Nikon Introduces Reading Magnifiers S1, L1 and U1

October 12, 2012

Nikon Vision Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Nikon Corporation, is pleased to announce the release of its Reading Magnifiers: the S1 with an easy-to-grip handle, the L1 for enjoyable reading in dark conditions, and the U1, a Universal Design loupe that reduces the burden on your hand as much as possible. All S1/L1/U1 series models employ a high-precision aspherical lens that reduces image distortion all the way to the lens periphery and feature hard coating on the lens surfaces to prevent scratching.

Reading Magnifier S1-4D (Red)
Reading Magnifier S1-8D (Blue)
Reading Magnifier S1-10D (Red)
Reading Magnifier L1-4D
Reading Magnifier L1-8D
Reading Magnifier U1-4D

Reading Magnifier S1 is the latest version of the highly praised New Racket-Type Loupe, originally released in 2002 and now redesigned to deliver more comfortable handling for everyone. By optimizing the weight balance, the easy-to-grip handle minimizes the burden on your hand, while rubber material is used to prevent slipping and provides added comfort.

Integrating design elements from the S1 into the LED Lighting Loupes that were released in 2007, the Reading Magnifier L1 was created with ease of use in mind. A turn of the lighting unit switches the power on or off, and the lighting angle is easily adjusted for comfortable reading even in low light. Using only one alkaline AAA battery (LR03), the L1 is capable of up to eight consecutive hours of illumination.

Reading Magnifier U1 is a new, Universal Design-type of loupe, created for easy use by anyone. Its handle can be rotated 360 degrees for use as a stand to support your hand at a preferred position, enabling easier reading over extended periods of time. The compact handle can also be folded so that the loupe can be stored easily.

Key Features

S1 series

L1 series

U1

Specifications

S1 series

S1-4D (Square type) S1-8D (Round type) S1-10D (Round type)
Color Red/Blue Red/Blue Red/Blue
Effective size/diameter of lens (mm) 100x54 80 60
Refractive power (diopters) 4 8 10
Reference magnification (x) 1.5 2 2.5
Lens material Acrylic (PMMA) lens Acrylic (PMMA) lens Acrylic (PMMA) lens
Lens form Equiconvex aspherical lens Equiconvex aspherical lens Equiconvex aspherical lens
Surface coating Hard coating Hard coating Hard coating
Size (LxWxH)(mm) 160x198x17 230x91x17 190x71x15
Weight (g) 109 108 65

L1 series

L1-4D (Square type) L1-8D (Round type)
Effective size/diameter of lens (mm) 100x54 80
Refractive power (diopters) 4 8
Reference magnification (x) 1.5 2
Lens material Acrylic (PMMA) lens Acrylic (PMMA) lens
Lens form Equiconvex aspherical lens Equiconvex aspherical lens
Surface coating Hard coating Hard coating
Size (LxWxD)(mm) 160x198x17 230x91x17
Weight (g)(without battery) 115 114
Light source White LED x1 White LED x1
Power LR03 (AAA size) alkaline battery x1 LR03 (AAA size) alkaline battery x1
Battery life (at a temperature of 25°C) (hours)* Approx. 8 Approx. 8

U1

U1-4D (Square type)
Effective size of lens (mm) 100x54
Refractive power (diopters) 4
Reference magnification (x) 1.5
Lens material Acrylic (PMMA) lens
Lens form Equiconvex aspherical lens
Surface coating Hard coating
Size (LxWxD) (mm) 83x142 (up to 242 when the handle is open) x18
Weight (g) 103

The information is current as of the date of publication. It is subject to change without notice.