5X magnification, 55mm lens diameter
Can be used as a handheld magnifier, but it is also designed so that it can rest on the page (more comfortable for prolonged reading). Very bright LED light.
By the German company Schweizer, absolutely top quality.
For the partially-sighted this is a medium-size illuminated magnifier, a good compromise between high magnification and (relatively) small size, and slightly lower magnification and (relatively) large size. Super-crisp vision, bright LED light.
Not only suitable for the partially-sighted (for general reading, this is particularly powerful) but also good for stamps and coins; prints, paintings and photos; textiles etc.
The photo of what you will see through the lens is a 'true' photo, it has not been enhanced (i.e. the text really does appear that large and that clear).
Magnification / lens size in mm: 5X55
Field of view: Vertically: about five lines. Horizontally: two to three words.
Lens material: Plastic
Origin / brand: from Schweizer, Germany
Presentation / extras: nice box
Power: three AA batteries (supplied)
Why is the price is so low? (the retail price is £62.00).
Because we bought a 'job lot' of Schweizer magnifiers from a large company - they bought them from Schweizer (i.e. these ARE genuine!) then decided not to deal in optics.
This does mean that once these have gone there will be no more!
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