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I'm wanting to get a headband style magnifier and I see that many people here have recommended the OptiVisor. Personally I don't want to loose my peripheral vision while using it. I would prefer something like what Chuck is using in "Chucks planking videos". Do you know what brand that visor is?

 

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Dan,

I am using the same type of magnifier as Chuck,

comes with four different lenses, and I think I got them MicroMark some years ago.

Haven't seen them on the market lately.

There is no name on mine. But it's patented, inside it reads "Do Not Copy - Or Be Sued" good statement.

 

Edit: Just found what you are looking for, the price seems to be in the right range too.

Good luck!

Edited by Nirvana

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I have a head band magnifer, but don't use it now.  I use a simple pair of magnifying reading glasses.  The advantage of the glasses over the magnifier is that you don't have that 'beak' sticking out in front of you to bash into model detail while you're rigging.

 

John

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Thanks guys for the quick responses. The Carson Pro looks like just what I need. Jim, the reading glasses are a good idea but unfortunately I need to use my prescription glasses too. Otherwise I just get a magnified blur. ;)

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I also had been looking for a new magnifier light, I'm using my woodworking bench for ship model building and it wasn't equipped in some way for modeling like this, and I wanted to leave my other magnifier light over my metal lathe as it's very helpful there. I looked at ones up to $350, and although I'm sure the $350 one was superb, this one seems to have very nearly as much bang for 1/3 price.

 

It just arrived today, will report back on it.

 

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