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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
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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

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A comparison of CCD and CMOS sensors

Image: CMOS sensor with bayerfilter

CCD sensor:

The CCD (charge-coupled device) technology was developed as early as the late 1960s and originally was intended for data storage only. However, due to the sensors’ extreme sensitivity to light, they soon began to be used in cameras, too. CCD sensors consist of a matrix of light-sensitive photodiodes. In simplified terms, CCD sensors convert light into electrical signals. When light falls on the photocell, an electric current is generated which has a linear correlation to the amount of light (intensity and duration). The photocells collect their charge proportional to the amount of incident light. After exposure, the charges are shifted incrementally from cell to cell (read out) until they reach the output amplifier, which converts them into a voltage signal that corresponds to the amount of light.

CMOS sensor:

A CMOS sensor (complementary metal oxide semiconductor) collects the charges produced by incoming light, just like a CCD sensor. The main difference between CMOS and CCD sensors is the way information is transferred. In a CCD device, the charge is transferred by rows, while CMOS devices convert the charge to voltage at each pixel. For this reason, CMOS sensors are faster because the pixels are read out in parallel while CCD sensors read out pixels sequentially.

Several years ago, it used to be argued that CCD sensors produced much better-quality images in terms of light sensitivity and dynamic performance. For this reason, CCD sensors were primarily used in the superior grade camera segment. The drawbacks were that they were much more expensive to manufacture, consumed more power and generally had slower readout rates than CMOS sensors. 

Over the past 10 years, however, CMOS technology has caught up considerably. Due to the markedly higher level of demand in the camera market, a lot of money was invested in the development of CMOS sensors. The previous shortcomings of CMOS sensors in comparison to CCD sensors have gradually been overcome and their advantages can no longer be ignored:

Due to the success of CMOS sensors, CCD technology was pushed to the peripheries of photography. CCD sensors mainly offer advantages for specialised applications, such as black and white systems, low light shooting, or documentation of slow processes and stationary objects.

20.07.2015

 



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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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