10X13 by Zeiss
(10X magnification, 13mm diameter lens.)
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Every now and again I compare this with other loupes, it is definitely the best and it's by Zeiss and it's all-plastic* which means it's very lightweight.
* The lens is plastic too, but "plastic" sounds a bit downmarket so I prefer to say, "High-grade optical acrylic".
Magnification / lens size in mm: 10X13
Lens material: high-grade optical acrylic
Lens type: Unknown, probably a triplet.
Type: jewellers' loupe (small, pocket-size, folds into its metal casing)
Origin / brand: genuine Zeiss by Carl Zeiss Vision Ltd (the old "West German" Zeiss, not to be confused with the lesser quality "East German" brand of Zeiss Jena).
Finish: cream and grey
Presentation / extras: printed box
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