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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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Using a tablet for photomicrography

 

Tablet am Mikroskop für Mikrofotografie

For our test, we selected a 2014 Toshiba Encore WT8-A tablet running the Windows 8 operating system. In our view, the CPU, an Intel Atom Z3740 that operates at a maximum of 1.86 GHz, was adequate to run Canon’s EOS Utility software (version 2.14.20). The camera we selected was the Canon EOS 650D, which we attached to the microscope using our LM digital adapter. We then used a simple desk stand to prop up the tablet and connected the camera to the tablet with a USB cable. To operate the camera, we used the touchscreen. 

Software installation:

We downloaded the current software version from the Canon website, and this is where we encountered the first hiccup. To install the software, it is necessary to insert the original CD provided with the Canon EOS 650D into the CD drive. In our case, this is only possible with an external optical drive that can be connected to the tablet via the USB port. Without the original CD, it would have been impossible to install the software update – a real annoyance since CDs are increasingly passé and most users do not have an external USB drive at hand.

When the setup program finally started, we immediately ran into the next issue: a message informed us that the required screen resolution for installation was 1024 x 768. The standard resolution on most tablets is 1280 x 800 (with “allow automatic screen rotation” checked).

Bildschirm drehen tablet installation Canon Utility

Once we unchecked the tablet’s screen rotation function and reduced its screen resolution temporarily to 1024 x 768, we were able to successfully complete the installation process, after which we returned the resolution to 1280 x 800.

Tobshiba Tablet Bildschirmgröße

Our Toshiba tablet has an 8" display, which makes it possible to work normally in Live View mode.

Tablet Live View setting

The magnification function also works well, and fine details can be brought into focus. When all settings are optimal, the shutter can be released and the image is saved directly to the tablet. 

The software is not optimised for use with a touchscreen device, as the control panels are a bit too small. Therefore, operating the shutter release is a bit tricky, but works very well if you use it with precision.

tablet canon utility software

A Windows 8-based global zoom function would allow users to zoom easily into the image by pulling the fingers apart (similar to operating a smartphone). If necessary, an external mouse or pen can also be used. 

We were also interested to learn how well the tablet’s mobile CPU was able to cope with the demands of the Canon EOS Utility software. The Toshiba tablet we used has a quad core CPU that operates at a maximum of 1.86 GHz. In Live View mode, i.e. when the moving image is transmitted to the tablet, CPU utilisation ranges between 91% and 93%!

CPU Auslastung Tablet Canon Utility

Despite this high level of CPU usage, the Canon EOS Utility software runs very smoothly. However, we do not recommend running other CPU-intensive programs in parallel with Canon's software due to the risk of overtaxing resources, which, over prolonged periods of time, may cause overheating. Fortunately, the Canon EOS Utility software allows the Live View mode to be turned on and off by simply pressing a button.

CPU Auslastung

Our test tablet has only one USB port, which needs to be used to recharge the battery and also for communication with external devices (such as the camera). This means that the tablet cannot be recharged at the same time it is connected to the camera, which is rather inconvenient since the user needs to remain aware of the battery status during work. In addition, it also leads to premature battery ageing.

USB Anschlüsse Toshiba Tablet

Conclusion:

While our test tablet lacked a little bit in power and its display could be larger, it generally performed very well in this test. Nevertheless, more USB ports would be a plus, since the tablet could then be recharged without interrupting camera communication. However, at work stations with only limited space available, the advantages offered by our tablet significantly outweigh its disadvantages. We intend to repeat the test with the Windows 10 operating system and look forward to some improvements.

27.10.2015


New LM Digital Adapter for:

Nikon D850 / Sony Alpha 7III / Sony Alpha 9 / Nikon D5 / Sony Alpha 7S II / Sony Alpha 7R II / Sony Alpha 7R III / 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 /

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Olympus SZX10 and SZX16 – stereo microscopes with top-notch optics
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High-end intermediate optics for connecting microscopes to:
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  • c-mount-, USB- and firewire cameras
  • digital compact cameras and camcorders
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