What is a magnifier used for?
A magnifying glass (called a hand lens in laboratory contexts) is a convex lens that is used to produce a magnified image of an object. The lens is usually mounted in a frame with a handle (see image). A magnifying glass can be used to focus light, such as to concentrate the sun's radiation to create a hot spot at the focus for fire starting. A magnifier can be used in many ways in our daily life. But, firstly, let’s find out the function of magnifier tool.
WHAT IS THE FUNCTION OF MAGNIFIER TOOL?
The magnifying tool is used to change the zoom level of your working image. If you only click on the image, the zoom is applied to the whole image. But you can also click-and-drag the mouse pointer to create a zoom rectangle. Magnifying glasses make objects appear larger because their convex lenses (convex means curved outward) refract or bend light rays, so that they converge or come together. In essence, magnifying glasses trick your eyes into seeing something differently than it really is.
When light bounces off an object and travels to your eyes, those light rays travel parallel to each other. When they pass through a magnifying glass, the convex lens bends the parallel rays so that they converge and create a virtual image on your eyes' retinas.
That virtual image on your retinas appears larger than the real object due to principles of geometry. Despite the magnifying glass, your eyes trace the light rays back in parallel lines to the virtual image. Since the virtual image is farther from your eyes than the object is, the object appears bigger!
A sheet magnifier consists of many very narrow concentric ring-shaped lenses, such that the combination acts as a single lens but is much thinner. This arrangement is known as a Fresnel lens.
- how a convex lens magnifier works
- how a fresnel lens magnifying sheet works
- Lighted handheld magnifier
- Led magnifying glass
- wide viewing reading magnifier
SCIENTIFIC AND MEDICAL TOOLS
Full page 3x magnifying sheet with black border magnify up to 300%. It is considered the most comfortable magnification for reading small prints, ideal for Viewing and checking tiny hobby and crafting materials, small electronic gadget parts such as screws and pins.
HOME AND HOBBY AIDS
- handsfree magnifier for stamp collection
- knitting with handsfree magnifier