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(Login okievit) Missing-Lynx members from IP address 126.96.36.199
I've found various thread on mainly the Optivisor, which seems to be quite good, with some people preferring reading glasses instead. However, has anyone had a chance to compare said Optivisors to the Tamiya magnifying visors?
(Login niklz1138) Missing-Lynx members 188.8.131.52
July 11 2011, 4:07 AM
For many years I have enjoyed pretty good eyesight for modelling but in the last two years or so it has diminished significantly. I started using the Tamiya set and find them superb from an optical point of view but the head-band is a bit plasticky. If you're hot (and let's say 'perspiring') they can start to slip down one's forehead and I end up resting the edge of the lens panel on the tip of my nose. Just as well I have a big nose. I think they need some slight modification to make them more comfortable but they make the task of close-up work much better and I can't do without them now.
I can't compare Tamiya's set to the Optivisor as I've never used that product.
As Marchus pointed out with the Tamiya magnifiers causing persperation, so do the Otptivisors. I used Optivisors for years and though they worked great, they did cause discomfort afte extended use and limited your field of vision. I recently switched to magnified reading glasses of the same power as the optivisors, 2.75 = 7 and found them to be much better. Hope this helps.