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Enhancing the Leica DM IRB for photomicrography in a few simple steps with an LM digital adapter 

While the Leica DM IRB inverted fluorescence research microscope may be a somewhat older model (it dates back to the 1990s), it remains one of the best instruments around. With our flexible LM digital adapters, it can be converted for modern digital photomicrography in almost no time. When combined with modern DSLR or system cameras, the Leica DM IRB is in no way inferior to modern research microscopes. No other factor has as much impact on image quality as the lenses in the optical system, and Leica’s HCS lenses deliver image quality of the highest order.

The Leica DM IRB is equipped with a sturdy, almost vibration-free stand and an infinitely-corrected optical system. A comfortably designed “ergo tube” is also available, along with a wide range of accessories (heatable stage, micromanipulator, motorised lens changer, etc.).
Leica offers a multitude of contrasting methods for the DM IRB. Considering its wide range of illumination options (transmitted light, incident light, halogen, fluorescence, etc.), this instrument leaves nothing to be desired.
Because of its central optical path and infinity-corrected optical system, the Leica DM IRB is very well suited for photomicrography.

Leica DM IRB microscope with digital camera adapter microscopecamera

Microscopy Methods: Transmitted Light (bright field, dark field, Nomarski DIC, phase contrast, interfereometry), fluorescence

Fluorescence module: DAPI FITC TRITC fluorescence filler set, inverted fluorescence microscope

Microscope stand: inverted research microscope, no display

Optics: infinite

optical path: centric

Focus adjustment: manually

Stage: heatable, mikromanipulation

Original camera: Leica MPS 30 / MPS 60

Revolving nosepiece: 6 objectives

Light source: Fluorescence-HBO

optical zoom: no

magnification: max. 1000

Objective: achromate, planachromate, semiapochromate, apochromate

Eyepiece tubes: 30mm, 

Eyepieces: 10x and 25x

Fototube: 35mm HC Tube

Other: High magnification dry objektives


Fitting the microscope to digital single-lens reflex (DSLR), system or C-mount cameras is easy with our LM digital SLR adapters, which feature a plan achromatic optical system. Our products make it possible to capture top-quality microscope images. To help you select the adapter that is right for your camera, we have set up an online configurator on our website. You can also email us – ideally with attached photographs of your microscope.

Modern DSLR and system cameras offer the latest technology and are generally very well suited for microscopy applications. Most of them can be controlled remotely via PC/Mac. Because of their high sales volumes, they offer an excellent price/performance ratio compared to special-purpose microscope cameras.

Features of top DSLR and system cameras:
- Large, powerful full-frame sensors (36 x 24 mm)
- Sensor resolution of 50 megapixels
- High light sensitivity (ISO 100,000+)
- Extensive dynamic range (up to 14 aperture stops/f-stops)
- Short exposure times (1/8000 second):
- Full/Ultra HD (4k) video function
- Live video capture on external monitors in ultra HD quality

In most cases, these cameras are significantly more powerful than microscope cameras with smaller sensors (1/2" or 2/3"). On our website you will find our current camera recommendations and a camera ranking which is specifically tailored to microscopy applications.

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