Loupe: 10X magnification, 15mm diameter lens.
Lens quality: you very rarely see quality like this, it's really is the worst I have seen for a long time.
Externally, what does this look like compared with loupes of similar lens size? Click on the picture then click on the picture of the selection of loupes - the lenses are all the same size to within 3mm, but the casings and overall sizes are different.
We have a calculator that shows you the working distance for any magnification, or the magnification for any working distance (Excel format), click here.
Magnification / lens size in mm: 10X15
Lens material: plastic
Type: jewellers' loupe (small, pocket-size, folds into its metal casing)
Origin / brand: we import these from India
Casing: aluminium and plastic
Finish: brushed aluminium and black plastic
Presentation / extras: printed cardboard box
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, this loupe is suitable for the 'beginner'. These are also popular for shopkeepers to leave on the counter, customers can play with them, it doesn't matter if they get stolen, keep a stock of them.
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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