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10X18 triplet loupe, good quality, popular with traders - Photograph 1

10X18 triplet loupe, good quality, popular with traders

Vendor

Ref: 10X18C

Regular price
£20.00
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£20.00
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Summary

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.

Read all about magnification and how to choose a magnifier, click here.There are also reviews of loupes, click here

We have a calculator that shows you the working distance for any magnification, or the magnification for any working distance (Excel format), click here.

Technical

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

Casing: metal

Finish: black

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.

Further information

Everything you need to know about magnifiers and magnification.

See information about (and reviews of) loupes (small high-power folding jewellers' magnifiers).

See information about (and reviews of) binocular (head-worn) magnifiers- especially the surgeons-type.

See a guide to magnifiers for the partially-sighted.

See loupes with UV lights.

Video (electronic) magnifiers, video magnifiers compared.

Products: see pocket microscopes and phone microscopes, click here.

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.