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Research Stereo Microscope

10:1 Zoom Ratio - The parallel optical system of the SMZ-1000 has a 10:1 zoom with click stops at 1X intervals. It features a zoom range of 0.8X to 8.0X and total magnification (depending on eyepieces and objective used) of 4X to 480X.

Versatility - With a diverse selection of body tubes, stands, lighting techniques and Nikon's world-renowned optics, this modular microscope can be configured to fit nearly any application.

Three Binocular Eyepiece Tubes - The SMZ-1000 features a standard binocular eyepiece tube with a 20 angle of inclination, allowing observation without leaning forward and straining the neck and shoulders. The low-eye level binocular tube allows a comfortable posture when using an intermediate component or a diascopic stand. The dual tilting binocular tube tilts and the eye tubes swing up. From the highest position to the lowest position the adjustment range is 157mm or 6.2.

Optics - Eight objectives are available from economical achromat objectives to highly corrected Apochromats and a 1X ERGO focusing objective.

Illumination- 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.

Stands - Three plain stands for reflected light and four diascopic stands for transmitted light are available, including an enhanced diascopic stand featuring the OCC (Oblique Coherent Contrast) lighting technique.

Photographic Capability - A beam splitter makes the SMZ1000 compatible with a variety of photographic systems: 35mm, Polaroid or digital still pictures, as well as analog or digital video systems.



Micron Optics

240 Cedar Knolls Road

Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927


973-267-5799 phone

973-267-6598 fax


*GIF animation at top is a conoscopic image of quartz captured through an E600pol microscope using the Nikon DXM-1200 digital camera.  Courtesy of Daniel Sparling, former employee and now clergyman in training