|Micro Tech Lab Professional solutions for digital micro and macro photography|
|Online configurator: LM microscope adapter for all digital cameras and microscopes|
|An overview of the LM microscope adapters|
|We offer LM digital adapter solutions for the following microscopes|
|Microscope Adapter: LM wide-field adapter for eyepiece tubes with 30 mm inner diameter|
|LM digital SLR universal wide-field adapter: now with larger image field and focus settings|
|All in one: LM Digital SLR Universal Adapter for phototube and the eyepiece tube (C-Mount, 23.2mm, 30mm 37mm, 38mm, 42mm)|
|LM adapter solution for c-mount microscope ports with reduction optics (0.5x / 0.6x / 0.7x or f=55mm / f=75mm / f=100mm)|
|LM wide-field camcorder adapter for the new generation of ultra HD camcorders|
|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!|
|Macro Close-Up Lens: LM Macro lens 40/80 with plan achromatic optics|
|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|
|Micro Tech Lab advisory service: microscopy, digital cameras, high quality photo|
|Camera recommendation for microscopy application|
|Microscope Digital Cameras: Camera ranking for microscopy use|
|DSLR camera or special-purpose microscope cameras?|
The Leica S series – economical stereo microscopes offering versatile areas of use
Coupled with state-of-the-art camera technology, the Leica S series makes it easy to achieve professional photo documentation – simply by using an LM microscope adapter. Our adapters enable a large number of digital cameras (DSLRs or system cameras) to be paired with these microscopes, thus delivering outstanding image quality.
The Leica S series offers tremendous flexibility thanks to its modular construction. The two parallel beam paths (Greenough principle) that define all stereo microscopes make the Leica S6 particularly well suited for work in the areas of quality control, observation and documentation.
Thanks to its lean configuration with a low footprint – the objective pairs are positioned close together – the microscope has a small space requirement. Especially in laboratory and industrial settings, the Leica S6 D is an outstanding and affordable option (priced from around € 2,100).
In its standard version, the Leica S6 D comes with achromat objectives. Six different options – 0.32x to 2.0x – are available. Its ergonomic 38º viewing angle and ergo objectives that accommodate varied viewing heights ensure a comfortable, fatigue-free posture.
Eyepieces that include attachable soft eyecups are available, an option that is quite practical for eyeglass wearers. The 110 mm working distance provides excellent access to the specimen, and the overview is especially large thanks to its 36.5 mm object field. In addition, the microscope can also be laterally rotated by 360º.
With its integrated photo tube, the Leica S6 D is also a good fit for photomicrography applications. For instance, it is possible to switch the beam path between 100% visual (left eyepiece) and 100% documentation (photo tube). The integrated beam splitter channels 100% of the available light into the camera. With our proven LM digital adapters, attaching a digital camera to the microscope is exceptionally easy.
Several magnifications can be set quickly using the zoom stops that enable measurements to be reproduced (zoom range: 6.3:1). In addition, the focus drive’s ease of movement can be adjusted according to personal preferences.
Leica offers an extensive range of accessories for the S6 D, including the Leica MATS thermocontrol system (for live cell biology), cross stages, a large selection of stands (incident light stand, optional transmitted light base) and swing-arm systems.
In addition, several different types of illumination are available:
- Cold light source
- LED 6-point ring light (KL 200, suitable for the demands of a routine stereo microscope)
- LED 1000 (a spotlight/ring light combination suitable for all clinical applications)
- LED 3000 (vertical illumination with control over individual segments, including semicircles and quadrants)
- Cold light fluorescence
- Coaxial incident light
The Leica S6 D offers a large object field at an excellent price-to-performance ratio, thus delivering focused, undistorted, high-contrast images on a moderate budget. Although the S6 D guarantees high resolution, the S8 APO – the high-powered model of the Leica S line – is equipped with an apochromatically corrected optical system and is thus even better suited for photomicrography uses.
Transmitted light: no, alternative microscope: Leica TL 4000 RC/ RCI
Incident light: bright field
Microscope stand: upright microscope, no display
Types of stands: incident light stand, optional transmitted light module, swinging arm stand available
Optics: Greenough design
Focus adjustement: manually with focus-stop
Light source: cold light, Led, flourescence, koaxial incident light
Magnification range:: 6,3x to 40x
Objectives: achromate, Leica S8 APO: apochromate
Eyepieces: Eyepieces for spectacle wearers available
Price: depending on accessories € 2.000 plus
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.
Canon EOS R with Canon Adapter EF-EOS R / Canon EOS RP with Canon Adapter EF-EOS R / Sony Alpha 7S II / Sony Alpha 7R III / Nikon Z6 with F-Mount Adapter FTZ / Sony Alpha 7R II / Nikon Z7 with F-Mount Adapter FTZ / Sony Alpha 7S / Nikon D850 / Canon EOS 1D X Mark II / Sony Alpha 7III / Nikon D5 / Canon EOS 1D X / Nikon D4s / 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 / Canon EOS 250D / Canon EOS M50 / Canon EOS 6D / Sony Alpha 99 II (SLT-A99 II) / 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 / Pentax K-1 Mark II / 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 / Pentax KP / Nikon D3S / Canon EOS 750D / Rebel T6i / Canon EOS 760D / Rebel T6s / Canon EOS 5D Mark II / Nikon D7100 / Pentax K-5 / Canon EOS 1D Mark IV / Nikon D7000 / Canon EOS 7D Mark II / Canon EOS 600D / Rebel T3i / Canon EOS 650D / Rebel T4i / Canon EOS 700D / Rebel T5i / Canon EOS 2000D / Rebel T7 / Canon EOS 7D / Canon EOS 550D / Rebel T2i / Kiss X4 Digital / Canon EOS 1300D / EOS Rebel T6 / Canon EOS 4000D / Canon EOS 100D / Nikon DS-Ri2 (Microscope Camera) / Canon EOS 50D / Canon EOS 1200D / EOS Rebel T5 / EOS Kiss X70 / Canon EOS 1100D / Rebel T3 / Olympus E-5 / Sony Alpha 68 / Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 / Canon EOS 1D Mark III / Canon EOS 40D / Canon EOS 60Da for astrophotography / Nikon D7500 / Sony Alpha 99 (SLT-A99) / Sony Alpha 7II / Pentax K-3 II / Olympus E-3 / Olympus E-30 / Olympus E-620 / Sony Alpha 6000 / Pentax K-500 / Canon EOS M100 / Canon EOS M6 / Nikon D700 / Nikon D3 / Canon EOS M5 / Sony Alpha 77V / Canon EOS 1000D / Digital Rebel XS / Sony Alpha 580 / Sony Alpha 5100 / Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III / Sony Alpha 5000 / Pentax K-S2 /
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