Composite microscopic image taken using FILM equipmentInverted Widefield Microscope with LED illumination Zeiss Axio Observer inverted microscope with a fully motorised stage controlled by Zen acquisition software. This system is also equipped with a large range of filter sets, LED light sources from UV to far-red, and a highly sensitive Hamamatsu Flash 4 camera for fast, low-light imaging

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 (PDF)

Widefield Tiling Method (wf1) (PDF)

Quickstart guide - Ratiometric Imaging (PDF)

Stitching in ZEN Blue (PDF)

Hardware configuration

Please see the FILM wiki page - WF1 hardware configuration

Flash Camera Data (PDF)

Filter and LED setup WF1 (PDF)

Offline software

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WF1 Charges

Current charging rates for internal users (from 1 April 2016)
Widefield: £20 per hour