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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
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Microscope Digital Cameras: Camera ranking for microscopy use

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We tested for you: How does the new Canon EOS M5 system camera perform with a microscope?

With its new EOS M5 system camera, Canon has extended and improved the offerings available in the mirrorless system camera market segment. Naturally, we were curious to find out how the EOS M5 stood up to testing compared to other EOS models!

  

With an introductory price of about EUR 1,100 (camera body only), Canon falls into the mid-range price group with this camera. The large APS-C CMOS sensor boasts 24 megapixels and employs dual pixel sensor technology. The camera body is well-built and – as there is no mirror to take up extra space – features a compact design. With our LM microscope adapters, the camera can be attached to a wide range of microscopes simply and easily. We offer solutions for microscopes with photo ports as well as adapters for use with eyepiece tubes. Both solutions provide the same high level of optical quality because all of our adapters are equipped with a plan-achromatic optical system.

 

Thanks to its advanced sensor technology, the EOS M5 delivers good-quality microscope images. The sensitivity range (ISO) runs to a maximum of 25,600.

ISO range

The maximum frame rate is 9 fps. Full HD video recording is supported at a maximum frame rate of 60 fps.

The 8cm tilt-type LCD monitor, which offers a resolution of 1.62 million dots, is another of the camera’s much-appreciated features. From a video perspective, the EOS M5 also includes an HDMI port to export the Live View feed to an external monitor or projector.

tilt-type monitor

Now to the downside of the Canon EOS M5: Like its predecessor (the Canon EOS M3), the EOS M5 does not support the Canon Utility software, which means that the camera cannot be remotely configured and controlled via PC/Mac. However, particularly when it comes to photomicrography, this software is a big help for amateur and professional photographers.


Unfortunately not supported: Canon EOS Utility 3 software

Since the camera has built-in Wi-Fi, we were hoping to at least be able to control it from a tablet or smartphone using Canon’s CameraConnect app.

Canon app

We were able to set up the connection without a problem.

connection to canon camera connect

However, upon clicking the “Remote Live View Shooting” icon, the camera failed to respond.

We determined that it was only possible to download or share photos in social media platforms; remote Live View, unfortunately, did not work.

When we did some testing without remote camera control next, we immediately ran into another major issue: the shutter release lock when using analogue lenses or adapter solutions for microscopes or macroscopes.

  

By default (i.e. at factory settings), the camera demands a CPU lens to take a photograph/record a video. Never, during all of our testing of Canon EOS DSLR cameras, have we had to deal with such an unnecessary feature. After a time-consuming search through the manual, we finally found the answer in the menu … there was a way to disable the shutter release lock – at last, we could take photographs through the microscope!

Conclusion: The Canon EOS M5 is a first-rate camera that features a compact design, an excellent sensor, and a tilt-angle LCD screen. When used with our LM digital adapters, it produces high-quality photomicrographic images. Unfortunately, the non-functional Canon Utility software significantly impaired the workflow, and remote control via smartphone app did not work in our tests either. For these reasons, the Canon EOS M5 is only marginally suitable for photomicrography and photomacrography applications. If you are looking to buy a new camera, we recommend that you consider the similarly priced Canon EOS DSLR 80D.


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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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