003
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