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SteREO Discovery V.8

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New high-performance optics: this is the outstanding performance feature that Carl Zeiss has focused on with the development of its latest entry level model in the sophisticated stereomicroscope class. The SteREO Discovery.V8 impresses with enhanced resolution, increased contrast and, most notably, a perceptibly improved stereoscopic impression. As a result, it offers an image brilliance that is without equal in this class of instrument. For a visible increase in information in all biomedical and industrial applications, the time has come for a new view of things.


  • Coarse/fine drive with Profile S column on stand base 450 to Profile S
  • Motor focus with Profile S column on stand base 450 to Profile S
  • Boom stand A and SDA
  • Stand S with 260 mm column 32
  • Stand N with 350 mm column 32
  • Motorized zoom: Zoom range 1x to 8x, apochromatic zoom optics
  • Magnification range
    • For stereo observation: 10x to 80 x (basic version with 1x objective and 10x eyepieces); 3x to 460x (with exchangeable optics)
    • For 2D observation: 3x to 700x (with exchangeable optics)


  • Reflected light: Fiber optic cold-light 150 W or 250 W (Spot illuminators, Ring lights, Line light, Coaxial illumination, Diffuser), LED (VisiLED segment rings)
  • Transmitted light: Fiber optic cold light 150 W or 250 W (Transmitted light equipment S), LED (VisiLED ACT transillumination contrast stage ACT, VisiLED transillumination BF)


  • Achromat S (0.3x / 0.4x / 0.63x / 1x / 1.5x), Plan S (1x) and PlanApo S (0.63x / 1x / 1.5x / 2.3 x / 3.5x mono)


  • Observation tubes: Binocular tube S 35, binocular tube S 20, binocular phototube S 20, binocular ergo- phototube S 5-45
  • Stages: Mechanical stage S 100 x 100, Mechanical stage 75 x 50 mot. CAN, Scanning stage 130 x 85 piezo, Gliding stages, Ball-and-socket stage, Rotating Pol stage