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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
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

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Compatibility list for LM Macro 40 and 80 (Macro Close Up Lens)


The LM close-up lenses (LM Macro 40 and 80) can be used with a large number of other lenses. It is important, however, not to exceed the recommended maximum focal length of the lens used. For the LM Macro 40 we recommend a maximum focal length of 90 mm and for the LM Macro 80 a maximum focal length of 140 mm. If the focal length exceeds these upper limits, this may lead to the so-called frosted glass effect. Frosted glass effect means that the edges of the image are blurred and the object only appears sharp in the centre. Incompatibility with LM close-up lenses is a particular issue with the newer lens designs that incorporate special aspherical lens elements. Conventional, classic lenses deliver a considerably better image quality and, as a rule, are compatible with the LM close-up lenses. In general, lenses with smaller front elements are better suited for use with the LM close-up lenses. With filter threads of over 67 mm it is possible that vignetting (peripheral darkening) may occur over the entire zoom area. Low priced kit lenses (standard lenses) are especially suitable since they mostly have a filter thread size of less than 62 mm and feature the classic lens design. The best results are obtained with fixed focal length lenses, e.g. macro lenses.


Overview of the key points:

•    Maximum focal length should be observed
•    Lenses with smaller front elements are preferable
•    Fixed focal length lenses deliver better results
•    Kit lenses have the best price/performance ratio
•    Lenses with special aspherical design are not recommended


Manufacturer Lens description Filter thread [mm] Compatibility LM Macro 40 Compatibility LM Macro 80 Image
Canon EF 100mm F2,8 Macro 58 mm
Canon EF-S 18-55/3,5-5,6 IS
Canon EF-S 18-55mm Image Stabilizer 1:3-5,6 58 mm View Image
Canon EFS 17-85mm Macro 0.35m / 1.2ft 67 mm Vignetting over the entire zoom area Vignetting over the entire zoom area
Canon Zoom Lens EF-S 18-55mm 1:3,5 -5.6 I 58 mm View Image
Leitz Macro-Elmarit-R 1:2.8 / 60 60 mm View Image
Leitz Macro-Elmarit-R1:2.8 / 60 + Extender-R 2x View Image
Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 16-85mm 1:3,5 - 5,6 ED VR 67 mm Vignetting over the entire zoom area Vignetting over the entire zoom area
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 18-70 mm, f3,5-4,5 GED
Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 18-105mm 1:3,5 - 5,6 ED 67 mm Vignetting over the entire zoom area Vignetting over the entire zoom area
Nikon DX AF-S NIkkor 18-135mm 1:3,5- 5,6 G ED 67 mm Vignetting over the entire zoom area Vignetting over the entire zoom area View Image
Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 18-70mm 1:3,5- 4 G ED 67 mm Vignetting over the entire zoom area Vignetting over the entire zoom area View Image
Nikon Micro-Nikkor AF 60mm f/2.8 D 62 mm
Nikon Micro-Nikkor AF-S 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED VR 62 mm
Nikon Micro-Nikkor AF-S 60mm 1:2.8G ED 62 mm
Nikon Nikkor AF 35mm f/2 D 52 mm
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 50mm 1:1.4G 58 mm
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 35mm 1:1.8G 52 mm
Nikon Nikkor AF 1,8/ 50mm 52 mm
Nikon Nikkor AF 50mm f/1.4 D 52 mm
Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX ED 18-55mm 55 mm View Image
Nikon Nikkor DX AF-S Nikkor 18-55mm 1:3.5--5.6G 52 mm
Olympus Digital 14-42mm 1:3.5-5.6 40 mm No vignetting over 27mm
Olympus Zuiko Digital 12-60mm / 1: 2,8 - 4 ED Lens / SWD / SUPER SONIC WAVE DRIVE 72 mm Vignetting over the entire zoom area Vignetting over the entire zoom area
Olympus Zuiko Digital 14 - 54 mm 1:2,8 - 3,5 58 mm Vignetting at the maximum focal length Vignetting at the maximum focal length
Olympus Zuiko Digital 14-42 mm 1:3,5-5,6 Vignetting over the entire zoom area Vignetting over the entire zoom area View Image
Olympus Zuiko Digital 14-45mm 1:3,5 -5,6 58 mm View Image
Olympus Zuiko Digital 14-54mm II 1:2,8-3,5 67 mm Vignetting over the entire zoom area Vignetting over the entire zoom area
Olympus Zuiko Digital 17.5-45mm 1:3,5 -5,6 52 mm View Image
Olympus Zuiko Digital 40-150 mm 1:4-5,6
Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 12-60 mm f2.8-4.0 SWD 72 mm Vignetting over the entire zoom area Vignetting over the entire zoom area View Image
Pentax 18-55mm SMC DA 52 mm
Sigma 50mm 1:2,8 DG Macro 58 mm Focussing not possible at a setting of 1:1, operating distance too small View Image
Sigma AF 18-50/2,8-4,5 DC OS (HSM)
Sigma Sigma 90 mm Makro 52 mm
Sigma Zoom 55-200mm 1:4 - 5,6 DC 55 mm No vignetting overer 110mm / Frosted glass effect No vignetting overer 150mm / Frosted glass effect View Image
Sony 3,5-5,6/18-55 SAM 55 mm No vignetting over 35mm No vignetting over 35mm
Sony 3.5-5.6 / 18-70mm / 0.35m 1.3 ft Macro 55 mm
Sony DT 3.5-5.6 /16-105mm 62 mm Vignetting over the entire zoom area Vignetting over the entire zoom area
Sony E 3.5-5.6/18-55 OSS / E-mount 49 mm No vignetting over 50mm No vignetting over 40mm
Sony SAL-1870 DT 18-70 mm F3.5-5,6 55 mm
Tamron AF 55-200mm 1:4-5,6 Macro 52 mm No vignetting over the entire zoom area No vignetting over the entire zoom area View Image
Tamron AF 90mm 1:2,8 Macro 1:1 55 mm View Image
Tamron AF Aspherical XR DI(IF) 28-200mm 1:3,8 - 5,6 Makro 62 mm Distortions at the edges No vignetting over 100 mm No vignetting over 100mm View Image
Tamron Asherical LD XR -DI 2 AF 18-200mm / 1:3,5 -6,3 62 mm Vignetting over the entire zoom area Vignetting over the entire zoom area View Image
Tamron SP AF Aspherical XR DI LD 28-75mm 1:2,8 Macro 67 mm No vignetting over 65mm No vignetting over 65mm View Image
Tamron SP Di AF 90mm 1:2,8 Macro 55 mm
Tamron TAMRON AF 55-200/4.0-5.6 Di II Canon Vignetting over the entire zoom area Vignetting over the entire zoom area
Zeiss Planar 1,4 / 50mm 58 mm


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 /

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