The Axioskop 2 MAT has an improved reflected-light beam path. High-performance optics ensure ideal micrographs. In the motorized version, the reflector turret, z-drive, brightness control and switching mirror are automated, and the nosepiece is coded. The trinocular Ergo TV-Tube with an ideal viewing angle of 20° permits the viewing height to be varied by 50 mm. High-performance EC-Epiplan-Neofluar materials objectives give the user an unrestricted ability to fully utilize new microscope techniques such as C-DIC and TIC.