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), 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.