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This is an information section only (Magnifiers & Microscopes)

This is an information section only (Magnifiers & Microscopes)
This section contains links to information articles. To see the products point your cursor at the categories at the top of this page (Magnifiers & Microscopes, Testing, Weighing etc) then click on the sub-category you wish to see.

Magnification calculator

Magnification calculator

Enter the magnification to find the working distance, or enter the working distance to find the magnification. Works for all simple lenses (not microscopes and telescopes, and not surgeon's-type magnifiers (they are made of two little telescopes). EXCEL FORMAT so you will have to click OPEN.
Magnifiers and magnification

Magnifiers and magnification

How magnification works and how to choose a magnifier.
Video magnifiers compared

Video magnifiers compared

Video magnifiers, pros, cons and features; evaluations of several models
For the partially sighted (low vision aids)

For the partially sighted (low vision aids)

Lenses, video magnifiers, best types, best choices.
Loupes compared

Loupes compared

Size and quality, triplets and other lens types.
UV (ultra violet) loupes

UV (ultra violet) loupes

Loupes wiht ultra violet l(UV) ights, including photographs of what you will see under UV light.
Binocular magnifiers compared

Binocular magnifiers compared

Binocular magnifiers (that you wear around the head or clip to spectacles) - all types.
Review of USB microscope (eyepiece attachment)

Review of USB microscope (eyepiece attachment)

Review of professional USB microscope (eyepiece attachment)
VAT-free magnifiers for the partially sighted

VAT-free magnifiers for the partially sighted

Subject: VAT-FREE FOR THE PARTIALLY SIGHTED
If you are registered blind or partially sighted or if the magnifier is to alleviate a permanent chronic eye condition, fill in this form and we will refund your VAT. Click on the picture of the form (it's in WORD format so you may have to then click OPEN). The first page is the form (you can fill it in on the computer), the second page is instructions on how to email it back to us. This applies only for magnifiers specifically for the partially sighted (including all video magnifiers) - see each product description.
Binocular magnifiers, surgeons type

Binocular magnifiers, surgeons type

Surgeon's-type binocular magnifiers, more pictures.
Microscopes

Microscopes

Stereo binocular microscopes compared.
Video microscope

Video microscope

Pictures of the large video microscope showing a watch movement at various magnifications.