High Performance Inverted Research Microscope

The Leica DMi8 takes you beyond configuration restrictions. With the freedom of a completely modular system, you can create the perfect system for your needs. The Leica DMi8 can be upgraded and changed at any time.
With the Leica DMi8, you only buy what you need. If your application would benefit from auto focus or 3D images, you can integrate a motorized focus drive into an otherwise manual system. Or if you need to image in multiple colors, start with a motorized filter wheel and manual focus. With hundreds of possible combinations, you can create the best customized solution for your work. From simple documentation to advanced imaging – one microscope stand meets all of your research needs. Facilitated by its modular and upgradable design, the Leica DMi8 portfolio goes from manual operation up to fully automated systems capable of advanced imaging. Your sample is at the center of focus. With optimized microscope features, your individual sample will always stay in the spotlight.


  • User-friendly, intuitive touch panel and personalized function keys
  • Illumination settings automatically adapted to the contrast method of choice
  • Closed Loop Focus with 20 nm positional accuracy and 12 mm travel range
  • Adaptive Focus Control (AFC) automatically maintains focus in real time
  • Full range of contrast techniques (Brightfield, Integrated Modulation Contrast (IMC), Phase Contrast, Darkfield, Differential Interference Contrast (DIC) and Fluorescence)
  • Full range of condensers, from basic to advanced functionality (e.g. long working distance of 80 mm or high NA of 1.4)
  • Expanded FOV of 19 mm (compared to 16 mm standard) at all camera ports and of up to 25 mm through the eyepieces
  • Infinity Port - additional incident illumination port facilitates the integration of additional fluorescence light sources and laser systems for advanced applications like FRAP, photo-switching, ablation, Optogenetics, and many more
  • The Infinity Port Connector, along with complete optomechanical design documentation, opens the Leica DMi8 light path to any accessory you want to add; contact us to discuss your options
  • Spill protection module to keep internal components from contact with liquids