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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
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Upgrading the Olympus SZH10 stereo microscope for modern digital photographic work as quick as a flash

The Olympus SZH10 stereo microscope with a 10:1 zoom is a popular Olympus instrument from the 1990s. Originally designed for analogue photography, it can be adapted for high-level digital photographic documentation in no time at all.

The Olympus SZH10 microscope is an all-rounder that is still available second hand for around € 4,000. Featuring a Greenough optical system, it is used in many different fields of application, such as

The microscope body has a coarse and fine focus and allows a working distance of up to 50 mm. A revolver for two specimens is available as an option. The transmitted light model has a filter thread of 45 mm and a Koehler illumination system. This offers the advantage of a brighter image with a higher resolution. The light source consists of a 50W/12V halogen lamp.

The illumination type can be changed very quickly from bright field to dark field. In addition, a module for coaxial, vertical illumination is also available.

Different lenses, both plan apo objectives and apochromats for aberration-free images, are available.



W.D. (mm)

SZH-D.F. Plan 0.5X



SZH-D.F. Plan 0.75X



SZH-D.F. Plan Apo 1X



SZH-D.F. Plan 1.5X



SZH-D.F. Plan 2X



For photomicrographic images, we recommend the plan-apo-1 lens. When using high-grade cameras, this makes it possible to produce top-quality, aberration-free images.

The standard version of the Olympus SZH10 comes without a phototube, but another option with a phototube is available as well. The Olympus SZH has a solid, stable stand and is thus well suited for even heavy camera systems.

The SZH-PT beam splitter with a dovetail ring (internal diameter: 38 mm) is available as an accessory for photomicrography. We offer a special conversion kit to enable almost every modern DSLR camera, mirrorless system camera and USB camera to be used on this microscope.


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.

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 /

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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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