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|Olympus Capture Softwore use in microscopy application|
|Olympus Image Share – control app for Olympus cameras|
|Camera recommendation for microscopy application|
|Online configurator: LM microscope adapter for all digital cameras and microscopes|
|Improving the quality of your microscope images|
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|Using the Canon EOS 700D (Canon Rebel T5i) for photgraphic work on the microscope|
|Canon Rebel T4i (EOS 650D) in a practical test|
|Canon EOS 70D on the microscope / laboratory microscope / stereomicroscope|
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|Testing report: Canon EOS 5D Mark III|
|Canon EOS 5D Mark II on the microscope|
|The Nikon D5300, the latest version of the entry-level camera, on the microscope|
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|Nikon D7100 on the microscope|
|Practical Test: Nikon D800|
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|Improved picture quality through mirror lock-up in SLR cameras|
|Explanation: Digital Camera Microscope Rating|
|Testing report: Nikon Camera Control Pro2|
|Canon Rebel T3i (EOS 600D) impresses at the microscope: Easy installation via eyepiece tube or phototube with the LM microscope adapter|
|Digital Consumer cameras in microscopy|
|Sensor heating in Nikon DSLR cameras in Live View mode|
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|Macro Close-Up Lens: LM Macro lens 40/80 with plan achromatic optics|
|Professional photo documentation using a digital SLR camera made easy with the Zeiss OPMI|
|Microscope photography with the Nikon SMZ1500 stereoscopic zoom microscope|
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|The Olympus SZ61 stereo microscope with the LM digital adapter and digital SLR camera|
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|C-Mount Interface and microscope adapter,coupler for Olympus microscopes with phototube 42 mm ID|
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|digital photography using the Nikon Alphaphot 2 microscope|
|Canon EOS remote app: operating EOS cameras by remote control via iPad and smartphone|
|The Canon EOS utility software via USB or LAN|
|LM DSLR macroscope Overview: Professional photographic documentation for a bargain price|
|Canon EOS 100D - how does the currently smallest DSLR perform on th microscope?|
|C-Mount tube 1x verification|
|Use of Nikon’s entry-level single lens reflex cameras at the microscope|
|fullframe camera Nikon D610 on the microscope|
|Microphotography with the Olympus SZ60 trinocular microscope and the LM digital adapters|
|A milestone in digital microscopy and microphotography – the Nikon D300 and D3|
Controlling Olympus digital SLR cameras from your PC with the OLYMPUS Studio 2 software (tethered shooting)
Advantages of computer control:
Particularly in microscope work, the option of controlling the camera from the PC makes image capture considerably easier. On the one hand, the workflow can be significantly enhanced, and at the same time it is possible to greatly improve the image quality. Camera control and image data exchange takes place via the USB connection between the camera and the computer. The digital image is saved on the computer’s hard drive immediately after capture. This enables the images to be viewed in full resolution. Photographs often appear to be successful on the camera’s small LCD display, but upon subsequent appraisal on the larger PC monitor, they may prove to be inadequate. This can be avoided using the computer control, because the images can be inspected immediately and taken repeatedly if necessary.
With manual shutter release there are often vibrations, which are picked up as motion blurs in the images. With computer control this no longer happens as the camera-microscope unit remains completely still, and the quality of the photos is thus considerably improved.
Olympus offers its own Studio 2 software for controlling your camera via PC.
An image viewer is integrated into the Olympus Studio 2 software, which displays the photographs immediately after they have been taken.
The camera can be connected to the computer by USB cable to enable it to be controlled remotely.
The “camera control” menu point can be found in the “camera” menu.
After the “camera control” button is pressed, the computer downloads all camera settings. This process takes a few seconds. Now all of the camera’s individual settings can be seen on the computer screen and can also be altered if required.
With a quick “click” on the shutter release button a photo is taken and immediately displayed on the screen.
When we tested the Olympus E-420 and E-3, we did, however, discover a limitation affecting the Olympus Live View function. When using active remote control via the USB cable with the OLYMPUS Studio 2 software, we were unable to activate the Live View mode on the camera’s own LCD display. As soon as the camera is controlled by the computer, its own display switches off.
It was only possible to generate a “live image” by means of an external screen, which we connected via the video cable. To do this, the “VIDEO SIGNAL” must be set to “ON” in the camera settings.
If you want to control the camera from the computer via a USB cable and connect an external video monitor at the same time, then for some Olympus camera models a special cable is required. The E-500 / E-330 / E-410 / E-420 and E-510 models all possess a combination plug, which combines the USB connection and the video connection in one socket. Therefore, an additional Olympus cable (USB AV / PC-2) will be required for these cameras. For Olympus’s professional cameras (e.g. E-3), this type of cable is not required, as both a standard USB socket and a separate video socket are available. The required cables are also supplied with the Olympus E-3.
Live View on an external 7” LCD monitor.
The OLYMPUS Studio 2 software is a superb enhancement for Olympus’s range of SLR cameras. Particularly in microscopy, it enables the user to fully utilise the cameras’ strengths. Thus, it is possible to improve image quality and to increase the speed at which the user can work. We also recommend using a small external LCD video monitor for adjusting the focus.
|Controlling the focus using the live view feature with zoom function (mode B)|
|Using the Olympus E-410 / E-510 digital SLR cameras in microscopy|
|Using the Olympus E-420 digital SLR camera in microscopy|
|Using the Olympus E-3 professional digital SLR camera in microscopy|
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