To help you compare the 10X loupes, a summary of this item is shown in blue:
10X12 - 10X13 - 10X14 - 10X20 - 10X21 - 10X21 - 10X23 - "30X21”
(magnification X diameter of lens, mm)
basic - good - VERY GOOD – exceptional
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Light is as important as magnification, without a good light the best loupe is of little use. Sitting at a desk this isn't a problem, use any table light; working as a gemmologist you will have your own light source, but working at dimly-lit auction halls or early morning markets - you will need a light!
The light in this loupe is in the form of a 'rim' all the way around the lens, which is much better than 'spot' lights which can cause reflections and make it more difficult to see.
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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.
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