Introducing a new concept in zoom microscopy
The AZ100 Multizoom is a multi-purpose zoom microscope system that provides capabilities that don’t currently exist with stereomicroscopes and compound high magnification microscopes. It covers an extremely wide range of magnifications, from 5x to 400x, effectively combining the advantages provided by stereo zoom microscopes and compound microscopes. Thanks to a smooth zooming mechanism and a unique triple nosepiece, the AZ100 can continuously switch magnifications, extending from macro to micro observation of the same specimen.
Wide Range of Magnifications
By combining built-in 8x zoom optics, which provide from 1x to 8x magnification, with a three-position objective nosepiece, the AZ100 enables observation at the highest magnification ratio of any such device in the world.
The objective lens lineup consists of 0.5x, 1x, 2x, 4x, and 5x lenses. When combined with AZ-W 10x eyepiece lenses, the AZ100 covers everything from low, though medium to high magnification. The zoom knob incorporates a click-stop mechanism for measuring and reproducing magnification settings.
The product lineup consists of a reflected-only and a dual-purpose reflected/transmitted illumination stage. The three-plate structure of the stage enables stable operation even for observation at high magnification. They provide superior durability even when supporting heavy industrial samples.
Double-coarse/Fine Focusing System
Focusing can be done using either the AZ stand or stage controls. Since the stand section offers an 85mm stroke and the stage section a 10mm stroke, even tall samples can easily be observed. Focusing the stage can be performed easily with up-front table-level controls, without having to put your hands above the sample.
Tilting Eyepiece Tubes
The AZ100 comes standard with eyepiece tubes that tilt from 0° to 30°. This feature enables the optimal eye level for the observer’s height and posture as well as the sample height. Two different beam-split ratios for the binocular and photo port can be selected: 100:0/0:100, which is suitable for photo documentation; or 100:0/20:80, which enables visual observation while displaying an image on a monitor.
Transmitted light: brightfield, Nomarski DIC, simple polarizing, and oblique illumination observation
Reflected light: Fluorescence, Nomarski DIC, coaxial illumination, and LED illumination observation
5x to 400x (depends on the combination of eyepiece lenses and objective lens), 6.25x to 500x when a coaxial illuminator is mounted
1 to 8 (zoom ratio: 8:1)
0.6x reduction optics built into photo port AZ-TE100 Ergonomic Trinocular Tube 100 (bino: photo 100:0/0:100), AZ-TE80 Ergonomic Trinocular Tube 80 (bino: photo 100:0/20:80), and AZ-TP DSC Tube 0.6x (direct tube type)
0° to 30° (with AZ-TE100/AZ-TE80 eyepiece tube)
|Interpupillary Adjustment Range||
50 to 75mm (with AZ-TE100/AZ-TE80 eyepiece tube)
AZ-W 10x (FOV: 22mm)
|Focus Mount Adapters||
AZ-FM Focusing Mount Adapter (for AZ-STE/STD stand), AZ-SMZ SMZ Focusing Mount Adapter (for SMZ plain stand/BD stand), and AZ-LV LV Focusing Mount Adapter (for LV-IMA/LV-IM).
AZ-STD Diascopic Stand/AZ-STE Episcopic Stand: (focus mount section: focusing stroke, 85mm; coarse, 18.5mm/rotation; fine, 3.27mm/rotation
Stage focus section: focusing stroke, 10mm; coarse, 37.7mm/rotation; fine, 0.27mm/rotation) C-PS160 Plain Stand, C-BD Diascopic Bright/Darkfield Stand
AZ-STGD DIA Stage (150 x 100mm stroke), AZ-STGE EPI Stage (150 x 150mm stroke)
|Objective Lens Mounts||
AZ-NP3 Triple Nosepiece, AZ-NPS Single Nosepiece,
AZ-FLDIC FL-DIC Prism Holder (used when simultaneously mounting epi-fluorescence and diascopic DIC attachments)
AZ-Plan Apo 0.5x (NA: 0.05/WD: 54mm), AZ-Plan Apo 1x (NA: 0.1/WD: 35mm), AZ-Plan Fluor 2x (NA: 0.2/WD: 45mm), AZ-Plan Apo 4x (NA: 0.4/WD: 20mm), AZ-Plan Fluor 5x (NA: 0.5/WD: 15mm)
Diascopic illuminator: AZ-STD Diascopic Stand (100W halogen), Episcopic illuminator: AZ-ICI Coaxial illuminator (device magnification:1.25x, 100W halogen), C-FID Plastic Fiber Optics Bifurcated Illuminator (100W halogen), AZ-LED LED Ring Illuminator (LED), Epi-fluorescence illuminator: C-HGFI/HGFIE HG Precentered Fiber Illuminator (manual/motorized, 130W mercury), Lamphouse HMX-4B (100W mercury)
AZ-FL Epi-fluorescence Attachment (up to four filter cubes mountable)
C-FI115/230 Fiber Illuminator: 2.3A, HG Precentered Fiber Illuminator: 2A
Epi-fluorescence + diascopic DIC configuration: 28kg