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Nikon Labophot – proven quality meets state-of-the-art technology

LM digital camera adapter solutions are the perfect choice for connecting digital SLR cameras or mirrorless system cameras to the Nikon Labophot and a guarantee for excellent image quality.

The Labophot is a versatile research microscope produced in the 1980s. It became quite popular and is still in use today. Even then, Nikon used a modular system that made the microscope highly adaptable and customisable. It is configured for either brightfield or darkfield use, and the Labophot Pol version is also equipped for polarisation imaging. Additional modules are available for phase contrast and fluorescence microscopy.

The Labophot utilises the Nikon CF finite optical system that was common at that time and still yields high-quality images. Thanks to its slim, robust construction, the microscope can withstand the heavy demands of laboratory use. It has a quintuple nosepiece and a 6 volt, 20 watt Koehler illumination system. In addition to a variety of binocular tubes, a trinocular eyepiece tube is available as well.

The Nikon Labophot has a Nikon V-T phototube with 42 mm internal diameter, which can be easily controlled using a calliper.

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With our LM digital adapters, even the most advanced DSLR and system cameras can be attached to that tube. This way, well-proven quality can be combined with state-of-the-art technology to create a high-quality system.

Nikon Labophot with Canon EOS camera


Fitting the microscope to digital single-lens reflex (DSLR), mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras (MILC ), digital single-lens mirrorless (DSLM) or C-mount cameras is easy with our LM digital SLR adapters, which feature a plan achromatic optical system. Our products make it possible to capture top-quality microscope images. To help you select the adapter that is right for your camera, we have set up an online configurator on our website. You can also email us – ideally with attached photographs of your microscope.

Modern DSLR and single-lens mirrorless (DSLM) offer the latest technology and are generally very well suited for microscopy applications. Most of them can be controlled remotely via PC/Mac. Because of their high sales volumes, they offer an excellent price/performance ratio compared to special-purpose microscope cameras.

Features of top DSLR and single-lens mirrorless cameras (DSLM):
- Large, powerful full-frame sensors (36 x 24 mm)
- Sensor resolution of 61 megapixels or 240 megapixels with Pixel Shift technology
- High light sensitivity (ISO 400,000+)
- Extensive dynamic range (up to 15 aperture stops/f-stops)
- Short exposure times (1/8000 second) up to 1/32,000 seconds using the digital shutter
- 4K Ultra HD  or 8K Ultra HD video function
- Live video capture on external monitors in ultra HD quality

In most cases, these cameras are significantly more powerful than microscope cameras with smaller sensors (1/2" or 2/3"). On our website you will find our current camera recommendations and a camera ranking which is specifically tailored to microscopy applications.

New LM Digital Adapter for: Sony Alpha 9 III / Nikon Z9 / Nikon Z8 / Sony Alpha 7R V / Sony Alpha 1 / Sony Alpha 9 II (ILCE-9M2) / Sony FX3 Cinema Line / Sony Alpha 9 / Nikon D6 / Canon EOS R3 / Canon EOS R6 Mark II / Canon EOS R8 / Sony Alpha 7R IV / Canon EOS R5 / Sony Alpha 7S II / Sony Alpha 7S III / Sony Alpha 7R III / Canon EOS R6 / Nikon Z6 / Nikon Z6II / Sony Alpha 7R II / Nikon Z7 / Nikon Z7II / Canon EOS R / Canon EOS Ra (Astro) / Nikon Z5 / Sony Alpha 7C / Canon EOS RP / Sony Alpha 7S / Canon EOS R7 / Leica SL2-S / Canon EOS R10 / Canon EOS 1D X Mark III / Nikon Z50 / Nikon Z30 / Nikon Z fc / Nikon D850 / Canon EOS 1D X Mark II / Nikon D780 / Olympus OM-1 / Sony Alpha 7III / Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III / Canon EOS R100 / Sony Alpha 6700 / Nikon D5 / Sony Alpha 6600 / Fujifilm X-H2S / Fujifilm X-S10 / Fujifilm X-E4 / Fujifilm X-Pro3 / Olympus OM-D E-M1X /