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Eschenbach aplanatic 2.5X, 90X53 oblong lens

Eschenbach aplanatic 2.5X, 90X53 oblong lens

Ref: esch-ap2

Price: 62.50 Including VAT



Oblong magnifier with handle, preferred by many, because it's oblong - suitable for reading columns of text. Eschenbach boast that they make the most powerful magnifiers for the size, this one is 2½X and measures 3½ X 2 inches.

Look at the photo showing the view through the magnifier, the size of the text has not been enhanced ('photo-shopped'), this is exactly what you see through the lens.

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Magnification / lens size in mm: 2½X 90X53

Field of view: Vertically: 8 to 10 words across, and 7 or 8 lines. Horizontally: about six words.

Lens material: Plastic

Origin / brand: from Eschenbach Germany

{Applications / Quality}
Generally, readers are for reading text. That includes books, magazines and newspapers; maps and plans. Also good for the 'small print' on forms or the ingredients on food packets - providing it's not TOO small (or your close sight isn't VERY bad).

Specifically, good for reading columns of text in newspapers and magazines, because you can see the entire width of the column at once. The clarity to the very edge of the lens extraordinarily good, my photo doesn't do it justice, I was holding the magnifier a bit too far away from the page and at a slight angle (it's difficult to hold the magnifier with one hand and take a photo with the other!).

To see the full range, type "esch" into the search bar at the top of the page, click Q. and select one you fancy.

For all qualities of hand magnifiers (from £2.00) see magnifiers with handles or there's the flat-plastic-sheet type (from £1.50) under fresnel magnifiers or (for occasional 'emergency' use) a pocket-size folding magnifier.

A linen tester folds flat, opens into a square, usually for examining linen, stamps, coins etc, though you might wish to try the largest size for reading if you need a large-ish magnifier that folds flat; the small stand magnifiers are powerful high quality lenses for stamps, postcards, coins etc, they are certainly the most powerful but you'll only be able to read one short word at a time; the large stand magnifiers tend to be bench magnifiers for engineers (with mains-powered lights), these ARE suitable for reading but are 'over-the-top' - I have shown them to a few partially-sighted people and they have all said, "It's HUGE! I can't use that!!" - which is a pity, because they are certainly large enough to see most of a page at once.


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