6X20 by Zeiss
The 'standard' magnification for a loupe (for jewellery & gemstones, stamps & coins) is 10X.
This one is 6X.
The diameter of the lens is 20mm
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Not so many people buy this 6X by mail because it's "only 6X magnification". However, at the exhibitions, whenever someone asks, "Which Zeiss loupes do you have?", I show them all three models (without telling them the magnification), they try out all three models of Zeiss, and half the time they choose this one - the 6X (the other half choose a 10X).
The quality is so exceptional that I find this 6X, with its large 20mm diameter, ideal. I carry one clipped to my belt, I use it for 'general' use: viewing tiny marks, fitting really small screws, checking components. I like it because it's the largest size and the clearest image and I don't need anything more powerful for 'general' use (though I still use a 10X for gemstones).
Magnification / lens size in mm: 6X20
Lens material: plastic
Lens type: triplet.
Type: jewellers' loupe (small, pocket-size, folds into its plastic casing)
Origin / brand: genuine Zeiss by Carl Zeiss Vision Ltd (the old "West German" Zeiss, not to be confused with the lesser quality "East German" brand of Zeiss Jena).
Finish: cream and grey
Presentation / extras: printed box
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