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I'm planning to build an inverted microscope and I am not sure if I can use a plane achromatic objective of a normal microscope for the inverted microscope as well. Are there any specific needs for the objective of an inverted microscope?

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Apart from the way it works and certain structural differences (reference), the decision of which kind of lens you need to use is left to your own personal choice based on your needs. You can find a list of the different lenses being offered by Olympus in this link.

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