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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!
Example application: Sand under the LM photo microscope
Example application LM macroscope 24x: European garden spider (Araneus diadematus)
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
Canon EOS 800D DSLR - test on microscope with LM DSLR widefield adapter with planachromatic optics
Canon EOS 200D - practical test on microscope with LM DSLR widefield adapter with planachromatic optics
Various LM digital adapter solutions for many microscopes with the new Canon EOS 77D DSLR

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Micro-Tech-Lab  Newsletter from  28.10.2009

Less is more! EUR 79.00 HD camcorder beats professional cameras!

The November issue of our newsletter focuses on high resolution video recordings in micro- and macroscopy. Here, the new HD camcorders with flash card and small optical zoom lenses or lenses with fixed focal lengths are particularly interesting. In our tests, we were positively surprised by a low-priced AIPTEK HD camcorder for only EUR 79.00!

The AIPTEK HD camcorder delivers an exceptionally high video quality, is equipped with an HDMI output and thus outshines a large number of professional video cameras. 

Picture 1: AIPTEK camcorder with LM universal filter adapter and LM digital adapter

A new generation of camcorders increasingly pushes the old DV camcorders with magnetic tapes from the market. The use of flash cards (MMC/SD/CF, etc.) makes it possible to design smaller, more efficient camcorders. Tape drives strongly limit the design and also have many disadvantages.  Due to their complex mechanical structure they are particularly susceptible to vibrations and dirt. In addition, the media are expensive and heavy.

The concept of some manufacturers, such as AIPTEK, Samsung, Kodak, etc., is to incorporate as few as possible movable parts into their cameras. Because optical zooms with moveable parts are largely dispensed with, increasingly smaller and more easily manageable camcorders can be built. The sensor of the AIPTEK HD camcorders has a much higher resolution than what is required for the video mode. Therefore it is possible to realise a zoom by using a fixed focal length lens, where, depending on the zoom setting, a differently sized area of the sensor is used.

Picture 2: AIPTEK camcorder with LM universal filter adapter and LM DSLR macro lens 40 mm

High-ratio, sophisticated zoom lenses (20x and more), which come, for example, with expensive camcorders, are only a disadvantage for microscope applications or when using ancillary lenses (e.g. the LM DSLR macro lens). The complex structure with innumerable optical lenses considerably reduces the image quality. More simply constructed lenses, with as few elements as possible, are much better suited for use on a microscope. Another point is that cameras with less sophisticated lenses are a lot more favourably priced. For stationary use, the HDMI output is a particularly useful feature, since it enables the live image of the HD screen to be viewed in full resolution.

Conclusion: Due to the minimalist design, favourably priced camcorders are often much better suited for the special requirements of micro- and macroscopy than expensive cameras!

New LM Digital Adapter for:

Nikon D850 / Sony Alpha 7III / Sony Alpha 9 / Nikon D5 / Sony Alpha 7S II / Sony Alpha 7R II / Sony Alpha 7R III / 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 /

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