Leica MacroFluo Multidimensional Fluorescence Zoom System

Leica Updated: 2009-02-08 RSS
Leica MacroFluo Multidimensional Fluorescence Zoom System

Leica MacroFluo introduces the world of fluorescence to macroscopy and vice versa and lets you experience a new dimension of brilliant images of the highest possible precision. For this purpose, we combined the excellent optics of our apochromatic Leica Z6 APO (6.3:1) and Z16 APO (16:1) zoom systems with brilliant Leica fluorescence technology.

The result: the first and only macro documentation systems for fluorescence and images of a unique sharpness, precision and depth of information.

The unique feature of the MacroFluo concept is the combination of large working distances and fields of view of a stereomicroscope with the vertical optical path typical of microscopes.

Key Features

Large specimens - high resolution
The Leica MacroFluo can be equipped with the apochromatically corrected zoom system of your choice: Leica Z6 APO with 6.3:1 zoom or Leica Z16 APO with 16:1 zoom. Magnifications, field diameters and working distances can be adapted to the task at hand with planapochromatic 1x, 2x, 0.8x, 0.5xor 5x objectives.

Macro and micro
With the planapochromatic 5xHR (high resolution) microscope objective, the MacroFluo systems deliver a previously unattainable wealth of information. Magnifications of up to 225x( 6:1 zoom) or 575x (16:1 zoom) can be achieved with a resolution of 1500 Lp/mm. The optional fine focusing drive is recommended for precise focusing at such high magnifications.

Intense luminosity at all zoom settings
The coaxial fluorescence illuminator provides extremely bright, homogeneous fluorescence of outstanding quality, even at low magnifications. The field automatically adjusts to match the field of view when zooming.

Harmonized from the stand to the DFC camera
The apochromatic 6.3:1 and 16:1 zoom systems are harmonized with the utmost Leica precision to HC optical system components such as eyepieces, trinocular HC photo tubes and photo/TV adapters. As aresult, the corrective effect of the system as a whole is maximized to create optimal conditions for precise measure-ments, analyses and image processing.

Fluorescence technology is constantly opening new, interesting possibilities forthe visualization and analysis of gene expression in chicken embryos, mice,zebrafish and Xenopus, as well as in transgenic virus and bacteria concentrations. It permits the study of soil samples, cells and surfaces of plants. Development processes in cells can be visualized, as can capillary flow, nerve tracts and tumorgrowth in mice.

The Leica MacroFluo system is a modular design that can be equipped with two different zoom systems and optical accessories for a range of different tasks.