SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) Hey Guys, Since it's been a couple of years since there has been a thread on dental loupes, I thought I'd start a new one. I am currently a 1st year dental student at U of Maryland and I am looking into buying loupes. The majority of my classmates have gone with orascoptic 2.5x with light bundle. A few with DFV. I was just wondering if anyone had any advice for purchasing loupes? What is a good magnification? Should I get a light (I heard new cordless technology will be out by the end of the year)? etc. Any suggestions will be helpful. Thanks!