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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!
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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
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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
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Microscope photography with the Canon EOS 70D

The Canon EOS 70D has been on the market since August 2013, three years after the introduction of the Canon EOS 60D. Externally, the two models are very much alike. We were especially interested to see whether there were any significant innovations in comparison with the predecessor model that were also relevant for microscopy applications.

Looked at from the outside, there is no evident difference from the predecessor model, the Canon EOS 60D. Both models fit well in the hand and weigh about the same amount (755 grams without the lens). As was the case with the predecessor model, the Canon EOS 70D has a tilting and rotatable screen which is also touch-sensitive. This is an innovation that has been taken over from the Canon EOS 700D and 650D. While this feature is indeed a development, it is not relevant for the highly specialised mode of use in microscopy. In microscopy, any contact with the camera should be avoided in order to preclude vibrations and motion blurring. Nevertheless, we found the touchscreen to be very useful when configuring the network during operation and especially when controlling the camera from the computer.

  

The APS-C sensor used in the Canon EOS 70D is also a new feature. It has a resolution of 20.2 megapixels. ISO sensitivity covers a range from 100 to 12,800 in automatic mode, and reaches 25,600 in manual mode. The colour depth is 42 bits. Also new is the integration of the WiFi module. This is a very handy means of controlling the camera wirelessly from a computer, tablet or smartphone. As with all Canon models, the software (EOS Utility) for controlling the camera remotely from the computer is already included in the purchase price.

The Canon EOS 70D has a large buffer memory, which means that a high continuous shooting rate is possible. The frame rate is approx. 7 frames per second and thus considerably faster than even the Canon EOS 60D.

 

Connecting the camera to a microscope (stereo microscope, laboratory microscope or macroscope) is a snap when using our LM digital adapters. To select the right adapter for your microscope, please use our configurator or send us an e-mail with a photograph of your instrument.

                                        

Of course, the camera has an HDMI connection for live video display on a monitor or projector. The card slot is unspectacular – the usual slot for SD-format memory cards. Unfortunately, there is only room for one memory card.

   

The camera has mirror lockup, and is also possible to select a quiet mode (Canon calls this “silent shooting”) which can be set up via the menu. These features are highly advantageous in photomicrography, especially in poor light conditions and when shooting moving objects, because they make it easier to avoid shaking and blurring.

  

The Canon EOS 70D, like all more recent Canon models, has a Live View mode in which the magnification function (5x and 10x) can also be used. This makes it very easy to optimally focus the image.

 

As with the predecessor model, the Canon EOS 60D, the auto power off feature for the Live View mode can be disabled if necessary.

 

If the user wants to control the magnification function in Live View mode via the Canon EOS Utility software, the AF method must first be changed to FlexiZone in the menu.

The images appear much more natural if the white balance is set to Auto

 

If displaying the images on an HDMI monitor, they can also be shown without information texts.

Conclusion:

With the EOS 70D, Canon has succeeded in producing a good update for the EOS 60D. The new model has a larger, better sensor, a WiFi connection, and the screen is touch-sensitive. The Canon EOS 70D benefits from a number of new functions that also play an important role in microscopy.

23.01.2014

 

                        



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High-end intermediate optics for connecting microscopes to:
  • digital SLR cameras
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  • c-mount-, USB- and firewire cameras
  • digital compact cameras and camcorders
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