Nikon Clinical Microscope Objectives

Nikon objective lenses

Nikon has been manufacturing objective lenses for over 100 years. They are known for their ability to create optics that provide high quality resolution and premium clarity. They manufacture each set of objectives to work with specific Nikon microscope models. The corresponding objective sets and models are listed below for your reference. These clinical level objectives can be purchased directly from our website at the following link: Nikon Microscope Objective Lenses

Nikon E Plan Objectives - Fit the Nikon Si and E200 model microscopes.

Nikon E Plan Objectives

Nikon BE Plan Objectives - Fit the Nikon E100 model microscopes.


Nikon BE2 Plan Objectives - Fit the Nikon Ei model microscopes.


Nikon Plan Achromat Objectives - Nikon Ci, 50i, 55i, 80i, 90i, E400 & E600. 

Nikon Plan Fluorite Objectives - Nikon Ci, 50i, 55i, 80i, 90i, E400 & E600

Nikon Plan Apochromat Objectives - Nikon Ci, 50i, 55i, 80i, 90i, E400 & E600


Nikon objective lenses come in (9) different magnification powers.

1x, 2x, 4x, 10x, 20x, 40x, 50x  60x and 100x

The 4x, 10x, 40x are the common dry objectives that come standard on Nikon preconfigured models like the Nikon Ei and the Nikon Si

The 100x oil immersion lens is the common standard oil immersion objective Nikon preconfigured models like the Nikon Eand the Nikon Si

The 1x, 2x, 20x, 50x oil immersion, 60x and 60x Oil immersion objective lenses are available as add on options for all Nikon clinical microscopes. 


Nikon has three grades of clinical objectives.

1) Plan Achromat 

2) Plan Fluorite

3) Plan Apochromat

The plan achromat objectives are the most common lenses found in the laboratory environment and are more than satisfactory for every day clinical use. The plan fluorite objectives have increased chromatic and spherical corrective properties. The plan apochromat objectives are Nikon's top of the line clinical objectives with even more chromatic and spherical corrective properties than the fluorite lenses. Fluorite and Apochromat objectives are typically used by pathologists and researchers. 


Nikon makes objective lenses for specific observation methods.

  • Bright field
  • Phase Contrast
  • Darkfield
  • Epi-Fluorescent 



Nikon Objective Lens FAQ section.