10X20 by Zeiss
(10X magnification, 20mm diameter lens)
Has to lenses on top of each other, approx. 6X and approx. 4X magnification, can be used individually or combined to give 10X magnification.
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10X12 - 10X13 - 10X14 - 10X20 - 10X21 - 10X21 - 10X23 - "30X21”
(magnification X diameter of lens, mm)
basic - good - very good – EXCEPTIONAL
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As a 10X Zeiss this really is the best quality of all the large loupes. Whenever I get a sample of a new loupe that is meant to be "the best" I compare it with this one, then I sigh and concede that this Zeiss is still the best on the market.
I use this as a 'test' on our exhibition stand - when a customer insists on having the best but can't see the difference between this and a £4.50 loupe - it's time for them to give up and go to see their optician.
A note about the magnification. Zeiss used to quote the magnification as 6.66X with 3.33X = 9.99X combined; then they decided to name it "6.6X with 3.4X" = 10X combined. I think their customers were getting confused with all the numbers, so now they call "3X with 6X = 9X combined. It's all the same loupe!
Magnification / lens size in mm: 10X20
Lens material: plastic
Lens type: Unknown, probably a triplet.
Type: jeweller's 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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What should I buy for razor sharpening. Please recomend
For razor sharpening, I've really no idea, I don't know anything about razor sharpening.
For inspecting the blades of razors I know you need exceptionally good quality, so this would be about the best.