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"After 3 years of only low to moderate use (about one month's total use), the electronics that move the lens (not a stage controlled scope) failed and could not be repaired on site. The scope had to be shipped to another site (Germany I think) and took ~three months to get back."
The Leica DM4000 B is an affordable microscope for life science research and clinical applications featuring a coded 6x or 7x nosepiece, manual z-focus and a fully automated transmitted and fluorescence axis.
Intelligent Automation ensures that all settings are saved and displayed on the microscope display to provide reproducible results for efficiency and greater convenience. Quickly and easily switch between objective and contrast methods with all necessary adjustments automatically done. Leica's Fluorescence Intensity Manager provides fast, accurate, and reproducible adjustment of the fluorescence illumination to effectively protect the specimen from photo bleaching and remembers the setting for each filter cube - for fast and absolutely reproducible results. The microscope is compatible with a variety of user-friendly software packages and camera systems to meet your research needs.