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Online configurator: LM microscope adapter for all digital cameras and microscopes
An overview of the LM microscope adapters
We offer LM digital adapter solutions for the following microscopes
Microscope Adapter: LM wide-field adapter for eyepiece tubes with 30 mm inner diameter
LM digital SLR universal wide-field adapter: now with larger image field and focus settings
All in one: LM Digital SLR Universal Adapter for phototube and the eyepiece tube (C-Mount, 23.2mm, 30mm 37mm, 38mm, 42mm)
LM adapter solution for c-mount microscope ports with reduction optics (0.5x / 0.6x / 0.7x or f=55mm / f=75mm / f=100mm)
LM wide-field camcorder adapter for the new generation of ultra HD camcorders
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!
Macro Close-Up Lens: LM Macro lens 40/80 with plan achromatic optics
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
Camera recommendation for microscopy application
Microscope Digital Cameras: Camera ranking for microscopy use
DSLR camera or special-purpose microscope cameras?

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LM Macroscope 9x (5x and 3x) for focus stacking: highest resolution without compromise

The LM Macroscope 9x (5x and 3x) has been designed for modern full frame, APS-C and four thirds camera sensors. A special lens with high numerical aperture of 0.2 shows even the smallest details.

With the LM Macroscope 9x (5x and 3x) a new generation of objectives, designed specifically for focus stacking, is entering the market. Thanks to this technology, the image quality of professional-level photographs can be enhanced even further.

The focus stacking technique uses a motorised focusing rail that moves the lens unit and captures multiple frames (image stacks) at different focus points. The individual frames are then blended to produce a single image with a very high depth of field and resolution. This process is controlled remotely using a special software and can be monitored on the computer.

Helicon Software während der Aufnahme mit Stackshot von Cognisys-inc

Conventional objectives generally yield an acceptable resolution and a good depth of field. However, in many cases, users still needed to decide between high resolution or high depth of field and come to a suitable compromise - until now! When designing our objectives, we focused on achieving the highest resolution possible. Using the focus stacking technique, it is possible to produce breathtaking images with high resolution and near unlimited depth of field. This extended depth of field is achieved by collecting several series of single frames (Z-stacks) and merging them into one image, so that even the smallest details can be made visible.


< Picture taken with 5x microscope magnification in high resolution >

With a full format camera,the lowest magnification of 3x results in a large FOV (field of view) of 70mm x 46mm at a working distance of 200mm.

In this configuration the depth of field is approx. 10mm, which is perfectly adequate for many applications with three-dimensional specimens even without focus stacking. Thanks to the large FOV combined with the high resolution, the stitching technique (single frames are blended into one high-resolution image) is no longer required.

The macroscopes are equipped with top-notch quality, plan achromatic, hard-coated objective lenses. Manufactured by hand in Austria, the LM macroscopes are designed for professional use (research, industry, universities, hospitals, etc.). 

Our LM Macrosocope 9x has a variable aperture to optimise image quality, a feature not present in most stereo microscopes.

The benefits of the LM macroscopes are profound. The system has a centric beam path and is thus considerably more powerful than equivalent systems with double beam path or conventional stereo microscopes.  Due to their modular construction, they are extremely flexible and enable a multitude of magnification combinations (3x -> 20x). The lenses are also available without a tripod. 

We recommend using the LM macroscope with a motorised focusing rail (STACKSHOT made by Cognisys-inc) and the Helicon Software (Helicon Remote Software and Focus Editing Software). This well-proven combination is very powerful and easy to handle. 

Demo-pictures with the LM Macroscope 9x

Ordering codeProduct descriptionPricePriceAvailable
LM_Makroobjektiv9xLM DSLR Macroscope lens 9x (5x and 3x): Macroscope lens for digital SLR cameras, optionally with different camera bayonet fittings, 4 hard-coated lenses in 2 groups, adjustable iris diaphragm. Camera and LED ring are not supplied with the lens

Data Sheet
Euro 1680,--
US $ 1898.4
LM_Makroskop_20x_ProLM Macroscope 20x (3x, 5x, 6x and 10x): Set consists of LM DSLR Macroscope lens 9x, Plan Lens 2x, LM macro stand 5, LM LED ring light with 60 LEDs, LED spot with gooseneck, Camera Lens Mount Adapter , Camera is not supplied with the set.

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Data Sheet1
Euro 3890,--
US $ 4395.7
LM_Makroskop_9xLM Macroscope 9x (5x and 3x):: Set consists of LM DSLR Macroscope lens 9x, LM macro stand 4 and LM LED ring light with 60 LEDs; camera is not supplied with the set

Data Sheet0
Data Sheet1
Euro 3410,--
US $ 3853.3
LM_Makroskop_9x_ProLM Macroscope 9x (5x and 3x):: Set consists of LM DSLR Macroscope lens 9x, LM macro stand 5, LM LED ring light with 60 LEDs, LED gooseneck spot and Camera Lens Mount Adapter, camera is not supplied with the set

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Data Sheet1
Euro 3610,--
US $ 4079.3
For EU (European Union) VAT (IVA, TVA) not included

New LM Digital Adapter for:

Sony Alpha 9 / Canon EOS R with Canon Adapter EF-EOS R / Canon EOS RP with Canon Adapter EF-EOS R / Sony Alpha 7S II / Sony Alpha 7R III / Nikon Z6 with F-Mount Adapter FTZ / Sony Alpha 7R II / Nikon Z7 with F-Mount Adapter FTZ / Sony Alpha 7S / Nikon D850 / Canon EOS 1D X Mark II / Sony Alpha 7III / Nikon D5 / Canon EOS 1D X / Nikon D4s / Canon EOS 5D Mark IV / Nikon D4 / Nikon D750 / Canon EOS 6D Mark II / Sony Alpha 6300 / Sony Alpha 6500 / Nikon D500 / Nikon D810 / Nikon D800 / Nikon D800E / Nikon Df / Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 / Nikon D610 / Nikon D600 / Canon EOS 250D / Canon EOS M50 / Canon EOS 6D / Sony Alpha 99 II (SLT-A99 II) / 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 / Pentax K-1 Mark II / 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 / Pentax KP / Nikon D3S / Canon EOS 750D / Rebel T6i / Canon EOS 760D / Rebel T6s / Canon EOS 5D Mark II / Nikon D7100 / Pentax K-5 / Canon EOS 1D Mark IV / Nikon D7000 / 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 / Nikon DS-Ri2 (Microscope Camera) / Canon EOS 50D / Canon EOS 1200D / EOS Rebel T5 / EOS Kiss X70 / Canon EOS 1100D / Rebel T3 / Olympus E-5 / Sony Alpha 68 / Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 / Canon EOS 1D Mark III / Canon EOS 40D / Canon EOS 60Da for astrophotography / Nikon D7500 / Sony Alpha 99 (SLT-A99) / Sony Alpha 7II / Pentax K-3 II / Olympus E-3 / Olympus E-30 / Olympus E-620 / Sony Alpha 6000 / Pentax K-500 / Canon EOS M100 / Canon EOS M6 / Nikon D700 / Nikon D3 / Canon EOS M5 / Sony Alpha 77V / Canon EOS 1000D / Digital Rebel XS / Sony Alpha 580 / Sony Alpha 5100 / Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III / Sony Alpha 5000 / Pentax K-S2 /

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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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