8X magnification, 23mm diameter lens
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This is a very low value item. We have a minimum order charge of £7.50 (£6.25 + VAT). Is this the only item you require? You may wish to buy more than one, or add some other items to the order.
Magnification / lens size in mm: 8X23
Maximum working distance: n/a (it's closed in)
Origin / brand: we import these from China
Construction / presentation: plastic lens, plastic casing, supplied in a printed cardboard box.
Generally, these are high power (like loupes) but on stands so that you don't have to hold them. Since they stand (i.e. stand flat) they are intended for use on flat objects such as stamps and coins, prints, paintings and photographs, and fabrics. Some are on 'open' stands, so you could use very fine (VERY fine) tools underneath; most have 'closed' stands - see each photograph.
Specifically, the bottom half of the stand is clear to let in light and...um...I can't think of anything else to say about this...it's OK, it works.
Everything you need to know about magnifiers and magnification.
See information about (and reviews of) loupes (small high-power folding jewellers' magnifiers).
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With most magnifiers* magnification and working distance are related. Download our Excel sheet, enter a magnification to see the resulting working distance, enter a working distance to see the resulting magnification.
* excluding surgeons-type, digital & phone magnifiers, and microscopes.
Our returns policy (return any item you don't like, within 14 days) still applies, but if you return just some of a bulk order, and what you keep doesn't entitle you to the bulk discount, we will allow for this when issuing the refund / alternative items. Confused? - then please email first!
When returning bulk-discount items, if you request alternative items, postage is chargeable.