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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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Macro photography with the Sony Alpha 55 and the LM Macro lenses 40 and 80

Convert your Sony Alpha into a microscope – with the 25/12.5 dioptre close-up lens

By foregoing a moving mirror and using a fixed, translucent mirror instead, the reaction time of the auto focus in Live View and full HD video mode is significantly reduced. The Sony A55 takes up to 10 pictures per second and is thus one of the quickest cameras in its class! In addition, it comes with a high-quality sensor (16.2 megapixels) and a large display with strong, rich colours. The HDMI interface that is also available sends moving images to the HD monitor even in Live View mode. 

For our test series, we used the Kito lens 3.5-5.6/18-55 SAM. The LM Macros can be screwed onto the lens very quickly by using a step-down adapter (from 55 mm to 37 mm). The area between 35 mm to 55 mm is available for work and delivers first-class macro images with a high depth of field and vibrant colours. Below a zoom setting of 35 mm some peripheral darkening is visible. Due to the extremely strong close-up lens of 25 dioptres (LM Macro 40) it is possible to achieve a maximum magnification scale of 1.4:1. An area of 17 mm x 11 mm is depicted in full frame on the display. In the maximum zoom setting, we recommend using a macro stand (e.g. LM Macro Stand3) or at least a tripod.

If you work with the weaker LM Macro 80 with a refraction power of 12.5 dioptres, a larger image field (35 mm x 23 mm) is produced at the maximum zoom setting of the Kito lens 3.5-5.6/18-55 SAM. This corresponds to a magnification scale of 0.7:1. Due to the low weight of the LM Macro 80 – just 54 g – it is ideally suited for mobile applications. In addition, it is considerably more comfortable and powerful than a lens in retro position! The LM Close-Up lens is mounted without any complicated modifications being required as it only needs to be screwed into the filter thread. Even the automatic and zoom functions of the base object can still be used.

Sony Alpha 55 and LM Macro 40


Field of View (FOV) 3,5-5,6/18-55 SAM and LM 40 and 80

Field of View (FOV)


Demophotos with LM Macros



New LM Digital Adapter for:

Sony Alpha 7III / Sony Alpha 9 / Sony Alpha 7S II / Sony Alpha 7R II / Sony Alpha 7R III / Sony Alpha 7S / Sony Alpha 6300 / Sony Alpha 6500 / Sony Alpha 77 II / Sony Alpha 7R / Sony Alpha 7 / Sony SLT-A99 / Sony Alpha 7II / Sony Alpha 6000 / Sony Alpha 77V / Sony Alpha 580 / Sony Alpha 5100 / Sony Alpha 5000 / Sony Alpha 55 / Sony Alpha 33 / Sony Alpha 35 / Sony NEX-7 / Sony NEX-6 / Sony Alpha 57 / Sony Alpha 37 / Sony NEX-5N / Sony NEX-C3 / Sony NEX-F3 / Sony NEX-5 / Sony NEX-3 / Sony Alpha 65V / Sony Alpha 700 / Sony Alpha 850 / Sony Alpha 900 / Sony NEX VG10 / Sony Alpha 3000 / Sony Alpha 450 / Sony Alpha 560 / Sony DSC-HX9V / Sony DSC-HX100V / Sony DSC-WX7 / Sony DSC-WX10 / Sony DSC-H70 / Sony DSC-HX7V / Sony DSC-TX10 / Sony DSC-TX100V / Sony HDR-CX700 / Sony DSC-HX7V / Sony DSC-W570 / Sony DSC-J10 / Sony DSC-T110 /

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