Nikon has introduced the Eclipse Ci and Ni upright microscope ranges, which are designed to be ergonomic, eco-friendly and easy-to-use imaging systems.
These microscopes are claimed to offer quality optics, long-life LED illumination, motorisation and simple one-touch operation for microscope control and image capture.
The Eclipse Ci series comprises the top-of-the-range motorised Ci-E model, suitable for all applications; the eco-friendly manual Ci-L, with LED illumination; and the basic halogen Ci-S model.
The Ci series provides full image control via the new DS-L3 camera control unit, control buttons on the side of microscope for ease and comfort, and a nosepiece spacer to match personal posture.
Other features include an LED pointer for the teaching head, wear-and-scratch-resistant ceramic and dry-film surface stages and a small footprint.
Designed for applications that require frequent magnification switching, the Ci-E is equipped with six-position motorised nosepiece switching and automatic intensity adjustment, as well as eco-friendly LED illumination.
A nosepiece rotating switch automatically changes the objective lens during observation through the eyepiece, the motorised swing-out condenser and LED intensity are automatically switched according to the objective lens in use.
The Ci-L features high-intensity and uniform evolved LED illumination.
Combining collimator lens and fly-eye optics with LED provides a uniformly bright field of view, even at the periphery and high magnifications.
Bright enough for phase contrast or simple polarising microscopy, its long lifecycle reduces running costs and lamp replacement.
In addition to the Ci range, Nikon has launched the Eclipse Ni-U - a consultant-grade, clinical upright microscope based on the Eclipse Ti concept, offering imaging versatility and high specimen information.
A wide range of accessories, including an epi-fluorescence attachment, sensitive colour-polarising accessories and a variety of objective lenses, augment the improved features to meet all clinical requirements.