8X magnification, 35mm 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.
From the German company Schweizer.
A small illuminated reading magnifier with a very high magnification, designed for those with the most severe eye conditions. Unlike the larger sizes of Schweizer you need to move your eye close to the lens, and you will only see one or two words at a time - HOWEVER, the clarity of the lens and the brightness of the light will enable many nearly-blind users to read.
Also good for very detailed examination of stamps and coins, small negatives, PCBs and other specialist work.
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: 8X35
Field of view: Vertically: about three lines. Horizontally: one or two 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 over £60.00).
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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