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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

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The Leica DMi8 – an inverted microscope featuring a modular design

Get better image quality with LM adapter solutions for digital cameras – the perfect link between the Leica DMi8 and DSLR or mirrorless system cameras!

Irrespective of the specific imaging tasks you want to perform, your microscope should always be tailored exactly to your needs. The modular design of the Leica DMi8 enables configuration of a basic system for industry applications, while leaving the option open to incorporate modifications and upgrades at a later date.

Leica DMi8

The key advantage of inverted microscopes is that they speed up the workflow because they achieve a higher sample throughput and their large working space can also accommodate large and heavy samples.

The Leica DMi8 comes in three versions: the DMi8 M, the DMi8 C and the DMi8 A. They all support the following contrasting techniques: bright field, DIC, polarisation and UC-3D (Ultra-Contrast 3D) illumination, which allows the user to illuminate the sample from different angles, thus making it possible to obtain additional information on the surface structure and achieve improved contrast. The DMi8 C and DMi8 A additionally offer transmitted light imaging with bright field, polarisation, phase contrast, DIC and dark field as well as the incident light techniques HDF and fluorescence.

All three models have a 6-fold objective turret (coded option: M32; motorized option: M25). The base is available with and without display, function buttons and touchscreen, and users can also choose from manual and motorised focusing options.

Leica also offers a macro objective that provides four times the field of view compared to conventional objectives (35.7mm at 0.7x magnification).

The different models have the following characteristics:

Leica DMi8 M: Basic system for simple routine tasks, manual 2-gear focus drive, supports the most common contrasting techniques, all contrast modes with LED illumination, illumination control, Leica Application Suite software

Leica DMi8 C: Coded components to ensure reproducible results, manual 2- or 3-gear focus drive, coded objective turret, coded or uncoded reflector turret, UC-3D illumination, supports all major contrasting techniques, IL/TL switch, LED illumination, intensity manager, Leica Application Suite software. The DMi8 C is also available with a photo port, which, combined with our LM digital adapters, makes it possible to attach almost all DSLR and system cameras to the microscope in a few easy steps.

Leica DMi8 A: Motorised system for demanding research application, motorised or 3-gear focus drive, 6-fold objective turret (motorised or coded), reflector turret (motorised or coded), manual or motorised UC-3D illumination, supports all major contrasting techniques, LED illumination, illumination and contrast management with diaphragm unit, Leica Application Suite software.

In addition to the top camera port, the Leica DMi8 A also has a side port which can be used to connect a camera to the microscope. Leica has enlarged the field of view (FOV) for all camera ports. Optimised for state-of-the-art sCMOS cameras, the Leica DMi8 has a 19mm FOV compared to 16mm standard camera ports.

In addition, users can see more through the eyepieces with up to 25 mm FOV.


Photography

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.
 




New LM Digital Adapter for:

Nikon D850 / Sony Alpha 9 / Nikon D5 / Sony Alpha 7S II / Sony Alpha 7R II / Sony Alpha 7S / Canon EOS 5D Mark IV / Nikon D750 / Canon EOS 6D Mark II / Sony Alpha 6300 / Sony Alpha 6500 / Nikon D500 / Canon EOS 1D X / Nikon D810 / Nikon D4s / Nikon D800 / Nikon D800E / Nikon D4 / Nikon Df / Nikon D610 / Nikon D600 / Canon EOS 6D / Canon EOS 5DS R ( without low-pass filter) / Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II / Canon EOS 80D / Canon EOS 5DS / Sony Alpha 77 II / Canon EOS 70D / Nikon D7200 / 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) / Nikon D3x / Olympus OM-D E-M1 / Nikon D3S / Canon EOS 750D / Rebel T6i / Canon EOS 760D / Rebel T6s / Canon EOS 5D Mark II / Nikon D7100 / Pentax K-5 / Canon EOS 1D Mark IV / Nikon D7000 / Canon EOS 7D Mark II / Canon EOS 600D / Rebel T3i / Canon EOS 650D / Rebel T4i / Canon EOS 700D / Rebel T5i /

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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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