2.25X magnification, 150mm (6 inch) diameter lens.
Please do not confuse this with the standard lenses you see everywhere, which are 5 inch diameter (20% smaller that this one).
Large, mains-powered fluorescent light.
A serious large bench magnifier for craft work and repairs. Clamps to a table, fully adjustable.
- in the antiques and jewellery trades: for renovating small paintings or small items of porcelain or glass; for repairing small items of silverware or for jewellery.
- in electronics: comfortable for prolonged PCB inspection, sit comfortably, sit upright.
- hobby work, for model-making and very fine needlework, ideal if you have a hobby-room or shed where you can set this up. But it is quite large, you would not necessarily want one of these clamped to your kitchen table.
Magnification / lens size in mm: : 2.25X150
Field of view: see the enlarged photograph, although it looks 'too good to be true', it IS a genuine photo (I took it) and I have not touched it up in any way, what you see really is 2.25X magnification.
If used for reading it will show about a third of a paperback page at a time
Maximum working distance: about 8 inches
Light: : Circular fluorescent light (28W T5, round)
Origin / brand: : we import these from China
Mounting / Presentation: : 'angle poise' arm; lens has folding dust cover; clamps to a table (clamp opens to 65mm).
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