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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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Create your own LED Microscope/Macroscope Lighting

Two IKEA JANSJÖ work lamps for only € 9.99 each can be assembled quickly and easily into a lighting fixture!

It´s a familiar situation! During work with a microscope or macroscope, the available light is just not quite bright enough! Better microscope lighting would solve the problem, but it isn´t important enough to merit spending € 400 or € 500. In the queue on our last shopping trip to IKEA we had a bright idea!

We bought two IKEA work lamps and put them together to create a double spotlight:
For this, we simply drilled two extra holes in the plastic cover of the stand base (one each to the left and right of the two existing holes). Then we drilled two extra holes again, this time into the balance weight of the base. Next, we screwed the goosenecks of both lights into the prepared holes and secured them with the accompanying screws. The LED double spotlight was born, and all for a bargain price of € 19.98!

Our first experiments with the two-armed lighting equipment certainly convinced us. The light source is unbelievably flexible, each light can be turned on and off individually. The gooseneck is a good 50 cm long, so it can be twisted round in all directions, aiming the light at almost every aspect of the object.

The LED IKEA  work lamp JANSJÖ as a fully-fledged microscopic or macroscopic light source:

The LEDs are very energy-efficient and have a cool/white colour temperature, which makes them ideal for stereomicroscopy and photomacrography. A DC electricity supply also guarantees flicker-free light. The only disadvantage is that it is not possible to dim the LED lighting, but a possible alternative is to slightly remove the lamp from the object or to cover it.

Update: 13.07.2011

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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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