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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 Olympus IX Series

When Olympus introduced its new IX series microscopes – the IX50 and IX70 – to the market in 1994, the company did far more than simply meet the expectations of its users. In fact, the newly developed Olympus UIS optical system and infinitely corrected objective series set new standards in terms of optical performance. The robust design of these microscopes provides stability, and their extensive selection of extra modules enhances overall flexibility. The extensive list of accessories makes the IX50 and IX70 particularly suitable for photomicrography applications.

Olympus IX50 inverse microscope

Maximum image quality can be obtained by using cameras equipped with large sensors (DSLRs with full-frame or APS-C sensors), and our LM microscope adapters can be attached to state-of-the-art cameras for use on Olympus’s IX series microscopes. This combination guarantees the highest resolution, dynamic range and light sensitivity.

The range of Olympus UIS objectives mentioned above, housed in a six-position objective turret, offers infinity corrected hardware for bright field, relief contrast, fluorescence, simple polarisation, DIC contrast and phase contrast microscopy.

The stable design of the IX series microscopes makes them perfect for work on living cells and cell cultures. Another important feature: since Olympus positioned the power supply unit at the rear of the stand, heat and interference generated by electromagnetic radiation are minimised. Additional modules are available for electrophysiological experiments, as are fluorescence modules and different condensers (with and without oil). Beyond the standard 30 watt halogen lamp, a 100 watt halogen lamp is also available.

The eyepieces used in this series have a field number of 22, and while both models offer a side camera port, the IX70 also comes with a front camera port.

Mount the LM Digital Adapter on the frontside port

Both microscopes are available with two different binocular tubes (with and without centering telescope and inclined at 45 degrees), as well as a trinocular tube (inclined at 30 degrees).

Adapter DSLR on Trinokulartube Olympus U-TR30H IX Serie

With our high-quality LM digital adapters, you can connect your DSLR camera to a microscope in just a few easy steps. More information about using our adapters with Olympus microscopes is available here.


Fitting the microscope to digital single-lens reflex (DSLR), system or C-mount cameras is easy with our LM digital SLR adapters, which feature a plan achromatic optical system. Our products make it possible to capture top-quality microscope images. To help you select the adapter that is right for your camera, we have set up an online configurator on our website. You can also email us – ideally with attached photographs of your microscope.

Modern DSLR and system cameras offer the latest technology and are generally very well suited for microscopy applications. Most of them can be controlled remotely via PC/Mac. Because of their high sales volumes, they offer an excellent price/performance ratio compared to special-purpose microscope cameras.

Features of top DSLR and system cameras:
- Large, powerful full-frame sensors (36 x 24 mm)
- Sensor resolution of 50 megapixels
- High light sensitivity (ISO 100,000+)
- Extensive dynamic range (up to 14 aperture stops/f-stops)
- Short exposure times (1/8000 second):
- Full/Ultra HD (4k) video function
- Live video capture on external monitors in ultra HD quality

In most cases, these cameras are significantly more powerful than microscope cameras with smaller sensors (1/2" or 2/3"). On our website you will find our current camera recommendations and a camera ranking which is specifically tailored to microscopy applications.