The Domed Sapphire Lens Magnifier + Poly Shield Case is the perfect pocket companion for when you want to read a map / menu or even start a fire in the wilderness. The magnifier even fits easily in your wallet or edc kit. The possibilities are endless.
50.0 mm x 4.85mm @ Center & 3mm @ The Edge ( This Is Very Thick ) Gen 3
2" inches across - This is huge
Hard Sapphire - ( 9 on the Mohs Scale)
Caution: Use responsibly!
Thanks Eric (in Skokie) for the information on the Edmund Optics mount.!
The part number given is accurate, but having the catalog number 55009 is what you need to easily find the mount on edmundoptics.com . Mount is $21, but with tax and shipping to OKC, $32. As Eric's picture shows, this mount is the perfect "finish" for the $45 sapphire lens. So glad you shared that info!
The lens with mount fits inside the plastic case which comes with the lens.
Mount it with the lens flat side-down (into outer ring) and domed-side up (screw-in inner ring), The mount is 5mm "thick". When tightened, the inner ring edge is below the outer ring - "tailor made" indeed. If you don't own a $20 lens spanner (Amazon ASIN B0734PH87W), and the mount becomes loose with use, use a pin-prick of blue-loctite the next time you tighten it up.
Thanks again, Eric in Skokie!
I use magnifying glasses for working on guns and for household tasks. I decided I needed to try this one, as I needed one I could place on top of a desk lamp glass to up magnification. It is large enough to use as I intended, renders what looks like excellent optical quality, and is very heavy. I'd really like to find some type of rubber ring that fits it without paying 30 bucks or so for the product from Edmund Scientific that another reviewer mentioned. IF it had that, it would be 5 stars, but without some type of protection for edges while while handling, it has a minor limitation. Still a fine quality product.
scratch proof so far.........even in a pocket with change and a titanium knife...
First I ran around my place looking for everything I couldn't read and it focused great. Then I went outside and burned some ants but the best was the way the lens starts a fire. It's going in the fire starter kit. The only thing they should add is a silicon ring around the outer edge for a better grip.