ZEISS Axio Imager 2 for Life Science Research

Advanced Imaging with Brilliant Optics and Bright Fluorescence

Axio Imager 2 combines everything you’ve ever asked for in your research environment: brilliant optics and bright fluorescence.
The contrast manager and light manager ensure defined conditions and reproducible results at all times. Use ACR to automatically detect and configure objectives and filter sets for Axio Imager.Z2.

Choose your system out of six different stand versions and combine with high end fluorescence imaging systems: ApoTome.2 and laser scanning microscopes like LSM 900 and LSM 980. Whether you are simply observing and recording, or performing highly complex imaging experiments: it’s easy to adapt the system components to the application at hand. The research microscope Axio Imager 2 resolves finest details of your samples – from tissue sections in pathology to brain specimens in neuroscience to multi-dyed FISH specimens.

For a Wide Range of Applications – Individually Assembled and Preconfigured

Axio Imager 2 is designed as your platform for an impressive amount of applications in cell biology, neuroscience, molecular genetics and pathology. The motorized reflector turret accommodates either six or ten Push & Click filter modules. Auto-configure all motorized components with Smart Setup of the ZEN imaging software.

Acquire fluorescence images with an excellent signal-to-noise ratio. The fluorescence beam path and high efficiency fluorescence filter sets of this research microscope deliver exposure times that are up to 50 percent shorter.

Use your motorized Axio Imager 2 with equipment tailored precisely to your needs – and upgrade your system easily at any time.

The smart automated contrast settings let you work quickly and efficiently. The motorized aperture and luminous field diaphragm and light intensity are automatically adjusted. Achieve reproducible results and control all components via optional TFT monitor.


  • EEncoding: read-out magnification, illumination and contrast settings, and transfer to ZEN Imaging software
  • EMotorization for reproducible component settings and automated processes
  • EExcellent optics and homogeneous illumination in both transmitted light and fluorescence applications
  • EResearch microscope with new high performance focus for maximum precision
  • ESmart control concept for ergonomic working conditions and multi-user operation – with the option of control via optional TFT technology

Discover Preconfigured Widefield Microscope Bundles

Tailored to your applications. Flexibly expandable as needed.

Choose from two attractive configurations specifically tailored to either optical sectioning or screening applications. Each bundle includes a perfectly matched selection of hardware and software to ensure an efficient workflow from image acquisition to data processing.