With the number of installed RCM systems growing, the range of different objectives and cameras being used with the rescan confocal is expanding too – in many cases, RCM was added to the already existing system. This was also our mission: an affordable plug-and-play box to upgrade the existing imaging systems to new levels.
In case you are looking at your old system now, with your favourite objective, or camera you already have, and wonder, whether it would be compatible with RCM upgrade too, then this post is exactly for you!
The table below lists all of the objectives and camera types we recommend to use with RCM. Using the objectives that are not listed here means that you will not achieve the improved lateral resolution through the rescanning principle. Also axial resolution and sectioning power will be reduced, due to a mismatch of the RCM pinhole size.
Camera recommendations are based on Nyquist sampling criteria, allowing you to achieve the theoretical resolution in your actual camera images. Other cameras than those recommended can be used, but may result in a lower resolution than stated below.
Do not hesitate to contact us if you need more advise on your best camera choice!