Quite powerful, at 5X magnification (50mm diameter). Thick black plastic holding a chunky lump of glass, so you get quite high magnification and a nice chunky bit of glass for your money.
As regards the quality, please be aware that what you get for £5.00 isn't the same as what you get (for instance) with a Eschenbach hand reader, click on the picture above, then see what text looks like through the Eschenbach (click here). to see the difference. HOWEVER, you really are getting a 5X magnification decent-size lens which, for £5.00, could be considered good value.
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This is a very low value item. We have a minimum order charge of £7.50 (£6.25 + VAT). Is this the only item you require? You may wish to buy more than one, or add some other items to the order.
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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.
* excluding surgeons-type, digital & phone magnifiers, and microscopes.
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