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10X12 doublet loupe, very good quality lens

10X12 doublet loupe, very good quality lens

Ref: 10X12-b


Neckchain (optional extra) select if required

Choice of 4 lengths, from 50p

Price: 8.50 (Including VAT)


Loupe / small folding magnifier 10X magnification, 12mm diameter lens.
Very good quality lens, quite small overall (neat to carry in the pocket...though eaiser to lose), if you want a better-than average lens at a good price, this is a good choice.

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.
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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: Doublet (one magnifier made of two 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: chrome

Presentation / extras: Plain 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.

Specifically, this is the most popular amongst general traders, not because there's anything amazing about the optical quality, but because it really is quite OK in quality AND because many traders keep losing their loupe, so they don't want to spend too much money replacing it. Many traders keep a really good quality loupe in the office and use one of these when travelling.

{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.