E microscope body: 1958

The E microscope body (the main body that forms the core of the microscope) was released in 1958 as the successor to the G Series (GK, GB, GC) that had enjoyed a good reputation after the war.
The E microscope body could be used with various combinations of microscope head, stage, or lighting modules. It featured freely interchangeable eyepiece and objective lenses. The E model was a groundbreaking microscope designed for use in all types of research applications. The freely interchangeable modular design was underpinned by excellent mechanical precision and optical performance.
The E microscope body was the jewel in the crown for the Olympus portfolio and drew rave reviews for its excellent performance and ease of use. This concept of a modular and systematic design was subsequently used in the BH Series.

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