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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 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!
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
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Microscope Digital Cameras: Camera ranking for microscopy use

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Adapter solution for WILD/Leica microscopes with elbowed beam splitters

Wild and Leica microscopes featuring angled beam splitters can be easily fitted for high-quality photomicrographic applications with our LM digital adapters. These microscopes are particularly well suited for connecting modern DSLR, video (HD/4k/6k), C-mount and system cameras. 

WILD / LEICA elbowed beam splitter digital adapter camera

Although slightly older models, the Leica and Wild microscopes of the M series (Wild M3, M10/Leica MS5, MZ6, MZ7, MZ9, MZ APO) still provide superb optical quality and are therefore excellently suited for producing sophisticated photographic documentation.

They feature coaxial illumination, a large field of vision and high resolution. Due to the modular system of components, they also offer a high degree of flexibility in terms of equipment and use.

The elbowed photo tube is available in two different designs. The HU phototube (Wild product no. 404891) directs 100% of the light from the adjacent eyepiece tube to the camera, while the object can still be observed monocularly through the other eyepiece. The HV photo tube (Wild product no. 18057), on the other hand, is equipped with a control lever that lets the user switch to photography use. In that case, 50% of the light is passed to the photo tube and the remaining 50% is directed to the two eyepiece tubes.

Both photo tube formats (HU and HV) have an integrated double iris diaphragm that can be operated with a diaphragm lever. The purpose of the iris diaphragm is to increase the depth of field and adjust the light intensity of the camera system.

The elbowed photo tube of the similarly designed Leica microscope models (MS5, MZ6, MZ7, MZ9, MZ APO) has the Leica product number 10446174.

If the microscope does not have a photo tube, it is always possible to mount a camera to the eyepiece tube. This does not make any difference in the optical quality compared to the solution that uses the photo tube.

camera on eyepiece tube microscopy



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.

New LM Digital Adapter for:

Nikon D850 / Sony Alpha 7III / Sony Alpha 9 / Nikon D5 / Sony Alpha 7S II / Sony Alpha 7R II / Sony Alpha 7R III / Sony Alpha 7S / Canon EOS 5D Mark IV / Nikon D750 / Canon EOS 6D Mark II / Sony Alpha 6300 / Sony Alpha 6500 / Nikon D500 / Canon EOS 1D X / Nikon D810 / Nikon D4s / Nikon D800 / Nikon D800E / Nikon D4 / Nikon Df / Nikon D610 / Nikon D600 / Canon EOS 6D / Canon EOS 5DS R ( without low-pass filter) / Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II / Canon EOS 80D / Canon EOS 5DS / Sony Alpha 77 II / Canon EOS 70D / Nikon D7200 / Canon EOS 200D / Canon EOS 800D / Rebel T7i / Canon EOS 77D / Canon EOS 5D Mark III / Canon EOS 60D / Sony Alpha 7R / Sony Alpha 7 / Nikon DS-Qi2 (Microscope Camera) / Nikon D3x / Olympus OM-D E-M1 /

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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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