A maximum of image quality can be obtained by combining Leica’s DM EP microscope with large sensor cameras (DSLRs with full-frame or APS-C sensors).
Coupled with our LM microscope adapters, these state-of-the-art cameras deliver outstanding resolution, dynamic range and light sensitivity.
In 2006, Leica introduced a series of polarising microscopes designed specifically for geoscience and industry applications. Included in that series is the Leica DM EP, which features a compact, rugged and easy-to-use design, making it ideal for vocational and academic training. The 30° Siedentopf-type eyepiece tube equipped with 10x lenses (22 mm FOV) can be exchanged for a trinocular tube. Leica’s high-quality optics, a standard Koehler field diaphragm and magnetically-fixed blue filter, combined with our LM digital adapters, produce crisp, sharp images at an affordable price. In addition, our LM tube extension (TUST_XME and TUST37C) can be used instead of Leica’s proprietary video adapter (item no. 13596073).
The Leica DM EP also offers a choice of two conoscopy modules (as does the Leica DM2500 P). A 35-watt halogen lamp provides illumination, and the microscope comes with a four-position objective turret that houses top-quality Leica lenses.
Fitting the microscope to digital single-lens reflex (DSLR), mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras (MILC ), digital single-lens mirrorless (DSLM) 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 single-lens mirrorless (DSLM) 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 single-lens mirrorless cameras (DSLM):
- Large, powerful full-frame sensors (36 x 24 mm)
- Sensor resolution of 61 megapixels or 240 megapixels with Pixel Shift technology
- High light sensitivity (ISO 400,000+)
- Extensive dynamic range (up to 15 aperture stops/f-stops)
- Short exposure times (1/8000 second) up to 1/32,000 seconds using the digital shutter
- 4K Ultra HD or 8K Ultra HD 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.