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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!
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The Zeiss Stemi 508 stereo microscope: microscope adapters for digital cameras (DLSR and system cameras)
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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
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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

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LM wide-field compact camera adapters

Compact cameras and camcorders are among the most popular types of digital cameras due to their convenient size, ease of operation and the numerous applications they offer. Because of the integrated lens systems being used, they are also particularly well suited for mobile use. 

LM wide-field compact camera adapter

We have developed a special LM compact camera adapter which helps to easily connect compact cameras and camcorders with microscopes. The best and most stable connection to microscopes is possible with camcorders and compact cameras with lenses that are housed entirely within the camera body with filter threads. With these cameras the LM compact camera adapter can be mounted directly on to the microscope.

Camcorder with filter thread

Importantly, a firm mechanical connection has the advantage of effectively eliminating any unwanted stray light. Cameras and camcorders that do not have a filter thread can be attached to the LM compact camera adapter using an angle bracket as a connector.

Camcorder without filter thread

The angle bracket features a heavy-duty, machined aluminium panel that has a maximum mounting height of 115 mm. This enables the use of cameras on the microscope even if the lens is in the fully extended position.

microscope photo tube 23,2mm angle bracket compact camera microscope camcorder photo tube adapter angle bracket

Our LM wide-field compact camera adapter has a high-quality, plan achromatic optical system, and all of its mechanical components are manufactured from a special aluminium alloy. That exceptional construction makes our products highly durable and long-lasting since they are designed for daily use in professional environments.

Of course, the image quality that can be achieved depends to a great extent on the camera being used. Here, preference goes to compact cameras and camcorders with internal, non-extendable lenses equipped with a filter thread. This configuration ensures a firm mechanical connection to the microscope, which prevents stray outside light from entering.

Using our LM wide-field compact camera adapters, camcorders and compact cameras are easily attached to the eyepiece tubes or photo tubes of almost every conventional microscope.

microscope adapter camcorder photo tube microscope adapter eyepiece tube compact camera

Our LM wide-field camcorder adapter has an M37 filter thread on the camera side. For cameras with different thread sizes, an additional step-down ring is needed (e.g. STR5537, STR5837, STR5237 etc.)

We also offer 1x C-mount ports for many microscopes not equipped with a standard photo tube. In such cases, please email us a photograph of the instrument you are using.

For users who place high value on image quality, however, we continue to recommend cameras that have interchangeable lens mounts (DSLR, system or C-mount cameras), as these still yield significantly better performance in photomicrography applications.



Ordering codeProduct descriptionPricePriceAvailable
DA37WTC_DFALM Digital Adapter with integrated plan achromatic hard-coated optic with C-Mount microscope thread (25.4mm) and for 23.2mm eyepiece or phototube and M37 thread

Operating Instructions
Euro 1190,--
US $ 1404.2
DA37WT_DFALM Digital Widefield Adapter with special hard anti-reflection coating, plan achromatic optics for 23.2mm eyepiece or phototube

Operating Instructions
Euro 1090,--
US $ 1286.2
For EU (European Union) VAT (IVA, TVA) not included

New LM Digital Adapter for:

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ38 / Panasonic DMC-FT3 / Panasonic HDC-SD800 / Panasonic HDC-SD909 / Panasonic HDC-TM900 / Panasonic HDC-HS900 / Nikon Coolpix S8100 / Nikon Coolpix S9100 / Sony DSC-HX9V / Sony DSC-HX100V / Sony DSC-WX7 / Sony DSC-WX10 / Sony DSC-H70 / Sony DSC-HX7V / Sony DSC-TX10 / Sony DSC-TX100V / Panasonic DMC-FS18 / Panasonic DMC-FS35 / Panasonic DMC-FS37 / Fujifilm FinePix F550EXR / Fujifilm FinePix F500EXR / Fujifilm FinePix HS20EXR / Canon IXUS 1000 HS / Panasonic DMC-TZ22 / Canon IXUS 310 HS / Sigma DP2s / Panasonic DMC-FS16 / Panasonic DMC-TZ18 / Olympus SP-610UZ / Fujifilm FinePix Z90 / Fujifilm FinePix T300 / Fujifilm FinePix XP30 / Fujifilm FinePix S2950 / Fujifilm FinePix S3300 / Fujifilm FinePix S4000 / Canon PowerShot S80 / Olympus C-7070 Wide Zoom / Sony HDR-CX700 / Nikon Coolpix P500 / Panasonic DMC-FX77 / Panasonic DMC-FT3 / Sony DSC-HX7V / Casio Exilim EX-H30 / Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS35 / JVC GZ-HM845 / Canon PowerShot A3300 IS / Samsung PL170 / Nikon Coolpix S6100 / Sony DSC-W570 / Sony DSC-J10 / Sony DSC-T110 / Olympus SZ-20 / Olympus SZ-30MR / Casio EX-H30 / Olympus C-5060 Wide Zoom / Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100 / Panasonic HDC-SD99 / Canon PowerShot G12 / Canon IXUS 300 HS / Nikon Coolpix P7000 / Leica D-Lux 20 /

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