About 1.5X magnification. 2mm thick, A4 size (180 X 210mm).
The 'lenses' are cut into the plastic as micro-grooves (very clever), as invented by Augustin-Jean Fresnel (pronounced "Fren-nel") in about 1818, and originally used as the 'magnifiers' around the lights of lighthouses. To use a Fresnel magnifier you must hold it a few inches above the object, they do not work by resting on top of the object.
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Magnification / lens size in mm: about 1.5X, A4-size.
Field of view: a double page of a paperback book
Lens material: plastic
Origin / brand: I bought these as a 'job lot', manufacturer unknown. .
Presentation: it comes wrapped in cellophane.
Applications / Quality
Generally, these are flat (well, not 100% two-dimensional, but quite thin), the largest have a huge field of view. .
Specifically, what this lacks in optical quality it gains in sheer size, enabling you to see one large page at a time (or the double page of an open paperback book).
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