The Zeiss Axio Imager Z2 Vario is a high performance, multi-function optical microscope. The precise motorized microscope stage is equipped to analyze very large samples up to approximately 40cm X 40cm X 12cm (L W H). There are four sample illumination modes (including dark field and DIC), six objective lenses, and a color camera with resolution that reaches the limit of optical microscopy. 


  • Six objective lenses

    • 2.5X, 5X, 10X, 20X, 50X, and 100X

    • Four tube multiplier lenses up to 2.5X

  • Laser autofocus

  • Motorized large sample stage

    • Large image montage, Z stacking

  • Four sample illumination modes

    • Bright field, dark field, polarized, and differential interference contrast (DIC) reflected light

  • Zeiss AxioCam 506 color camera

    • HDR acquisition

Roberts Hall
Optical Microscopy
Andrew Nickischer