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10X13 Zeiss Aplanatic-Achromatic 40D, best of all the small loupes

10X13 Zeiss Aplanatic-Achromatic 40D, best of all the small loupes

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{Summary}

Zeiss loupe, 10X magnification, 13mm diameter lens. Every now and again I compare this with other loupes, it is definitely the best. Is it worth extra money? Maybe.

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.

There is also a larger model, click here.

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{Technical}
Magnification / lens size in mm: 10X13

Lens material: plastic

Lens type: Unknown, probably a triplet.

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

Casing: plastic

Finish: cream and grey

Presentation / extras: printed 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.

{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.