Handheld Magnifying Glass

SnakeClamp Handheld Magnifying Glass

The SnakeClamp Handheld Magnifying Glass is available with your choice of 2.5x, 3x, 8x, 10x or 15x glass lens magnification.

Our Handheld Magnifier is available with your choice of economy (light green tint) or colorless glass lenses.  See product page for picture. The economy lenses are available in 2.5x, 3x, 8x and 10x magnification.  The colorless lenses are available in 3x, 8x, 10x and 15x magnification.

The handle is removable if you wish to mount it to a flexible gooseneck arm, sold separately.

Keep in mind the following as you choose a magnifying glass:

  • Lens size is the optical area of the lens.  All of our magnifiers are 5" (130 mm) diameter although this is reduced to 4.6" (118 mm) due to the width of the magnifier frame.
  • As the magnification increases the field of view decreases.  In other words, a more powerful magnifier is suitable for viewing or inspecting small objects, but would not be good for reading, because it does not magnify a wide area.
  • The depth of field also decreases with increasing power; which means that as you hold an object behind the magnifier there is a smaller distance range in which it will be in focus.
  • A more powerful lens has a shorter focal length, which is the distance between the center of the lens and where the object will be in focus.  This means that for a shorter focal length you will hold the object closer to the magnifying glass.
SnakeClamp magnifier magnification example