8X magnification, 23mm diameter lens with three powerful LED lights and also a measuring scale that can be swung under the lens when required.
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Quite good optical quality, with the added benefit that it has 3 LED lights (they give a bight even illumination) and there is just about room to work with small tools. There is also a fold-out (i.e. optional) measuring scale.
Magnification / lens size in mm: 8X23
Field of view: for reading, about one word at a time.
Maximum working distance: 20mm
Light: 3 LED lights are built in. Batteries are included.
Batteries: - Takes four LR927 batteries (included).
Origin / brand: we import these from China
Construction / presentation: glass lens, black metal casing, heavy, very smart. Supplied in a carrying pouch, and a plain white cardboard box.
Measuring scale: can be swung under the lens or out of the way, as required. One side is marked in millimetres and the other in inches (16ths).
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