Each Nikon microscope objective is precision-crafted to provide the highest level of clarity and overall optical performance. World-class Nikon objectives, including renowned CFI60 infinity optics, deliver brilliant images of breathtaking sharpness and clarity, from macro- to nano-scale.
Our objectives help you focus on yours
Objective lenses are arguably the most important element in the microscope. Nikon has been developing optical technologies since 1917 with the establishment of Nippon Kogaku KK (Japan Optics). The JOICO microscope with interchangeable objectives and revolving nosepiece was first introduced in 1925. With over 100 years of dedication to the development of optics, Nikon continues to innovate and produce breakthrough optical technologies to help accelerate scientific research.
In tireless pursuit of the highest quality
Nikon has been developing optical glass since its inception in 1917, and to this day, wholly owns and formulates all of its glass.
It Starts with the Glass
Optical glass starts as an ingot (shown on right) which is formed by blending rare earth elements and repeated melting, shaping and slow cooling to achieve a target refractive index. The glass ingots are precision-cut, polished and coated to produce lens elements for the objective.
The front lens of high-performance objectives is hand-polished by Nikon's most highly skilled experts (shown on right), a technique requiring more than a decade to master. By controlling the entire manufacturing process from glass formulation to assembly and alignment of lens elements, Nikon ensures the highest quality and performance of its objectives.
Objectives Inspired by Your Science
Produced to exacting standards, Nikon’s objectives provide exceptional detail and clarity. The highest level of image quality can be achieved whether it be for routine tasks or cutting-edge research.
A tool for finding the right objective
Nikon's online Objective Selector tool enables you to quickly and easily find the right objective for your application. Refine your search based on application, technique, objective class, immersion type, etc. Specifications for multiple objectives can be displayed in a single window for easy comparison.
For OEM and DIY
With over 100 years of experience in developing optical technology, Nikon offers a wide range of components that can fulfill almost any optical requirement.
Nikon develops products to the highest standards, from design to manufacture, to ensure we meet the needs of a wide variety of customers.
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As individual as you
Nikon offers a broad portfolio of objectives to meet your individual application needs. Explore some of the different objective series in the following pages.
Silicone Immersion Series
Objective lenses, perfect for imaging 3D cell cultures and thick tissue samples, provide superior depth and resolution performance for biological imaging by more closely matching the refractive index of cells and tissues.
CFI Plan Apochromat Lambda D Series
High-performance objectives with a large FOV of 25 mm at all magnifications, allowing capture of complex biological phenomena. With high NA and long WD, images deep within the sample can be clearly captured. It corrects chromatic aberration over a wide wavelength range and acquires accurate multicolor images.
Objective lenses designed to provide the highest quality point spread functions for super-resolution imaging.
CFI Apochromat TIRF Series
Microscope objectives designed specifically for Total Internal Reflection Applications, featuring the highest N.A. of all Nikon objectives.
Objectives for imaging cleared specimens
Compatible with various optical clearing agents which have a wide range of refractive indices. Designed for ultra-deep, large-scale imaging.
CFI75 Water Dipping Series
With exceptionally high numerical apertures and ultra-long working distances, these lenses are designed for multiphoton imaging and electrophysiology applications.
CFI60 Water Dipping Series
Objectives with long working distances and high numerical apertures. Ideal for electrophysiology, IR-DIC imaging, and multiphoton applications.
Lambda S Objective Series
Microscope objectives optimized for live cell and confocal imaging. These objectives offer superior chromatic aberration correction and high transmission rates thanks to Nikon's exclusive Nano-Crystal Coat technology.
CFI Plan Apochromat Lambda Series
Exclusive Nikon Nano-Crystal Coat technology produces bright, sharp and high contrast images perfect for multi-color fluorescence live-cell imaging.
CFI Plan Apochromat VC Series
With extended chromatic aberration correction (including the violet range), these objectives are ideal for multi-spectral confocal applications.
CFI Plan Fluor Series for Phase Contrast
Multi-purpose microscope objectives suitable for phase contrast, brightfield, and fluorescence observations.
CFI Plan Fluor Series
A microscope objective which features an exceptionally high transmission from the ultra-violet to the infra-red, and flatness across the entire field of view. Ideal for critical fluorescence applications.
S Plan Fluor ELWD Series
These objectives feature high transmittance from near-ultraviolet to near-infrared wavelengths and extra-long working distance (ELWD) to accommodate large samples and culture vessels of variable thickness.
S Plan Fluor LWD Series
These objectives are effective in research utilizing stem cells and drug design research. They are capable of a long working distance and provide a high numerical aperture.
CFI Super Fluor Series
Microscope objective providing exceptional UV transmission, high NAs, and superior chromatic correction. Ideal for Ca2+ imaging and caged compound work.
Nikon Advanced Modulation Contrast Objectives
Objectives designed for ICSI and microinjection applications. Enables high-contrast observation of stain-free samples through plasticware.
Objective for IMSI
Dry objective for high-magnification and high-resolution brightfield and DIC microscopy, optimal for intracytoplasmic morphologically selected sperm injection (IMSI) and related applications.
CFI Plan Achromat Series for Phase Contrast
Phase contrast objectives with incredible flatness and corrected for chromatic aberration across the entire visible spectrum, including the violet wavelength.
CFI Plan Achromat Series
Microscope objectives providing incredible image flatness over the entire field of view, with chromatic aberration correction throughout the entire visible spectrum.
CFI E Plan Achromat Series
Microscope objectives suitable for the ECLIPSE Si, providing superior image flatness across the entire field of view, with chromatic aberration correction in the visible range.
CFI BE2 Plan Achromat Series
Microscope objectives designed for the ECLIPSE Ei, providing incredible image flatness over the entire field of view, with chromatic aberration correction throughout the entire visible spectrum.
CFI Achromat Series for Apodized Phase Contrast
Phase contrast objectives incorporating Nikon's proprietary apodization technique to reduce halo effects in thick samples.
CFI Achromat Series for Phase Contrast
Phase contrast objectives corrected for chromatic aberration across the entire visible spectrum.
CFI Achromat Series
Microscope objectives corrected for chromatic aberration across the entire visible spectrum.
No Cover Glass (NCG) Series
Objectives that do not use a cover glass, suitable for observation of specialized samples.
Dispersion Staining Series
Dispersion Staining (DS) includes a number of related techniques for identifying materials based on their dispersive properties. Identification of asbestos is a common application of DS microscopy.
Nikon’s online Objective Selector tool enables you to quickly and easily find the right objective for your application. Refine your search based on application, technique, objective class, immersion type, etc. Specifications for multiple objectives can be displayed in a single window for easy comparison.