You plan to purchase a new microscope and are wondering what features are important to consider to purchase the best microscope for your needs?
The objective is the centerpiece of the microscope; it is essential to understand the characteristics of the objective to get maximum use of the microscope.
The clarity of the image depends on the quality of the objective selected. To better understand the difference in quality between the various objectives, it is important to understand how they are made. The objectives of a microscope are composed of a superposition of lenses which reduce the aberrations to a minimum.
The semi-plan objective
The semi-plan objective offers a very good quality of image. It also permits you to see most of the details clearly. However, the semi-plan lens projects a clear image on about 90% of the total lens area. It is, therefore, possible, in some cases, that some details, such as in urology, will be missing.
The plan objective
The plan objective projects a clear image on the entire surface of the lens due to a larger number of stacked lenses. You will be sure to get the best image quality possible for whatever case you are assessing.
You are now more informed on the right choice of microscope to suit your needs! Both types of objectives, plan and semi-plan, offer a beautiful quality of image. You will also be able to detect the large majority of deficiencies.
The only question remaining to guide you in your purchase is “how do you wish to use your microscope?”