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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 DSLR macroscope 16x: Professional photographic documentation for a bargain price
LM Macroscope 32x: turn your digital SLR into a microscope / macroscope
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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
The Leica S series – economical stereo microscopes offering versatile areas of use, combine with LM Digital Adapter and DSLR
The Olympus IX3 series: vivid photomicrography at the highest level
The Leica DM1000 : microscope camera adapter / high-quality images / high-quality images digital SLR , DSLR, mirrorless cameras
The Leica DM500 and DM750 – educational microscopes for photomicrography

Nikon Eclipse E400 and E600 - infinity-corrected optical system microscopes

The Zeiss AxioZoom V16 modular zoom-stereomicroscope
Zeiss Axio Observer: one of the best inverted microscope systems around

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LM Macroscope 16x

We have invested a great deal of technology and development work and can now present our new LM macroscope 16x – a genuine alternative to conventional Greenough or Galileo type stereo microscopes! 

LM Macroscope 16x - microphotography

Conventional Greenough or Galileo type stereo microscopes offer only limited suitability for photography. Observation through the eyepieces results in a good image that appears to be three-dimensional. However, when taking a photo of the same slide, the result is often disappointing. The causes for this are the two optical paths in the case of Greenough instruments, and the beam orientation in the peripheral areas in the case of Galileo systems. When looking through the microscope, both optical paths are used and the human brain compiles the information it receives from both eyes into a single, good-quality picture. Photographic equipment, on the other hand, is only able to use one optical path.

By contrast, our LM macroscope 16x has a central optical path, as a result of which there is no decline in sharpness over the image field. This guarantees an even depth of field even with planar objects. Despite the relatively low optical magnification of 16x, it is possible to obtain images with a considerably higher resolution than with conventional stereo microscopes (Greenough or Galileo principle). Zoom lenses only offer an advantage for visual observation through eyepieces. When taking photographs, they result in a significant loss of quality and for this reason, we deliberately did not include any zoom optics when designing our LM macroscope. Traditional laboratory microscopes are built according to the same design. With laboratory microscopes, the magnification is obtained by changing the lenses in the revolver.

The tube of our LM macroscope 16x consists of two parts: the top part is a 7x macro lens and the bottom is a 10x macro lens. This offers the advantage of being able to adjust the magnification if needed.

Furthermore, our LM macroscope 16x also has an aperture control (settings from 2.8 to 16 are possible). This feature, which is likewise missing in the majority of stereo microscopes, makes it possible to further increase the depth of field.

aperture control of LM macroscope 16x - better microscopy

Maximum performance is achieved with the currently available full-frame cameras that feature high pixel numbers (> 25 megapixels). They yield a large image field (see image below) and a high resolution. However, cameras with smaller sensors, such as APS-C sensors, also work very well with the LM macroscope 16x. The image field is somewhat smaller in comparison to that of full-frame cameras, but the resolution is almost identical.

If a transparency unit is needed every now and again, it can simply be created!

field of view LM macroscope 16x - microphotos

Demo-pictures with the LM Macroscope 16x

Demo-pictures with the LM Macroscope 10x

Demo-pictures with the LM Macroscope 7x


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Makroskop16xLM DSLR macroscope 16x (10x and 7x):: Set consists of LM DSLR macro lens 16x, LM macro stand 4 and LM LED ring light with 72 LEDs; camera is not supplied with the set

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Operating Instructions2
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Euro 2539,--
US $ 2665.95
For EU (European Union) VAT (IVA, TVA) not included

The LM DSLR macroscope consists of the following parts

New LM Digital Adapter for:

Nikon D5 / Canon EOS 5DS R ( without low-pass filter) / Canon EOS 5DS / Nikon D750 / 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 80D / Canon EOS 70D / Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II / Sony Alpha 7S II / Nikon D7200 / Canon EOS M5 / Canon EOS 5D Mark III / Sony Alpha 7R II / Canon EOS 60D / Sony Alpha 7R / Sony Alpha 7 / Sony Alpha 7S / Nikon DS-Qi2 (Microscope Camera) / Nikon D3x / Olympus OM-D E-M1 / Nikon D3S / Canon EOS 750D / Rebel T6i / Canon EOS 760D / Rebel T6s / Canon EOS 5D Mark II / Nikon D7100 / Pentax K-5 / Canon EOS 1D Mark IV / Sony SLT-A99 II / Nikon D7000 / Canon EOS 7D Mark II / Canon EOS 600D / Rebel T3i /

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