Leica Microsystems GmbH has expanded its Leica M series stereomicroscopes with the M60 model. Designed according to the modular Common Main Objective principle, it features high optical quality, a range of accessories and smooth interplay of all components. Industrial applications include watch- and clock-making and automotive, and it also is suitable for use in biological applications. It has an ultracompact footprint and is ergonomically designed with an adjustable viewing height. The depth of focus and 116.8-mm object field give the user a view of the entire sample without its having to be moved. The 6.3:1 zoom with its seven switchable click stop positions enables exact reproduction of inspection conditions. In combination with the coarse/fine focus control, all digital signals are bundled at the base of the focusing column, digitally processed and sent to the Leica Application Suite software.