|Micro Tech Lab Professional solutions for digital micro and macro photography
|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
|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
|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
Photographing through a microscope eyepiece
simplest case, it is possible to take freehand images through a
on the type of camera and lens used, with some samples, useable
results may be achieved.
for the hobbyist, if only a low quality photograph needs to be
produced, then this method is worth a try
1: Camera is held by hand over the eyepiece
it is evident that compact cameras and camcorders with lenses with
smaller front elements that are not telescopic are more suitable. The
best results are provided by very small compact cameras whose lenses
are integrated in the camera body.
camera lenses cause the most problems.
lenses mainly have larger maximum apertures and therefore have large
diameter lens elements.
results in peripheral darkening and some aberrations.
Due to the large number of lens elements in the lens unit the image
quality is considerably reduced.
problem with freehand photography via a microscope is posed by motion
when the hand is very steady, it will still move a few millimetres
here and there.
pressing the shutter release button in particular, the camera is
likely to shake.
using the shutter delay or self timer function on the camera, the
shutter release is automatically delayed for a few seconds.
trick reduces blurring.
right position for the digital camera over the microscope’s optical
axis is also not all that easy and can be quite arduous.
it can take several minutes to find the optimum position.
of taking freehand photographs over the eyepiece:
there is no optical adjustment between the microscope and the digital
unergonomic search for the correct camera position over the
image distortions No
optical adaptation to the size of the digital camera’s sensor
If superior image quality and ease of use is
important to you, then using an LM eyepiece adapter
is the best solution.
The best image quality is achieved by using a digital SLR camera with
Live View function without a lens unit. Only
the camera body is required.
The LM digital adapter projects the image directly onto the camera’s
sensor chip. No unnecessary
lens elements will then be in the light path.
The optimum LM digital
adapter is used according to the size of the camera’s sensor.
Caution! This manual is protected by copyright. Unauthorised reproduction thereof, in whole or in part, is punishable by law. Only use with MICRO TECH LAB’s approval.New LM Digital Adapter for:
Nikon D850 / Sony Alpha 9 / Nikon D5 / Sony Alpha 7S II / Sony Alpha 7R II / 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 /