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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
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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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Focus stacking with our LM macroscopes and LM photo microscopes

Focus stacking is a method used to create images with enhanced depth of field. This image processing technique is commonly used in digital photomacrography or photomicrography to compensate for depth of field loss – a problem inherent to both areas of photography, since the depth of field shrinks due to the intense magnification required. For instance, while the depth of field at a microscope magnification of 100x is only a few µm, focus stacking overcomes this by taking multiple frames (image stacks) at different focus points. The individual frames are then blended to produce a single image with a very high depth of field and resolution. 

LM macroscope 16x, Cognisys Stackshot, Helicon Software, Focus stacking

Our LM photography solutions (LM macroscopes and LM photo microscopes) are ideally suited for use with motorised focusing rails. Some of our most commonly used tools include the StackShot system from Cognisys and Helicon software. The LM lens unit is moved with the StackShot drive. The camera and the StackShot focusing rail are controlled remotely through the Helicon Remote software, which receives the Live View image from the camera via USB cable.

Helicon Software Spider LM macroscope16x

The software also supports remote selection of exposure brackets. Shooting begins simply by clicking the start button. Depending on the specimen and magnification selected, up to 100 frames or more are taken. The procedure can be monitored on the computer, and the frames captured are stored automatically on the PC.

Focus stacking different images, macroscope spider

Once shooting is complete, the image stack is post-processed by selecting Helicon Focus in the menu to combine the individual frames into a fully focused image.

Depending on the number of frames and the processing speed of the computer, this consolidation process may take several minutes. The result is a summation of all frames. If desired, the data set can be viewed and rotated in 3D as well.

3-D Darstellung Helicon Software Spinne LM Makroskop16x

Basically, focus stacking can also be accomplished without a motorised drive, since image stacks can also be produced by steadily moving the Z-drive (height) and operating the camera’s shutter release manually. The resultant data set can then be imported to the Helicon software for post-processing. This option is workable if focus stacking is needed only occasionally or if the image stack to be processed is particularly small and has very few individual frames. If you work frequently with focus stacking and/or large image stacks (more than 10 frames), the motorised option is definitely more effective.

Spinne gestackt LM Makroskop16x plus Helicon Software

Using full-frame cameras (such as the Nikon D800, Nikon D810, Canon EOS 5 DS R, Canon EOS 5DS, etc.) with our LM macroscopes and LM photo microscopes along with the Cognisys focus stacking system and the Helicon software enables the production of detailed, superior quality images. The use of a motor-driven focusing rail and automated processing software also ensures an efficient workflow.



New LM Digital Adapter for:

Nikon D850 / Sony Alpha 9 / Nikon D5 / Sony Alpha 7S II / Sony Alpha 7R II / Sony Alpha 7S / Canon EOS 5D Mark IV / Nikon D750 / Canon EOS 6D Mark II / Sony Alpha 6300 / Sony Alpha 6500 / Nikon D500 / Canon EOS 1D X / Nikon D810 / Nikon D4s / Nikon D800 / Nikon D800E / Nikon D4 / Nikon Df / Nikon D610 / Nikon D600 /

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Canon EOS 5DS – the twin sister of the Canon EOS 5DS R
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Canon EOS 1200D - simple camera with a very good price performance ratio for microphotography
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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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LM Makroskop 16x Convert your digital SLR camera into a professional microscope
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