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15X12 Loupe

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Ref: 15X12

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£19.50
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£19.50
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Summary

The 'standard' magnification for a loupe (for jewellery & gemstones, stamps & coins) is 10X.
This one is 15X
The diameter of the lens is 12mm

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Detail

My personal opinion is that if you want a loupe that is more than 10X magnification, go for a 15X rather than a 20X, and go for the absolute-best quality / smallest lens (this one is 5-element, better than than the usual high-quality 'triplet' lens).

It is, however, a small lens. You will always (with any loupe) have to compromise between lens size and optical quality.

Technical

Magnification / lens size in mm: 15X12

Lens material: glass

Lens type: 5-element (i.e. once loupe with 5 lenses on top of each, for best possible quality)

Type: jeweller's loupe (small, pocket-size, folds into its metal casing)

Origin / brand: we import these from China

Casing: metal

Finish: chrome

Presentation / extras: soft leather pouch and plain cardboard box

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.

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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.