What is the benefit of having an 8:1 zoom ratio?
Users can perform a large number of investigations, from low to high magnification without changing the objective and losing the focus plane, thereby saving time and increasing efficiency.
What is the difference between parcentric and telecentric?
Parcentric optics help keep the area of interest centered though-out the entire zoom range. This saves time as users need not move the sample for each zoom setting. Telecentric optics uses rays for imaging that leave the object plane at a perpendicular angle. This helps to avoid lateral shifts of the field of view and/or variations of the imaging scale during focusing as the perspective is perpendicular over the whole object field.
What is the benefit of being parfocal and parcentric and how do I set this up?
A parfocal and telecentric system enables users to change the magnification without having to refocus or reposition the sample on every zoom setting. The setup is straightforward and simple. First center your sample on the monitor at the lowest zoom setting and the bring it into focus. Then move the magnification to the highest setting and again the bring the image back into focus. The specimen or area of interest will remain centered and in focus throughout the zoom range.
Can I purchase the Leica DMS300 with an incident light base?
Yes, the Leica DMS300 comes as a complete solution either with an incident light base or a boom stand (swingarm stand).
Can I use a Leica Flexarm Stand for the Leica DMS300?
No, the Leica DMS300 is sold as a complete solution and comes standard either with a boom stand or an incident light base. If you want to use a Leica Flexarm Stand, we recommend the Leica DMS1000 which is designed for modular systems.
Can I run the Leica DMS300 on a Mac OS system?
Yes, the system can work on a Mac OS using the Leica Acquire (version 2.0) software. With Leica Acquire you can easily capture images. If you wish to use Leica Applications Suite on a Mac, you will need to install Apple BootCamp and a compatible Windows OS to run in PC mode.
Can I use Leica Application Suite (LAS) with the Leica DMS300?
Yes, users can run the Leica DMS300 with