Nikon's 10x finite (cf, Nikon CFI)

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Nikon's 10x finite (cf, Nikon CFI)

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I feel somewhat of a Luddite here where many of you have switched to infinity optics. Constantly having to convince myself that I don't need to switch from my finites.
So it is always nice to see a subject taken with an infinity lens that I can reasonably compare with a similar subject taken with my finite.
Case in point is the recent face of an ant Lasius niger taken with a 10x Nikon CFI (scroll down page : viewtopic.php?f=8&t=35350).
That image was a 97 stack with Zerene DMap; my image below is a 101 stack with Zerene PMax.
My objective was designed to be used with a coverslip, was used for this image without a coverslip.
The ant: some question whether we have Lasius niger (the PMG ant I am comparing) in NA, this is Lasius neoniger, named for its similarity to the European species.

My conclusion: I would get little benefit for web-based images by switching to CFI's. Grooves on the mandibles are a little sharper with the CFI
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Re: Nikon's 10x finite (cf, Nikon CFI)

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NikonUser wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:11 am
My objective
Hi,

Which objective was it?

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Re: Nikon's 10x finite (cf, Nikon CFI)

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It sure looks good!

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Re: Nikon's 10x finite (cf, Nikon CFI)

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Sorry, CFN Plan 10x NA 0.30 160/0.17
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student of entomology
Quote – Holmes on ‘Entomology’
” I suppose you are an entomologist ? “
” Not quite so ambitious as that, sir. I should like to put my eyes on the individual entitled to that name.
No man can be truly called an entomologist,
sir; the subject is too vast for any single human intelligence to grasp.”
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr
The Poet at the Breakfast Table.

Nikon camera, lenses and objectives
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