Loupe / small folding magnifier 10X magnification, 18mm diameter lens.
Nice chunky good quality triplet lens, a popular choice with traders who know that good lenses don't come cheap, yet don't want to spend a lot of money.
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: 10X18
Lens material: glass
Lens type: triplet (one magnifier made of three lenses on top of each other)
Type: jewellers' loupe (small, pocket-size, folds into its metal casing)
Origin / brand: we import these from China
Presentation / extras: leather pouch and cardboard box
Applications / Quality
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 is the most popular amongst serious traders who want a genuine triplet lens of a good quality, yet dont' want to spend more than £20.00.
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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.