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Nikon SMZ18 Stereo Zoom Microscope

Nikon SMZ18

Zoom Stereo Microscope

Perfect for large sample analysis and multi-focal imaging, Nikon SMZ18  stereo Zoom microscope feature large zoom ratios with high resolution and macro magnification of parts. Enjoy enhanced capabilities for creating high-resolution, high-contrast, and high zoom ratio images suitable for electronics and other 3D parts.

This system offers:

  • Manual zoom with a wide zoom range and click stops at various intervals
  • Magnification range of 3.75 – 270x with 10x eyepieces (subject to objective and camera adapter selection)
  • A double nosepiece accessory facilitating on-axis viewing, extended depth of focus, and swift rotation between multiple objectives
  • Trinocular body tubes provide built-in access for camera adapter, camera, and seamless integration with OmniMet®
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Optical SystemParallel-optics tyle
Zoom Ratio8:118:1
Zoom Range1-8x0.75-13.5x
Working Distance78mm60mm
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OmniMet® Imaging & Analysis Software

The OmniMet system integrates microscopes, cameras, and image analysis software via an intuitive interface. Easily view and analyze images from your microscope, or import them into OmniMet for precise analysis. With flexible functionality and analytical power, OmniMet meets diverse metrology needs for image data archiving and quantitative analysis.
OmniMet Modular Imaging System

Point-and-click Measurements

  • Make simple to complex measurements with intuitive menu options
  • Reduce steps with application specific Modules and Scripts
  • Comply to national standards with the click of a button

Automated Imaging Analysis

  • Create or run pre-programmed Scripts to eliminate repetitive steps
  • Improve quality control by following the same process each time
  • Export data to Word or Excel automatically

Flexible Modular System

  • Choose from a variety of Modules and Scripts to customize according to application
  • Choose level of automation with six different Editions
  • Upgrade functionality from one Edition to another at any time

Seamless Integration

  • Connect to a multitude of cameras, microscopes, and motorized stages
  • Calibrate captured images to equipment magnification
  • Purchase as a system for a turnkey solution


Nikon SMZ18 Ordering
Part Number Configuration Request a Quote
8742-01 Nikon SMZ18 with 1x Objective - on plain base with 105mm of Z travel, 50/50 trinocular body tube with camera port (requires camera adapter), 10x eyepieces, 1x objective, LED illuminator, fiber optic ringlight, ¼ Lambda plate, and dust cover Request a Quote
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Microscope Accessories
*Cannot use with Coax or ringlight
Camera Adapter, C-Mount, 0.55x, LV-TV
Camera Adapter, C-Mount, 0.7x, LV-TV
Camera Adapter, C-Mount, 1x, LV-TV
Stage Micrometer for Imaging and Analysis

Additional Accessories

Compatible with OmniMet software and Buehler Nikon offering
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