ZEISS Axio Zoom.V16 for Materials

ZEISS Axio Zoom.V16 for Materials​

Stereo Zoom Microscope for Large Fields​

The on-axis zoom microscope Axio Zoom.V16 delivers both high resolution and a zoom range of 16x. Zoom seamlessly from overview to the smallest details - with a large free working distance and a single objective. Quickly and easily stitch large tile-images at low to medium magnification with impressive double resolution.

  • Zoom between detail  and large object
  • The zoom microscope that’s made for your application
  • Discover textures at high magnification

High Resolution and High Speed

Laser welded seam of Al cast iron, acquired with Axio Zoom.V16 for materials to measure porosities.

Zoom between Detail And Large Object​

Your Axio Zoom.V16 combines its 16x zoom with a high numerical aperture and large working distance: even at low and medium magnifications you achieve resolutions up to twice as high. Don’t waste your time stitching tile-images: image entire components with just a few shots. Work up to four times faster, achieve results in a more effective way and reduce sources of error.

Touchscreen, SyCop 3, aperture modi of Axio Zoom.V16

The Zoom Microscope That’s Made for Your Application​

Select the ideal mode for your application at the touch of a button. The eZoom of Axio Zoom.V16 works with a motorized iris diaphragm coupled to the zoom. Simply select the best mode for your purpose:​

  • Brightness mode: Observe fluorescence images over the complete zoom range with highest possible brightness.​
  • Eyepiece mode: This is ideal if you work mainly with ocular observation using conventional illumination. You zoom from large object fields with maximum depth of field to high magnifications with maximum resolution.​
  • Camera mode: Axio Zoom.V16 adapts to the performance of your camera. You get an optimal relation between resolution and depth of field across the whole zoom range.
EpiRel​ - A Relief-like Image Contrast 


A Relief-like Image Contrast 

Slightly incline the illumination with the EpiRel slider in the Epi-Illuminator Z of your Axio Zoom.V16:​ Discover textures and small ridges, particularly at high magnification. Objects will take on more contour than in conventional brightfield.

When the micro clapper of the computer-controlled glue leveling machine brings eZoom’s lens in the zoom body into position, it is glued and cured with UV light.


eZoom Images – Twice as Sharp

The zoom body is the core of stereo and zoom microscopes. When zooming, lenses have to be positioned precisely. Until now, a metal component milled with great care would determine the exactness of this movement, and with it the optical quality of your microscope.​

eZoom replaces the mechanical curve with an electronic one. Stepping motors position the moveable lenses precisely and take the tolerances of the individual lenses into account. Each zoom body describes its own zoom curve and captures visibly more details. eZoom follows the base line for image sharpness over the magnification range with a doubled precision, compared to a mechanical zoom body. Program zoom curves individually.


Inspection control of coalbrush
Inspection control of coalbrush Image courtesy of Aalen University​
Image courtesy of Aalen University​

Inspection control of coalbrush​ with Axio Zoom.V16.

Inspection Control of Coalbrush​

Image courtesy of Aalen University​

Detail of Lithium Ion Battery
Detail of Lithium Ion Battery​

Detail of lithium ion battery​

Detail of Lithium Ion Battery​

Wafer 112x magnification
Wafer 112x

Wafer 112x

Wafer 112x​


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      File size: 14 MB
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      File size: 4 MB
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      File size: 10 MB
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      File size: 5 MB
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      File size: 1 MB
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