The 'standard' magnification for a loupe (for jewellery & gemstones, stamps & coins) is 10X.
This one is 8X
The diameter of the lens is 16mm
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If you struggle with 10X loupes (because you do have to get very close to the object with a 10X) but think 5X or 6X isn't powerful enough, this 8X is a good compromise.
I got these when I bought up the stock of Gowlland (a well-known English company) when they closed down. The quality is really quite respectable, not amazing but far from poor.
If you found this page by doing a search (rather than by browsing our web site) and you are wondering why these are half the price of their usual retail price - it is because I got them when I bought up the stock of Gowlland (a well-known English company) when they closed down.
Magnification / lens size in mm: 8X16
Lens material: glass
Lens type: doublet
Type: jewellers' loupe (small, pocket-size, folds into its metal casing)
Origin / brand: overseas (probably Japan)
Finish: polished chrome
Presentation / extras: printed cardboard box
Everything you need to know about magnifiers and magnification.
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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.
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