l'oculaire et l'objectif ne font qu'un

English translation: one and the same

10:11 May 27, 2016
French to English translations [PRO]
Science - Science (general) / simple microscope
French term or phrase: l'oculaire et l'objectif ne font qu'un
Short text describing a mid-19th century microscope, intended for a museum guide book.

Petit bijou de technologie pour l’époque, ce microscope s’adapte aux besoins de l’observateur sur le terrain ou en laboratoire. De microscope simple (**l’oculaire et l’objectif ne font qu’un**), il peut se monter en microscope composé, grâce aux 5 objectifs qui l’accompagnent.

In microscope-speak, would it be enough to say "with only an eyepiece lens"? Or "where the eyepiece and objective lens are combined" (not 100% sold on that one).
MoiraB
France
Local time: 14:30
English translation:one and the same
Explanation:
Where the eyepiece and lens are one and the same;
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Oliver Toogood
United Kingdom
Local time: 13:30
Grading comment
Thanks, Oliver, but perversely I think I prefer my own wording, "with only an eyepiece lens", which boils down to the same thing as your suggestion.
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l\'oculaire et l\'objectif ne font qu\'un
one and the same


Explanation:
Where the eyepiece and lens are one and the same;

Oliver Toogood
United Kingdom
Local time: 13:30
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PRO pts in category: 3
Grading comment
Thanks, Oliver, but perversely I think I prefer my own wording, "with only an eyepiece lens", which boils down to the same thing as your suggestion.

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agree  Charles Davis
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agree  philgoddard
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agree  Nikki Scott-Despaigne
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