Unique three-element design provides the ultimate in distortion free, color-correct viewing, facilitating reduction or elimination of "pin cushion" distortion and chromatic and spherical aberrations. Two concave meniscus elements are cemented to a double convex lens, then mounted with threaded retaining rings in a machined black anodized metal cell which swing into a protective case. The case doubles as a handle for viewing.
We caution buyers that laws of physics dictate that both the diameter and working distance of a magnifier must decline as power increases. Accordingly, the 10X system, while an excellent high-power magnifier, is relatively small and has a short working distance. The next step from the 10X Hastings is a full microscope.
The LumiLoupe is a 5x power loupe magnifier featuring 6 ultra bright LED lights with 3 brightness levels. Great for detailed inspection, to view stamps and coins and for reading fine print. Measures 5.5 X 3.6" x 1.4". Requires 3 AA batteries (not included).
The Carson 1.75x power SolderMag Soldering Station Magnifier with 4.5x Power Spot is a very handy tool to have around for delicate craft work and professional work. This magnifier is a stationary unit that provides hands-free soldering as well as 16 bright LEDs for illumination. The basic magnifier is 1.75x but also includes a 4.5x power spot for seeing the smallest details. The magnifier includes a very useful soldering iron and spool holder. Power is provided by the included AC/DC adapter or you can use it with four optional AA batteries.