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 left), 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.
For detailed specifications including dimensions and transmission information, please refer to the following website.
Objective lenses that provide superior depth and resolution performance for biological imaging by more closely matching the refractive index of cells and tissues.
Objective lenses designed to provide the highest quality point spread functions for super-resolution imaging.
A microscope objective specifically designed for Total Internal Reflection Applications and features the highest N.A. of all Nikon objectives.
Compatible with various optical clearing agents which have a wide range of refractive indices.
High numerical aperture, long working distance lenses for multiphoton imaging and electrophysiology applications.
A wide range of objectives which are ideal for IR-DIC imaging, including the world's first water dipping lens with depth-induced aberration correction.
Microscope objectives offering both high NA and long working distance in addition to high transmission made possible by Nikon's exclusive Nano-Crystal Coat technology.
Exclusive Nikon Nano-Crystal Coat technology produces bright, sharp and high contrast images perfect for multi-color fluorescence live-cell imaging.
Microscope objectives with superior image flatness and color reproduction, plus resolving power at the theoretical limit of today's optical technology.
The perfect microscope objective for multi-stained, fluorescence specimens and when using brightfield and DIC techniques.
Multi-purpose microscope objectives suitable for phase contrast, brightfield, and fluorescence observations.
A microscope objective which features an exceptionally high transmission from the ultra-violet to the infra-red, and flatness across the field of view. Ideal for critical fluorescence applications.
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.
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.
Microscope objective providing exceptional UV transmission, high NAs, and superior chromatic correction. Ideal for Ca2+ imaging and caged compound work.
Objectives designed for ICSI and microinjection applications. Enables high-contrast observation of stain-free samples through plasticware.
Dry objective for high-magnification and high-resolution brightfield and DIC microscopy, optimal for intracytoplasmic morphologically selected sperm injection (IMSI) and related applications.
Microscope objective which corrects for chromatic aberration across the entire visible spectrum, including the violet wavelength.
A microscope objective which provides incredible image flatness over the entire 25mm field of view, with chromatic aberration corrected throughout the entire visible spectrum.
Specially designed microscope optics for phase contrast microscopy utilizes Nikon's proprietary Apodization process.
These microscope objective corrects for chromatic aberration across the entire visible spectrum providing crisp images with flatness across 25mm field of view.
A microscope objective with dramatically improved correction of chromatic aberration with performance similar to the CFI Plan Achromat Series.
Objectives that do not use a cover glass, suitable for observation of specialized samples.
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.