The BelOMO 8x Doublet Loupe magnifier has a viewing area of 14mm. The 2 elements making up this achromatic triplet provide a bright and clear view. A doublet lens is cheaper to produce than are the triplets and quadruplets. The lenses are of high quality optical glass but they won't provide as sharp an image from edge to edge as will a triplet lens. The 8x power magnification provides a nice level of magnification, outstanding depth of field (the area that appears in focus on an object having an irregular surface like a rock or mineral) and the large lens size captures lots of light for a very bright view.
This doublet is an extremely good compromise over the cost of more expensive triplet lenses. We won't even get into how much better the BelOMO lenses are compared to the cheap Chinese imports many vendors sell as quality magnifiers. They sell their's at a much higher price to get you to believe they're high quality. While we pay more for each loupe we sell than do those dealers the price we receive allows us to make a profit and pass the savings on to our customers. You're on the net. If you have any doubts about the BelOMO loupe quality just do an Internet search on BelOMO loupe and see what others say. The housing and cover are machined metal and coated with a matte black finish and assembled using flathead screws.
Belarusian Optical and Mechanical Association (BelOMA), makers of sights for guided weaponry, camera lenses, and other optical components manufacturers these loupes.Highly recommended by the Amateur Geologist. The BelOMO loupes are the loupes we always use though it's the 10x triplet that we typically carry in the field.
Don't let this price fool you. The BelOMO loupe is a FANTASTIC buy. These are quality lenses that stand on their own against the higher priced competition. Take advantage of the recovering Belarus economy and a military supplier finding other revenue streams in a capitalistic market.
Each BelOMO loupe we ship is custom treated to prevent the screws from coming loose with usage.
Much more than a fee mining guide, this unique book is a treasure trove of
interesting sites to see and things to do related to rocks & minerals,
gemstones, crystals, fossils, gold, and other treasures.
Whether you are an experienced rockhound or prospector, or a family on vacation,
you'll find fun, adventure, and maybe precious gems, gold, or hidden treasures
of man or nature.
Organized by state, site information includes seasons and times of operation,
address and contact information, cost, tools and supplies needed. Interesting
history, regional attractions and camping information help to make your trip
even more enjoyable.
Includes Sites in: Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia,
Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Main, Maryland, Massachusetts,
Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New
York, North Carolina, Ohio,Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee,
Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.
Cover: Paperback; Size: 8 1/2 by 11 in; Pages: 264; Published: 2010
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