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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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The “little one” for travelling – the LM macro 80 universal macro close-up lens!


Pentax Q with LM Macro 80  close-up lens    Sony Nex 5 with LM Macro 80 close-up lens  Nikon V1  withLM Macro 80 close-up lens

Nobody wants to lug heavy camera equipment along on journeys, trips, excursions or expeditions. The new lightweight, mirrorless cameras with interchangeable lens mount systems (system cameras) like the Sony NEX (287 grams), Olympus Pen (370 grams), Nikon V1 (383 grams) or Pentax Q (200 grams) are perfect for such applications. The compact design with the handy lenses (pancakes), which are only some 20 mm in length, are just what you need for undertakings in which every extra gram of baggage matters. 

 also When hunting for images of very small details, i.e. shots at super-close range, lenses with small front elements (filter thread of 50 mm or less) are more suitable than lenses with large front elements. Despite their small size, such system cameras have high-quality sensor chips that are every bit as powerful as those in digital SLR cameras. At magnification scales below 1:1, larger sensors (small image format of 36 x 24 mm) provide very little added value because the resolution capability is limited by the lens anyway.

Compact cameras may compare favourably with system cameras in terms of size and weight, but unfortunately not in terms of overall performance.

The LM macro 80 close-up lens is an excellent accessory for a system camera in your camera bag. It is also very light (54 grams) and, in addition to that, fully corrected. You simply screw it onto the existing lens (zoom or fixed focal length). Depending on the camera lens used, a maximum magnification scale of up to 1.5:1 can be achieved.

If the LM macro 80 is used in combination with a standard zoom lens, the scale (magnification ratio) can be adjusted by means of the zoom lens. However, even smaller lenses with a fixed focal length are quite suitable for macrophotography.

Nikon V1 lens with a fixed focal lenght and zoom lens


Ordering codeProduct descriptionPricePriceAvailable
DMLDSLR80LM Macro 80 - close-up lens 80mm (37mm thread)

Data Sheet0
Operating Instructions1
Euro 349,--
US $ 411.82
For EU (European Union) VAT (IVA, TVA) not included

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