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15X12 Loupe

15X12 Loupe

Ref: 15X12


Price: 16.50 Including VAT

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Neckchain (optional extra) select if required £0.00

Choice of 4 lengths, from 50p

{Summary}
Loupe / small folding magnifier 15X magnification, 12mm diameter lens, 5-elment lens (that's better than a triplet, which has 3 elements).

Read all about magnification and how to choose a magnifier, click here.
There are also reviews of loupes, click here

We have a calculator that shows you the working distance for any magnification, or the magnification for any working distance (Excel format), click here.

{Technical}
Magnification / lens size in mm: 15X12

Lens material: glass

Lens type: 5-element (i.e. once louope with 5 lenses on top of each, for best possible quality)

Type: jewellers' loupe (small, pocket-size, folds into its metal casing)

Origin / brand: we import these from China

Casing: metal

Finish: chrome

Presentation / extras: soft leather pouch and plain cardboard box

{Applications / Quality}
Generally, loupes are used by jewellers and antiques traders for looking at very small marks; by horologists and engineers for inspecting very small parts; by stamp and coin dealers; as a basic field instrument for biologists and geologists.

Specifically, IF you need a loupe of more than 10X magnification, go for one of these rather than a 20X; the small lens diameter combined with 5 elements gives the best possible quality.

{Alternatives}
For gemstones and jewellery, stamps and coins, plant and insect samples, it's better to get a really good quality 10X loupe than one that is "very powerful", the quality will be better, the image will be crisper, the focussing will be easier, click here.
The most powerful loupes are never the quality of a microscope, click here. Or try a top quality and hands-free surgeon's-type magnifier, click here.

{Also Wholesale}
Availability: we import these, we usually have between 'several' and 'several dozen' in stock.

Minimum wholesale quantity: 12

Genuine wholesale enquiries only, please email your details including the URL of your website.
No returns accepted so if you're not sure, buy just one item at the retail price.
No free samples.
Orders must be prepaid (we will email a proforma invoice for your accounts department).
Payment by cheque or bank transfer.
There is a flat-rate postage charge (on UK wholesale orders) of £10.00 + VAT