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Microscopes and Magnifiers

Metal detecting is a great way to dig up valuables and old relics that teach us about life in the past. Oftentimes, what comes out of the ground is hard to see, as it has been worn down or is very small. This is where pocket magnifiers, loupes, and pocket microscopes come into play. Kellyco offers several different microscopes and magnifiers that can be carried around in your pocket or pouch while you are metal detecting, providing you with a way to see what your treasures actually are. You can see mint marks on coins, purity markings on jewelry, and many other things that are tough to see with the naked eye.

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Why Do I Need a Pocket Magnifier?

While a magnifier may seem like a small item to worry about, it can mean all the difference in being able to identify your find. With their very low cost, magnifiers, microscopes, and jeweler loupes are designed with the detectorist in mind. They are lightweight and can help you see markings such as mint marks on coins, which can dramatically increase the coin’s value. If you find a 1916-D Mercury dime, you will be able to verify that there is a D mint mark on it in the field. It can also help you read those hard to see purity markings on rings and jewelry. With their low price, high-quality, and compactness, there is no reason that every metal detectorist should not carry one of these around.

What to Look for in a Pocket Magnifier

While magnification devices seem simple, there are some important features to pay attention to when picking one out. One of the most important things to pay attention to is the power of the magnifying lens. Picking out the right magnification range for your eyepiece will make a big difference in the amount of detail you can see. Many of these magnifiers come with a built-in LED light source that allows you to see your finds when it’s dark or if you need more clarity. The eyepieces that Kellyco offers all feature high-quality objective lenses, diopters, focal lengths, and magnifying lenses. Determining the proper magnification range will be your main task, as how much detail you want to see will guide your purchase. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us, as we would be happy to help.

What Is the Best Pocket Magnifier?

While it would seem like there are some great magnifiers and some not-so-great magnifiers, Kellyco offers only the best of the best at a discounted price. Each of the pocket magnifiers we offer a different magnification power at an excellent value. Keep reading to find out more details about specific products.

The Carson 20x LED Lighted Pocket Microscope provides one of the best quality to price ratios on the market. This is a highly-compact and lightweight option that comes with a focusing knob, so that you can make out the smallest details of your metal object. The LED light makes it super handy in dark conditions or shadows. Consider this if you are looking for an all-around magnifier.

The Carson 250x LED MicroFlip Pocket Microscope is built to see the tiniest of details. It features a 100x-250x magnification range, providing you with an excellent examination tool. This viewing device even comes with a smartphone adapter, so that you can take photos and videos of the magnified object. This comes with an LED light positioned right under the lens so that can see the object with the most clarity possible.

For a lower-powered option, consider the Carson 5x Slide-Out LED MiniBrite magnifier. This magnification is more suited to seeing small details on a larger scale. This is an excellent tool for observing mint marks on coins and purity markings on jewelry. The Carson 5x tool comes with a protective sleeve, so that the lens will not be scratched or otherwise damaged, which is always a great possibility while metal detecting. It was also designed with an LED light, to help give clarity and show greater detail of your treasure.

Each of these options is excellent for a metal detectorist, so you can’t go wrong with any of them. Please reach out to us if you have any questions, as we would be happy to help.

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