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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
Service: improving image quality by giving your microscope a professional check-up
Camera ranking for microscopy use
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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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The Sony Handycam FDR AXP33 delivers incredible 4k ultra HD video quality

We were very excited to find out what the image quality of Sony's small compact camcorder, the Handycam FDR AXP33, would be like when used on a microscope. Until that point, we were unconvinced by the performance of any compact device in this particular application, but announcements about 4k resolution video recording capability piqued our curiosity.

Sony Handycam FDR AXP33 Sony Handycam FDR AXP33

Technical Data:

The compact Sony FDR AXP33 camcorder is very small in size (75 x 78.5 x 155 mm) and sits well in the hand, partly also due to its exceptionally low weight of just 725 grams. Where image quality is concerned, Sony’s FDR AXP33 is particularly interesting because it features a powerful image stabilisation system and a Zeiss lens. The camcorder also includes a convenient filter thread (52 mm) that enables it to be attached firmly to a microscope.

Sony Handycam FDR AXP33 filter thread

We used a step-down ring to connect the Sony FDR AXP33 to an LM wide-field adapter developed specifically for camcorders. The LM adapter solution works both on photo tubes and eyepiece tubes (23.3 mm or 30 mm internal diameter). Microscope attachment is very simple and only takes a few minutes.

Sony Handycam FDR AXP33 mounted on microscope with LM wide-field compact camera adapter Sony Handycam FDR AXP33 mounted on microscope with LM wide-field compact camera adapter

The Zeiss lens is integrated into the camcorder housing and does not extend when zooming. This makes the Sony FDR AXP33 easier to use with a microscope, as a firm mechanical connection can be established which prevents the infiltration of stray light from outside.

The image results we noted were nothing short of outstanding. In the upper zoom range, the Sony FDR AXP33 delivers a field of view that nearly corresponds to the image viewed through the eyepiece. The superb quality of the Zeiss lens line-up contributes significantly to image quality, which is characterised by excellent levels of detail and rich contrast.

Sony Handycam FDR AXP33 mounted on microscope with LM wide-field compact camera adapter

The camcorder yields a flat field of view with edge-to-edge sharpness and no chromatic aberrations. Its impressive LCD screen, which provides an outstanding display from every angle, is another highlight of Sony’s FDR AXP33. The screen measures 75 mm diagonally and has tilt and swivel capabilities. A built-in LED projector is situated on the back of the screen.

Conclusion:

For an all-round camera with a fixed integrated lens, the Sony FDR AXP33 shows strong performance in microscopy. It is quite well suited for occasional use with microscopes and mobile 4k video recording. The image-stabilised Zeiss lens and LED video projector are features that make this small, handy camcorder a standout.  Even so, anyone looking for a camera that will be used on a microscope on a daily basis would be better served by a DSLR or system camera that features an interchangeable lens mount system. Today, many of the cameras in this product segment can also shoot 4k videos and deliver image quality that surpasses that of the Sony FDR AXP33 camcorder.

16.03.2016


New LM Digital Adapter for:

Sony Alpha 7S II / Sony Alpha 7R II / Sony Alpha 7S / Sony Alpha 6300 / Sony Alpha 6500 / Sony Alpha 77 II / Sony Alpha 7R / Sony Alpha 7 / Sony SLT-A99 / Sony Alpha 7II / Sony Alpha 6000 / Sony Alpha 77V / Sony Alpha 580 / Sony Alpha 5100 / Sony Alpha 5000 / Sony Alpha 55 / Sony Alpha 33 / Sony Alpha 35 / Sony NEX-7 / Sony NEX-6 / Sony Alpha 57 / Sony Alpha 37 / Sony NEX-5N / Sony NEX-C3 / Sony NEX-F3 / Sony NEX-5 / Sony NEX-3 / Sony Alpha 65V / Sony Alpha 700 / Sony Alpha 850 /

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Time lapse shots with the Canon Utility software – using the timer function
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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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