Nikon announces ECLIPSE Ci-L plus biological microscope

Nikon today announced the release of the ECLIPSE Ci-L plus biological microscope, which eliminates the need for light intensity adjustment after changing magnifications and has an ergonomic design that takes into account the physical strain incurred during extended observations. The Nikon Ci-L plus has a LIM (Light Intensity Management) feature that records the light intensity level of the LED illumination for each objective. The recorded light intensity is automatically reproduced when changing magnifications, eliminating the need to readjust the light intensity. This contributes to reducing eye strain by preventing sudden changes in brightness.

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The Nikon Ci-L plus’s ergonomic design makes intuitive operation possible, and enables the user to observe while sitting in a natural posture. The optional Ergonomic Binocular Tube allows adjustment of the inclination angle and extension of the eyepiece tube. When the Ci-L plus is used in combination with a microscope camera and NIS-Elements imaging software, as recommended by Nikon, the scale bar displayed on the PC monitor automatically adjusts with the magnification when the nosepiece is rotated, improving efficiency during observation.

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A built-in display shows the objective magnification and the illumination brightness level. The position and design of the display enables users to easily view the display without changing their posture during observation. The Ci-L plus has been designed with a focus on operability. The Ci-L plus is equipped with an ECO mode, which automatically turns off the illumination after a certain period of inactivity, saving electricity and preventing the illumination from being left on.