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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 retro style Olympus OM-D E-M5 system camera extensively tested for microscopy

Launched in 2012, the Olympus OM-D E-M5 system camera is not a newcomer to the market. However, as users are becoming increasingly interested in system cameras, we wanted to find out how the Olympus OM-D E-M5 performs in photomicrography.

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Systemcamera front view

The mirrorless Olympus OM-D E-M5 system camera features a sleek retro design. The camera body is very sturdy and well-built. Olympus has even made it splash-proof. Without lens, it weighs a mere 420 grams. 

Olympus OM-D E-M5 lateral view

Thanks to its light and compact design it is ideally suited for outdoor use. 

The sensor packs a 16 megapixel resolution. The colour depth is 36 bits and the light sensitivity is adjustable within a range of ISO 100 to 25,600. The Olympus OM-D E-M5 has a fantastic digital viewfinder and a superfast autofocus. In microscopy, however, those features are not relevant.

 Olympus OM-D E-M5 microscope image

The display is foldable and even has touchscreen functionality.

Olympus OM-D E-M5 on photo tube of microscope with LM digital Adapter

Attaching the OM-D E-M5 to the photo tube of a microscope is no trouble at all with our LM digital adapters.

Olympus OM-D E-M5 on eyepiece tube of microscope with LM digital Adapter    

Even if the microscope does not have a photo tube, our LM digital adapters make it just as easy to fit the Olympus OM-D E-M5 to the eyepiece tube. The optical quality is equally good with both adapter solutions (photo tube and eyepiece tube).

Unfortunately, the Olympus OM-D E-M5 cannot be controlled by software on a PC or Mac. As a result, we can only recommend it to a limited extent for professional applications, since it would make the workflow much less efficient. In addition, it is not possible to display a Live View image on an external monitor via the HDMI port. That is something to consider if you are planning to use the camera for presentations. A positive aspect of the camera is that it delivers good image quality.

However, it does not have a WLAN interface.


The Olympus OM-D E-M5 is a well-built mirrorless system camera designed for mobile applications. The image quality is good and the foldable touchscreen display is particularly handy for practical use. That aside, however, we still think that some features are missing for professional microscopy applications, such as the option of remote control from a PC or a Live View output through HDMI. We therefore suggest that four-thirds fans are better advised to use the Olympus E-M1 for microscopy and macroscopy applications. 


New LM Digital Adapter for:

Olympus OM-D E-M1 / Olympus E-5 / Olympus E-3 / Olympus E-30 / Olympus E-620 / Olympus Pen E-PL7 / Olympus OM-D E-M5 / Olympus Pen E-PL5 / Olympus OM-D E-M10 / Olympus Pen E-PM2 / Olympus E-330 / Olympus E-520 / Olympus E-420 / Olympus E-450 / Olympus E-510 / Olympus E-410 / Olympus Pen E-PL8 / Olympus Pen E-PL6 / Olympus Pen E-PL3 / Olympus Pen E-PM1 / Olympus Pen E-P1 / Olympus Pen E-P2 / Olympus E-600 / Olympus Pen E-PL1 / Olympus Pen E-PL2 / Olympus E-400 / Olympus SP-610UZ / Olympus C-7070 Wide Zoom / Olympus SZ-20 / Olympus SZ-30MR / Olympus C-5060 Wide Zoom / Olympus FE-47 / Olympus FE-4040 / Olympus FE-5035 / Olympus mju-5010 / Olympus mju-7040 / Olympus mju-9010 / Olympus mju Tough-6020 / Olympus mju Tough-8010 / Olympus SP-800UZ /

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