The Carl Zeiss SteREO
Discovery range of stereomicroscopes can now be transformed into a
single-channel zoom microscope at the touch of a button with a coded,
three-position nosepiece and motorized Y intermediate tube.
On the SteREO Discovery.V20, a continuously variable magnification range of
up to 233:1 provides users with high quality, 3D images, convenient binocular
observation at maximum resolution, and parallax-free documentation over the
entire magnification range. Fast and reliable zooming into object details with a
structure width of up to 0.5 micrometers is possible from low-power
magnifications with a field diameter of up to 11 millimeters.
The new Parfocality Manager ensures that the microscope image always remains
exactly in focusm even after a change of objective. Furthermore, beam delivery
of the overall system is automatically adjusted on the nosepiece after the
change between stereo observation and parallax-free, single-channel vertical
observation. This guarantees permanent binocular observation in both 3D and
These changes will be welcomed by users in industrial production control and
quality assurance where inspection, documentation and the measurement of
structures and components are part of everyday routine and speed and precision
are highly valued.
Other improvements in the SteREO Discovery have also been implemented at the
same time. The ring illuminators developed for the nosepiece ensure consistent
reflected-light illumination without annoying cables and light guides and the
system's light manager function automatically adapts the brightness to the
Equipped with the AxioCam digital microscope camera and the AxioVision
software, the SteREO Discovery.V20 is particularly well-suited for observation
and the professional documentation of materials and components.