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on Apr 5, 2011 in Great Stuff, Just Out!

VisibleDust’s Mini Quasar

I’ll be straight with ya, this thing has me scratching my head a little. The great folks at VisibleDust just came out with their Mini Quasar Sensor Loupe which as the name suggests, is the smaller brother of the more common BriteVue Quasar Sensor Loupe. The Mini is much smaller, you could easily carry it in your flap pocket in your camera bag. It’s $20 less and in this day & age, that’s something. And it’s damn bright! But the Quasar I think is easier to use as it sits neatly on the lens mount and doesn’t slide around. The Mini, you have to hold in place and while pretty well balanced, I find it awkward to use. It does utilize a glass magnifier and not some plastic lens so you can see easily all the dust. It is so small I will carry both Loupes with me but I’ll probably reach for the big brother first when I go to clean my sensor.