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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
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 mirrorless system camera Pentax Q – the most lightweight camera with an interchangeable lens mount currently available

When used with our LM macro 80 close-up lens, its small, handy design and low weight make the Pentax Q an ideal companion for outdoor applications.

Pentax Q with Lm macro 80 close up lens

The main advantages of the Pentax Q are its light weight and small size. It is therefore perfectly designed for outdoor applications where it is impossible, or at least undesirable, to lug too much weight around. As there is no Pentax macro lens yet, the LM macro close-up lenses are the only possibility of taking macro images with Pentax Q.

We have tested the Pentax Q (lens 01 Standard Prime – SMC 1:1.9; 8.5 mm; 40.5 mm filter thread) with our two LM macro close-up lenses. The FOV (field of view) with the LM macro 80 close-up lens is 50 mm x 27 mm. Using the LM macro 40 close-up lens, the FOV is 27 mm x 20 mm.

If you lie in wait for insects in the grass, it would be handy if the Pentax Q had a rotatable display. Since this is not the case, using a display mirror is the next best option. The colour depth is 36 bit (in jpeg you will get only 8 bits per channel as that is the limitation of the 8 bit file format) . A good signal-to-noise ratio can only be achieved at low ISO values.

The Pentax Q does not score very high marks in colour reproduction. Certain colours appear altered: orange and yellow look greenish, while cyan and magenta are too dark.

If we could submit a wish list to Pentax, we would ask for a faster continuous advance function (currently five frames per second).

Overall, we like the Pentax Q for macrophotography applications and would definitely bring it along on outdoor excursions.

Pentax Q with LM macro 80 close up lens


Ordering codeProduct descriptionPricePriceAvailable
DMLDSLR40LM Macro 40 - close-up lens 40mm (37mm thread)

Data Sheet0
Operating Instructions1
Euro 689,--
US $ 813.02
DMLDSLR40SSet LM Macro 40: consists of two LM Macro 80 connected with LM Connection Ring M40 and LM Filter Step Down Ring

Data Sheet0
Data Sheet1
Data Sheet2
Operating Instructions3
Euro 749,--
US $ 883.82
DMLDSLR80LM Macro 80 - close-up lens 80mm (37mm thread)

Data Sheet0
Operating Instructions1
Euro 349,--
US $ 411.82
Makrostativ3LM macro stand 3 with an extremely stable profile pillar with a length of 500mm, precise height adjustment with rack and pinion, quick coupling with quick-release plate, both black anodized and a black and white removable object disk

Data Sheet
Euro 990,--
US $ 1168.2
For EU (European Union) VAT (IVA, TVA) not included

New LM Digital Adapter for:

Pentax K-5 / Pentax K-3 II / Pentax K-500 / Pentax K-S2 / Pentax K-r / Pentax K-5 II / Pentax K-5 IIs / Pentax K-3 / Pentax K-50 / Pentax K-S1 / Pentax K-x / Pentax K-7 / Pentax RS1000 / Pentax RZ10 / Pentax RS1500 / Pentax S1 / Pentax A40 / Pentax S12 / Pentax X70 / Pentax Optio P70 / Pentax Optio P80 / Pentax Optio W80 / Pentax Optio H90 / Pentax Optio I-10 / Pentax Optio W90 / Pentax Optio X90 / Pentax M60 / Pentax E60 / Pentax W60 / Pentax Optio E70L / Pentax Optio E70 /

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