Seeing Clearly Now

Seeing Clearly Now

I admit it…I have been obsessing about 100x objectives lately. Whether its my blog about Managing Oil Mess or recent videos Proper Technique For 100x Oil Immersion Objective and Alternatives to 100x Oil Immersion Objectives you probably see a theme emerging – a 100x water immersion objective is a great alternative to traditional oil immersion!

Of course the proof, as they say, is in the pudding. Or in this case…the image. Unfortunately, I have no pudding to share with you. However, Voila! I do have a side-by-side comparison of water immersion and oil immersion images.

That’s right…I did not label them. Take a look. Can you tell which one is which? I’ve shared these images, and people have guessed wrong. Bottom line: it doesn’t matter which is oil and which is water. What matters is that the water immersion option provides a high quality image without the mess associated with oil. You can see clearly, with either objective. just have to know which is which. Click Here for the answer.

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