Leaf MicroLumina (1996)

The MicroLumina was a self contained, one pass scanning digital camera, designed for a wide variety of biomedical and scientific applications. The lightweight unit mounted quickly to optical microscopes, telescopes and other imaging systems designed to accept 35mm camera bodies. High-powered scanning was achieved through the use of a trilinear 2700x3400 pixel CCD that captured images with exceptional quality in a single pass.

When attached to a microscope the MicroLumina allowed the user to capture high resolution scans. Within minutes one could create digital Brightfield and Epi-illuminated images for use in publications, research documentation, archival applications and education. Getting high resolution digital images from three-dimensional and flat specimens was therefore easier than never before.

Optional Leaf accessories that could be used with MicroLumina included a slide illuminator and an automatic carousel adapter to efficiently scan large quantities of slides. The MicroLumina was designed to handle both positive and negative film, accepting images from 35mm to 6x6cm film formats. The MicroLumina was primarily used in biological and scientific fields.

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  • Brand: Leaf
  • Model: MicroLumina
  • First mentioned: 1996
  • Marketed: yes
  • MSRP: $5,625 - $7,500
  • Imager Type: 8.7MP CCD
  • Resolution: 3400x2700
  • Internal Storage: -
  • External Storage: Macintosh/IBM PC with hard disk drive
  • Lens: Nikon-F mount lenses
  • Shutter: electronic shutter
  • Aperture Range: lens dependent
  • LCD screen size: -
  • Size: -
  • Weight: -
  • Remarks: -

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