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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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Example application LM macroscope 24x: European garden spider (Araneus diadematus)

Equipment used: LM macroscope 24x with 24x magnification, Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

We examined a fascinating creature with our LM macroscope 24x: the European garden spider. The LM macroscope 24x (15x and 11x) has been designed for current APS-C and Four Thirds type camera sensors. A special lens with a high numeric aperture of 0.25 helps to make the impressive details of this creature visible. Thanks to the focus stacking technique, an enormous increase in image quality can be achieved in professional level photography, as is evidenced by the stunning images of the European garden spider that we managed to take.

The European garden spider is the quintessential type of garden spider and the best-known spider species in Central Europe. Males reach a length of around 10mm, while females can be as long as 18mm. Colourings range from light brown to almost black. The European garden spider is very easily identified by the typical cross-shaped markings across its dorsal abdomen. Unlike many other spider species, the European garden spider has a two-year life cycle.

Right at the front of the cephalothorax, on the chin, are the spider’s eight eyes and a pair of chelicerae, or jaws. These mouth parts, which can reach a considerable size, are common to all arachnids. The chelicerae consist of a powerful basal segment and movable fang, which is folded away in the resting position. If the spider bites, the fangs shoot out of their groove and inject the venom.

Equipment used: LM macroscope 24x with 24x magnification, Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

The second pair of appendages are the sensory organs, whose scientific name is pedipalps. Although they look like legs, the spiders do not usually use them for running, but rather for capturing and holding on to their prey.

Equipment used: LM macroscope 24x with15x magnification, Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

The European garden spider has eight main and secondary eyes.

Equipment used: LM macroscope 24x with 24x magnification, Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

The spider’s body is divided into two sections: at the front is the cephalothorax (prosoma) with the head, venom glands, stomach and all of the walking legs.

Equipment used: LM macroscope 24x with15x magnification, Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Behind, connected by a thin waist (petiole), is the abdomen with the internal organs and spinnerets that enable the spider to produce threads for a variety of purposes.

Equipment used: LM macroscope 24x with15x magnification, Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

The prey – primarily insects – caught in the spider’s net is bitten and wrapped with thread secreted from its abdomen. To do this, the spider quickly turns its prey with its legs. The digestive enzymes expelled into the prey when the spider bites it break down its body tissues.

Equipment used: LM macroscope 24x with24x magnification, Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Apart from a few exceptions, all spiders are venomous. The bite of a European garden spider may be unpleasant for humans, but has no long-term medical consequences.

The LM macroscope 24x (15x and 11x) has been designed for current APS-C and Four Thirds camera sensors. For full-frame sensors, we recommend the new LM macroscope 9x. LM macroscopes are equipped with plan achromatic, hard-coated objective lenses that offer excellent quality and are manufactured by hand in Austria. LM macroscopes are primarily designed for professional use (research, industry, universities, hospitals, etc.).

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