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An overview of the LM microscope adapters
We offer LM digital adapter solutions for the following microscopes
Online configurator: LM microscope adapter for all digital cameras and microscopes
LM adapter solution for c-mount microscope ports with reduction optics (0.5x / 0.6x / 0.7x or f=55mm / f=75mm / f=100mm)
LM Macroscope 24x (15x and 11x) for Focus Stacking: Highest resolution without compromise
LM Macroscope 9x (5x and 3x) for Focus Stacking: Highest resolution without compromise
LM photo microscopes: the flexible photography solution for large sensor cameras!
Macro Close-Up Lens: LM Macro lens 40/80 with plan achromatic optics
Special mounting medium for microscopy, non toxic,water solved,light hardening,fast solidifying and drying,neutraldoes not make air bubbles,high optical solution,color protecting,solvent free,high refractive index
Micro Tech Lab advisory service: microscopy, digital cameras, high quality photo
Service: improving image quality by giving your microscope a professional check-up
Camera ranking for microscopy use
Camera recommendation for microscopy application
DSLR camera or special-purpose microscope cameras?
Image sensor: dynamic range and it's influence on image quality
Microsocope recommendation
The Zeiss Stemi 508 stereo microscope: microscope adapters for digital cameras (DLSR and system cameras)
The Olympus IX2 series: enhanced versatility for use in a wide range of application
Our LM digital adapters open the Zeiss SV8 stereo microscope to a new, digital world
Nikon’s SMZ 645 and 660 stereo microscopes in microphotography
With the help of LM Digital adapter the inverse Nikon Eclipse MA100 and MA200 microscope become fit for photomicrography
Capture exceptional images with the Leica DM4 B/DM6 B and our LM digital adapters
LM photo microscope with Nikon C-mount camera DS-Fi2 and control panel DS-L3 for measurement tasks, long-term studies and lengthy observations
Install modern camera systems (DSLR, system- or c-mount cameras) with our LM digital adapter on the Olympus SZX9 – a stereo microscope for industrial applications
Capture One Pro software: Tethering in microscopy with Live View for a large variety of cameras
Preview: The Nikon D850 – the new number 1 in our camera ranking!
Sony Alpha 9 – a camera that has everything you need!
Sony Alpha 7S II – a video specialist with ultra-high light sensitivity
Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 – an interesting solution for long-term video recording at the microscope
Professional camera with full-frame sensor Leica M10 on the microscope
The new Canon DSLR EOS 1300D – a “microscope camera” with an unbeatable price/performance ratio
Canon EOS 800D DSLR - test on microscope with LM DSLR widefield adapter with planachromatic optics
Canon EOS 200D - practical test on microscope with LM DSLR widefield adapter with planachromatic optics
Various LM digital adapter solutions for many microscopes with the new Canon EOS 77D DSLR

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Capture exceptional images with the Leica DM4 B/DM6 B and our LM digital adapters

The upright digital research microscopes DM4 B and DM6 B were developed by Leica for use in biomedical research and in clinical laboratories. The two systems are successors to Leica’s DM4000 B, D5000 B, DM5500 B and DM6000 B models and further refine this predecessor generation of automated research microscopes. Both microscopes are equipped with displays that perform different functions: the display of the DM4 B shows all current microscope settings, while the DM6 B features a touchscreen for intuitive remote control of the microscope.

The DM4 B uses LED transmitted light illumination for the following contrasting methods: bright field, dark field, phase contrast and polarisation contrast. Fluorescence illumination is provided by LED or mercury vapour. The DM6 B offers a choice between LED and halogen transmitted light illumination. In addition to the contrasting methods described above, differential interference contrast (DIC) observation is also supported. The DM6 B comes equipped with a motorised stage and has a mechanical or motorised focus option. The user can choose the objective best suited for the task at hand from the full portfolio of Leica objectives. The objective turret (coded, partially motorised) offers a choice of 6 or 7 objective positions.

Leica DM4 B

The field of view of the camera port measures 19mm and is matched to the chip size of sCMOS cameras. Large-format CMOS sensors have a better signal-to-noise ratio, which is particularly important at high ISO settings. With our LM digital adapters, users are free to either use same-brand cameras or standard DSLR cameras of their choice to produce captivating, high-resolution microscope images. Today’s sophisticated DSLR and system cameras achieve superb colour rendition and an amazing level of detail. The motorised field diaphragm features six round and square field stops of different sizes, making it easier to match the image section to the chip size of the camera being used. The Fluorescence Intensity Manager (FIM) regulates the lighting to protect the specimen against photobleaching.

A distinguishing feature of the DM4 B and DM6 B microscopes is the automation of specific functions. For example, switching between contrast methods is initiated by pressing a single button – all changes in settings are performed automatically. Both instruments are available with the LAS X software package, which guides users through image acquisition step by step and provides a quick overview of the specimens. Programmable function control buttons and touch panel operations simplify all phases of microscope operation.

Of course, ergonomics also play an important role with these high-quality microscopes: ergo tubes and adaptable stages for right- or left-handed operators make working for hours at a time less strenuous.

The microscopes come with a broad range of tools and accessories, too many to comprehensively describe here (such as a fully automated fixed stage microscope for electrophysiological research or sample preparation with laser microdissection). When combined with the appropriate light source, the instruments are also well suited for optogenetics (a relatively new field of technology involving the use of light to control genetically modified cells).

Conclusion: Leica’s two upright research microscopes DM4 B and DM6 B are exceptionally well suited for photomicrography. With the help of our LM digital adapters, they can be combined with favourably priced DSLR and system cameras quickly and without difficulty.


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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The Sony Alpha 7R on the microscope with the tried and tested LM digital adapters
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Canon EOS 5DS – the twin sister of the Canon EOS 5DS R
The high-performance full-frame Canon EOS 5DS R camera on the microscope
Canon EOS 1200D - simple camera with a very good price performance ratio for microphotography
The Nikon D810 full frame camera in microscopy


High-end intermediate optics for connecting microscopes to:
  • digital SLR cameras
  • digital mirrorless system cameras with an interchangeable lens mount
  • c-mount-, USB- and firewire cameras
  • digital compact cameras and camcorders
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