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Professional photo documentation using a digital SLR/system camera with the Leica Wild M420 macroscope

Using the LM digital SLR adapter, the Wild M420 macroscope can be transformed into a digital photographic workstation in just a few seconds. 

If you are interested in producing superior microscope images, the LM digital adapter is the easiest, quickest and most competitively priced way to connect digital cameras with an interchangeable lens mount system (digital SLR cameras and interchangeable lens system cameras) to a Leica Wild M420 macroscope. Most digital SLR cameras are equipped with a Live View function and an HDMI interface, which make it possible to display pictures directly on an HD-capable monitor or even a projector. This enables several persons to work together and discuss a slide, which is ideal for lectures, presentations, etc.

Insert the LM direct image 1x C-mount port with C-mount connection (order code: TUST38C) into the phototube of the macroscope and secure it by tightening the knurled screw. Next, screw on the LM digital SLR adapter to the C-mount port, and your photographic workstation is ready for use.

taking pictures with the Leica Wild M420 macroscope and LM digital adapter

The Leica Wild M420 macroscope offers perfect conditions for all types of photographic documentation. Unlike stereo microscopes (Greenough or Abbe type), the Leica Wild M420 utilises a centric optical path. In addition, it offers manual aperture control, which helps you to quickly determine the optimum balance between resolution capability and depth of field. Aperture setting is vital to image quality, which is why we recommend that you use at least the second aperture stop. If photographic documentation is your interest, we recommend the high-quality apo zoom lens (6:1 5.8:-35x) which earns top marks for its high resolution capability (348 lp/mm) and is chromatically corrected for the entire spectral range. The achromatic macro zoom 5:1, on the other hand, is corrected only for red and blue. 

Manual aperture control of Leica Wild M420

However, this more favourably priced lens (5:1 6.3x – 32x) still produces macro images that offer excellent contrast and detail resolution. As in almost all types of photography, choosing the optimal camera is the key to success, and the new digital SLR cameras and mirrorless system cameras being marketed today offer a range of interesting camera functions. Please visit our website to view our ranking of a number of cameras according to their suitability for use on a microscope or macroscope. 

The following camera features are particularly important when the equipment is intended for use on a microscope or macroscope:

Example of photo taken with LM digital adapter and Leica Wild M420

Update 08.11.2011





New LM Digital Adapter for: Sony Alpha 9 II (ILCE-9M2) / Sony Alpha 9 / Nikon D6 / Sony Alpha 7R IV / Sony Alpha 7S II / Sony Alpha 7R III / Nikon Z6 / Sony Alpha 7R II / Nikon Z7 / Canon EOS R with Canon Adapter EF-EOS R / Canon EOS Ra (Astro) with Canon Adapter EF-EOS R / Canon EOS RP with Canon Adapter EF-EOS R / Sony Alpha 7S / Canon EOS 1D X Mark III / Nikon Z50 / Nikon D850 / Canon EOS 1D X Mark II / Nikon D780 / Sony Alpha 7III / Nikon D5 / Sony Alpha 6600 / Sony Alpha 6400 / Sony Alpha 6100 / Canon EOS 1D X / Nikon D4s / Olympus OM-D E-M5 III / Canon EOS 90D / Canon EOS 5D Mark IV / Nikon D4 / Nikon D750 / Canon EOS 6D Mark II / Sony Alpha 6300 / Sony Alpha 6500 / Nikon D500 / Nikon D810 / Nikon D800 / Nikon D800E / Nikon Df / Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 / Nikon D610 / Nikon D600 /