Upright Microscopes

It is possible to view the specimen from the top of an upright microscope because the objective lenses are positioned above the stage and the light source and condenser are below. In order to perform phase contrast, brightfield, darkfield, differential interference contrast (DIC), polarisation, or fluorescence microscopy on slide samples, upright microscopes are employed in the life sciences and cell biology fields. The microscopy of fixed tissue samples or cell samples is another application for upright microscopes.

Primo Series

ZEISS Primostar 1
ZEISS Primostar 1

Microscope for Education and Teaching

Consisting of :

  • Transmitted-light illumination LED 3W warm-light, 3200K
  • 4-position nosepiece, tilted backwards
  • Mechanical rackless stage 75x40, driveright and specimen holder for one slide with spring clip left
  • Binocular tube 30°/20
  • Eyepieces 10x/20 Br.foc. with eyecups
  • Objectives Plan-Achromat 4x, 10x, 40x
  •  Abbe condenser 0.9/1.25
  •  External power unit 100...240VAC/50...60Hz/30VA with country-specific adapters
  • Dust cover
  •  5 Years Warranty


ZEISS Primostar 3
ZEISS Primostar 3

Microscope for Digital Teaching and Routine Lab

Consisting of:

  • Transmitted-light slide-in modules with 6V 30W halogen lamp and LED 3Wwhite light, 5600K
  • 5-position nosepiece, tilted backwards
  • Mechanical rackless stage 75x50, drive right and specimen holder fortwo slides, with spring clip left
  • Binocular phototube 25°/22 (50:50)
  •  Eyepieces 10x/22 Br.foc. with eyecups
  •  Objectives iPlan-Achromat 4x, 10x, 40x
  •  Abbe condenser 0.9/ 1.25 with slot
  • Light manager
  • ECO-Mode
  • Color filter set blue, green, yellow
  • 6V 30W halogen lamp (spare part)
  • Country-specific power cable
  • Dust cover
  •  5 years warranty
Primostar iLED
Primostar iLED

Fluorescence Microscope to Quickly Detect Tuberculosis

  • Primo Star iLED fluorescence microscope takes a fresh approach to robustness, energy efficiency, and ease of use: Primo Star iLED is the cost-effective solution in the fight against tuberculosis.
  • You can easily and reliably detect Mycobacterium tuberculosis either using fluorescence or brightfield illumination.
  • Primo Star iLED is the result of cooperation between ZEISS and the Foundation for Innovative Diagnostics (FIND).
  • This microscope combines all of ZEISS’ experience in light microscopy and has been specially adapted to detect tuberculosis under rural conditions.

Axiolab Series

ZEISS Axiolab 5 (for biology)
ZEISS Axiolab 5 (for biology)

Smart Microscope for Easy Digital Documentation

Experience a completely new form of digital documentation with Axiolab 5 and the microscope camera Axiocam 208 color. Just focus your sample and press a single button for crisp images in true color. Smart Microscopy then takes over.

  • Get digital images, that will look exactly like you see it through the eyepieces.
  • Correct scaling information are added automatically.
  • Get all of this in a stand-alone operation, without needing a PC or any additional software.


ZEISS Axiolab 5 (for Materials)
ZEISS Axiolab 5 (for Materials)

Microscope for Routine Materialography and Smart Documentation

Digital documentation has never been easier. ZEISS Axiolab 5 is the right choice if your routine materialography applications place high demands on ergonomic operation and efficient digital documentation. Since the Smart Microscopy concept does not require additional imaging software or even a computer, Axiolab 5 is also the first choice from an economic point of view.

  • Digital documentation made easy
  • Clever ergonomics for relaxed lab work
  • More economic and reliable

Axioscope Series


ZEISS Axioscope 5 (for biology)
ZEISS Axioscope 5 (for biology)

Your Smart Microscope for Biomedical Routine and Research

Focus. Snap. Done. 

Forget about the 15 steps and clicks to document samples with multiple fluorescent labels. With Smart Microscopy, this is a thing of the past. Axioscope 5 with Axiocam 202 mono and Colibri 3 LED illumination take this workload from you. You keep your hands at the microscope stand. Relaxed.

  • Camera settings such as white balanced are done automatically
  • Acquire four multichannel fluorescence channels with just one click
  • No need of additional imagine software or even a computer Concentrate on the essence of your job and let Axioscope 5 work for you.
ZEISS Axioscope 5 (for materials)
ZEISS Axioscope 5 (for materials)

Microscope for Research and Routine in the Materials Lab

The upright light microscope ZEISS Axioscope was designed specifically to meet the most common optical imaging requirements of materials laboratories. It is the right choice if your routine inspection tasks place high demands on usability, reproducibility and automation – and you also need advanced optical microscopy for materials analysis and metallography. Being a complete material laboratory solution, Axioscope is also the first choice from an economic point of view.

  • Turnkey solution for materials research and metallography
  • Affordable high performance with outstanding usability
  • Reliable results thanks to advanced light management
  • Digital integration from device control to archiving
  • Full motorization of the motion axes for automated imaging

Axio Imager Series

ZEISS Axio Imager 2
ZEISS Axio Imager 2

ZEISS Axio Imager 2 for Materials Research


Open Microscope System for Automated Material Analysis​

When you perform advanced materials research introduce ease of use into your light microscopy workflow. Benefit from accurate and reproducible results using ZEISS Axio Imager 2 for materials. Choose the system tailored to your applications. Expand your instrument with dedicated solutions for e.g., particle analysis, confocal or correlative microscopy.

  • Reproducible results
  • Modular design​
  • High optical performance



Axio Examiner Series

ZEISS Axio Examiner
ZEISS Axio Examiner

Your Fixed Stage Microscope for Patch-Clamp Experiments

ZEISS Axio Examiner is a fixed stage microscope for patch-clamp experiments on nerve cells and brain slices. With its design optimized for low vibration and generous room for micromanipulation and patch clamp accessories, Axio Examiner enables undisturbed low-noise single-channel recordings.

  • Large fixed stage for full sample access
  • Dedicated optics and various contrasting options
  • Configuration flexibility thanks to the modular design