[B-Greek] OT: Magnification Required
dblbass at cox.net
Thu Aug 2 00:27:36 EDT 2007
I just used a web cam connected to a laptop to magnify a small print
book. It works great.
Oun Kwon wrote:
> My wife using one, made of plastic. The problem is it gets scratch easy.
> I got 4.5" round glass one with 3.5 diopter from Cone Instrument. The
> problem: a little heavy side and the mag is not enough for my wife and not
> enough for OED micro font. OED (2 volume) minification set has one
> rectangular lens which is fit for our purpose, but I have lost it long ago.
> I do not remember it was plastic.
> Now I am looking for the model 3" in glass 4.5 diopter.
> It would be nice to have a rectangular one with lighted (on battery power)
> and you have to just put on the book rather than holding it. I'm talking
> about a wishful thinking.
> On 8/1/07, Stephen Baldwin <stbaldwi at hotmail.com> wrote:
>> Ladies and Gentlemen:
>> Nothing to do with Greek per se but relevant to those of us who pore over
>> large books which specialise in smaller and smaller font sizes. As middle
>> age advances, I'm in need of optical assistance.
>> I presume I'm not alone, thus, is there a magnifying glass or somesuch
>> anyone would particularly recommend? Ideally something that is page-sized
>> that I could lay on top of, or over a page.
>> I trawled Amazon for stuff and folks there seemed to be scathing about
>> of the products on offer there.
>> And I can't afford the "get digital versions of the literature" solution
>> (just in case anyone was going to recommend that strategy!)
>> My apologies to the leadership for the non-greekness of the post..
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