We use this series of lenses for highly accurate measurements and perfect stitching of image mosaics. We’ve adapted the Nikon Toolmakers’ Series microscope objectives for use with Canon DSLR cameras. The finite microscope objectives are telecentric (parallax free), have an outstanding working distance, and produce crisp images. Whilst not as flexible as the macro zoom lens shipped with the standard Magnify2, lenses in a variety of magnifications (3X and 5X are the most popular) guarantee the best possible results.
|Lens||Magnification||Depth of Field||Working Distance||NA||FOV (APS-C)||FOV (fullframe)|
|Nikon TM1X||1.0||322 micron||79 mm||0.03||22.50 mm *||36.0 mm **|
|Nikon TM3X||3.0||36 micron||75.5 mm||0.09||7.50 mm||12.00 mm *|
|Nikon TM5X||5.0||17 micron||64 mm||0.13||4.50 mm||7.20 mm *|
|Nikon TM10X||10.0||7 micron||48 mm||0.20||2.25 mm||3.60 mm|
|Nikon TM20X||20.0||1.8 micron||20.3 mm||0.40||1.13 mm||1.80 mm|
* Slight Vignetting
** Major Vignetting / Not Advised
58mm Filter Adapter This adapter allows you to use a 58mm filter on the end of the microscope objective. Three non-metallic thumb screws hold the adapter in place on any of the lenses in this series. Light Diffuser The diffuser provides greatly softened light up close to your subject. The key to its success is providing diffusion close to the subject, allowing room for flash head positioning, preserving working distance, and uses a custom dual surfacing of the diffusion substrate. Cross Polarization Kit Use to eliminate glare from highly reflective subjects or for special applications such as geology thin slice imaging.