BX53 Research Microscope

The new BX53 provides advanced modularity to suit a variety of observation styles. The rigid, compact space-saving frame features forward-mounted, easy-to-operate controls for improved efficiency and greater operator comfort. New operator controls are accessible from either side of the microscope, and an ECO sensor automatically turns off the transmitted light when the operator is not seated at the microscope. True to the Olympus philosophy, the BX53 offers an extended range of accessories and objectives to satisfy today’s most discerning microscopists.
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Observation Tubes – Thirteen observation tubes or “heads” are available for the BX53. From the standard binocular head, to the super widefield, to the new tilting trinocular and new tilting/telescoping/lifting binocular heads, Olympus offers researchers the option to choose the observation tube that is best for their work.

Stages – Ceramic coated coaxial stage with left or right hand low drive control; with rotating mechanism and torque adjustment mechanism, optional rubber grips available (non-stick grooved, plain, and rotatable stages are also available).

Condensers – Wide choice of condensers accommodate all Olympus objectives with magnifications from 1.25x to 100x, and for all contrast methods. The new motorized 8-position condenser integrates with the encoded nosepieces and cellSens® software to automatically change condenser positions when magnification changes.

Fluorescence illuminator – New 8-position motorized and manual filter turrets are available for reflected light illumination. No tools are needed to add or remove filter mirror units (cubes), and a variety of illumination sources are available for your particular application (100W Halogen for transmitted or reflected light, 100W HBO* (mercury), 75W XBO (xenon), CoolLED, and Lumen Dynamics-Burleigh® X-Cite metal halide* illumination systems for reflected light and fluorescence applications.

Fluorescence filter cube sets – Newly designed filter cubes don’t require special tools to insert or remove them from the fluorescence illuminator turrets. A comprehensive selection of standard and custom filters and cubes for single, dual and triple stained specimens are available from Olympus, Chroma Technology®, Omega Optical® and Semrock, Inc.

Nosepieces with 4, 5, 6 & 7 positions – New encoded quintuple and septuple objective nosepieces communicate position to cellSens software and other motorized components. Sextuple and septuple versions are available for all applications including DIC. Centerable quadruple and sextuple versions for polarized light applications.

Multi-headed viewing attachments – Up to 10 users can observe a single specimen at the same time. Built-in arrow pointer allows instructors to highlight areas of interest. (Up to 18 observation positions available upon special request.)

Dual port attachments for multiple camera attachment including spectral separation options.

Polarized Light Accessories – Achromat and Fluorite Strain-Free UIS2 Objectives; Centerable quadruple and sextuple nosepieces; circular rotating mechanical and ball-bearing stages with Vernier scales; polarizing condenser with swing out top lens and built-in rotatable polarizer for 4x - 100x objectives, N.A. 0.90/0.25; orthoscopic polarizing intermediate attachment; conoscopic polarizing intermediate attachment includes Bertrand lens on a removable slider for orthoscopic and conoscopic polarized light observation; rotatable analyzer with Vernier scale for quantitative polarized light applications. Available compensators: Full wave tint plate (1st Order Red), 1/4 wavelength retardation plate, quartz wedge, DeSenarmont, Brace-Koehler 1/10, Brace-Koehler 1/30, Berek, Thick Berek.


UIS2 Optics

  • The Olympus Super Apochromat objectives compensate for both spherical and chromatic aberrations, from UV to the near infrared region. Highly recommended for fluorescence applications, UPLSAPO lenses ensure the acquisition of sharp, clear images, without color shift, even in brightfield observation.
  • Available in 4x, 10x, 20x, 20x oil, 40x, 40x oil, 60x and 100x oil.
  • Designed for unsurpassed resolution and contrast, Plan Apochromat objectives reduce chromatic aberration to an absolute minimum.
  • Available in 1.25x, 2x and 60x oil.
UPFLN Series
  • These plan objectives provide flat images with high transmission up to the near infrared region of the spectrum. Featuring a high signal to noise ratio, excellent resolution and high contrast imaging, they are especially effective in brightfield observation.
  • Available in 4x, 10x, 20x, 40x, 40x oil, 60x, 60x oil and 100x oil.
  • Universal phase contrast objectives that provide the same critical optical performance as the UPLFLN series, but especially engineered for phase contrast applications.
  • Available in 4xPH, 10xPH, 20xPH, 40xPH, 60xPH oil and 100xPH oil.
PLN Series
  • Ideal for a range of clinical and research applications, these high quality objectives feature excellent flatness beyond the field of view in transmitted brightfield observations.
  • Available in 2x, 4x, 10x, 40x, 50x oil and 100x oil.
PLN-PH Series
  • Designed for phase contrast applications, these objectives offer the same high optical quality and flatness as the PLN series.
  • Available in 10x, 20x, 40x and 100x oil.
Coverglass-Free Objectives
  • The Olympus coverglass-free objectives are designed for glass slides without a cover slip. This capability is largely required for observing blood smear specimens.

Special Purpose Objectives

  • Cytology: 10x Plan Achromat CY with built-in neutral density filter that equalizes the light intensity when switching between the 10x and 40x objectives. Eliminates the need to adjust light intensity when switching between the two objectives (for faster, convenient viewing).
  • Hematology: 50x Plan Achromat oil for the image quality of oil with a large field of view. Oil proof function.
  • Pathology: 60x Achromat for high magnification and the convenience of oil-free use.
  • Pathology: 2x Plan Achromat for large field scanning and imaging.

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