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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 Canon EOS M3 in microscopy – an intriguing proposition

Canon’s attempt to gain a foothold in the mirrorless system camera market with its EOS M (the forerunner of the EOS M3) was only moderately successful. This model has only limited utility for microscopy, as it lacks some of the features that are of particular importance in that specific field of application. Now, just a few years after debuting its first mirrorless camera, Canon has taken another stab at the mirrorless market with its EOS M3, and we were curious to learn about the improvements it offers compared to the previous model.

Canon EOS M3 tilt-able touch screenCanon EOS M3

Despite its quite sturdy body, the Canon EOS M3 weighs in at just 366 grams. The camera’s operating controls seem somewhat awkward, and compared to the Canon EOS 1200D, for example, do not facilitate smooth operation. The menu itself, designed with entry-level users in mind, offers only very basic options. The 3" screen is touch-sensitive and tilts up and down, but not side to side.

Internally, the camera uses a large 24-megapixel APS-C sensor, which has a lot to offer. For instance, sensitivity ranges from 100 to 12,800 ISO and can be extended manually to 25,600 ISO.

The EOS M3 also has an HDMI port that can be used to feed a Live View image to an external monitor. Other positive features include a zoom function available in Live View and auto exposure availability even without a lens mounted.

 The Canon EOS M3 can be easily attached to the photo tubes of almost every conventional microscope using our LM digital adapters (a few additional accessories are required in some cases). We attached the camera to the photo tube of a Nikon Eclipse E600 microscope.

 

 Nikon Eclipse E600 LM digital adapter Canon EOS M3

Of course, we also offer LM digital adapter solutions that enable cameras to be fitted to eyepiece tubes.

eyepiece tube LM digital adapter Canon EOS M3

During our test of the Canon EOS M3, we noted a significant limitation: Canon’s EOS Utility 3 software did not work. Specifically, the key function of tethered shooting was not supported. Notably, in microscopy applications, the option of remotely controlling the camera via PC or Mac often plays a decisive role, as it eliminates the image-degrading vibrations caused by physically pressing the shutter and is also far more convenient: all camera settings can be controlled and adjusted remotely – including image checking in Live View mode – via the computer monitor. 

  Canon EOS M3 Canon EOS Utility 3 not working

Conclusion:

The Canon EOS M3 is an appealing product in that it is a lightweight, mirrorless system camera with a large APS-C sized sensor and a tilting screen. These features certainly make it an attractive solution for beginning and hobby photographers who engage in photography as a leisure activity. Unfortunately, tethered shooting using Canon’s Utility 3 software is not supported. As a result, we cannot recommend using the Canon EOS M3 for microscopy applications or in laboratory/studio settings. At least for the time being, Canon thus leaves the field of high-end system cameras to Sony, which means the success of Sony's Alpha series will remain unchallenged in the near term. For photomicrographic uses, other cameras are simply better suited than the EOS M3. Another lightweight camera that comes equipped with a large sensor and offers good value for money is Canon’s EOS 1200D.

13.01.2015



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 2000D / Rebel T7 / Canon EOS 7D / Canon EOS 550D / Rebel T2i / Kiss X4 Digital / Canon EOS 1300D / EOS Rebel T6 / Canon EOS 4000D / 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 / Canon EOS M100 / Canon EOS M6 / Canon EOS M5 / Canon EOS 1000D / Digital Rebel XS / Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III / Canon EOS M3 / Canon EOS 500D / Digital Rebel T1i / Canon EOS 450D / Digital Rebel XSi / Canon EOS M / Canon EOS 5D / Canon EOS 1D Mark II / Canon EOS 400D / Digital Rebel XTi / Canon EOS 30D / Canon EOS 20Da / Canon EOS 20D / Canon EOS 10D / Canon EOS 1D Mark II N / Canon EOS 350D / Digital Rebel XT /

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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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