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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
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

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Zoom stereo microscopes with infinity-corrected optical systems

There is a multitude of zoom stereo microscopes available on the market. The offer ranges from instruments manufactured by the leading microscope brands to lower-priced, newer brands.

Micros Viper MZ3000 photoMicros Viper MZ3000 photo side view

We took a closer look at the Micros Viper MZ3000 stereo microscope and tested it for our applications. The workmanship of the microscope is of good quality, and the stand is solidly constructed with a rack and pinion adjustment control. An ergo tube enables the microscope to be set to suit the user’s individual needs. The working distance is 78 mm; the light source is an LED lamp for incident and transmitted illumination

Nikon SMZ745 with tripod micros viper MZ3000

The body is similar to that of the Nikon SMZ745, and the Nikon stereo microscope head also fits the stand of the Micros Viper MZ3000 very well

Micros Viper MZ3000 magnification photo

Magnification can be infinitely adjusted from 0.8x to 8x. Combined with a 10x eyepiece and a 1x objective lens, the magnification range extends from 0.8x to 80x. The Micros Viper MZ3000 is equipped with a modern infinity-corrected optical system, which means that is easy to expand the microscope with additional accessories, for example a fluorescence unit with four filter blocks and 100 watt mercury arc lamp.

Micros Viper MZ3000 lens photo

The Micros Viper MZ3000 is also available with a photo tube. If you plan to also take photographs through the microscope, then you should definitely get the model that comes with the photo tube. This is because working with a photo tube when creating photographic documentation makes the entire process much easier and simpler. We offer special adapter solutions for the photo tube of the Micros MZ3000 Viper which make it possible to attach almost every conventional DSLR, system, C-mount and compact camera to the microscope. 

Canon EOS 600D attached with LM digital adapter to Micros Viper MZ3000

Our test instrument was equipped with a 1x plan objective lens. Although the image quality was satisfactory in the lower magnification range (0.8x to approx. 40x), it declined significantly in the upper range (40x to 80x), with colour fringing (chromatic aberrations) appearing in the image. If you mainly wish to create series of photos in this magnification range, then we recommend that you use plan apochromatic objective lenses which are also available. This will result in fewer such image flaws.

Various other manufacturers offer very similar microscopes which are very close to the Viper MZ3000 in terms of external appearance and technical specifications. This leads to the assumption that all of these instruments are manufactured in the same Asian factory, which has the advantage that they are all mutually compatible.

The following microscopes made by other manufacturers are similar to the model described:

Delta IPOS-810
Euromex DZ-Reihe

Conclusion: The Micros Viper MZ3000 zoom stereo microscope with infinity-corrected optical system offers a good price/performance ratio. If the emphasis of your microscopy work is on creating appealing photographs, then we recommend that you use one of the higher-quality plan achromatic objective lenses that are also available.


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.

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 / Canon EOS 6D / Canon EOS 5DS R ( without low-pass filter) / Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II / Canon EOS 80D / Canon EOS 5DS / Sony Alpha 77 II / Canon EOS 70D / Nikon D7200 / Canon EOS 200D / Canon EOS 800D / Rebel T7i / Canon EOS 77D / Canon EOS 5D Mark III / Canon EOS 60D / Sony Alpha 7R / Sony Alpha 7 / Nikon DS-Qi2 (Microscope Camera) / Nikon D3x / Olympus OM-D E-M1 / Nikon D3S / Canon EOS 750D / Rebel T6i / Canon EOS 760D / Rebel T6s / Canon EOS 5D Mark II / Nikon D7100 / Pentax K-5 / Canon EOS 1D Mark IV / Nikon D7000 / Canon EOS 7D Mark II / Canon EOS 600D / Rebel T3i / Canon EOS 650D / Rebel T4i / Canon EOS 700D / Rebel T5i / Canon EOS 7D / Canon EOS 550D / Rebel T2i / Kiss X4 Digital / Canon EOS 1300D / EOS Rebel T6 / Canon EOS 100D / Nikon DS-Ri2 (Microscope Camera) / Canon EOS 50D / Canon EOS 1200D / EOS Rebel T5 / EOS Kiss X70 / Canon EOS 1100D / Rebel T3 / Olympus E-5 / Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 /

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