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Fotodyne™ FOTO/Analyst™ Investigator/FX Workstations with Motorized Zoom Lens, Single Wavelength

The Investigator/FX features transillumination and epi-illumination with a variety of emission options: multi-wavelength UV, white, blue, red and green. Combined with the sensitivity of a CCD camera and our large-format transilluminators, this gives you the flexibility to capture images of many different types of samples. Acquire, print, and store photos of gels, microassay plates, fluorescent and colorimetric blots, TLC plates, bacterial plates

Manufacturer:  Fotodyne™ 71520DLNP

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Catalog No. F1520DLNP

This item has been discontinued by the manufacturer and is no longer available. Please call customer service for assistance: 1-800-766-7000.

Includes: 11.5-69mm (6X) motorized zoom lens, motorized filter wheel, choice of CCD camera, choice of transilluminator, FOTO/FX darkroom with dual white-light and optional UV epi-illumination, image acquisition software, Coomassie™ blue filter (dual-light workstations only), optional thermal printer, all necessary cables and connectors

Requires : PC (not included)



  • Files can be archived in several formats to preserve data integrity for downstream analysis
  • Workstations can be networked to make files more accessible
  • Motorized zoom lens allows the camera lens and darkroom to be controlled through user-friendly software
  • All systems are PC compatible
  • Systems are designed to be easily upgraded to include a cooled CCD camera for low-light samples

FOTO/FX Benchtop Darkroom

  • Light-tight enclosure houses a CCD camera with zoom lens and filters
  • Flat black interior minimizes stray light
  • Gliding transilluminator platform and side-opening door with interlock provide convenient, safe operation of large-format transilluminators
  • Two interior visible epi-light panels allow easy focusing and even illumination of opaque samples
  • Dual UV epi-lights can be used to optimize sensitivity of samples stained with fluorescent dyes
  • Camera mounting system allows for easy upgrading to other cameras
  • Motorized filter wheel permits filters to be selected through computer software or the darkroom touchpad
Choose Your Transilluminator
Investigator/FX workstations accommodate our standard size or large-format transilluminators. Select single wavelength UV, single wavelength dual light (UV plus white light), dual wavelength UV, or dual wavelength dual light. UV wavelength choices include 254 nm (short), 312 nm (mid) and 366 nm (long)
Image Acquisition Software
  • Integration to 8.3 min. in 1/30 sec. increments
  • Live preview
  • Brightness and contrast
  • Image manipulation: invert, zoom, mirror, rotate, annotate (date, time, text, circle, arrow)
  • Image storage in choice of TIF, JPG, BMP, and PNG formats



12-bit, 1.4 megapixel
Ethidium bromide and Coomassie blue
Single-wavelength UV
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