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Leica DMS300 Digital Measuring Microscope

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Show answer 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.

Show answer What is the difference between parcentric and telecentric?

Parcentric optics help keep the area of interest centered throughout 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.

Show answer 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 bring it into focus. Then move the magnification to the highest setting and again bring the image back into focus. The specimen or area of interest will remain centered and in focus throughout the zoom range.

Show answer 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).

Show answer 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.

Show answer 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.

Show answer Can I use Leica Application Suite (LAS) with the Leica DMS300?

Yes, users can run the Leica DMS300 with LAS and many of its optional modules. LAS EZ is included in the Leica DMS300 package.

Show answer Can I create my own overlays for the Leica DMS300?

Yes you can, up to ten custom overlays can be imported to the Leica DMS300. Step by step instructions and templates are available on the Leica DMS300 product website under Downloads / Software.

Show answer Is the Leica DMS300 available with a monitor?

Yes, you can choose to order a 10”-HDMI monitors delivered with your Leica DMS300 outfit, or add one separately. There is a monitor assembly, that includes a 10”-HDMI monitor and mounting hardware for the boom stand model or the incident light base version.

Show answer Since the Leica DMS300 does not utilize eyepieces, how is magnification calculated?

In a digital microscope as used in the Leica DMS300, eyepieces are replaced by the display monitor, which provides secondary magnification. This means that a larger monitor will provide a larger magnification factor than a smaller monitor. As a baseline, the standard Leica DMS300 system provides a maximum magnification of approximately 55x with a 10" monitor.

Show answer Can I update the firmware on my Leica DMS300?

Yes. From time to time new firmware updates will be made available to improve performance and/or add new features. This can be easily done without the need to return the unit. New firmware updates will be posted on the Leica DMS300 product website under Downloads / Firmware. Step by step instructions are also provided with the download.

Show answer What is the benefit of telecentric optics?

Because the Leica DMS1000 offers fully-telecentric optics, users can rely on the system for accurate measurements. Please keep in mind that the Leica DMS1000 only is telecentric with an adapter and the proper objectives as mentioned in the user manual.

Show answer What makes a digital microscope a digital microscope?

A digital microscope is a microscope without eyepieces. Instead of eyepieces, it has a digital camera that acquires live images which are visible on a monitor.

Show answer What are digital microscopes suitable for?

Digital microscopes are suitable for a wide range of technical applications. They are ideal instruments for fast and easy documentation of parts and samples during manufacturing, as well as assembly, quality control, and failure analysis of manufactured parts.

Show answer What makes digital microscopes ideal instruments for these tasks?

Digital microscopes are designed for rapid acquisition of high quality images in quality control, failure analysis, and documentation. These images must be calibrated, which means that measurement data taken from the image, such as dimensions, are correctly quantified and accurate. Suitable software makes sure that images can be analyzed easily. For example measurements can be made with the image, it can then be annotated and stored in a standard format for later use in reports, presentations, publications, or discussion with colleagues or customers.

Show answer What makes image data of digital microscopes from Leica Microsystems correct and reliable?

The precise calibration data, such as dimensions in the x, y, and z directions, and crucial parameters, such as magnification and the corresponding scale bar, are recorded directly with each image. These features ensure that image analysis leads to accurate measurement and quantification data.

Show answer Can I order the Leica DMS300 zoom body separately?

Yes, you can purchase the zoom body separately or order one of the many preconfigured Leica DMS300 outfits, designed to work out of the box for multiple application needs.

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