Objective Lens Repair

MICROSCOPE OBJECTIVE LENS SERVICE & REPAIR

OlympusDPhase40XPL

Rocky Mountain Microscope Corporation has been offering Microscope Objective Lens Service and Repair for over 44 years. In the majority of cases, image degradation occurs due to soiled front lenses and/or migration of immersion oil within the interior components. Poor lens mounting, defective front seals, and excessive or incorrect use of immersion oil are all contributing factors. With but few exceptions, we’re able to disassemble and properly service your objective, thereby saving you the unnecessary cost of replacement.

An Objective Man makes it possible to retain a favored model of microscope, rather than face the high cost of total replacement due to one or more obsolete objectives being impaired. This happens far too frequently when a sales force is intent on selling a replacement microscope, instead of offering the much less expensive solution of servicing or repairing objectives.

Service Costs

Charges normally range between 30% and 70% of current replacement costs. The charge depends upon the particular objective -- the higher the replacement cost, the lower the percentage in service cost.
Evaluation of each objective is priced at $35.00, plus cost of return shipment. The evaluation charge is waived if the objective is approved for service by the customer.

To Obtain A Price Quote

  • Contact Us by phone, fax, or email and describe lens and issues.  A form request is provided at the end of this page.
  • Enclose a letter, note, or P.O. with billing and contact information, and
  • Send the lens(es) to us well-packed and fully-insured.

PERFORMANCE AND WARRANTY

  • Performance equals or exceeds the original standards.
  • A One-Year RMMC Warranty is provided for all lens service or repairs.
  • Personal telephone consultation is available at no charge for our customers. This is, often times, sufficient for correcting problems.
  • Instruction in proper lens cleaning techniques is also available to our clientèle at no charge

 

A GALLERY OF DEFECTS

Episcopic Views *

  • All photos were taken with a fluorescent ring light.
Front Element Oil Crescent
Front Element Oil Crescent
Front Lens Contamination
Front Lens Contamination
Coalescing, Mid-Migration
Coalescing, Mid-Migration
Marring to Front Element
Marring to Front Element
Multi-Level Oil Contamination
Multi-Level Oil Contamination
Mid-Level Contamination
Mid-Level Contamination
Upper-Level Oil Pattern
Upper-Level Oil Pattern
Mid-Level Oil Contamination
Mid-Level Oil Contamination
Multi-Layer Contamination
Multi-Layer Contamination
Mid-Level Oil Deposits
Mid-Level Oil Deposits
Mid-Level Oil Pattern
Mid-Level Oil Pattern
Internal Element Oil Deposit
Internal Element Oil Deposit
Rear Lens Contamination
Rear Lens Contamination
Rear Element Oil Deposit
Rear Element Oil Deposit
Immersed Rear Element
Immersed Rear Element
Advanced Lens Separation
Advanced Lens Separation
Front Lens Crust
Front Lens Crust
Insect Parts w/Fungal Growth
Insect Parts w/Fungal Growth
Patency within Front Seal
Patency within Front Seal
Rear Lens Separation
Rear Lens Separation
Diffraction Image of Collimation Error

Conoscopic Views **

** All photomicrographs employed the use of a Bertrand lens.

Early Oil Migration
Early Oil Migration
Mycelial Growth
Mycelial Growth
Rosette @ Phase Plate
Rosette @ Phase Plate
Rosette Separations @ Ph Plate
Rosette Separations @ Ph Plate
Multi-Layer Lens Separations
Multi-Layer Lens Separations
Multi-Layer Separations
Multi-Layer Separations
AO 1023 Oil @ Two Levels
AO 1023 Oil @ Two Levels
AO 1023 Oil @ Two Levels
AO 1023 Oil @ Two Levels
Ph Retarding Plate Separations
Ph Retarding Plate Separations
Central Bridging of Oil Contamination
Central Bridging of Oil Contamination
Lamellar & Dendritic Separations
Lamellar & Dendritic Separations

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