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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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Are HD single lens reflex cameras the better HD camcorders?

A new generation of single lens reflex cameras with high definition (HD) video recording function, such as the Canon 5D II, Canon EOS 500D and Nikon D90, have well and truly shaken up the camcorder world.

The possibility of attaching any lens that you wish to the camera body via the bayonet fitting was previously the preserve of the professional scene only. In the case of commercially available camcorders, the lens is inbuilt and cannot be removed. In digital single lens reflex cameras, a much larger sensor chip is incorporated to provide perfect image quality. Modern digital SLR cameras currently have between 10 and 21 million pixels in photo mode. In full HD video mode, a resolution of only 2 million pixels is required. The photo format is reduced to video resolution using a clever algorithm. Due to this reduction, the video quality is increased considerably and, depending on the number of pixels, this results in a reduction ratio in the order of between five and ten to one. 5 to 10 pixels thus produce one video pixel. Through this averaging, image flaws are reduced and the signal to noise ratio is greatly increased. A large signal to noise ratio, with a maximum memory depth for each colour channel, guarantees image quality with plenty of contrast and low noise, even in difficult light conditions. For use at the microscope, after the camera lens has been removed, the microscope adapter is directly mounted to the camera body via a bayonet fitting and the adapter projects the image directly onto the sensor chip. Modern single lens reflex cameras have a Live View function, which is especially important in microscopy as it allows the user to precisely adjust the focal plane.

Conclusion: DSLR cameras with HD function are placing a great deal of pressure on classical camcorders and will win a large portion of their market share in future. The comparatively large sensor chip and detachable lens make a DSLR camera almost unbeatable. For use at the microscope, the DSLR camera is king.

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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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