Composite microscopic image taken using FILM equipmentA Zeiss Axiovert 200 inverted microscope with a fully motorised stage, controlled by Improvision Volocity acquisition software. This system offers a full incubation chamber with temperature and CO2 control, a large range of filter sets from UV to far-red, a highly sensitive Hamamatsu Flash 4 (2048x2048 pixel) camera for fast low-light imaging and a pE4000 CoolLed Led Illumination source.

Advantages of this microscope

  • Excellent for object tracking
  • Easy to use
  • Slide, dish and multiwell formats
  • Sensitive, fast and long-term live experiments with little photodamage
  • Multi-point / multiwell 4D imaging


Sir Alexander Fleming building, SAF 409

Quickstart guide

Quickstart guide - Widefield 1 Zeiss Axiovert 200 Volocity (PDF)

Quickstart guide - Ratiometric Imaging (PDF)

Hardware configuration

Please see the FILM wiki page - WF1 hardware configuration

Flash Camera Data (PDF)

LED and Filter Configuration (PDF)

Offline software