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Objective Lenses

The objective lens is the most complex and the most important component in a microscope. The multi-element design of these lenses works to produce the real image, which is then seen through the ocular lens. With Olympus’ range of microscope objective lenses, we provide outstanding optical performance from visible light to near infrared. The types of microscope objective lenses we have available vary in design depending on your inspection requirements. The MXPLFLN-BD has been designed for darkfield observation and the examination of scratches on polished surfaces, whereas the SLMPLN is ideal for electronic assembly inspection. We have a whole selection specifically designed to carry out different inspection tasks across a range of industries. No matter what your requirements, Olympus’ advanced microscope objective lenses have you covered.

Olympus’ Microscope Objective Lenses

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MPLAPON

Our MPLAPON Plan Apochromat objective lens Series provides the highest level of chromatic correction and resolution capability available from Olympus. High level wavefront aberration correction is guaranteed.

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MPLAPON-Oil

Our MPLAPON-Oil Plan Apochromat oil immersion objective provides the highest level of chromatic correction and resolution capability available from Olympus. Outstanding Numerical Aperture, 1.45, ensures unparalleled resolution.

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MXPLFLN

MXPLFLN objectives add depth to the MPLFLN series for epi-illumination imaging by offering simultaneously improved numerical aperture and working distance.

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MXPLFLN-BD

MXPLFLN-BD objectives add depth to the MPLFLN series for epi-illumination imaging by offering simultaneously improved numerical aperture and working distance.

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MPLN

Our MPLN Plan Achromat lens series is dedicated to brightfield observation and provides excellent contrast and optimum flatness throughout the field of view.

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MPLN-BD

Our MPLN Plan Achromat lens series is designed for both brightfield and darkfield observation and provides excellent contrast and optimum flatness throughout the field of view.

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MPLFLN

The MPLFLN objective lens has well balanced performance with a semi apochromat color correction, a fair working distance and a high numerical aperture and is suitable for the widest range of applications.

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MPLFLN-BD

The MPLFLN-BD lens has semi apochromat color correction and is suitable for the widest range of applications. It's specially designed for darkfield observation and the examination of scratches or etchings on polished surfaces.

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LMPLFLN

Our LMPLFLN lens is part of our Plan semi-apochromat series, providing longer working distances for added specimen safety and observation with increased contrast.

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LMPLFLN-BD

Our LMPLFLN-BD brightfield / darkfield lens is part of our Plan semi-apochromat series, providing longer working distances for added specimen safety and observation with increased contrast.

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SLMPLN

The SLMPLN Plan Achromat objective lens offers the ultimate in performance with exceptionally long working distance and image clarity that you expect from the Olympus UIS 2 optical system. Ideal for electronic assembly inspection or other similar applications.

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LCPLFLN-LCD

Olympus’ LCPLFLN-LCD lenses are optimal for observing specimens through glass substrates such as LCD panels. The adoption of optical correction rings allows aberration correction according to glass thickness.

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LMPLN-IR/LCPLN-IR

Our LMPLN-IR and LCPLN-IR long working distance Plan Achromat lenses, are specifically designed for optimal transmission in the near infrared (700-1300 nm wavelengths).

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White Light Interferometry Objective lens

This objective lens is designed for the Mirau style of white light interferometers and maintains a high level of temperature tolerance. The optimized NA of 0.8 provides improved light gathering, with a working distance of 0.7 mm.

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Microscope Objective Lenses FAQ

What is the difference between ocular and objective lenses?

The ocular lens is located at the top of the eyepiece tube and is where you position your eye during inspection. The ocular lens has a low magnification, but it works in combination with the objective lens to achieve greater magnification power. It magnifies the magnified image already captured by the objective lens, which is located at the bottom of the microscope. While the ocular lens focuses purely on magnification, the objective lens performs other functions such as controlling resolution and the power of the microscope.

How many objective lenses are on a microscope?

Usually, you will find three or five objective lenses on a microscope, typically consisting of 5x, 10x, 20x, 50x, and 100x powers.

What does the objective lens on a microscope do?

Objective lenses are responsible for the primary image formation, determining the quality of the image produced, and controlling the total magnification and overall resolution. They can vary greatly in design and quality.

How do you clean a microscope objective lens?

To clean a microscope objective lens, follow these steps: Remove the objective lens and place it on a flat surface with the front lens facing up. Fold a piece of lens tissue into a narrow triangular shape. Moisten a pointed end of the tissue with cleaner and place it on the lens, then rotate the lens in a corkscrew cleaning motion. Roll up more lens tissue and tear across to create a brush-like end. You should never clean in a circular motion, instead brush across the lens, then use another piece of tissue to remove moisture. Try to avoid using abrasive or lint clothes, and never dry-wipe lenses. This can lead to scratching.

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