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I need a way to view things that are about 10" and further. I have a flipper, and that's great for closer viewing, but not anything further out than 10". What are the options?

And is this only possible with camera lenses?
 
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Have you tried using a regular magnifying glass? Are you looking just for viewing solutions or would this be for photography?
 
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My intention is simply for viewing, but if photography can provide that viewing, even better.

Update:
I did find a monocular with a short focus distance (10"). It works but it's not super clear.
I bought a used Canon PowerShot that should arrive shortly that I've been told will do what I need. I didn't want to buy an expensive camera and lens, especially since I am due to upgrade to an iPhone 11, which has a much improved camera system than my iPhone 7. Man, I've wasted so much time and money on iPhone lenses. :rolleyes:
 

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I use my phone camera, works well for the zoom and clarity. for close to the glass I use a magnifying glass / monocular
 
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