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  • #20827
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    I soldered my first PCB today (a cheap Welleman Pre-Amp kit I got from Small Bear) and determined I need better light and magnification for these 59 year old eyes.  Any advice on what I should look for or one you would recommend?

    Thank you in advance for your responses,

    Jay

    #20828
    sofnwhat
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    Welcome to the obsession! I also soldered the first one sans-magnification.  I’ve since lived with these gadgets …

    … and I’m really considering a headlamp, mad scientist gadget like this …

     

    #20831
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    What magnification does yours have?

    #20833
    sofnwhat
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    the smaller, flex-arm light is 3x and i think the larger free-standing one is just 2x with a little 5x spot on it.

     

    #20834
    Big O
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    I have been using a cheap head magnifier from Harbor Freight that cost around $4.  I use a small desk lamp with LED bulb for light.  Works like a charm, a lot better than my old setup using a stationary magnifier and separate light.

     

    #20837
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    I ended up ordering some mad scientist glasses.  I am also getting a 5x magnifying lamp.  I need a lamp any way and decided I might as well get a magnifying one.

    #20864
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    Got these today:

    I can see so much more detail; the difference is night and day!

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