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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!
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
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Service: improving image quality by giving your microscope a professional check-up
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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
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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

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Canon Rebel T4i or EOS 650D

The new Canon EOS 650D is a successful update to the Rebel T3i (EOS 600D). We subjected it to a precise practical test with the aim of determining whether this model is as well suited to microphotography as its predecessor.

Canon Rebel T4i) EOS 650D Canon Rebel T4i (EOS 650D) attached on a microscope

In terms of external appearance, the Rebel T3i (EOS 600D) and the Rebel T4i (EOS 650D) are like two peas in a pod. The Rebel T4i (EOS 650D) has a solid, well-constructed plastic housing and, at 575 g (housing only), is light for a DSLR. The camera body is easy to hold, although the ergonomics of a camera do not play a particularly important role in microphotography, since it will, in any case, be attached to a microscope.

Like its older sister, the Canon Rebel T3i  (EOS 600D), this camera has an APS-C sensor with 18 million pixels and a vari-angle display. However, unlike its predecessor, the LCD screen of the EOS 650D is touch-sensitive! This means that the camera can easily be operated with the tip of your finger or by simply swiping it over the screen. However, we would like to point out that touching the screen during microphotography should be avoided, since it can lead to undesirable vibrations and blurring as a result. Still, for technology fans, it is nice to know that this feature is available, even if it won’t be used!

For our series of tests we used a Zeiss Axioskop microscope. We connected it to the phototube with an Interface44, a TUST37C and an LM digital SLR adapter DSLRCC. To attach it to the eyepiece tube we used the TUST30S tube adapter and the LM digital SLR adapter DSLRCT.

Canon Rebel T4i (EOS 650D) display

The back of the camera looks exactly the same as the previous model, and it is operated in the same way. For this reason, there was no need to painstakingly search for settings, and we were able to get down to work straight away. 

The rather small battery capacity is a bit inconvenient when working. If the camera is used often, then it is certainly well worthwhile obtaining a second battery, or even an additional power supply.

The camera’s ISO speed ranges from 100 to 6,400 (set automatically) and can even be expanded to up to 25,600 manually. The Rebel T3i (EOS 600D), by contrast, has a manually adjustable upper limit of 12,800. Setting the ISO sensitivity is very easy: all you have to do is press the ISO button (on top of the camera, next to the mode dial) and then select the suitable ISO number on the touch screen. If you want to select the maximum sensitivity of 25,600, then this needs to be entered in the menu under “Custom Functions”. The noise performance is practically the same as with the Canon Rebel T3i (EOS 600D). In addition, the degree of noise reduction can be set by the user

Canon EOS 650D mode dial

At 42 bits, the colour depth is also the same for both cameras. 

Even at the risk of seeming repetitive to some readers because once again – as we do in all our reports – we emphasise the importance of the Live View mode for microscopy, we cannot be deterred from doing so here, too! Switching to Live View mode is easy: just press the button to the right of the viewfinder. A little tip: don't forget to deactivate face detection in Live View AF mode, as otherwise the magnification function will not work with the EOS Utility programme (software for controlling the camera from the PC). A more detailed description of the magnification function in Live View mode can be found in our Canon Rebel T3i (EOS 600D). 

Videos can be shot with the Canon Rebel T4i (EOS 650D) in full HD quality (1920 x 1080) with a maximum of 25 frames per second, which is exactly the same as with the Canon Rebel T3i (EOS 600D). The only difference to its predecessor is that with the new model it is now possible to record the movie sound in stereo using the camera’s built-in microphone. The relevance of this additional tool is not especially high for microscopy, since the majority of specimens tend to remain quiet.

Like the Canon Rebel T3i (EOS 600D), the Rebe T4i (EOS 650D) also has a USB 2 and HDMI interface for connection to a monitor or projector.

Canon EOS 650D terminal cover

As with all Canon models, the EOS Utility software program comes with the camera at no extra cost. Once you have controlled a camera using your computer, you will not want to have to manage without. It is simply extremely convenient and increases your output immensely. An exact description of the software can be found in our test report on the Canon Rebel T3i (EOS 600D). 


Like its predecessor, the Rebel T3i (EOS 600D), the Rebel T4i (EOS 650D) is also a very good camera which produces high-quality images. The new features over the Rebel T3i (EOS 600D) are, however, of no great importance for microphotography, so you can confidently choose the more modestly priced Rebel T3i (EOS 600D) and invest the money saved in more expensive microscope lenses.


New LM Digital Adapter for:

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV / Canon EOS 6D Mark II / Canon EOS 1D X / Canon EOS 6D / Canon EOS 5DS R ( without low-pass filter) / Canon EOS 80D / Canon EOS 5DS / Canon EOS 70D / Canon EOS 200D / Canon EOS 800D / Rebel T7i / Canon EOS 77D / Canon EOS 5D Mark III / Canon EOS 60D / Canon EOS 750D / Rebel T6i / Canon EOS 760D / Rebel T6s / Canon EOS 5D Mark II / Canon EOS 1D Mark IV / Canon EOS 7D Mark II / Canon EOS 600D / Rebel T3i / Canon EOS 650D / Rebel T4i / Canon EOS 700D / Rebel T5i /

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High-end intermediate optics for connecting microscopes to:
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