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Infinity-Corrected Tube Lenses


  • For use with Infinity-Corrected Objectives
  • Available in Focal Lengths Used by Thorlabs, Nikon, Leica, Olympus, and Zeiss
  • Designs for Widefield and Laser Scanning Applications

TL200-2P2

Laser Scanning Tube Lens, f = 200 mm, 680 - 1600 nm

TTL200

Widefield Tube Lens,
f = 200 mm, 400 - 750 nm

TTL200MP

Laser Scanning Tube Lens,
f = 200 mm, 450 - 1300 nm

TTL180-A

Widefield Tube Lens, f = 180 mm, 400 - 750 nm

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Widefield
f = 200 mm
f = 180 mm
f = 165 mm
f = 100 mm
Laser Scanning f = 200 mm

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Tube Lens Transmission
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 This graph represents measured axial color data for on-axis rays (0° AOI) focused by a randomly sampled TTL200 widefield tube lens. The TTL200 falls within the range of diffraction-limited performance, indicated by the shaded pink box, throughout the visible range. Additional performance data is available in the Specs tab.

Features

  • Tube Lenses for Widefield Imaging
    • True Imaging Lenses for Forming a Well-Corrected Infinity Optical System
    • Apochromatically Corrected for Axial Chromatic Aberration Across the Field of View
    • Better Overall Aberration Correction than Standard Achromats
    • AR Coatings for High Transmission Through Visible and NIR Wavelength Ranges
    • 200 mm, 180 mm, 165 mm, or 100 mm Focal Length
    • External SM2 or External M38 x 0.5 Threading
  • Tube Lenses for Laser Scanning and Widefield Imaging
    • Infinity-Corrected Design
    • Forms a Telecentric System When Paired with an SL50 Scan Lens
    • 400 - 1300 nm, 450 - 1100 nm, 680 - 1600 nm, or 900 - 1900 nm AR Coating
    • 200 mm Focal Length
    • Internal and External SM2 Threading
  • Compatible with Thorlabs, Nikon, Leica, Olympus, and Zeiss Objectives
  • Diffraction-Limited Optical Performance

These infinity-corrected tube lenses are designed for use with infinity-corrected objectives from all major manufacturers, including the DryOil Immersion, and Physiology microscope objectives sold by Thorlabs. Designed for high-resolution imaging, biomedical, machine vision, and laser scanning applications, these lenses can be aligned in pairs to create 1-to-1 relays, combined with objectives to create different effective magnification ratios at a scientific camera, used as drop-in replacements for tube lenses in existing systems, or integrated into DIY Cerna® Microscopes and other home-built microscopy setups to generate high-quality images.

Standard Widefield Tube Lenses
Our widefield tube lenses provide diffraction-limited axial color performance in the visible and NIR wavelength ranges. Their effective focal lengths correspond to the design focal lengths of popular objectives (see the Magnification & FOV tab for details). They are AR coated for high transmission at visible and NIR wavelengths; transmission plots are provided in the tables below. The TTL200 series of tube lenses are specifically designed to offer a wider diffraction-limited axial color range than the ITL200 tube lens. Specifications for all lenses can be found on the Specs tab, as well as Zemax black box files for all lenses except the ITL200.

An objective lens creates an image of an object at infinity; put another way, the objective collimates the light emitted from different positions at the object plane. These tube lenses are designed to refocus the collimated light rays into an image on the active area of a detector, as illustrated in the diagram at the top of the page. In the diagram, the blue rays originate from the object plane at the center of the optical axis, while the red rays originate off-axis. If the tube lens is too close, the image may suffer from aberrations; if it is too far, vignetting will occur.

Laser Scanning Microscopy Tube Lenses
The TTL200MP, TL200-CLS2, TL200-2P2, and TL200-3P tube lenses are optimized for laser scanning applications, such as confocal laser scanning, two-photon microscopy, and three-photon microscopy. These lenses are designed to be telecentric when paired with our SL50-CLS2, SL50-2P2, and SL50-3P scan lenses, for use in point-by-point galvo scanning of the object plane. These lenses can also be used for widefield imaging over their specified wavelength ranges.

Our standard widefield tube lenses can also be used for laser scanning modalities such as confocal and two-photon microscopy. For example, they can be paired with the CLS-SL Visible Scan Lens. Please note that using a standard tube lens in a scanning configuration will limit the unvignetted field size, since the tube lens must be placed at the telecentric pupil distance from the objective (e.g., 250 mm for the TTL200 lens), which is farther than the specified pupil distance of the tube lens.

Microscope and Objective Compatibility
Microscope manufacturers design their systems with one of several standard tube lens focal lengths, including 200 mm (typical for Thorlabs, Nikon, and Leica microscopes), 180 mm (typical for Olympus microscopes), and 165 mm (typical for Zeiss microscopes). We offer infinity-corrected tube lenses in all of these focal lengths so that home-built microscope systems may make use of these industry standards. In addition, some of our 200 mm focal length tube lenses (Item #'s TTL200 and ITL200) have external M38 x 0.5 threads that allow them to serve as drop-in replacements in Thorlabs and Nikon microscopes.

Similarly, microscope objectives are designed to provide the magnification engraved on the housing when they are used with a tube lens of a specific focal length. The objectives that we offer from Thorlabs, Nikon, and Mitutoyo are all designed to work with 200 mm focal length tube lenses, making them well matched to the TTL200 series and ITL200, while the objectives that we offer from Olympus are designed for a 180 mm tube lens focal length, making them well matched to the TTL180-A. Alternatively, objectives and tube lenses of different design focal lengths may be combined to create different magnification ratios at the camera without compromising the axial color correction. To calculate the system magnification for different tube lens and objective combinations, see the Magnification & FOV tab.

Tube Lenses for Widefield Imaging

Item # TTL200 TTL200-A TTL200-B TTL200-S8 ITL200 TTL180-A TTL165-A TTL100-A
Effective Focal Length 200 mm ± 1% 200 mm 180 mm ± 1% 165 mm ± 1% 100 mm ± 1%
Working Distancea,b 148 mm 148 mm 130 mm 118 mm 60 mm
Pupil Distancec 70 - 170 mm 70 - 170 mm 50 - 150 mm 50 - 150 mm 0 - 100 mm
Field Sized Ø22 mm Not Available Ø22 mm Ø22 mm Ø15 mm
Clear Aperturee Ø20 mm Not Available Ø18 mm Ø16 mm Ø14 mm
Lens Design Apochromatic Apochromatic Apochromatic Apochromatic Apochromatic
Design Wavelength Rangeb 400 to 750 nm Visible Wavelengths 400 to 750 nm 400 to 750 nm 450 to 750 nm
AR Coating Range 350 - 700 nm 650 - 1050 nm Broadband Single-Layer
MgF2 Coating
Visible Wavelengths 350 - 700 nm 350 - 700 nm 350 - 700 nm
Axial Color Diffraction Limited Not Available Diffraction Limited
Resolution Diffraction Limitedf Not Available Diffraction Limitedf
Surface Quality 60-40 Scratch-Dig Not Available 60-40 Scratch-Dig
External Threading M38 x 0.5
Bottom Only
SM2 Top and Bottom M38 x 0.5
Bottom Only
SM2
Top and Bottom
SM2
Top and Bottom
SM2
Top and Bottom
Housing Length 28.0 mm 28.0 mm 33.5 mm 30.9 mm 31.1 mm
Performance Data (Click for Graph)
Transmission Transmission Plot Transmission Plot Transmission Plot Transmission Plot Transmission Plot Transmission Plot Transmission Plot
Axial Color
Axial Color Plot
400 - 800 nm
Axial Color Plot
650 - 1100 nm
Axial Color Plot
1000 - 2000 nm
Not Available Axial Color Plot Axial Color Plot Axial Color Plot
RMS Wavefront Error RMS Wavefront Error Plot Not Available RMS Wavefront Error Plot RMS Wavefront Error Plot RMS Wavefront Error Plot
MTF MTF Icon Plot Not Available MTF Icon Plot MTF Icon Plot MTF Icon Plot
Distortion Distortion Icon Not Available Distortion Icon Distortion Icon Distortion Icon
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  • Measured from the top edge of the housing to the image plane (see the diagram below).
  • The working distance is valid over the design wavelength range, and the lens will need to be refocused when used at other wavelengths. To adjust the working distance for operation at different wavelengths, use the axial color plots and performance data.
  • This is the optimal distance between the tube lens and the exit pupil of the objective (see the diagram below).
  • TTL series lenses will provide an unvignetted field up to this diameter so long as the lens is focused at the wavelength of interest, which may be anywhere from the lower end of the design wavelength range up to 2000 nm. For reference, a Ø22 mm field size is large enough to fill a 4/3" format camera sensor.
  • Equivalent to the full entrance pupil diameter.
  • Appropriate for use with camera pixel sizes down to 2 µm.
Tube Lens Schematic
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This tube lens schematic above shows the working distance and pupil distance for the TTL series and ITL200 tube lenses. The working distance corresponds to the distance from the top surface of the housing to the image plane. The pupil distance, defined as the distance between the bottom edge of the tube lens housing and the exit pupil of the objective, can be set anywhere within the range specified in the table above, since the rays from the objective are in parallel bundles. If the tube lens is too close, the image may suffer from aberrations; if it is too far, vignetting will occur. Lenses with external SM2 threads should be oriented the same as in the diagram; Item #'s TTL200 and ITL200 should be inserted with the M38 x 0.5 threading facing the objective.

Tube Lenses for Laser Scanning and Widefield Imaging

Item # TTL200MP TL200-CLS2 TL200-2P2 TL200-3P
Design Wavelength Range
400 - 2000 nm 450 - 1100 nm 680 - 1600 nm 900 - 1900 nm
AR Coating Range 400 - 1300 nm 450 - 1100 nm 680 - 1600 nm 900 - 1900 nm
Effective Focal Length 200 mm 200 mm 200 mm 200 mm
Working Distancea 148 mm 180.9 mm 180.9 mm 180.9 mm
Pupil Distanceb 228 mm (Telecentric) 189.1 mm (Telecentric) +24/-5 mm  189.1 mm (Telecentric) +24/-5 mm 189.1 mm (Telecentric) +24/-5 mm
Exit Pupil Diameter 25 mm (Maximum)c 20 mm (Maximum) 20 mm (Maximum) 20 mm (Maximum)
f/# 10 10 10 10
Field of View
(Diffraction Limited)
±11 mm 16.3 mm x 16.3 mm (FN23) for 656.3 - 1100 nm
14.1 mm x 14.1 mm (FN20) at 587.6 nm
7.8 mm x 7.8 mm (FN11) at 486.1 nm
15.5 mm x 15.5 mm (FN22) for 680 - 1600 nm 15.5 mm x 15.5 mm (FN22) for 900 - 1600 nm
12.4 mm x 12.4 mm (FN17.6) at 1900 nm
Clear Aperture Ø36.8 mm Ø47.0 mm Ø47.0 mm Ø47.0 mm
Lens Design Apochromatic Apochromatic Apochromatic Apochromatic
Axial Color Diffraction Limited Diffraction Limited Diffraction Limited Diffraction Limited
F-Theta Distortion <0.2% <0.3% <0.3% <0.3%
Threading External SM2 Threads (Top and Bottom) Internal SM2 Threads on Top
External SM2 Threads on Bottom
Housing Length
41.6 mm
Performance Data (Click for Graph)
Transmission Transmission Plot Transmission Plot Transmission Plot Transmission Plot
Axial Color Axial Color Plot Axial Color Plot Axial Color Plot Axial Color Plot
RMS Wavefront Error RMS Wavefront Error Plot RMS Wavefront Error Plot RMS Wavefront Error Plot RMS Wavefront Error Plot
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  • Measured from the housing edge to the intermediate image plane (see the diagram below).
  • This is the optimal distance between the lens and the objective (see the diagram below).
  • Diffraction-Limited Up to Ø20 mm.
Scan and Tube Lens Integration
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The tube and scan lens schematic above shows the and SL50-2P2 scan lens and TL200-2P2 tube lens. It indicates the working distance and pupil distance for the tube lens, as well as the location of the scan lens and the scan plane. Most of these values also apply for the TL200-CLS2 and TL200-3P with their corresponding scan lenses. Note that for the SL50-CLS2 the entrance pupil at the scan plane is a maximum of Ø4 mm and the pupil distance tolerance of the scan lens is +12/-5 mm when used with the TL200-CLS2.
Widefield Viewing Optical Path
When viewing an image with a camera, the system magnification is the product of the objective and camera tube magnifications. When viewing an image with trinoculars, the system magnification is the product of the objective and eyepiece magnifications.
Magnification & FOV Calculator
Manufacturer Tube Lens
Focal Length
Leica f = 200 mm
Mitutoyo f = 200 mm
Nikon f = 200 mm
Olympus f = 180 mm
Thorlabs f = 200 mm
Zeiss f = 165 mm

The rows highlighted in green denote manufacturers that do not use f = 200 mm tube lenses.

Magnification and Sample Area Calculations

Magnification

The magnification of a system is the multiplicative product of the magnification of each optical element in the system. Optical elements that produce magnification include objectives, camera tubes, and trinocular eyepieces, as shown in the drawing to the right. It is important to note that the magnification quoted in these products' specifications is usually only valid when all optical elements are made by the same manufacturer. If this is not the case, then the magnification of the system can still be calculated, but an effective objective magnification should be calculated first, as described below.

To adapt the examples shown here to your own microscope, please use our Magnification and FOV Calculator, available for download by clicking on the red button above.

Example 1: Camera Magnification
When imaging a sample with a camera, the image is magnified by the objective and the camera tube. If using a 20X Nikon objective and a 0.75X Nikon camera tube, then the image at the camera has 20X × 0.75X = 15X magnification.

Example 2: Trinocular Magnification
When imaging a sample through trinoculars, the image is magnified by the objective and the eyepieces in the trinoculars. If using a 20X Nikon objective and Nikon trinoculars with 10X eyepieces, then the image at the eyepieces has 20X × 10X = 200X magnification. Note that the image at the eyepieces does not pass through the camera tube, as shown by the drawing to the right.

Using an Objective with a Microscope from a Different Manufacturer

Magnification is not a fundamental value: it is a derived value, calculated by assuming a specific tube lens focal length. Each microscope manufacturer has adopted a different focal length for their tube lens, as shown by the table to the right. Hence, when combining optical elements from different manufacturers, it is necessary to calculate an effective magnification for the objective, which is then used to calculate the magnification of the system.

The effective magnification of an objective is given by Equation 1:

Equation 1 (Eq. 1)

Here, the Design Magnification is the magnification printed on the objective, fTube Lens in Microscope is the focal length of the tube lens in the microscope you are using, and fDesign Tube Lens of Objective is the tube lens focal length that the objective manufacturer used to calculate the Design Magnification. These focal lengths are given by the table to the right.

Note that Leica, Mitutoyo, Nikon, and Thorlabs use the same tube lens focal length; if combining elements from any of these manufacturers, no conversion is needed. Once the effective objective magnification is calculated, the magnification of the system can be calculated as before.

Example 3: Trinocular Magnification (Different Manufacturers)
When imaging a sample through trinoculars, the image is magnified by the objective and the eyepieces in the trinoculars. This example will use a 20X Olympus objective and Nikon trinoculars with 10X eyepieces.

Following Equation 1 and the table to the right, we calculate the effective magnification of an Olympus objective in a Nikon microscope:

Equation 2

The effective magnification of the Olympus objective is 22.2X and the trinoculars have 10X eyepieces, so the image at the eyepieces has 22.2X × 10X = 222X magnification.


Image Area on Camera

Sample Area When Imaged on a Camera

When imaging a sample with a camera, the dimensions of the sample area are determined by the dimensions of the camera sensor and the system magnification, as shown by Equation 2.

Equation 5 (Eq. 2)

The camera sensor dimensions can be obtained from the manufacturer, while the system magnification is the multiplicative product of the objective magnification and the camera tube magnification (see Example 1). If needed, the objective magnification can be adjusted as shown in Example 3.

As the magnification increases, the resolution improves, but the field of view also decreases. The dependence of the field of view on magnification is shown in the schematic to the right.

Example 4: Sample Area
The dimensions of the camera sensor in Thorlabs' 1501M-USB Scientific Camera are 8.98 mm × 6.71 mm. If this camera is used with the Nikon objective and trinoculars from Example 1, which have a system magnification of 15X, then the image area is:

Equation 6

Sample Area Examples

The images of a mouse kidney below were all acquired using the same objective and the same camera. However, the camera tubes used were different. Read from left to right, they demonstrate that decreasing the camera tube magnification enlarges the field of view at the expense of the size of the details in the image.

Image with 1X Camera Tube
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Acquired with 1X Camera Tube (Item # WFA4100)
Image with 1X Camera Tube
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Acquired with 0.75X Camera Tube (Item # WFA4101)
Image with 1X Camera Tube
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Acquired with 0.5X Camera Tube (Item # WFA4102)

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Posted Comments:
Poster:shawncasey
Posted Date:2017-08-10 18:27:27.11
Is the TTL180 actually an Olympus tube lens or a generic equivalent? We have our own tube lens and were wondering if the mount is the same? If so could we purchase it without the lens, so we can more easily adapt our lens to SM2?
Poster:tfrisch
Posted Date:2017-08-16 06:24:40.0
Hello, thank you for contacting Thorlabs. TTL180-A was designed here at Thorlabs. The mount is not just an adapter for a different complete tube lens, it holds the component lenses and spacers, so a different lens would likely not fit. I will reach out to you about adapting your lens to SM2.
Poster:h.wu
Posted Date:2017-04-23 14:22:55.03
Hi, I was very confused the diagram (tube lens schematic) and the description shown in the link the that lenses with external SM2 threads (TTL200-B and TTL200-S8) should be oriented the same as in the diagram. https://www.thorlabs.com/newgrouppage9.cfm?objectgroup_id=5834 I think that the arrow of TTL200-B in the tube lens schematic should point to the objective (pupil distance) rather than to the image plane because the diagram (tube and scan lens schematic) of the TL200-2P2 shows its arrow pointing to the objective (pupil distance). There is a sentence for TL200-2P2 tube lens in your website. The tube lenses are engraved with an arrow next to an infinity symbol (∞) to indicate which side of the lens should face the objective (infinity space). Thanks
Poster:tcampbell
Posted Date:2017-04-24 11:17:37.0
Response from Tim at Thorlabs: thank you for your feedback. You are correct, the arrow next to the infinity symbol on the tube lens should point toward the objective. We have updated the diagram accordingly.
Poster:
Posted Date:2017-02-15 11:04:34.723
How do we choose TTL or ITL200? Confusion is that there is no comparison ITL and TTL, and ITL has less information in a specification chart. What is pros and Cons we choose ITL200?
Poster:tfrisch
Posted Date:2017-02-17 02:04:09.0
Hello, thank you for contacting Thorlabs. Nikon manufactures the ITL200, so we do not have a full design comparison against our own TTL200. If you would like to discuss further, please email us at TechSupport@thorlabs.com
Poster:hsieh-fu.tsai
Posted Date:2016-12-08 23:50:45.78
I am interested to build an microscope with this tube lens. However, I wonder how mounting can be done to connect the tube lens to a c-mount camera? Thank you.
Poster:tfrisch
Posted Date:2016-12-19 02:21:24.0
Hello, thank you for contacting Thorlabs. We have an application note on assembling a simple microscope as well as our Do It Yourself (DIY) Cerna series microscope components. I will contact you directly about options. Application note: https://www.thorlabs.com/newgrouppage9.cfm?objectgroup_id=5835&tabname=Application Cerna series: https://www.thorlabs.com/navigation.cfm?guide_ID=2371
Poster:y.tian
Posted Date:2016-10-11 05:29:18.583
Hello, If I can also use ITL200 in an IR system. Because TL200 2P2 is too expensive that already beyond the budget. What makes such huge price difference?Thanks.
Poster:jlow
Posted Date:2016-10-21 04:24:11.0
Response from Jeremy at Thorlabs: The TL200-2P2 has been optimized for scanning application and it is designed for a wider wavelength range than the ITL200. While it can work for some scanning applications (e.g. if your scan angle is small), it’s not ideal solution. I will contact you directly to discuss further about this
Poster:xliay
Posted Date:2016-09-27 13:13:22.31
Nowadays we are using LSM04-BB as the scan lens and AC508-250-B as the tube lens combination. However, in our stimulated Raman scattering (SRS) microscopy, we found that the Pump beam (780~960 nm) was not perfectly overlapped with the Stokes beam (1031 nm) when the scanning field of view is larger than 60 um using 40X objective. This phenomenon is possibly introduced by the lateral chromatic aberration of our scan relay system because we observed that the FOV is better when using 900 nm than 800 nm. So are there any recommendations of NIR scan relay system from Thorlabs to meet our requirement?
Poster:jlow
Posted Date:2016-10-03 05:08:20.0
Response from Jeremy at Thorlabs: I will contact you directly to discuss about this.
Poster:andreas.groeschl
Posted Date:2016-06-06 14:15:41.05
Dear ladies and gentleman, may question is, why is the Working Distance much less than the focal lenght? Best regards Andreas
Poster:besembeson
Posted Date:2016-06-08 09:23:25.0
Response from Bweh at Thorlabs USA: The focal length is relative to a principal plane of the actual lens element which is inside the housing while the working distance is relative to the external housing edge.
Poster:ludoangot
Posted Date:2016-03-17 14:00:38.693
I also need the ITL200 front focal length, has Nikon provided this information? If not, would it be possible you measure it? Ideally a tick lens model of the ITL200 would be much welcome.
Poster:besembeson
Posted Date:2016-03-17 02:59:42.0
Response from Bweh at Thorlabs USA: Unfortunately Nikon doesn't provide this information.
Poster:jesmondhong
Posted Date:2016-03-11 03:32:34.817
Hi, if i have a lens attached to the camera sensor, should I keep a 148mm from the end of the ITL200 to the front mount of the lens attached to the camera?
Poster:besembeson
Posted Date:2016-03-11 11:20:51.0
Response from Bweh at Thorlabs USA: The ITL200 is your imaging lens so the 148mm should be to the camera sensor. If you have an additional relay lens (which is not typical), then that distance should correspond to the object plane of your relay lens.
Poster:pedroalves.dct
Posted Date:2016-02-19 09:33:28.01
Hello, my purpose is photography. My setup: - Olympus OMd-Em5II camera; - Mitutoyo Mplan 5 and 10x lens. Between the lens and the camera I've an iris diaphragm (from thorlabs) and a raynox dcr250 as tube lens. Between the raynox and the camera I've a extension bellows at 100mm. Well, I'm not happy with the setup and I would like to try the ITL200 instead of the raynox. I need some advices about the distances between the mitutoyo and the ITL200 and the ITL and the camera sensor? Many thanks in advance. Sincerely, Pedro Alves
Poster:besembeson
Posted Date:2016-03-03 04:05:05.0
Response from Bweh at Thorlabs USA: The camera sensor should be about 148mm from the end of the ITL200 and the front of the ITL200 can be between 70-170mm from the end of the objective.
Poster:besembeson
Posted Date:2016-03-03 04:05:05.0
Response from Bweh at Thorlabs USA: The camera sensor should be about 148mm from the end of the ITL200 and the front of the ITL200 can be between 70-170mm from the end of the objective.
Poster:gtn75
Posted Date:2015-11-19 19:55:17.567
I want to know where are the principal planes of the ITL200.
Poster:besembeson
Posted Date:2015-11-20 02:30:45.0
Response from Bweh at Thorlabs USA: The back focal length is 148mm. We don't have information on the front focal length. I will contact you if Nikon can provide this.
Poster:jghimcm
Posted Date:2015-10-27 14:30:16.873
Can this tube lens used with a Leica Infinity-corrected objective? Thanks!
Poster:besembeson
Posted Date:2015-11-05 10:19:41.0
Response from Shawn at Thorlabs China: It depends on your application. If it involves a monochromatic source, then it should be okay but it may not be very suitable if you have to account for chromatic aberration. This is because Leica (and Zeiss) microscopes have color correction inside their tube lens. They don't correct for chromatic aberrations in the objective. Nikon (and Olympus) have color correction in the their microscope objectives, not in the tube lens.
Poster:a.bruni
Posted Date:2015-04-14 08:59:22.95
dear All, I need a thecnical contact to explane my castom problem. Andrea
Poster:jlow
Posted Date:2015-04-15 04:03:15.0
Response from Jeremy at Thorlabs: You can contact us at techsupport@thorlabs.com to discuss about your application.
Poster:
Posted Date:2015-01-29 19:02:32.153
The focal length is 148mm from the mounting side, what is it from the other side?
Poster:jlow
Posted Date:2015-01-29 02:13:12.0
Response from Jeremy at Thorlabs: The orientation, distances, and dimension of the tube lens are located in the drawing under "Specs" tab. I am not sure I fully understand your question. Since you did not leave any contact information, can you contact us at techsupport@thorlabs.com to discuss about this further please?
Poster:
Posted Date:2015-01-05 11:30:45.733
Could you please specify the focal length tolerance on this lens system?
Poster:cdaly
Posted Date:2015-01-09 01:37:27.0
Response from Chris at Thorlabs: The specified tolerance is +/-1%, but it is realistic to expect it to be closer to +/-0.5%.
Poster:ieivanov
Posted Date:2014-07-29 19:00:57.11
You should offer a 2 inch lens tube with internal SM2 threads on one end and set screws for attaching a C-mount on the other end. The lens tube should be the appropriate length, such that when used with the ITL200 lens and the SM2A20 adapter, the sensor of a camera mounted at the C-mount would be the correct focal distance away from the ITL200 lens.
Poster:cdaly
Posted Date:2014-08-07 02:53:02.0
Response from Chris at Thorlabs: Thank you for your suggestion. We will discuss the idea internally and it may be something you see offered as a standard product in the future. We welcome any product ideas which you think would serve to help make our products more useful in your applications.
Poster:ikky.shura
Posted Date:2014-06-25 19:07:09.623
Hi, I purchased this ITL200 lens and it seems to me that the front focal length is more like 250mm by trying to image an obect located at > 10x the measured focal lens (assumed to be infinity). I need to know where is the front focal plane for my experiment and since no zemax file is given it's hard to be convinced. Is this lens being tested by Thorlabs? Has anyone else seen this? Thanks,
Poster:jlow
Posted Date:2014-07-21 02:29:59.0
Response from Jeremy at Thorlabs: The effective focal length of the lens is 200mm and its back focal length is 148mm from the mounting side (smaller aperture side). It will probably be better to measure this with sun light instead.
Poster:yangbin
Posted Date:2014-05-21 10:21:08.717
我是深圳华大基因研究院的光学工程师杨斌,我们想购买型号为ITL200的这个筒镜配合20X的显微镜使用,但我们这个系统总的放大倍数为21.6,不知你们能够告诉在这个倍数时显微物镜与筒镜的距离是多少,或给出筒镜的光学结构参数或Zemax文档让我们自行模拟这个距离,非常感谢。
Poster:besembeson
Posted Date:2014-05-22 09:45:20.0
A response from Bweh Esembeson at Thorlabs USA: Thanks for contacting Thorlabs. Unfortunately we don’t have the Zemax file for this tube lens at this time. If your objective is infinity corrected, then you can calculate the magnification with the tube lens from the ratio of the focal length of the tube lens and that of the objective. The distance between the tube lens and objective can be adjusted (70mm - 170mm for the ITL200) so that all the off-axis rays from object can be brought to the image plane. I will contact you through our China office to know the properties of your objective and help determine the magnification.
Poster:pearu.peterson
Posted Date:2014-05-15 14:13:54.85
SM2AD36 is exactly what I was looking for! Strangely, this component is not listed in the table of adapters, therefore, I could not find it. But thanks for the hint! Pearu
Poster:besembeson
Posted Date:2014-05-15 02:38:28.0
Response from Bweh E at Thorlabs. Thanks for the feedback. The adapter selection guide is a new feature and we are continuously improving this. Based on your comment, we will look into creating more linkage between these products.
Poster:pearu.peterson
Posted Date:2014-05-15 12:23:39.65
Hi, I have 36mm diameter lens (original Nikon back port tube lens) and I wonder if you could provide a tube or any system where to attach such a lens? ITL200 seems to be about the same size (might be too small). Could it fit a 36mm diameter lens? Best regards, Pearu
Poster:besembeson
Posted Date:2014-05-15 11:12:18.0
A Response from Bweh E at Thorlabs in Newton: Thanks for contacting Thorlabs. The ITL200 has an M38x0.5 threaded port which can accommodate the 36mm diameter lens but I am not sure how the thickness of your lens compares with the available space on the ITL200 housing. Besides, we don’t have M38x0.5 retaining rings at this time. We will look into having these as a stock item subsequently. One combination that could possible work for you depending on the thickness of your lens will be the SM2AD36 (http://www.thorlabs.com/thorproduct.cfm?partnumber=SM2AD36) in conjunction with the SM2A20 (http://www.thorlabs.com/thorproduct.cfm?partnumber=SM2A20).
Poster:stefano.zoia
Posted Date:2013-09-09 11:46:57.343
Is this tube lens ITL200 compatible with the Olympus Plan Fluorite objectives? Or, do you have a better solution for these lenses? Thanks
Poster:cdaly
Posted Date:2013-09-12 14:15:00.0
Response from Chris at Thorlabs: Thank you for using our feedback tool. The Olympus objectives are typically intended to be used with a tube lens with a focal length of 180mm. There's not really any particular reason that one cannot be used with a different focal length such as the 200mm ITL200, but it should be noted that the magnification will increase by a factor of 200/180 (10/9).
Poster:sdewald
Posted Date:2013-02-18 12:15:19.857
I need the prescription of the ITL200 tube lens to incorporate it into our system. A .zmx file, please.
Poster:cdaly
Posted Date:2013-02-20 20:23:00.0
Response from Chris at Thorlabs: Thank you for using our web feedback. We will contact you directly about the ITL200.
Poster:tcohen
Posted Date:2012-10-18 12:05:00.0
Response from Tim at Thorlabs to Reto: This is a Nikon tube lens offered for users to be able to design complete microscope systems from our standard components.
Poster:fiolkar
Posted Date:2012-10-15 12:35:45.687
To whom it may concern: Is the ITL200 a tubelens manufactured by Nikkon or is it a Thorlabs design? Best, Reto
Poster:jlow
Posted Date:2012-09-13 10:25:00.0
Response from Jeremy at Thorlabs: The entrance aperture is about 30mm and the exit aperture is about 23.9mm.
Poster:ZENJOE.GREEN
Posted Date:2012-09-06 13:31:06.0
What is the aperature size of the ITL200 tube lens?
Poster:jlow
Posted Date:2012-08-15 15:47:00.0
Response from Jeremy at Thorlabs: The distance between the objective shoulder and the housing of the tube lens should be around 70mm to 170mm for best performance. This distance is also called out in the diagram under the Overview tab.
Poster:
Posted Date:2012-08-14 19:31:26.0
What is the optimal distance between ITL200 and a Nikon CFI60 objective?
Poster:tholste
Posted Date:2012-07-26 16:15:00.0
A response from Tor at Thorlabs: Thank you for taking the time to contact us. The tube lens is designed for compatibility with the Nikon CFI60 objectives. The performance will be very similar to that of the tube lenses provided with these microscopes. These are apochromatically designed, so they will offer better color-correction as compared to a standard achromatic lens. This is AR-coated for the visible spectrum; we are in the process of measuring the transmittance over the next few weeks, and I will share these data with you as soon as they are available. Please contact techsupport@thorlabs.com if you have additional inquiries.
Poster:j.hohlbein1
Posted Date:2012-07-24 11:47:58.0
I have the same question (and some more): is the ITL200 similar to the tube lenses found in Olympus or Nikon microscopes? Is it anti-reflection coated? Could you specify the advantages over using achromatic lenses? What is the transmittance? Thanks!
Poster:tcohen
Posted Date:2012-04-18 09:33:00.0
Response from Tim at Thorlabs: Thank you for your feedback. We are looking into this and will update you shortly.
Poster:rpalacios
Posted Date:2012-04-13 12:34:44.0
Is this tube lens compatible with any of the Nikon CFI60 series objectives? Is it the same tube lens found inside the body of the newest Nikon fluorescence microscopes (e.g. TE2000 or Eclipse Ti)?

f = 200 mm Tube Lenses for Widefield Imaging

Tube Lens Transmission
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Typical transmission of the five f = 200 mm tube lenses designed for widefield imaging. Additional performance data is in the Specs tab.
External Threadings
TTL200 M38 x 0.5
Bottom Only
ITL200 M38 x 0.5
Bottom Only
TTL200-A SM2
Top and Bottom
TTL200-B SM2
Top and Bottom
TTL200-S8 SM2
Top and Bottom
  • 200 mm Effective Focal Length Used by Thorlabs, Nikon, Leica, and Mitutoyo
  • Four AR Coatings Available:
    • TTL200 and TTL200-A: 350 - 700 nm
    • TTL200-B: 650 - 1050 nm
    • TTL200-S8: Broadband MgF2 Coating
    • ITL200: Visible Wavelengths
  • 148 mm Working Distance over Design Wavelength Range of 400 - 750 nm

Thorlabs offers five infinity-corrected tube lenses for widefield imaging. All TTL200 series lenses are designed with diffraction-limited axial color correction over 400 - 750 nm and over 650 - 1100 nm. These lenses can provide diffraction-limited performance about any target wavelength from 400 to 2000 nm, provided that the tube lens is set to focus on the camera at that target wavelength. These lenses' effective focal length of 200 mm is the design focal length used by Thorlabs, Nikon, Leica, and Mitutoyo objectives. Please note that using these lenses for laser scanning will result in vignetting and uneven spot sizes over the FOV; for integration into a telecentric laser scanning system, see the tube lenses below.

The TTL200 and TTL200-A are AR coated for the visible wavelength range (350 - 700 nm), offering improved performance at shorter wavelengths (<480 nm) to accommodate applications using 405 nm and 443 nm illumination. Note that while the AR coating is designed for 350 - 700 nm, the glass used in the TTL200 is highly absorptive below 400 nm and transmission will fall off sharply. The TTL200-B is AR coated for the NIR wavelength range (650 - 1050 nm), making it ideal for NIR fluorescence and NIR DIC imaging. The TTL200-S8 utilizes a broadband MgF2 single-layer coating with a low transmission roll-off throughout the visible and NIR, with peak transmission centered at 830 nm. See the graph to the right for a comparison of all 200 mm tube lenses, and the Specs tab for additional performance data. TTL200 series lenses can be custom coated with either a single layer or a multi-layer AR coating optimized for transmission over a user-specified wavelength range; contact Tech Support for details.

The TTL200-A, TTL200-B, and TTL200-S8 tube lenses are engraved with an arrow next to an infinity symbol (∞) to indicate which side of the lens should face the objective (infinity space).

Mounting Options
The TTL200-A, TTL200-B and TTL200-S8 feature external SM2 (2.035"-40) threading on both sides that connects to our Ø2" lens tubes and many elements of our 60 mm Cage System. To integrate one of these tube lenses with Thorlabs' Cerna DIY Microscopy Systems, use the SM2M05 lens tube to connect to the WFA4111 Dovetail Adapter (available below).

The TTL200 and ITL200 use external M38 x 0.5 threading. This threading can be converted to external SM2 (2.035"-40) threading using the SM2A20 adapter available below. Alternatively, the WFA4111 Dovetail Adapter, also available below, directly accepts a TTL200 or ITL200 tube lens and can integrate it with a Cerna microscope. We also offer the WFA4110 Dovetail Adapter, which is a version of the WFA4111 with the ITL200 tube lens built in.

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f = 180 mm Tube Lens for Widefield Imaging

Tube Lens Transmission
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Typical transmission of the f = 180 mm tube lens designed for widefield imaging. The blue-shaded region indicates the design wavelength range. Additional performance data is in the Specs tab.
  • 180 mm Effective Focal Length Used by Olympus
  • AR Coating for 350 - 700 nm
  • 130 mm Working Distance over Design Wavelength Range of 400 - 750 nm

Thorlabs' TTL180-A infinity-corrected tube lens for widefield imaging is designed with diffraction-limited axial color correction over 400 - 750 nm. This lens can provide diffraction-limited performance about any target wavelength from 400 to 2000 nm, provided that the tube lens is set to focus on the detector at that target wavelength. Its effective focal length of 180 mm is the design focal length used by Olympus objectives. When this lens is paired with an Olympus objective, the magnification of the system will be that printed on the objective. When this lens is paired with an objective from another manufacturer, the magnification of the system can be calculated as explained in the Magnification & FOV tab. Please note that using these lenses for laser scanning will result in vignetting and uneven spot sizes over the FOV; for integration into a telecentric laser scanning system, see the tube lenses below.

The TTL180-A is AR coated for the visible wavelength range (350 - 700 nm), offering improved performance at shorter wavelengths (<480 nm) to accommodate applications using 405 nm and 443 nm illumination. Note that while the AR coating is designed for 350 - 700 nm, the glass used in the TTL180-A is highly absorptive below 400 nm and transmission will fall off sharply. See the graph to the right for a transmission measurement, and the Specs tab for additional performance data. This lens can be custom coated with either a single layer or a multi-layer AR coating optimized for transmission over a user-specified wavelength range; contact Tech Support for details.

This tube lens is engraved with an arrow next to an infinity symbol (∞) to indicate which side of the lens should face the objective (infinity space).

Mounting Options
The TTL180-A features external SM2 (2.035"-40) threading on both sides that connects to our Ø2" lens tubes and many elements of our 60 mm Cage System. To integrate one of these tube lenses with Thorlabs' Cerna DIY Microscopy Systems, use the SM2M05 lens tube to connect to the WFA4111 Dovetail Adapter (available below).

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f = 165 mm Tube Lens for Widefield Imaging

Tube Lens Transmission
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Typical transmission of the f = 165 mm tube lens designed for widefield imaging. The blue-shaded region indicates the design wavelength range. Additional performance data is in the Specs tab.
  • 165 mm Effective Focal Length Used by Zeiss
  • AR Coating for 350 - 700 nm
  • 118 mm Working Distance over Design Wavelength Range of 400 - 750 nm

Thorlabs' TTL165-A infinity-corrected tube lens for widefield imaging is designed with diffraction-limited axial color correction over 400 - 750 nm. This lens can provide diffraction-limited performance about any target wavelength from 400 to 2000 nm, provided that the tube lens is set to focus on the detector at that target wavelength. Its effective focal length of 165 mm is the design focal length used by Zeiss objectives. When this lens is paired with an Zeiss objective, the magnification of the system will be that printed on the objective. When this lens is paired with an objective from another manufacturer, the magnification of the system can be calculated as explained in the Magnification & FOV tab. Please note that using these lenses for laser scanning will result in vignetting and uneven spot sizes over the FOV; for integration into a telecentric laser scanning system, see the tube lenses below.

The TTL165-A is AR coated for the visible wavelength range (350 - 700 nm), offering improved performance at shorter wavelengths (<480 nm) to accommodate applications using 405 nm and 443 nm illumination. Note that while the AR coating is designed for 350 - 700 nm, the glass used in the TTL165-A is highly absorptive below 400 nm and transmission will fall off sharply. See the graph to the right for a transmission measurement, and the Specs tab for additional performance data. This lens can be custom coated with either a single layer or a multi-layer AR coating optimized for transmission over a user-specified wavelength range; contact Tech Support for details.

This tube lens is engraved with an arrow next to an infinity symbol (∞) to indicate which side of the lens should face the objective (infinity space).

Mounting Options
The TTL165-A features external SM2 (2.035"-40) threading on both sides that connects to our Ø2" lens tubes and many elements of our 60 mm Cage System. To integrate one of these tube lenses with Thorlabs' Cerna DIY Microscopy Systems, use the SM2M05 lens tube to connect to the WFA4111 Dovetail Adapter (available below).

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f = 100 mm Tube Lens for Widefield Imaging

Tube Lens Transmission
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Typical transmission of the f = 100 mm tube lens designed for widefield imaging. The blue-shaded region indicates the design wavelength range. Additional performance data is in the Specs tab.
  • 100 mm Effective Focal Length
  • AR Coating for 350 - 700 nm
  • 60 mm Working Distance over Design Wavelength Range of 450 - 750 nm

Thorlabs' TTL100-A infinity-corrected tube lens for widefield imaging is designed with diffraction-limited axial color correction over 450 - 750 nm. This lens can provide diffraction-limited performance about any target wavelength from 450 to 2000 nm, provided that the tube lens is set to focus on the detector at that target wavelength. Its effective focal length of 100 mm is half of the design focal length used by Thorlabs, Nikon, Leica, and Mitutoyo objectives. When this lens is paired with an objective from one of these manufacturers, the magnification of the system will be half of that printed on the objective, as explained in the Magnification & FOV tab. Please note that using these lenses for laser scanning will result in vignetting and uneven spot sizes over the FOV; for integration into a telecentric laser scanning system, see the tube lenses below.

The TTL100-A is AR coated for the visible wavelength range (350 - 700 nm), offering improved performance at shorter wavelengths (<480 nm) to accommodate applications using blue illumination. Note that while the AR coating is designed for 350 - 700 nm, the glass used in the TTL100-A is highly absorptive below 450 nm and transmission will fall off sharply. See the graph to the right for a transmission measurement, and the Specs tab for additional performance data. This lens can be custom coated with either a single layer or a multi-layer AR coating optimized for transmission over a user-specified wavelength range; contact Tech Support for details.

This tube lens is engraved with an arrow next to an infinity symbol (∞) to indicate which side of the lens should face the objective (infinity space).

Mounting Options
The TTL100-A features external SM2 (2.035"-40) threading on both sides that connects to our Ø2" lens tubes and many elements of our 60 mm Cage System. To integrate one of these tube lenses with Thorlabs' Cerna DIY Microscopy Systems, use the SM2M05 lens tube to connect to the WFA4111 Dovetail Adapter (available below).

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f = 200 mm Tube Lenses for Laser Scanning and Widefield Imaging

Laser Scanning Tube Lens Transmission
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Typical transmission of our f = 200 mm telecentric tube lenses designed for laser scanning microscopy. Additional performance data is in the Specs tab.
  • 200 mm Effective Focal Length Used by Thorlabs, Nikon, Leica, and Mitutoyo
  • Four AR Coatings Available:
    • TTL200MP: 400 - 1300 nm
    • TL200-CLS2: 450 - 1100 nm
    • TL200-2P2: 680 - 1600 nm
    • TL200-3P: 900 - 1900 nm
  • Two Working Distance Options:
    • TTL200MP: 148 mm
    • TL200-CLS2, TL200-2P2, and TL200-3P: 180.9 mm

Thorlabs offers four infinity-corrected tube lenses that have been designed for laser scanning applications. The TTL200MP features diffraction-limited axial color correction and resolution over 400 - 2000 nm, and is AR-coated for visible and NIR wavelengths (400 - 1300 nm). The TTL200MP lens can be paired with any of our scan lenses, specifically our SL50-CLS2 (450 - 1100 nm), SL50-2P2 (680 - 1600 nm), or SL50-3P (900 - 1900 nm) scan lenses. The TL200-CLS2 is AR coated for the visible and NIR range (450 - 1100 nm), making this lens ideal for confocal laser scanning microscopy; it is designed to be used with the SL50-CLS2 scan lens. Additionally, the broad coating range makes the TL200-CLS2 tube lens a good choice for applications involving both multiphoton microscopy and visible photoactivation or targeting. In comparison, the TL200-2P2 and TL200-3P are AR coated for 680 - 1600 nm and 900 - 1900 nm, and are designed for use with the SL50-2P2 and SL50-3P scan lenses, respectively. These two lenses are ideal for two-photon or three-photon imaging.

These tube lenses are engraved with an arrow next to an infinity symbol (∞) to indicate which side of the lens should face the objective (infinity space).

Scan and Tube Lens Integration
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The tube and scan lens schematic above shows the SL50-2P2 scan lens and TL200-2P2 tube lens. It indicates the working distance and pupil distance for the tube lens, as well as the location of the scan lens and the scan plane. For the correct distances and plane sizes for each tube lens, please see the Specs tab.

In general, laser scanning microscopy systems pair a scan lens with a tube lens, such as those sold here, to create an infinity-corrected optical system. In laser scanning systems, a laser beam incident on the back aperture (entrance pupil) of the scan lens is scanned through a range of angles. This translates the position of the spot formed in the image plane of the scan lens across the field of view. Telecentric scan lens systems are designed to create a uniform spot size in the image plane at every scan position, resulting in an image resolution that varies minimally over the entire field of view. See the Telecentric Lenses tutorial for additional information.

Mounting Options
The TTL200MP features external SM2 (2.035"-40) threading on both sides that connects to our Ø2" lens tubes and many elements of our 60 mm Cage System. To integrate this tube lens with Thorlabs' Cerna DIY Microscopy Systems, use the SM2M05 lens tube to connect to the WFA4111 Dovetail Adapter (available below).

The TL200-CLS2, TL200-2P2, and TL200-3P tube lenses feature SM2 (2.035"-40) threading; they are externally threaded on the end of the lens which faces the objective and internally threaded on the end of the lens which faces the scan lens. This design allows the tube lenses to be connected to Ø2" lens tubes and/or mounted within our 60 mm Cage System. To integrate this tube lens with Thorlabs' Cerna DIY Microscopy Systems, use the SM2M05 lens tube to connect to the WFA4111 Dovetail Adapter (available below).

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Mechanical Adapters for TTL200 and ITL200 Tube Lenses

Modular Tube Lens
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A WFA4111 can be used to integrate a TTL200 tube lens into a custom epi-illumination module on a DIY Cerna Microscope.
Modular Tube Lenses for Cerna Microscopes
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The WFA4111 adapter allows M38 x 0.5-threaded tube lenses to be easily integrated with Cerna microscopes and SM2-threaded components.
  • Mechanical Adapters to Easily Integrate TTL200 and ITL200 Tube Lenses with Thorlabs' Construction Systems
  • SM2A20: Externally SM2-Threaded Adapter for Compatibility with SM2 Lens Tubes
  • WFA4111: D1N Male Dovetail for Using Tube Lenses in Cerna DIY Systems and Microscopes

Thorlabs offers two styles of adapters for use with the externally M38 x 0.5-threaded TTL200 and ITL200 tube lenses, allowing them to be integrated with Thorlabs' SM2 lens tube systems and Cerna DIY Microscopy Platform. Our other tube lenses already have external SM2 (2.035"-40) threads.

The SM2A20 allows the TTL200 and ITL200 to be easily converted to SM2 threading, enabling the construction of an optical system consisting of a scan lens and a tube lens using Thorlabs' standard SM2 lens tube components and the SM2-threaded GCM102(/M) 2D galvo mounting adapter. We also offer SM2-threaded adapters for common objective threads.

Our WFA4111 Dovetail Adapter directly accepts the TTL200 and ITL200. Alternatively, external SM2 threads on the top of the adapter allow other TTL series lenses to be connected via an SM2M05 lens tube. The bottom of the adapter features a male D1N dovetail, making it compatible with our DIY Cerna systems. The SM2 threads on the top of the adapter can also be used to integrate user-designed camera tubes constructed from our SM2-threaded lens tubes.

The SM38RR retaining ring can be used to lock the tube lens in place when using either adapter. We also offer the WFA4110 Dovetail Adapter, a version of the WFA4111 adapter that includes the ITL200 tube lens.

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