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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
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Microscope photos with the Leica Wild M10 and modern cameras (DSLR, system or USB)

The Wild M10 is the last stereo microscope (Greenough principle) in the M series (WILD M3, WILD M7, WILD M8, etc.) from Leitz. Although a few years have passed since its market introduction (beginning of the 1990s), it is still very easy to connect a digital camera (DSLR, system or USB) to the microscope for professional photographic documentation.

As the Leica WILD M10 was launched on the market as long ago as the 1990s, the photographic unit (Mikrophot: WILD MPS05; Semiphotomat: WILD MPS15/12) was originally designed for analogue cameras (WILD camera body, film, SLR and TV cameras). 

The WILD M10 stereo microscope is a high-quality instrument for research, development and education. It has a zoom range of 1:10. Magnifications of 8x to 80x are possible.

The M3Z was unique in the M3 series, in that it offers a continuous zoom from 6.4x to 40x. It is available with achromatic or planapo objectives. The M3Z provides exceptional field flatness with its plan objectives. M3 objectives are interchangeable with the M5 series. Thanks to our LM digital adapters it is very simple to mount a DSLR on the beam splitter of the M3Z, as shown here:

The Wild M10 is available with two different phototube models. In the first version (binocular head on a fixed phototube), the phototube is fitted directly above the two eyepieces


Microscope Leica WILD M10 fitting with a camera for photodocumentation

A digital camera (DSLR, system or USB camera) can be attached to this phototube using a C-mount port with a 1x optical factor (TUST38C) and the LM digital adapter tailored to whichever camera is being used. 

Microscope Leica WILD M10 adapting with a camera for photodocumentation trinohead

In the second version, the phototube (HV phototube or HU phototube, both with integrated iris diaphragm to optimise image quality) is fitted on the side of the two eyepieces. The HV phototube has a 50%/50% beam splitter; the HU phototube has a 100% beam splitter.

Microscope Leica WILD M10 side photoport connecting with a camera for photodocumentation   Microscope Leica WILD M10 side photoport  fitting with a camera

With this model, a camera can be connected in exactly the same way as with the options described above. A C-mount port with a 1x optical factor (TUST38C) is inserted in the phototube and then the LM digital adapter tailored to the camera being used is attached along with the camera.

Mounting a camera on the microscope Leica WILD M10 side photoport  for photodocumentation

A third option is the A phototube (38 mm), which has no viewing tube and is purely designed for photography.

For further information and prices see our database. Please select a camera model.

Microscope Description
WILD M3C/M32 5-step magnification changer or zoom 1:6 (M32)
WILD M3B 3-step magnification changer
WILD M3C 5-step magnification changer
WILD M3Z zoom



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 / 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 /

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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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