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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.

Ultra-widefield direct stand adapter microscope photography without trinocular head

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:

 Image field comparison wide field vs ultra wide field adapter solution

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.


The stand adapter is currently available for the following microscope types: 

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

camera with big sensor, advanced camera Sony Alpha as microscope camera

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:

application example: stand adapter photo microscope big stand

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.

LM stand adapter with Kaiser light box, large tripod photomicroscope

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!



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: Nikon Z9 / Nikon Z8 / Sony Alpha 7R V / Sony Alpha 1 / Sony FX3 Cinema Line / Sony Alpha 9 II (ILCE-9M2) / 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 / Sony Alpha 6400 /