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post #1 of 2 Old 04-10-2010, 12:09 AM Thread Starter
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refractometer?

Im in the market for a refractometer...Im not as concerned with price (at the moment) as I am with ease of use and accuracy...ive done a little research and think I know what Im looking for:
a unit where initial Calibration can be done at any room tempature.

a unit that stays calibrated (so that you donít have to calibrate it EVERYTIME you use it)

a unit with its own backlight

∑ unit with an adjustable eyepiece, insulated body to reduce thermal influence on test

unit with good optics. (not one with a small display or one with scale numbers that are too small.

Get one that stores securely in its own case.



....but Id love any opinions and/or suggestions...
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post #2 of 2 Old 05-14-2010, 06:34 PM
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most decent quality commercial refractometers range between 50-60 upwards of 100 dollars. all of those have what you need, minus the backlight -- backlit refractometers are non existent from what i understand. good luck!

use the sun, or a flash light -- not that bad.


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