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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 adapter solution for c-mount microscope ports with reduction optics (0.5x / 0.6x / 0.7x or f=55mm / f=75mm / f=100mm)
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!
Example application LM macroscope 24x: European garden spider (Araneus diadematus)
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
Service: improving image quality by giving your microscope a professional check-up
Camera ranking for microscopy use
Camera recommendation for microscopy application
DSLR camera or special-purpose microscope cameras?
Image sensor: dynamic range and it's influence on image quality
Microsocope recommendation
The Zeiss Stemi 508 stereo microscope: microscope adapters for digital cameras (DLSR and system cameras)
The Olympus IX2 series: enhanced versatility for use in a wide range of application
Our LM digital adapters open the Zeiss SV8 stereo microscope to a new, digital world
Nikon’s SMZ 645 and 660 stereo microscopes in microphotography
With the help of LM Digital adapter the inverse Nikon Eclipse MA100 and MA200 microscope become fit for photomicrography
Capture exceptional images with the Leica DM4 B/DM6 B and our LM digital adapters
LM photo microscope with Nikon C-mount camera DS-Fi2 and control panel DS-L3 for measurement tasks, long-term studies and lengthy observations
Install modern camera systems (DSLR, system- or c-mount cameras) with our LM digital adapter on the Olympus SZX9 – a stereo microscope for industrial applications
Capture One Pro software: Tethering in microscopy with Live View for a large variety of cameras
Preview: The Nikon D850 – the new number 1 in our camera ranking!
Sony Alpha 9 – a camera that has everything you need!
Sony Alpha 7S II – a video specialist with ultra-high light sensitivity
Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 – an interesting solution for long-term video recording at the microscope
Professional camera with full-frame sensor Leica M10 on the microscope
The new Canon DSLR EOS 1300D – a “microscope camera” with an unbeatable price/performance ratio
Canon EOS 800D DSLR - test on microscope with LM DSLR widefield adapter with planachromatic optics
Canon EOS 200D - practical test on microscope with LM DSLR widefield adapter with planachromatic optics
Various LM digital adapter solutions for many microscopes with the new Canon EOS 77D DSLR

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Using high definition cameras with powerful computers and monitors in microscopy

Every techie’s heart leaps when an opportunity arises to use state-of-the-art technology, such as cameras that can shoot 4k (or better) quality videos. Cameras like these can capture the most intricate microscopic details and deliver superb colour fidelity. At the same time, they also improve work efficiency, since they need less time to produce high-quality photographic and video material. Yet image quality depends not only on camera performance, but also on the other components involved (like the computer and monitor). These must also meet critical requirements to deliver premium image quality.


UltraHD Vergleich Full HD Mikrofotografie LMscope


As technology continued to evolve, cameras, monitors and computers have steadily gained speed and power.

To unlock the full potential of 4k cameras, the computer/monitor system must be capable of processing such high quality. By extension, if combined PC performance is lacking, videos shot in 4k quality cannot be displayed effectively. 

Of course, equipment that meets these high standards typically comes at prices that are not necessarily warranted by every application. Nevertheless, by carefully selecting the different components (camera, monitor and PC), users can still achieve excellent results – despite budget constraints.

Equipment capable of up to 6k resolution is currently available on the market, and screen components that are compatible in terms of performance can be had at affordable prices as well. At present (2016), 4k-capable cameras run from € 2,500 upwards, while the necessary computer equipment comes in at around € 800.


Before anything else, users must decide whether to use a special microscope camera or a conventional DSLR or system camera. Regardless of camera type, however, the following minimum requirements must be met:

Panasonic Lumix GH4 Microfotografie LMscope


To assess image quality, a high-end monitor of at least 24" is needed. It is also important that the display offer a resolution of at least 1920 x 1080 Full HD, or better still, 3840 x 2160 Ultra HD, 4k or 6k.

Due to the high resolution of photographic and video material, huge quantities of data are generated, and processing these vast amounts of data efficiently requires a high performance CPU. At a minimum, a Quad Core CPU with 4 GB of RAM should be used. Where the graphics card is concerned, it is best to use a model equipped with HDMI (1.4 or 2), or even better, a display port.


If a less powerful graphics card is used, the monitor will be unable to reproduce high resolution images. Where digital image processing is concerned, our experience with the AMD graphics card (FirePro series) has been quite good. The entry-level AMD FirePro W4100 card is relatively low priced (about € 200), but offers four display port outputs and consumes only 50 watts at full tilt. With support for four displays, the card can drive up to four high resolution displays simultaneously.


AMD FirePro W4100 Displayportanschlüsse


This means that only a single-slot cooling solution is required. For most applications, the AMD FirePro W4100 is more than adequate (4k screens for graphics software, remote control software, Photoshop, video editing, etc.). Depending on the application, other FirePro models that offer even greater performance might also be interesting. Notably, NVidia's Quadro series offers excellent products in this segment.


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 /

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Canon EOS 200D - practical test on microscope with LM DSLR widefield adapter with planachromatic optics
LM photo microscope with Nikon C-mount camera DS-Fi2 and control panel DS-L3 for measurement tasks, long-term studies and lengthy observations
LM microscope adapters: We’re impressed by the performance of Canon’s professional-grade EOS 5D Mark IV camera at the microscope!
Canon EOS Utility 2 and Apple computer
Canon EOS 5D Mark II on the microscope
Controlling Olympus digital SLR cameras from your PC with the OLYMPUS Studio 2 software
The Sony Alpha 7R II – a top-notch camera with full-frame sensor for use in microscopy
Canon Rebel T4i (EOS 650D) in a practical test
Camera recommendation for microscopy application
Canon Utility Software 3
DSLR camera or special-purpose microscope cameras?
Testing report: Nikon Camera Control Pro2
Camera ranking for microscopy use
The Sony Alpha 7R on the microscope with the tried and tested LM digital adapters
Controlling cameras remotely via PC or Mac
Canon EOS 5DS – the twin sister of the Canon EOS 5DS R
The high-performance full-frame Canon EOS 5DS R camera on the microscope
Canon EOS 1200D - simple camera with a very good price performance ratio for microphotography
The Nikon D810 full frame camera in microscopy
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 with 4k video recording
fullframe camera Nikon D610 on the microscope
LM photo microscopes: the flexible photography solution for large sensor cameras!
Nikon NIS Elements Imaging Software
C-mount interface and microscope adapter, coupler for Zeiss microscopes with phototube 30 mm internal diameter (Interface 60)
Canon EOS Rebel T6i (750D) and Canon EOS Rebel T6s (760D) in microscopy


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
[Further information amd prices]
Which digital camera works best on a microscope?
LM Makroskop 16x Convert your digital SLR camera into a professional microscope
Special mounting media  for microscopy

Tips and tricks to connect your digital camera and to process digital images


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