VisibleDust Launches Brite Vue Sensor Loupe|
Mike Pasini, The Imaging Resource
(Wednesday, May 16, 2007 - 12:07 EDT)
The high resolution lens is constructed of a single 5x magnified K9 optical glass with MgF2 coating to prevent chromatic aberration illuminated by the six LEDs of the BriteVue XL lighting system.
EDMONTON, Alberta, Canada, May 16 -- VisibleDust, Inc. announces today the launch of the new Brite Vue XL based technology Sensor Loupe. The Sensor Loupe is a product that is specifically made to examine the sensor of a dSLR.
Dust is an inherent problem when it comes to dSLRs and poses many problems for any photographer. Image quality is degraded and many hours of editing must be carried out to retouch any pictures with expensive digital imaging software. Also it takes a lengthy process to determine if the sensor is actually dirty, taking test shots and examining them once again with expensive digital imaging software. This may not be practical when a photographer is out in the field.
Developed within the VisibleDust research lab the Sensor Loupe is specifically tailor-made for examining the sensor of a dSLR. Because of its awkward location, deep with the camera chamber, illuminating the senor is rather difficult and direct light may obfuscate dust by blending it against the sensor. With the unique BriteVue XL lighting system (patent pending) and specially configured array of six vivid LEDs and high resolution lens, the Sensor Loupe brings forward the debris in a three dimensional spectacle.
The Sensor Loupe was designed to help photographers spend more time taking pictures and less time editing images and cleaning the camera. With the Sensor Loupe, the photographer can easily check for debris in minutes and know exactly if a cleaning needs to take place or if they can continue with a shoot. This will greatly reduce the amount of digital editing a photographer will have to do and also reduce the number of potentially harmful cleanings one may attempt. Also, if debris is located, it may help in determining the type of contamination and the relative course of action for removal.
Although the Sensor Loupe is specifically made for examining the dSLR sensor, its versatile design will prove useful for a myriad of tasks. For example it may be used to examine the chamber area of the camera body, peruse negatives from film style cameras or to inspect the motherboard of a computer.
The compact design of the Sensor Loupe will prove to be a convenience in any photographer's collection of tools. The high resolution lens is constructed of a single 5x magnified K9 optical glass with MgF2 coating to prevent chromatic aberration. The six LEDs in the exclusive BriteVue XL lighting system provide ample lighting for a crystal clear view of the sensor. It also comes with a handy carrying case, a neck strap and a micro fiber cloth for cleaning the lens. Retail price is U.S. $69.95 or 79.95 CAD.
For more information, please visit http://www.visibledust.com.