Leica MZ16 F Microscope & Magnifier User Manual

Leica MZ16 F

User manual

Dear User,

We thank you for your faith in our product, and hope it brings you both enjoyment and success.

With the new fully apochromatic Leica MZ16 F from Leica Microsystems, you have purchased the best-performing, manual fluorescence stereomicroscope on the market. The Leica MZ16 F and its motorized counterpart, the Leica MZ16 FA, provide the greatest zoom (16:1), the highest resolution (up to 840 Lp/mm), the highest magnification (115 with standard optics), the largest numerical aperture

(0.14), a patented illumination and filter system for the most intense fluorescence, and the innovative

HL RCTM high-performance transmitted-light base for excellent contrast.

The entire imaging system, including the 16:1 zoom, objective and ErgoTube is apochromatically corrected using with much technological effort. Contrast, sharpness, richness in detail, resolution, image and color fidelity are optimum.

In addition, the patented illumination beam path guarantees at every zoom level that light utilization is at a maximum and that fluorescence images are intensely luminous on a jet black background.

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In developing our instruments, we place great value on simple, self-explanatory operation. However, please take the time to read the user manual and the operating safety information so that you can become familiar with the advantages and features of your Leica MZ16 F high-performance stereomicroscope, so that you can use it optimally and safely.

Should you ever have any questions, please consult your local Leica representative. You will find the address of your nearest local representative, as well as valuable information about Leica

Microsystems products and services, from

Leica Microsystems on our web site at your service. Customer service is a big thing with us. Not only before the sale, but afterwards as

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Operating controls

Fig. 1 Leica MZ16 F with trinocular video/phototube and Leica digital camera

Zoom magnification changer

Coarse/fine focusing drive

Double iris diaphragm

Rapid filter changer for four selectable filter sets

Filter holder for an individually selectable filter

Switch for activating/deactivating the

UV shutter

7 Trinocular video/phototube

8 Adjustable tubes for adjusting the interpupillary distance from 52mm76mm

9 Knurled rings for adjusting the diopter settings from +5 to 5

10 Adjustable and attachable eyecups

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