Our large field fluorescence zoom microscope, the Axio Zoom V16 combines a wide range 16:1 apochromatic zoom lens system with up to two front objectives. A typical configuration may cover a magnification range of 8x-168x, with magnification of up to 260x possible with our 2.3x/0.57NA Plan-Neofluar lens. The high NA of the V16 and its front lenses means that your fluorescence brightness and lateral resolution will often exceed that of your traditional compound microscopes, with the ability to easily observe an overview of your samples at low magnification! What is truly compelling about the Axio Zoom V16 in fluorescence applications is that the Zeiss Apotome.2 optical section slider can be used for near-confocal optical sectioning of most samples, meaning excellent 3D imaging — In a zoom macro imaging format! Utilizing ZEN Blue imaging software, you can achieve the same multi-channel 3D imaging assays traditionally possible with our Axio Imager and Axio Observer microscopes, over multiple time points as well as multiple X-Y positions and easily combine X-Y stitching of multiple fields. What we are getting at is that this is an extremely powerful research instrument for fluorescence imaging!