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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 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!
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
Microscope Digital Cameras: Camera ranking for microscopy use
DSLR camera or special-purpose microscope cameras?
Zeiss Axiovert 200 – inverted microscopy at the highest level with digital system cameras and DSLR
High-quality adapter solution with integrated plan-achromatic optics for Zeiss OPMI microscopes with eyepiece tube
Test: Using the Canon EOS M50 on a microscope. Our LM microscope adapter solution allows for easy connection to either phototube or eyepiece tube
The Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 80 MP pro-grade camera and its performance in microscopy
Extreme macro photography:LM macroscope and a DSLR/DSLM camera

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The Canon Camera Connect app in microscopy: wireless communication between smartphone or tablet and Canon EOS cameras

Especially when SLR and system cameras are used for microscope or macroscope photography, the ability to control the camera with a powerful mobile device (smartphone or tablet) is a key criterion for obtaining satisfactory results.

Luckily, Canon has listened to its customers and launched the Camera Connect app: a handy, feature-packed tool that offers better connectivity for Canon EOS cameras. We recommend high-resolution tablets with a screen size of about 10 inches for convenient use. The app establishes a wireless connection between mobile device and camera via WLAN/Wi-Fi. For basic operation, the camera shutter can also be released remotely with a Bluetooth connection, i.e. without Live View. The app is offered by Canon for free and is available for both Android (Google) and iOS (Apple). It can be installed from Google Play or the App Store.

When shooting remotely with the Camera Connect app, the Live View image on the display screen can be used for pinpoint focusing. While viewing the image on the screen of the mobile device, the display can be magnified to inspect the quality of sharpness and make focus adjustments as required. The live preview displays the exact look of the exposure and allows the photographer to see which adjustments (such as changing the light intensity) need to be made to obtain the desired image quality before the photograph is taken. Once all the necessary adjustments have been completed, the user just needs to press the shutter button on the screen of the mobile device to take the picture. Releasing the shutter remotely eliminates the risk of camera shake, which often occurs when the camera release button on the camera is used. This optimised capture method makes it both easier and faster to achieve high image quality.

The key features of the Canon Camera Connect app for microscopy are:

Here is a quick guide to the key features of the app:

Once the Wi-Fi function on the camera is enabled, the mobile device identifies the Canon EOS camera. We used a Canon EOS 1300D for our test.

Canon EOS 1300D Camera Connect  WLAN mode activated on camera

After the mobile device has identified the camera, launch the Canon Camera Connect app.

Canon Camera Connect connect with camera via Wlan / Wifi

Now click the Live View icon for live image view.

Canon Camera Connect start Live View

The Live View mode starts.

Canon Camera Connect starts camera Live View on microscope

The “Mirror” function is particularly important in microscopy, because depending on the microscope type, the construction, and the configuration of the phototube, it is possible that the image displayed on the camera screen is inverted. With the mirroring function, the image on the screen can be flipped back to its correct positon.

The “Rotate” function is also quite handy:

Very important on microscope Canon Camera Connect_Liew View Rotation and mirror

The image brightness can be adjusted directly:

brightness on microscope Canon Camera Connect Liew View

Adjustment of the sensor sensitivity (ISO):

Canon Camera Connect on microscope Liew View ISO adjustment

White balancing for the most common types of illumination:

Canon Camera Connect on microscope white balancing types of illumination

Once all the necessary adjustments have been completed, you just need to press the shutter button on the tablet screen. The image is saved to the previously defined location.

Conclusion: Canon’s Camera Connect app is an excellent complement to the reliable Canon Utilities software, which enables wired remote camera control via USB or LAN. The camera can be controlled using the Live View display. For professional use in a studio or laboratory, we still recommend using the more robust Canon Utilities standard software, since it is better suited for continuous operation and the connection is even easier to set up.


New LM Digital Adapter for:

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV / Canon EOS 6D Mark II / Canon EOS 1D X / Canon EOS M50 / Canon EOS 6D / Canon EOS 5DS R ( without low-pass filter) / Canon EOS 80D / Canon EOS 5DS / Canon EOS 70D / Canon EOS 200D / Canon EOS 800D / Rebel T7i / Canon EOS 77D / Canon EOS 5D Mark III / Canon EOS 60D / Canon EOS 750D / Rebel T6i / Canon EOS 760D / Rebel T6s / Canon EOS 5D Mark II / Canon EOS 1D Mark IV / Canon EOS 7D Mark II / Canon EOS 600D / Rebel T3i / Canon EOS 650D / Rebel T4i / Canon EOS 700D / Rebel T5i / Canon EOS 2000D / Rebel T7 / Canon EOS 7D / Canon EOS 550D / Rebel T2i / Kiss X4 Digital / Canon EOS 1300D / EOS Rebel T6 / Canon EOS 4000D / Canon EOS 100D / Canon EOS 50D / Canon EOS 1200D / EOS Rebel T5 / EOS Kiss X70 / Canon EOS 1100D / Rebel T3 / Canon EOS 1D Mark III / Canon EOS 40D / Canon EOS 60Da for astrophotography / Canon EOS M100 / Canon EOS M6 / Canon EOS M5 / Canon EOS 1000D / Digital Rebel XS / Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III / Canon EOS M3 / Canon EOS 500D / Digital Rebel T1i / Canon EOS 450D / Digital Rebel XSi / Canon EOS M / Canon EOS 5D / Canon EOS 1D Mark II / Canon EOS 400D / Digital Rebel XTi / Canon EOS 30D / Canon EOS 20Da / Canon EOS 20D / Canon EOS 10D / Canon EOS 1D Mark II N /

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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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