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Top-of-the-Line Research Stereo Microscope

With a zoom ratio of 15:1, a zoom range of 0.75X to 11.25X, and the convenience of click stops at 1X intervals from 1X to 11X, observation becomes easier than ever. Magnifications of 3.75X to 540X can be obtained depending on the combination of objective lenses and eyepieces.

High Resolution (HR) Optics - The optical system of the SMZ-1500 produces images of the finest optical quality. Chromatic aberration and distortion have been virtually eliminated. HR lenses have high numerical apertures and resolving power. With all the HR lenses, images are crisp and clear and display optimum contrast with a minimum of flare over the entire field of view.

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-1500 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 both tilts and the eye tubes swing up. From the highest position to the lowest position the adjustment range is 157mm or 6.2".

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 the sample. Exclusive OCC (Oblique Coherent Contrast) lighting permits observation of samples with extremely low contrast in high relief. Phase differences can be observed to 1/30 of a wavelength of light.

Stands - A plain stand for reflected light and three 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 SMZ1500 compatible with a variety of photographic systems: 35mm, Polaroid or digital still pictures, as well as analog or digital video systems.


Optical System: Parallel Optical Zoom System

Zoom Range: 0.75x to 11.25x

Zoom Ratio: 15:1

Total Magnification: 3.75x to 540x depending on eyepiece and objective used (5.6x to 506x when coaxial episcopic illuminator is attached)

Distance between Optical Axes: 22mm

Zooming Knob: Coaxial control knobs on both sides, with clickstops (on/off), magnification indicated

Aperture Diaphragm: Incorporated

Objective Lenses: HR Plan Apo 0.5x; HR Plan Apo 1x; HR Plan Apo 1.6x; P-Plan Apo 0.5x; ED Plan 0.75x; P-Plan Apo 1x; P-ED Plan 1.5x; P-ED Plan 2x

Objective Mounting: Screw Mounting to Zoom Body: M58 x 1.25 internal diameter to accept accessories: M55 x 0.75 external diameter: diameter 60mm; Note: Except HR Plan Apo 1.6x

Eyepiece Tubes: Binocular Eyepiece Tube, 20 degree Inclination, Interpupilary Distance: 48-75mm; Low Eyelevel Eyepiece Tube, 20 degree Inclination, Interpupilary Distance: 48-75mm; Tilting Binocular Eyepiece Tube, 0 - 30 degrees Inclination, Interpupilary Distance: 48-75mm

Eyepiece Tube Mounting: 54mm diameter; 60 degree round dovetail

Eyepieces with Diopter Adjustment: C-W 10x (F.N. 22); C-W 15x (F.N.16); C-W 20x (F.N. 12.5); C-W 30x (F.N. 7)

Focusing Mount: P-FMD Focusing Mount D, Stroke: 65mm; Diameter of opening for post: 32mm

Stands: C-PS Plain Focusing Stand; C-PSC Compact Plain Focusing Stand; C-DS Diascopic Stand S; C-PS160 Plain Stand; C-DSS Advanced Diascopic Stand; C-DSD Enhanced OCC (Oblique Coherent Contrast) Stand; C-BD Brightfield/Darkfield Diascopic Stand; C-US-1 Universal Table Clamp Stand 1; C-US-2 Universal Table Stand 2; US-3 Universal Table Stand; P-THS Teaching Head Stand (requires P-THSS Teaching Bridge)

Illumination Systems: P-FLA FL Epi Fluorescence Attachment with 4 position slider for up to 3 fluorescence filter sets with one open position, optional photo/video port can be added to integrated beamsplitter; P-ICI2 Coaxial Episcopic Illuminator (12V/100W halogen) (Intermediate magnification 1.5x); 150W High Intensity Fiber Optic Light Source, single and double gooseneck light pipes and ringlights available; 30W Fiber Optic Light Source (single gooseneck light pipe included), double gooseneck light pipes and ringlights available; G-LS 6V/10W Illuminator; G-LS 6V/10W Illuminator with articulated arm; 6V/20W Illuminator with articulated arm; C-Fluorescent Ring Illuminator with built-in transformer, intensity light switch; Epi-Fluorescence Illuminator with optional photo tube

Beamsplitters: P-IBSS Single Port Beamsplitter, Split: 100/100:0 100/50:50; P-IBSD Dual Port Beamsplitter, Split: 100/100:0/0, 50/50:50/50, 0/100:100/0

P-THSS Teaching Bridge: Side-by-side (requires dedicated teaching bridge stand) (P-IDT Drawing Tube optional)

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