Mar 10, 2012
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Hey guys,

So I'm considering buying Heine 2.5 HR loupes.
Just wondering has anyone had any experience with these?
I tried them on and thought the optical quality was pretty good, as was the field.
The sales rep has a good discount with the 2.5x, but instead of normal frame he's giving out headbands (a bit dorky, but really cheap)

Do you think I should go for it? It's $1500 NZ dollar
 

txaggie03

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This is a great question. They sure dont seem to push the American market much, and I cant find many reviews. I wouldnt have even considered them if my wife didnt absolutely love her Heine optometry equipment.

But, I will be buying a pair come August. They are letting me have a 30 day money back trial. So, if you can wait until then, I will let you know.
 

bigstix808

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Hey guys,

So I'm considering buying Heine 2.5 HR loupes.
Just wondering has anyone had any experience with these?
I tried them on and thought the optical quality was pretty good, as was the field.
The sales rep has a good discount with the 2.5x, but instead of normal frame he's giving out headbands (a bit dorky, but really cheap)

Do you think I should go for it? It's $1500 NZ dollar
i love mine. i've done perio surg, oppr, surgery, etc with them (i have ultralight) mounted also. clearity is great and focus field is broader than advertised. they are "heavy" but with a head strap i've never had an issue. i also really like the new flip up option to have your light remain staionary and only the loupes flip up. they are the only ones that have that as far as i know. so if you're switching from oppr to removable in one appt then i think that would help.

anyway, thats my 2 cents.
 

OChemTA

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I got one for 1k CAD, but I didn't like them.

I got orascoptic TTLs instead. I like the bigger field of view and lighter weight. Not having to adjust the loupes every time you put them on was a big plus too. On the otherhand, heine lights are the best out there...

If I had to buy loupes again, I would go straight for 3.5x. 2.5x really isn't that much.

just my opinion.
 
Jul 13, 2009
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Besides Zeiss, they may be the best loupes on the market.

They are comparable to TTL loupes in terms of FOV, but have the advantages of flip ups.

I have the 3.5x ones, and I feel like they give me an unfair advantage in sim lab. I can see things no one else can see, so my preps and restorations look flawless under 2.5x. I wouldn't recommend the 3.5x heine loupes for a new user though.