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Does higher magnification increase or decrease the working distance in microscope?

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Wiki User
11/06/2009

Higher magnification decreases working distance. Magnification and WD have inverse relation. One goes up the othe goes down. For example a 40X finite conjugate objective lens has WD of only 0.5mm while a 10X has WD of 6.30mm.