World’s largest zoom range
Dynamic zoom ratio of 25:1
An innovative optical system known as Perfect Zoom System provides the world’s first zoom ratio of 25:1 (zoom range: 0.63x – 15.75x). Even with a 1x objective lens, the SMZ25 captures the entire 35mm dish and simultaneously delivers microscopic details.
Offers the highest zoom ratio thanks to Nikon’s Perfect Zoom System
A breakthrough in stereoscope design, Perfect Zoom System dynamically change the distance between the two optical axes as the zoom factor is changed. This change in optical axis distance enables maximization of light entry into the optical system at every magnification. The result is an uncompromised, large zoom range, high resolution in both eye paths, and minimal aberrations over the entire zoom-range. Furthermore, this breakthrough in optical design enables all of these desirable features be housed in a compact zoom body, resulting in an ergonomic instrument design.
Superior resolution never before seen on a stereomicroscope
Nikon’s newly developed objective lens series, the SHR Plan Apo series, offers a high resolution of 1100LP/mm (Observed value, using SHR Plan Apo 2x at maximum zoom). The new SHR Plan Apo series of lenses deliver brilliant images with true-to-life colors.
Auto Link Zoom (ALZ) supports seamless viewing at different scales
ALZ automatically adjusts the zoom factor to maintain the same field of view when switching objective lenses. This function enables seamless switching between whole organism imaging at low magnifications and detailed imaging at high magnifications.
Enhanced brightness and uniform illumination in low magnification range
The SMZ25 series is the first stereo microscope in the world to use a fly-eye lens on an epi-fluorescence attachment. This innovative design ensures bright and uniform illumination even at low magnifications, resulting in uncompromised uniformity in brightness across a large field of view.
Improved S/N ratio and crystal clear fluorescent images thanks to an improved optical system
Nikon’s newly developed optical system offers a drastic improvement in S/N ratio even at high magnifications. This improved S/N ratio makes it possible to capture cell division, which is difficult using conventional stereo microscopes, and samples with low excitation light.
Zoom body with significant improvements in optical performance
Nikon has succeeded in improving the signal and reducing noise in fluorescent images by using a short wavelength, high transmission lens. Combined with an innovative epi-fluorescence attachment, the SMZ18/25 is better able to detect excitation light than conventional fluorescent stereo microscopes.
A wide range of digital imaging capabilities with the DS series and NIS-Elements imaging software
Easily obtain the information you need, such as Z drive position, zoom factor, objective lens, filter cube, and LED DIA brightness by using the Digital Sight series and NIS-Elements or Digital Sight series DS-L3 together with the microscope.
Imaging Software NIS-Elements
One software for all systems: NIS-Elements which is Nikon’s flagship, cross-platform imaging software can now be used with Nikon’s latest stereomicroscope systems SMZ25 and SMZ18. NIS-Elements enables a wide range of advanced digital imaging capabilities, easily from a PC.
Multiple fluorescent channels can be captured in conjunction with other imaging methods such as OCC or brightfield.
Easily setup a time-lapse imaging experiment with NIS-Elements.
Extended depth of focus (EDF)
Capture multiple high resolution images at different focal depths to create a single extended depth of focus image or quasi-3D image.
Digital Sight Series DS-L3
DS-L3 is an easy-to-use high-definition, large touch-panel monitor that can be used to quickly capture images without a PC or monitor. The scale bar automatically adjusts to accommodate changes in magnification. Optimal imaging parameters for each sample type and observation method can easily be set using the icons. For available combinations, please contact Nikon Metrology.
Easy-to-use OCC illumination
The new LED DIA Base with a built-in OCC illuminator generates minimal heat, consumes little power and is long-life. This illuminator can enhance the contrast of uneven surfaces.
The OCC illuminator can be controlled using a slide lever. Thanks to scales on the slide lever, the user can save and reproduce desired illumination levels. In addition, an OCC plate can be inserted into the illumination unit from the front and rear sides, so images with different shadow direction can be observed.
Best-In-Class Zoom Ratio
With a best-in-class zoom ratio of 12.7x (0.63x-8x), the SMZ1270i covers an even greater magnification range than previous models. At the lowest magnification, the actual field of view will go up to 35mm*, allowing easy observation of an entire 35mm petri dish.
* when 1x objective and 10x eyepieces are used (excluding Coaxial EPI illumination)
High Quality Images
Amazingly clear and bright images with reduced chromatic aberrations can be acquired throughout the extended zoom range through the newly developed “Plan Apo WF” and “ED plan WF” objectives.
New Objectives Optimized for Widefield Observation at Low Magnification
In combination with the newly developed WF series objectives, the SMZ1270i offers a wide and uniformly bright viewfield even at low magnifications. In addition, a 0.75x objective is now available, expanding the lineup of low magnification objectives.
Versatile Double Nosepiece
The double nosepiece allows for seamless observation in a wide range of magnifications. In addition, changing objectives has never been easier.
By changing the nosepiece from stereo-position (stereo view) to mono-position (on-axis view), you can easily acquire images suited for measuring and processing.
Advanced Digital Imaging Capabilities
In combination with the DS-L3 Camera Control Unit, NIS-Elements imaging software, and P-RN2 Intelligent Nosepiece, image acquisition is now more efficient, with the objective magnification and zoom ratio information displayed on the monitor.
Expandable with a Wide Range of Accessories
To support a variety of observation methods and applications used for research and inspection, an assortment of accessories, such as illumination units, stands, and eyepiece tubes, are available. By incorporating a “Fly Eye Lens” with the Epi-Fluorescence illuminator, uniform brightness over the entire field of view is realized, which helps in observing specimen that needs a wide magnification range. Nikon also offers several digital cameras ideally suited different stereo microscope applications.
Diascopic illumination stands have been renewed. The slim LED base design provides easy access to specimen and easy operation. As with the SMZ25 and SMZ18, the diascopic illumination base features Nikon’s very own oblique illumination, the OCC illuminator. The built-in feature offers high contrast observation for transparent samples such as oocytes used in the IVF application.
LED Stand with All-In-One Design
The newly developed LED Stand features built-in diascopic and episcopic illumination. The light intensity of each illumination can be adjusted individually, and both can be used simultaneously. The light source uses very bright LEDs. Since they have a very long life, they avoid the cost and trouble of frequent replacement. And while the base is compact and thin, it is designed to be robust for all uses.
Multiple Stand Options
In addition to the LED Stand with built-in diascopic and episcopic illumination, Nikon offers other choices like the Plain Stand, which comes in two base stand sizes, and the Diascopic Stand S, with a built-in 6V, 20W halogen lamp.
Dedicated eyepiece lenses with diopter adjustments for parfocality. Combining the SMZ445 with 20x eyepiece lenses enables observation at a maximum of 70x. Rubber eyecups are available for the 10x eyepiece lenses.
Long Working Distances
The long working distance of 100mm allows safe focusing even with specimens having markedly uneven surfaces. This is useful when using tweezers, dissection tools or a pipette during specimen manipulation.
An Epi-Fluorescence attachment allows easy observation of living cells under fluorescence methods such as GFP. A Coaxial Episcopic Illuminator using a 12V/150W Fiber Optic Light Source offers bright illumination over the entire surface of your sample. Exclusive OCC (Oblique Coherent Contrast) lighting allows observation of samples with extremely low contrast in high relief. Phase differences can be observed to 1/30 of a wavelength of light.
By using a beam splitter and adapter, a digital still camera or a CCTV camera can be attached. The P-IBSD Beam Splitter D has two ports allowing one photomicrographic system and one CCTV camera to be mounted at the same time. The light to the rear port can be switched between 0%, 50%, or 100%, and the light to the side port is switchable between 0% and 50%. With the P-IBSS Beam Splitter S, the light to the side port is switchable between 0% and 50%.
The parallel optical system of the SMZ800 has a 6.3:1 zoom ratio with clickstops at intervals from 1x through 6x. It features a zoom range of 1x to 6.3x and total magnification (depending on eyepiece and objective used) is 5x to 378x.
Eight objectives are available from economical achromat objectives to highly corrected Apochromats and a 1x ERGO focusing objective.
20° Eyepiece Tube Inclination
The inclination of the standard eyepiece tube is 20°, allowing the operator to make observations with a straight back. This reduces fatigue during long hours of operation by lessening strain on the neck, shoulders, and back.
With the tilting eyepiece tube, the eye-level can be adjusted within a maximum range of 157mm (6.2 in). This is accomplished by swinging the eyepieces up 180° as well as tilting them. The tilting eyepiece tube makes it possible to adjust the eyepiece inclination between 0° and 30°.
Nikon has also developed a new ergonomic objective (Plan 1x ERGO) that can be extended or retracted up to 40mm (1.6 in) to obtain the optimum operator eye-level without changing the magnification or working distance. Moreover, the low eye-level eyepiece tube enables a comfortable observation posture even when using a diascopic stand or when an intermediate tube is inserted. An eye-level riser is also available.
The Plain Focusing Stand features a low profile for easy handling of samples. Furthermore, the base has a wide front and smooth curve, allowing operators to work while comfortably resting their arms in a natural position.
The stage glass in the diascopic stand has been enlarged. This allows large Petri dishes to slide over its smooth surface with ease, making it possible to view samples up to their periphery. You can also rest your hands on the armrest to reduce stress while working.
The new Diascopic Stands, models C-DSD, C-DSS, and C-BD, each have a built-in power supply in a space-saving design. These stands also feature their own fine focus knob at the front of the base to easily make critical adjustments of focus. Model C-DSD uses Oblique Coherent Contrast (OCC) illumination and is ideal for observing colorless, transparent samples, while the C-BD uses a seven-sided toroidal mirror to reduce stray light up to 1/5 that of conventional equipment.
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- Product brief:
Versatile stereo microscope with improved operability and basic performance.
The SMZ800N offers higher magnification than conventional models, enabling high-resolution observation of minute structures. In combination with the new objective series, its improved chromatic aberration correction provides bright and sharp images through the entire viewfield. The parallel optics design allows ergonomic accessories and observation attachments to be used in a wide range of applications.