10X magnification, 20mm diameter lens.
This was one of many samples that manufacturers send me and, as usual, I opened it without having any expectations, they are usually sweet little toys suitable for children (e.g. 'bug magnifiers'). I was in for a surprise.
THIS one is quite spectacular in quality! it is from the same company that make the high quality jeweller's Loupes, and they've used a 'triplet' lens to get the best quality. This is by far the best general inspection magnifier for photographs, prints, fabrics, stamps, coins, pcbs (anything flat).
Magnification / lens size in mm: 10X20
Maximum working distance: 10mm (the total height is 45mm but the bottom lens has a working distance of 10mm).
Origin / brand: we import these from China
Construction / presentation: glass lenses in a silver plastic tube, encased in clear acrylic. Supplied in a plain white cardboard box.
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