|Microscope Objective Lenses|
A few things to keep in mind if you do choose to mix and match microscope objective lenses from one microscope brand to another.
- Digital microscopy images may not match up when mixing objective lenses from one brand to another, even if you make sure the microscope tube length and the objective are comparable. You may be able to simply refocus the microscopy image for the camera.
- If you are using mixed objective lenses on the microscope turret, they most likely will not be parfocalled (each objective in focus when switching from one magnification to another). You can still use the objectives, just be prepared to allow a bit more time for re-focusing when changing magnifications.
- Before you purchase another objective lens, make sure the lens uses the same thread size or be prepared to use a threaded adapter.
- If you are using specialty microscopy techniques such as phase contrast or darkfield microscopy mixing objective lenses might not work well.