Life Science Solutions

High-Performance Objectives
X Line

Application-Driven Objectives
A Line

Committed to World-Leading Objectives

During our 100-year history, our customers have come to associate Olympus with high-quality objectives. Our X Line high-performance objectives and A Line applications-driven objectives demonstrate our commitment to continuously developing innovative optical technologies. These objectives feature our most advanced lens manufacturing technology and have increased performance across all applications, with special models dedicated to advanced imaging techniques such as TIRF and multi-photon.

Technical Introduction

Our Most Advanced Optical Technology

If your work demands objective lenses with broad chromatic aberration correction, uniform images, and a high numerical aperture (NA), the X Line delivers all three.

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Expanded Flatness for Uniform Images

Acquire high-quality images with greater uniformity from the center to the edge, even with a large field of view.

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Exceptional Color Reproducibility 

The highest quality* broad chromatic aberration correction from 400–1000 nm results in much better color reproducibility during brightfield and multicolor fluorescence imaging.
*As of Dec, 2018. According to Olympus

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Excellent Image Quality

The objectives' high numerical aperture enables you to acquire high-resolution, bright images. It’s especially helpful for minimizing phototoxicity/photobleaching during fluorescence live cell imaging experiments.

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Improve Your Imaging with X Line Objectives

Pathology and Laboratory
Widefield Fluorescence Imaging
Confocal Laser Scanning Imaging
Whole Slide Imaging
Widefield Fluorescence Imaging
Confocal Laser Scanning Imaging
Whole Slide Imaging

The Right Objective for Your Application

A Line objectives brings out high imaging performance in specific applications. Our commitment to creating the best objectives for your application is demonstrated by our world's first plan corrected apochromat objective with a numerical aperture of 1.5*, designed for super resolution and TIRF imaging.
* As of Nov. 2018, According to Olympus research. 

Improve Your Imaging with A Line Objectives

Live Super Resolutions Imaging
Live Super Resolution Imaging
Cell Culture Imaging
Cell Culture Imaging
Live Cell Imaging
Live Cell Imaging
Confocal Imaging
Confocal Laser Scanning Imaging
TIRF Imaging
TIRF Imaging
TIRF Imaging
TIRF Imaging
Multiphoton & Deep Imaging
Multiphoton and Deep Imaging

A Breakthrough in Lens Manufacturing

Product Introduction

Objectives for OEM

Olympus works closely with engineers and equipment designers to help them select from a broad range of optics and components to reduce product development time. Our OEM team supports you during all phases of product development—design, testing, and production— while our flexible supply chain management helps keep production and development plans on schedule. And because the quality and performance of our components directly affects your success, our dedicated support team meets today’s most demanding technical and logistical needs.

Customers can take advantage of our barrier-breaking X Line objectives for OEM. Used with our super wide tube lens (SWTLU-C), X Line objectives deliver outstanding aberration correction, excellent flatness over FN 26.5, and a very small form-factor that’s perfect for integration.

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Objectives for OEM

Customer testimonials for X Line

Customer testimonials for X Line:Josef Gotzmann, Ph.D.

We experienced two big assets when using the X Line objectives: First, the extended field homogeneity largely decreased our processing workflow when stitching whole animal images. Second, the gain in light collective properties of the X Line lenses left us with highly reduced phototoxicity levels due to markedly shortened exposure times. The X Line series objectives outcompete the standard plan apochromat lenses at levels crucial for performance improvement in high-level microscopic experiments.

Josef Gotzmann, Ph.D.
Central Facility BioOptics 
Scientific Manager Section Light Microscopy

Customer testimonials for X Line:Mr. Benedikt Pleyer

The Olympus X Line 20X lens offers a high numerical aperture usually exclusively found in dry 40X or even 60X objectives, rewarding its users with unprecedented brilliance and detail. Chromatic aberrations commonly found in nearly all 20X objectives across the board have not only been minimized, but have been eliminated altogether. The 20X X Line lens allows me to capture unbelievably detailed footage with excellent depth of field at extremely high shutter speeds thanks to its awesome transmission rate. I can highly recommend the X Line objectives for imaging in all photon-starved microscope applications.

Mr. Benedikt Pleyer
Microscopist

Customer testimonials for X Line:Mr. Håkan Kvarnström

The combination of 60X magnification and a high numerical aperture of 1.42 allows me to capture a large field of view at high resolution. My previous 100X objective had an NA of 1.40, so with X Line I get more into a frame and see more details.

Mr. Håkan Kvarnström
Microscopist

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