Need to see? The top row below has best bang for your buck whether gardening or doing field studies.
Have to identify/classify minerals, plants or insects? Metal doublets/triplets make the finest features stand out.
Want more magnification & a visual record? Phone Camera Loupe “Dissecting Microscope” turns 10X into 50X!
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Plastic cased magnifiers are the most economical and come with relatively large lenses (30mm/1.25") and are good for insect, plant or spider identification. The basic model has a 5X lens. Two other models come with 2 or 3 5X lenses that when lined up form compound lens of 10X & 15X respectively. There is also a 10X 50mm (2") if you prefer a larger lens. All models have glass lenses.
Lens are a bit like prisms, they refract white light into its constituent colors. For many objects, this doesn't matter but for highly colored objects like minerals or even insects this can distort what you are seeing. Doublet & triplet lens loupes are cemented together to correct for this. Doublets for two colors & triplets for three.
If you are trying to decide whether you need a metal loupe or plastic one, check out our blog: What Magnifying Glass Do I Need for Biology?
We can imprint any of these magnifier with your club, school or business logo. The best examples are on the 10X plastic loupe & 10X 17mm metal loupe. See our blog on Metallic Gold Logo Magnifiers & for ideas.
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Standard colors are shown below & can be imprinted on any loupe in up to 5 colors. Pantone versions are available on request with a small surcharge. See the indiviual magnifiers for print costs in respective Related Products.
The 23mm 10X geology loupe has cemented doublet lenses that can help distinguish between minerals with color differences. It also works very well with a cell phone camera so you can magnify up to 25-50X & keep a record.