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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
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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

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Canon EOS 5DS – the twin sister of the Canon EOS 5DS R

The Canon EOS 5DS is just as good in (almost) every respect as the Canon EOS 5DS R that was launched at the same time. Both cameras have a CMOS sensor that boasts a jaw-dropping 50 megapixels. The only difference between the two is that the Canon EOS 5DS has a low pass filter and the Canon EOS 5DS R does not. 

Canon EOS 5DS Vordersansicht Canon EOS 5DS Rückansicht mit Spirillen am Display

In terms of external appearance, the two cameras are completely identical (except for the label). Both have a 3.2" monitor on the rear, which unfortunately cannot be tilted or pivoted.

ISO sensitivity can be adjusted automatically from 100 to 6,400 and manually from 50 to 12,800. The dynamic range is 12.4 EV. 

Videos can be recorded in full HD, but unfortunately not in 4k (ultra HD). The maximum frame rate per second is 30 fps. Of course, Live View output is available via the HDMI port.

 The mechanical shutter causes very little vibration. The exposure time can be set anywhere between 1/8,000 and 30 seconds.

 Remote control is possible with the Canon Utility 3 software. The camera also works without a memory card, as captured images can be transferred directly to the PC.

The Canon EOS 5DS does not have wireless connectivity. However, for our purposes in the studio and laboratory, built-in WiFi is not absolutely essential, as we use the USB cable connection anyway.

As already mentioned, the camera packs a whopping 50 megapixels. Theoretically, our microscopy applications require only a few megapixels, as the resolution of the image is limited by the numerical aperture of the microscope lenses. For this reason, the majority of C-mount cameras do not feature more than 10 megapixels. Accordingly, in purely physical terms, a camera offering a higher performance potential should not be able to yield a better image quality in photomicrography. However, as the whole is often more complex than the individual parts, we were really curious to see how things would work out with the Canon EOS 5DS. 

For our test shots we attached the Canon top model EOS 5DS with low pass filter to the photo tube of a Zeiss Axio Imager 2 microscope with an infinity-corrected optical system using our LM digital adapters. We used an LM full-frame microscope adapter with C-mount connection. This adapter solution is available for all other photo tube connections and eyepiece tubes that are commonly used.

  Canon EOS 5DS mit LM digital Mikroskopadapter

Our test specimen was a waste water sample from a cesspool. The image shows spirilla (spiral-shaped objects) and a plant fibre in the centre. We covered the specimen with our LM Syn-Matrix mounting medium and used a Plan Neofluar 10x microscope objective. 

 Präparat Drosophila Mikroskopvergrößerung

The camera itself was controlled remotely via PC using the Canon Utility 3 software. The results were very impressive! The resolution of the images is excellent and they are also very rich in contrast. The HDR function on the Canon EOS 5DS is also very useful: the camera takes a series of images, each with a different exposure, and then combines them into a single image with a high dynamic range. This feature is particularly interesting when dealing with heterogeneous specimens that do not have a uniform thickness, for example insects, where the body is thicker and the wings very thin.

Spirillen, aufgenommen mit Canon EOS 5DS und Zeiss Axioskop mit LM digital Mikroskopadapter

Conclusion:

The Canon EOS 5DS is a real money saver. The differences to the Canon EOS 5 DS R are minimal in normal use. So anyone who wants a top-of-the-range camera but needs to exercise budget control would be well advised to go for the Canon EOS 5 DS. It offers superlative sensor quality, an enormous dynamic range and an excellent signal-to-noise ratio. Even if it is not possible to fully utilise the 50 megapixels in photomicrography, the user still benefits from the extensive package of camera features. The HDR function in particular is an extremely handy tool. As an added bonus, it would be nice if it were possible to record 4k videos (ultra HD) with HDMI Live View output to an external monitor.

22.12.2015


New LM Digital Adapter for:

Canon EOS 6D Mark II / Canon EOS 1D X / Canon EOS 6D / Canon EOS 5DS R ( without low-pass filter) / Canon EOS 80D / Canon EOS 5DS / Canon EOS 70D / Canon EOS 200D / Canon EOS 800D / Rebel T7i / Canon EOS 77D / Canon EOS 5D Mark III / Canon EOS 60D / Canon EOS 750D / Rebel T6i / Canon EOS 760D / Rebel T6s / Canon EOS 5D Mark II / Canon EOS 1D Mark IV / Canon EOS 7D Mark II / Canon EOS 600D / Rebel T3i / Canon EOS 650D / Rebel T4i / Canon EOS 700D / Rebel T5i / Canon EOS 7D / Canon EOS 550D / Rebel T2i / Kiss X4 Digital / Canon EOS 1300D / EOS Rebel T6 / Canon EOS 100D / Canon EOS 50D / Canon EOS 1200D / EOS Rebel T5 / EOS Kiss X70 / Canon EOS 1100D / Rebel T3 / Canon EOS 1D Mark III / Canon EOS 40D / Canon EOS 60Da for astrophotography /

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High-end intermediate optics for connecting microscopes to:
  • digital SLR cameras
  • digital mirrorless system cameras with an interchangeable lens mount
  • c-mount-, USB- and firewire cameras
  • digital compact cameras and camcorders
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