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Add modern digital cameras to the Leitz Aristoplan microscope with our LM adapter systems – the juncture of quality and innovation

With our LM microscope adapters, an extensive range of modern digital cameras, such as mirrorless system cameras, digital SLR cameras, high-speed cameras, industrial C-mount cameras and conventional microscope cameras, can be attached to a microscope. Our top-quality adapter solutions unlock the full optical potential of the microscope-camera setup.

The Leitz Aristoplan was one of the first truly modular plan achromatic microscope systems to be introduced to the market. It was released in 1986 by the German company Leitz Wetzlar as the successor to the Orthoplan as top of the line of Leitz microscopes. Featuring an finite optical system, the Aristoplan continues to be a popular laboratory microscope in research and educational environments worldwide, thanks to its powerful optics and durable, well-engineered construction. 

New digital cameras on the Leitz Aristoplan photo microscope, use old microscope with modern camera technology

The Aristoplan accommodates a wide range of imaging techniques, including phase contrast, differential interference contrast, fluorescence and darkfield observation. In addition to halogen lamps, it can also be equipped with modern LED and fluorescence illumination.

Leitz Aristoplan Orthoplan laboratory microscopes Trinotubus Phototube inner diameter 38mm

The microscope’s modular design includes a trinocular head. The phototube has an internal diameter of 38 mm and, using our adapter solutions, can be equipped with modern precision optics in a few simple steps. In conjunction with a large-sensor digital camera, the excellent optical qualities of the Aristoplan can be utilised to their full potential.

Equip Leitz microscope with modern camera, digital camera, mirrorless camera, digital SLR camera, C-mount camera

Featuring a 6-position nosepiece, the Aristoplan accommodates high-quality objectives with RMS threading. This design enables the use of plan achromatic objectives with different magnifications (ranging from 2.5x to 100x) and numerical apertures. 

Different magnifications and fields of view are also available for the 23.2 mm diameter eyepieces.

If the microscope doesn’t have a phototube, the camera can also be attached to the eyepiece tube. To attach the camera, one eyepiece is removed and the camera-adapter combination is put into its place. This adapter version also delivers very good image results and offers great flexibility because it can be used on the standard eyepiece tube (23.3 mm or 30 mm internal diameter) of other microscopes.

Camera on the eyepiece tube: Mounting the Leitz Aristoplan adapter eyepiece tube

Conclusion: The Leitz Aristoplan is a high-quality microscope. With one of our LM adapters, it can be paired with modern digital cameras in a few easy steps. We offer adapter solutions that work on phototubes as well as eyepiece tubes.



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.