Readers of this blog may think that we are the world’s number 1 Ideal-Scope fans. To counter-act such claims, we’ve made this list of top 10 reasons why the Ideal-Scope sucks.
1. It’s too hard to take pictures. Compare it with using a Sarin or OGI machine, where you just have to centre the diamond on the stage. Whilst you get better after practice, it is still a pain. Plus the”rapid photo” trays are only sold with very expensive software.
2. The Ideal-Scope army isn’t strong enough. Whilst the army’s base is strong, they need to be more George Bush than Barack Obama, and declare war on bogus retailers.
3. It’s too expensive. $50+ for a piece of plastic and a light means that someone is making a lot of money.
4. The AGS ASET has more colours. The greater the colours, the greater the accuracy and customer satisfaction.
5. The “ring of death” isn’t noticeable. The ring of death is a white ring around the table. It occurs when the pavilion is too deep.
6. It doesn’t take into account fire or brilliance. If you want to predict or analyse fire and brilliance, then you can look at the diamond’s proportions, or use tools such as the BrillianceScope.
7. There’s no pouch, carry bag or box. If you want to transport the Ideal-Scope and Ideal-Light, you’re left high and dry. Unlike the AGS ASET.
8. It doesn’t work as well with fancy cuts as it does with round brilliants.
9. It hasn’t gained any widespread recognition, leading to Ideal-Scope haters saying things like “it was invented by a nut in Melbourne”.
10. Diamcalc is an easier alternative when it comes to Ideal-Scope images, and is very accurate.