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SF-50 Options

Postby CDunn on Fri Mar 10, 2006 1:40 pm

I recently purchased a SF-50BA for engraving. It works great, but it would be nice to have a little wider field of view and a little less under lens working room so it would be more comfortable to use while seated on my stool. Is there any lens options that would allow this?

Postby on Fri Mar 10, 2006 3:20 pm


Really nothing you can do about the working distance, but you can change the field of view by going to a wide-angle design 1.25" telescope eyepieces, since these use the same barrel diameter as the LOMO. For some good, 60 degree designs, try the Meade Series 5000 Super Plossl. For a wider angle, try the Meade SuperWide.

These may change the overall magnification of the LOMO, but they will also be a better quality eyepiece. Unfortuantely, can't tell you what focal length would be equivalent to the LOMO eyepieces, since LOMO does not list a focal length for their eyepieces or for their microscope, though I would keep the focal lengths between 20 and 25mm to keep magnification down.
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