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10X12 4-element loupe (best 10X12)

10X12 4-element loupe (best 10X12)

Ref: 10X12-5EL


Neckchain (optional extra) select if required

Choice of 4 lengths, from 50p

Price: 17.50 (Including VAT)


Loupe, 10X magnficiation, 12mm diameter lens, 4-element (that's better than a triplet, which is 3-element)
Stunning quality lens (only the Zeiss is better), externally really tiny - some like that (easy to carry in the pocket), some don't like that (easy to lose).

Externally, what does this look like compared with other 10X12 loupes? Click on the picture then click on the picture of the selection of loupes - the lenses are all the same size (to within 1mm) but the casings and overall sizes are different.

Read all about magnification and how to choose a magnifier, click here.
There are also reviews of loupes, click here

We have a calculator that shows you the working distance for any magnification, or the magnification for any working distance (Excel format), click here.

Magnification / lens size in mm: 10X12

Lens material: glass

Lens type: 4-element (i.e. a 'triplet' lens contains three lenses on top of each other, this one contains four lenses on top of each other).

Type: jewellers' loupe (small, pocket-size, folds into its metal casing)

Origin / brand: we import these from China

Casing: metal

Finish: black

Presentation / extras: soft leather pouch and cardboard box

{Applications / Quality}
Generally, loupes are used by jewellers and antiques traders for looking at very small marks; by horologists and engineers for inspecting very small parts; by stamp and coin dealers; as a basic field instrument for biologists and geologists.

This is one of our six best loupes, see detailed review. This is my personal favourite, I keep one on my keyring which is on a clip on my belt (never keep a loupe in a pocket jangling with keys, it gets destroyed!).

{Further information}

Everything you need to know about magnifiers and magnification.

See information about (and reviews of) loupes (small high-power folding jewellers' magnifiers).

See information about (and reviews of) binocular (head-worn) magnifiers- especially the surgeons-type.

See a guide to magnifiers for the partially-sighted.

See loupes with UV lights.

Video (electronic) magnifiers, video magnifiers compared.

Products: see pocket microscopes and phone microscopes, click here.

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.