The highest level of optical quality, operability and stability for polarizing microscopy.
The newly developed high-intensity 50W halogen light source is brighter than a conventional 100W halogen lamp. Low power consumption means less heat generation, thereby reducing the chance of heat-induced focus drift.
Uniform brightness with diascopic illumination
Nikon's unique fly-eye lens employed in the diascopic illumination optics ensure uniform brightness throughout the visual field - perfect for digital imaging.
High-precision rotating stage
The stage is large sized, pre-adjusted, and click-stops in 45° increments. The smooth stage movement allows stable and easy rotation, providing high operability and high-quality polarized images.
Because the stage is supported from the bottom near the optical axis and incorporates steel cross roller guides, it offers excellent stability and durability.
- Focus stroke has been improved to 30mm, facilitating observation of tall samples.
- Clamp-type upper limit focusing mechanism makes for easy and safe sample exchange.
Reversed centering quintuple nosepiece
Nosepiece comes with a DIN standard compensator slot to accept various compensators for advanced quantitative measurements. All five objectives are centerable.
The intermediate tube incorporates a Bertrand lens as standard, enabling both the observation and capture of conoscopic and orthoscopic images. The Bertrand lens is focusable and centerable. The high precision slider-type analyzer is rotatable for a full 360°.
Objectives for polarizing observation
The industry-acclaimed infinity optics - the CFI60 system -successfully deliver long working distances and high NA and produce tack-sharp aberration-free images.
The episcopic objectives use eco-glass that is totally free of environmentally harmful substances such as lead and arsenic.
Diascopic/Episcopic illumination type
Both diascopic and episcopic polarizing observations are possible by mounting the LV-UEPI-N universal epi-illuminator. Switching the illumination technique is a simple operation. The epi-illuminator uses the same lamphouse as the diascopic illuminator using the 12V-50W lamp as standard, which provides brighter illumination than a conventional 100W lamp. With an optional universal-type nosepiece and DIC accessories including objectives, episcopic differential interference contrast (DIC) microscopy is also possible.