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What does the condenser do?

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The condenser, which is attached to the bottom of the stage, bundles the light and is responsible for a better resolution.

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The condenser has an adjustable diaphragm and a filter holder. By changing the diameter of the diaphragm, you can control both contrast and depth of field. Closing the diaphragm increases depth of field and image contrast but reducing resolution at the same time.

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