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The Olympus MVX10 MacroView macro zoom fluorescence microscope meets every photomicrography need!

The Olympus MVX10 microscope is designed for biological, geological and forensic applications. Not only does it enable cell structures to be explored, but also the effects of gene expressions and protein functions, whole tissues, organs and even organisms.

Up until now, stereo microscopes were used for fluorescence observations at low magnifications – with all of the resulting disadvantages. The Olympus MVX10 MacroView was specially designed for this kind of use. Unlike conventional stereo microscopes, it has only one optical (central) path, with a large diameter. This makes it possible to better capture the dim light that is generated with fluorescence microscopy and thus enables a high image resolution at all magnifications.

This optical system is better suited for photographic work than stereo microscopes. Thanks to the central optical path, there is no focus gradient (gradient blur) as with systems built according to the Greenough principle. The differences between the two optical systems are especially evident with flat specimens (e.g. cell cultures). However, a disadvantage is that when looking through the eyepiece it is not possible to convey the kind of “plastic” effect that Greenough-type instruments provide.

The Olympus MVX10 MacroView has a long working distance and a wide field of view. It can be used for bright field, dark field, polarisation and fluorescence imaging.

The use of conventional DSLR and system cameras with interchangeable lens mounts is especially interesting with systems featuring a central optical path. In comparison with the majority of C-mount cameras (most frequent sensor size 0.5”: 6.4 mm x 4.8 mm), these cameras have a huge sensor (APS-C: 22.55 mm x 15 mm; full frame: 36 mm x 24 mm). This large sensor size yields a high signal-to-noise ratio with a high colour depth (14 bits per channel). A further plus for DSLR and system cameras is that they do not require additional cooling to deliver high-quality images. The sensors used have a good resolution (from 20 megapixels to 36 megapixels depending on the camera model). As a result, a high level of detail resolution can be achieved even at lower magnifications.

Connecting a camera system to the Olympus MVX10 MacroView is very easy. The first step is to attach C-mount port with a 1x optical factor to the photo port of the microscope (MVX_TV1XC). Then, the respective camera system (DSLR, system camera or C-mount camera) can simply be screwed onto the assembly using the corresponding LM digital adapter.

 Olympus MVX10 Makro MacroView



Fitting the microscope to digital single-lens reflex (DSLR), system 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 system cameras 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 system cameras:
- Large, powerful full-frame sensors (36 x 24 mm)
- Sensor resolution of 50 megapixels
- High light sensitivity (ISO 100,000+)
- Extensive dynamic range (up to 14 aperture stops/f-stops)
- Short exposure times (1/8000 second):
- Full/Ultra HD (4k) 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.

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