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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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LM microscope adapters: Leica’s new, minimalist M10 camera ventures into the realm of photomicrography

The successor to the Leica M (Type 240) is called Leica M10 and was launched at the beginning of 2017. We have taken a closer look at the M10’s performance and features to check out if it can hold up to its professional-grade competitors that are currently in the market.

The Leica M10 is built in Germany and features a compact, full-frame camera system with a 24 MP full-frame CMOS sensor (24x36mm). With a price tag of around EUR 6,500 it is definitely at the high end of the price scale. The M10 combines ease of use with minimalist design and cutting-edge technology and comes with a host of new features and improvements over its predecessor. A huge plus for photomicrographers: the sensor does not employ a resolution-limiting low-pass filter. Likewise, because autofocusing is not important for microscope work, the fact that the camera doesn’t have an autofocus function is not really a big deal. Like the other cameras from Leica’s M series (M9, M-D, M8, M8.2, M9.2), the M10 can be attached to almost every microscope using our LM digital adapters. We offer adapter solutions for photo tubes, C-mount connections and eyepiece tubes with different internal diameters. The uncompromising optical quality of our LM DSLR adapters “made in Austria” enables maximum image quality. Attaching the camera to the microscope is an easy and quick process.

The Leica M10 shoots at five frames per second, resulting in 30 DNG files or 100 JPEGs when using continuous shooting.

The ISO range available is 100 to 50,000, and thanks to the camera’s ISO speed dial, ISO can be set even when the camera is turned off. Exposure time can be set with the shutter speed dial, and shutter speed goes from 1/4,000 to 1/125 s. The bulb function can also be activated with the shutter speed dial.

The M10 also has WiFi capabilities – a first for a Leica M camera. With the corresponding app installed, the camera can be controlled remotely in Live View mode via tablet or smartphone. The display diagonal is 7.5 centimetres, but it is a fixed screen, with no tilt and swivel capabilities. Since it is very lightweight (660g), the M10 can be attached to any type of microscope.

The camera also has a USB 2.0 interface. However, Leica’s minimalist approach does not only have advantages, since stripping technology to bare bones also limits flexibility and versatility. The M10 doesn’t shoot video of any sort, there is no HDMI-out for connecting to an external camera, and (to date) there is no support for tethered shooting through a remote capture software (such as Capture One)

Conclusion: The Leica M10 is a high-quality camera with a minimalist design “made in Germany”. It is an ideal all-round camera for those who want to use it, among other tasks, for taking pictures through a microscope, surgical microscope, macroscope or stereo microscope. However, due to the M10’s lack of software compatibility, other cameras would be better suited for exclusive use on a microscope – for more on that subject, please see our camera ranking.

 



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DSLRLFTLM Digital SLR Widefield Adapter for full frame sensor with special hard anti-reflection coating, plan achromatic optics for 23.2mm eyepiece and 42mm photo tube, inclusive Leica M camera lens mount adapter

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Euro 1195,--
US $ 1410.1
DSLRLFTC_ProLM Digital SLR Universal Adapter for full-frame sensor with special hard anti-reflection coating, plan achromatic optics with tube adapter and C-Mount thread, inclusive Leica M camera lens mount adapter

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Euro 1285,--
US $ 1516.3
For EU (European Union) VAT (IVA, TVA) not included


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LM microscope adapters: Canon’s new midrange DSLR camera, the EOS 80 D, is a perfect fit for microscopes!

 

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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