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Loupe

in Supplies Mon Feb 03, 2014 6:59 pm
by Monoxide | 649 Posts | 2595 Points

I ordered a 100x loupe from plantlightinghydroponics and unless I can't use it right. it sux. The led light flickers on and off. Its hard to see the tricons. should i have bought a less of a zoom? any advice?


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RE: Loupe

in Supplies Mon Feb 03, 2014 7:20 pm
by Weedhopper | 1.210 Posts | 4031 Points

You shake to much or what? And why is the light flickering,,is it loose or something? I do not hold my Microscope when checking Trichs cause its hard to hold still.He he.


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RE: Loupe

in Supplies Mon Feb 03, 2014 7:29 pm
by Monoxide | 649 Posts | 2595 Points

Quote: Weedhopper wrote in post #2
You shake to much or what? And why is the light flickering,,is it loose or something? I do not hold my Microscope when checking Trichs cause its hard to hold still.He he.



I didnt think about that. Maybe it is me shaking lol. Do you snip a small bud and put it on the table to look at it? not sure how I can do it hands free.


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RE: Loupe

in Supplies Mon Feb 03, 2014 7:41 pm
by shortbus | 253 Posts | 1304 Points

completely worth the 50$ IMO clip off a sugar leaf and place under the microscope. so easy

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controll...s=REG&A=details


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RE: Loupe

in Supplies Mon Feb 03, 2014 7:43 pm
by Weedhopper | 1.210 Posts | 4031 Points

We are a form of Energy and Energy never dies,,IT JUST CHANGES FORMS.
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RE: Loupe

in Supplies Mon Feb 03, 2014 8:20 pm
by MR1 | 703 Posts | 2417 Points

Cool gadget Shortbus.

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RE: Loupe

in Supplies Mon Feb 03, 2014 8:46 pm
by 4u2sm0ke • Marijuana is good | 2.332 Posts | 10562 Points

I still use the Radio Shack 12 Dollar scope....Take a nip of the sugar leaf....Place on white paper and look at with scope...viola


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RE: Loupe

in Supplies Mon Feb 03, 2014 8:49 pm
by ozzydiodude • The Weird One | 2.469 Posts | 11518 Points

Let's help each other, by spreading our knowledge of the plants we love

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RE: Loupe

in Supplies Mon Feb 03, 2014 10:19 pm
by umbra | 780 Posts | 4085 Points

I still use my radio shack microscope as well, but I bought an eyeclops a while back. Its an USB digital microscope that I got from Amazon. I paid like $50. There are all types of usb microscope out there, some in the $30 range. Might be worth checking out.

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RE: Loupe

in Supplies Tue Feb 04, 2014 11:30 am
by The Hemp Goddess | 281 Posts | 1083 Points

I use the Radio Shack microscope as well. I personally think that 100x is a little too powerful--you really don't need that much magnification (and it's really creepy if you have spider mites). Like mentioned above, you pretty much need to clip a leaf and put it on a solid surface for it to be steady enough to see what you need. The light should not be flickering though.

I got a USB digi for a friend a while back--I think it was a different brand than eyeclops, but really similar. He really likes it.


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RE: Loupe

in Supplies Wed Feb 05, 2014 11:25 am
by brimck325 | 55 Posts | 237 Points

i use a 40x jewlers loupe from ebay, $4.

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RE: Loupe

in Supplies Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:37 pm
by surfinc | 1.748 Posts | 6388 Points

wow i can still hold the cheapy still to see the trichs...maybe should drink more coffee or somptin


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RE: Loupe

in Supplies Sun Mar 02, 2014 5:31 pm
by Bwanabud | 15 Posts | 58 Points

I use this 30x...super clear, adjustable focus, super bright because of the clear housing


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RE: Loupe

in Supplies Sun Mar 23, 2014 3:14 pm
by JackRyan420 | 288 Posts | 1272 Points

I tried several brands of loupes and pocket microscopes. I couldn't use any of them properly. Partly due to my shaking, and partly due to my eyes.

A few years ago, I had a nice grow of AK47 (flowering time 7-9 weeks). I prefer to harvest at about 10-20% amber trichs. But at 10 weeks, with a 40x jewelers loupe, I could not detect any amber trichs. So I borrowed a friend's digital (USB) microscope, and it showed over 50% amber trichs. It's all I use now.

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RE: Loupe

in Supplies Sun Mar 23, 2014 7:12 pm
by Monoxide | 649 Posts | 2595 Points

Quote: shortbus wrote in post #4
completely worth the 50$ IMO clip off a sugar leaf and place under the microscope. so easy

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controll...s=REG&A=details


i found one on amazon. $40 free shipping. just ordered it thanks


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RE: Loupe

in Supplies Sun Mar 23, 2014 7:13 pm
by JackRyan420 | 288 Posts | 1272 Points

You'll find it easy to use I think MoNo. I really like mine.

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RE: Loupe

in Supplies Mon Mar 24, 2014 12:08 am
by Dman1234 | 27 Posts | 78 Points

you really cant go wrong with this dont worry about replacing batteries just order three at this price.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mini-60X-Microsc...=item3a89e26c47


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RE: Loupe

in Supplies Mon Mar 24, 2014 6:33 pm
by Hushpuppy | 77 Posts | 323 Points

I keep doing something wrong when I go to check trichomes on the buds. I clip off a small chunk of curing bud and place it in the bowl and then light it up with a nice flame and hold it near the bud. But then it gets all smoky and I have to suck in the smoke so that I can see what I am doing. By the time I get all of the smoke out of the way the bud is nothing but ash, the trichomes are all gone and I can't see straight anymore.


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RE: Loupe

in Supplies Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:11 pm
by Monoxide | 649 Posts | 2595 Points

Quote: Hushpuppy wrote in post #18
I keep doing something wrong when I go to check trichomes on the buds. I clip off a small chunk of curing bud and place it in the bowl and then light it up with a nice flame and hold it near the bud. But then it gets all smoky and I have to suck in the smoke so that I can see what I am doing. By the time I get all of the smoke out of the way the bud is nothing but ash, the trichomes are all gone and I can't see straight anymore.


so what your saying is, just and find out !! :)


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