LM ultra-widefield direct stand adapter: use the full potential of your microscope objectives!
With this adapter solution, your digital camera can be attached directly to the microscope body. This eliminates the need for a microscope head that fits the criteria for attaching a camera to it.
As a rule, the microscope has to provide visual observation through the eyepieces and at the same time accommodate the attachment of a camera. In most cases, visual observation through the eyepieces is the main focus. For photography purposes, however, this is a compromise that trades off image quality, light intensity and field size. As a result, the microscope objectives, which are high-quality optical components, are not used to their full potential. They would provide a much larger field of view, but with a conventional trinocular head, less than half of their actual capabilities is used.
This is where the LM ultra-widefield stand adapter comes in: it enables the largest possible field of view while retaining high optical resolution, as is demonstrated in the image below:
LM stand adapters are equipped with infinity precision optics and are 100% optimised for digital photography. LM microscope adapters feature a modular design and can be individually configured to suit specific criteria, such as sensor format, objective lenses, desired field size or magnification.
- Ultra-widefield: extra-large field of view
- Modular system: can be adapted to specific requirements
- High light intensity
- High resolution capacity
- Filter option: optical filter within adapter
The stand adapter is currently available for the following microscope types:
- microscopes from various Asian manufacturers with a 42.5 mm dovetail ring mount
- Leica microscopes with a 44 mm dovetail ring mount
- Olympus microscopes with a 46 mm dovetail ring mount
- Nikon microscopes with a 51 mm dovetail ring mount
Not available for Zeiss microscopes!
The most advanced cameras can be used, such as microscope C-mount cameras, high-speed cameras, digital SLR cameras or the new mirrorless system cameras. For maximum image quality, we recommend using camera systems with large (full-frame or APS-C) sensors.
Option: attaching an objective directly to the LM ultra-widefield stand adapter
The LM stand adapter is an independent infinity-type microscope module. This means that modern infinity objectives – either LM macro extreme objectives or conventional infinity objectives with RMS threading – can be attached directly (i.e. without the need for a microscope body at all) to the adapter.
The objective module can be attached to the LM stand adapter:
Example application: LM stand adapter, Sony Alpha 1
The LM stand adapter, combined with high-quality infinity objectives, also provides a good opportunity for focus stacking with a motorised focusing rail. Focus stacking is a go-to technique to achieve high-resolution images with exceptional depth of field.
Example application: LM stand adapter with motorised StackShot focusing rail, Sony Alpha 6600
Are you interested in equipping your microscope with this adapter solution? Then contact us please!13.04.2023
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.