Nikon MPlan 60x ELWD NA 0.70 objective

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Nikon MPlan 60x ELWD NA 0.70 objective

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I used this objective to photograph the shell of a Ostracod, last image:
The image was poor.
Thinking that maybe the poor result was more the nature of the subject than the quality of the lens. The shell was strongly convex.

Used the same lens to photograph the scales from a moth's wing (Noctua pronuba)
With the D720 the FOV is 24 mm, at 60x the image was 0.4 mm wide; top image.
The moth scale, bottom right, clearly shows several veins, pale, with clear membrane , black, between the veins (bottom image)
Each black and pale band is approx. 0.001 mm wide.
I'm happy with the objective!
pronuba scales 60x.jpg
pronuba scales crop 60x.jpg
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.

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