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Pictures from the $12 scope
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Re: it might be a case... ()

david weaver
This scope supposedly has variable power, but it really only focuses at two powers. I don't know what they are, so I'll refer to them as high and low. adjusting the magnification between these two powers just results in blurry pictures.

The scope does much better at low power, but it's not quite enough to see what's going on with a razor edge. A better scope would probably take clear pictures of everything. This one seems to get confused when there are shiny bits in a picture, and it loses focus of everything else.

The first picture is a tool edge at "low" power. I don't remember what the tool was. You can see how cheap I am with effort on the edge - only the very edge is really polished. This is also why I like a slow finish stone - the geometry of the edge is almost unaffected and removing that polished part and raising the next wire edge is easy.

https://s11.postimg.org/k5zyn95xv/Cap8.jpg

Just for giggles, this was the surface of the tsushima, I don't remember if it's at high power or low power.

https://s11.postimg.org/3weuhh1lf/Cap2.jpg

And the bevel of a very thinly ground razor on "high" power - honed on a translucent arkansas. It looks fairly coarse, but the bevel is tiny and it just a bit hazy but mostly shiny to the naked eye. I was shocked when I saw this as other things show up uniformly - it could be a software effect due to light just being picked up on those little scratches. The important thing is though, there is really no damage at the edge. After linen and leather, this edge shaved well whereas some that show almost no scratches at the bevel showed edge damage and weren't as good:

https://s11.postimg.org/qxqdq3uxf/Cap7.jpg

I can't say what level of spending it takes to get better pictures than this, because I don't know, and though the close pictures aren't that great, I saw what I wanted to see.

Here is a clearer bevel (possibly due to lighting), but a fair amount of foil is still at the edge. Acceptable for shaving, but not as good as the much scratchier ark bevel.

https://s16.postimg.org/idcb1dnlx/Cap10.jpg

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Pictures from the $12 scope
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lighting is everything *PIC*
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Brand for a quality 10x loupe? *NM*
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