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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

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In microscopy, digital SLR cameras are the better video cameras!

Digital single lens reflex (DSLR) cameras are the better video cameras thanks to their HDMI video output and “Live View” function. Modern DSLR cameras with HDMI output (High Definition Multimedia Interface) and Live View function are ideally suited to presentations and discussions using large HD monitors and projectors. Old analogue NTSC or PAL video cameras only have a maximum resolution of 768 x 576 pixels. With the aid of the digital HDMI output, a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1080 (FULL HD) is possible.

Using large-area sensors (36 mm x 24 mm “full frame”) results in a much better signal to noise ratio than is the case with the majority of video cameras (CCD and CMOS), which generally only use small sensors.

Camera type Sensor size [inches] Sensor size [mm]
Video camera ” sensor 3.2 mm x 2.4 mm
Video camera ” sensor 6.4 mm x 4.8 mm
Video camera 2/3” sensor 8.8 mm x 6.6 mm
Video camera 1” sensor 12.8 mm x 9.6 mm
DSLR Four Thirds
17.3 mm x 13 mm
23.6 mm x 15.8 mm
28.7 mm x 19 mm
DSLR “full frame”
36 mm x 24 mm
Medium format
50.7 mm x 39 mm

A far superior image quality is achieved through the digital transfer. The high data transfer rate (10.2 Gbit/s) of the HDMI 1.3 connection permits colour depths and 30 to 48 bits for each pixel. The versatility of digital SLR cameras and the superior image quality at very reasonable prices make them indispensable for many applications. Large batch sizes result in an unbeatable price/performance ratio. Unfortunately, HDMI output is not yet the standard video output for all digital cameras. In most cases, only analogue video output (TV out) is available. However, with the better DSLRs, HDMI output is available.

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 / 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 /

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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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