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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: Sand under the LM photo microscope
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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Creating a simple, convenient transparency unit for macroscopy and microscopy that leaves almost nothing to be desired.

All you need for building your own efficient transparency unit is a mirror, a stainless steel tube and an LED ring light! It is even possible to use two polarisation filters with this device.

Our suggestion is aimed at people who only need to use a transparency unit every now and again. Incidentally, the LED ring light can also be used for capturing images in reflective mode. In our test setup, we used an LM macroscope 8x and an LM LED ring light. Essentially, any other LM macroscope (4x / 8x / 16x / 26x) as well as macroscopes from other manufacturers will work as well.

A small trick makes it possible to use the LED ring light, which is basically designed for reflected light systems, for applications employing transmitted light.
The LM LED ring light with a 60 mm focal length is positioned so that the light is directed downwards onto the base plate of the stand. A small mirror is located there, which reflects the light to the camera/lens combination. A stainless steel tube with a height of 30 mm and a diameter of 80 mm is used to increase the distance. This enables the light to be optimally focussed on the specimen plane. If the LED light were to have a different focal length, the length of the stainless steel tube would need to be adjusted to match the difference.

Illustration of the ready-to-use device: LM macroscope 8x and transparency unit  


A small metallic mirror is positioned in the centre. We used a thin metallic mirror.

The stainless steel tube (diameter 80 mm) is placed on the mirror. Depending on the focal length of the LED light and the desired illuminated surface, the height of the ring must be adjusted accordingly. In our test, the best results were achieved with a tube length of 30 mm. An image circle of 40 mm in diameter is illuminated evenly.

The LED ring light is placed on the stainless steel tube in such a way that the LEDs cast their light towards the mirror. For many applications, the use of filters is indispensable and with our solution it is possible to use even two filters. The first filter can be mounted in front of the lens in the LM step-up ring (filter thread 58 mm), while the second mirror can be screwed into the LM LED ring light.



Histological thin-section specimen with transparency unit. A frosted pane under the specimen ensures homogenous illumination.


Please also take a look at our range of macroscopes

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