Carl Zeiss Stereomikroskop II (F)(Oberkochen)

it has found use in spatial observation of objects at relatively low magnifications of 2.5 to 200×, but with a large field of view of 50 mm to 1 mm in diameter. It was therefore particularly advantageous for autopsy work or for industrial quality control of large objects.

There were two basic versions of the stand, where:

Stand G was adapted for observation in incident light

Stand F for examination in transmitted light

Both stands could be used either with a base tripod or with an independent arm, which allowed the microscope to be guided better over the object and dispense with standard base stands.

Various tables and accessories could also be used on the Stereomicroscope II. The base consisted of a simple turntable that was clamped to the base of a tripod above the mirror. Then there was a variant with a metal plate with a black or white surface or a glass plate with a matt or polished surface. In both cases, the table could be supplemented with a cross slide that allowed movement in a range of 24 × 75 mm.

Up to two Epi lights are used for illumination, equipped with a low voltage 6 V 15 W bulb. A 32 mm diameter light filter can be inserted into the lamp housing. Two lamps allow simultaneous combined observation of transmitted and reflected light.

The stereo microscope could also be retrofitted with an analyzer allowing observation in simple polarized transmitted light. It was also possible to use the microphotography attachment, which was primarily used to take microphotographs with the Contax and Contarex-Spezial instruments. The adapter was attached to the camera as an interchangeable lens and placed on the microscope as a tube.