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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
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Easy, quick and simple conversion of older Zeiss microscopes (Axiophot, Axiovert, Axioplan, Axioskop, Axiotron, Axio Imager, etc.) with photo tube (internal diameter 44 mm) to modern, digital camera systems

Older Zeiss laboratory microscopes with an infinity optical system are still excellent instruments and can be fitted with first class lenses which are still being manufactured by Zeiss.  The optical quality of the instruments can easily keep pace with the more recent Zeiss models.

All important microscopy techniques can be performed: phase contrast, polarisation, DIC, dark field or fluorescence microscopy. The difference between the older and the more recent top-range Zeiss models is the use of electronic automation elements (motorised stage, motorised Z-axis, coded objectives, etc.).

Converting older analogue photography systems to digital setups (DSLR and system cameras) is always sensible and also very easy to do with our LM digital adapters. DSLR cameras with an interchangeable lens mount are best suited for use on the microscope. We recommend Nikon or Canon cameras as they are easy to control via PC or Mac and have a preview image feature with magnification options. The images can be saved directly to the PC. Furthermore, these cameras also have very large, high-grade sensors, which translates into a strong price-performance ratio in comparison to cameras that are specifically designed for microscopy (C-mount cameras). Special-purpose cameras with Canon EF or Nikon F bayonet mounts, for example high-speed cameras, are also very easy to attach to a microscope using our LM digital adapters.

Our LM digital adapter solutions are optimised for the different sensor sizes of the cameras and deliver excellent image quality. In addition, the two-piece design of the LM direct image C-mount port 1x enables easy focussing, thereby achieving a perfect optical alignment between the camera system and the microscope.

Our LM digital adapter solutions are generally in stock and can be shipped immediately upon receipt of your order.


Even infinity-corrected Zeiss microscopes dating back 25 years or more can be adapted for digital cameras without any difficulty. DSLR and system cameras are an excellent alternative to expensive special-purpose microscope cameras. The image quality that can be obtained is excellent, because the optical characteristics of older Zeiss microscopes are in no way inferior to more recent Zeiss models. 

Compatible Zeiss microscopes with phototube:

Axiophot, Axioplan, Axioskop, Axioskop 20, Axioskop 50, Axiotron, Axiotron 2, Axiovert 10, Axiovert 35, Axiovert 35 M, Axiovert 405M, Axio Imager,...


Topcamera Canon EOS 1D-X , Canon EOS 6DCanon EOS 5D Mark IIIRed Scarlet Kamera 

Canon EOS 1D X auf Zeiss Mikroskop Trennstelle 44  Canon EOS 6D am Zeiss Mikroskop Trennstelle 44 Canon EOS 5D Mark III auf Zeiss Axioskop Red Scarlet auf Zeiss Axioskop Mikroskop


For further information and prices see our database. Please select a camera model.

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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An overview of the LM microscope adapters


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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