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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), mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras (MILC ), digital single-lens mirrorless (DSLM) 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 single-lens mirrorless (DSLM) 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 single-lens mirrorless cameras (DSLM):
- Large, powerful full-frame sensors (36 x 24 mm)
- Sensor resolution of 61 megapixels or 240 megapixels with Pixel Shift technology
- High light sensitivity (ISO 400,000+)
- Extensive dynamic range (up to 15 aperture stops/f-stops)
- Short exposure times (1/8000 second) up to 1/32,000 seconds using the digital shutter
- 4K Ultra HD  or 8K Ultra HD 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.

New LM Digital Adapter for: Nikon Z8 / Sony Alpha 7R V / Sony Alpha 1 / Sony FX3 Cinema Line / Sony Alpha 9 II (ILCE-9M2) / Sony Alpha 9 / Nikon D6 / Canon EOS R3 / Canon EOS R6 Mark II / Canon EOS R8 / Sony Alpha 7R IV / Canon EOS R5 / Sony Alpha 7S II / Sony Alpha 7S III / Sony Alpha 7R III / Canon EOS R6 / Nikon Z6 / Nikon Z6II / Sony Alpha 7R II / Nikon Z7 / Nikon Z7II / Canon EOS R / Canon EOS Ra (Astro) / Nikon Z5 / Sony Alpha 7C / Canon EOS RP / Sony Alpha 7S / Canon EOS R7 / Leica SL2-S / Canon EOS R10 / Canon EOS 1D X Mark III / Nikon Z50 / Nikon Z30 / Nikon Z fc / Nikon D850 / Canon EOS 1D X Mark II / Nikon D780 / Olympus OM-1 / Sony Alpha 7III / Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III / Canon EOS R100 / Sony Alpha 6700 / Nikon D5 / Sony Alpha 6600 / Fujifilm X-H2S / Fujifilm X-S10 / Fujifilm X-E4 / Fujifilm X-Pro3 / Olympus OM-D E-M1X / Sony Alpha 6400 / Sony Alpha 6100 / Sony ZV-E10 / Canon EOS 1D X / Nikon D4s / Olympus OM-D E-M5 III / Canon EOS 90D / Canon EOS 5D Mark IV / Nikon D4 / Nikon D750 / Canon EOS 6D Mark II / Fujifilm X-T4 / Fujifilm X-T3 / Sony Alpha 6300 / Sony Alpha 6500 / Nikon D500 / Nikon D810 / Nikon D800 / Canon EOS M6 Mark II / Nikon D800E / Nikon Df / Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 / Nikon D610 / Nikon D600 / Canon EOS 250D / Canon EOS 850D / Rebel T8i / Canon EOS 6D / Sony Alpha 99 II (SLT-A99 II) / Canon EOS M200 / Canon EOS 5DS R ( without low-pass filter) / Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II / Canon EOS 80D / Canon EOS M50 Mark II / Canon EOS 5DS / Canon EOS M50 / Sony Alpha 77 II / Canon EOS 70D / Nikon D7200 / Pentax K-1 Mark II / Canon EOS 200D / Canon EOS 800D / Rebel T7i / Canon EOS 77D / Canon EOS 5D Mark III / Canon EOS 60D / Sony Alpha 7R / Sony Alpha 7 / Nikon DS-Qi2 (Microscope Camera) / Olympus OM-D E-M5 II / Nikon D3x / Olympus OM-D E-M1 / Pentax KP /