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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
LM Macroscope 24x (15x and 11x) for Focus Stacking: Highest resolution without compromise
LM Macroscope 9x (5x and 3x) for Focus Stacking: Highest resolution without compromise
LM photo microscopes: the flexible photography solution for large sensor cameras!
Special mounting medium for microscopy, non toxic,water solved,light hardening,fast solidifying and drying,neutraldoes not make air bubbles,high optical solution,color protecting,solvent free,high refractive index
Micro Tech Lab advisory service: microscopy, digital cameras, high quality photo
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Zeiss Axio Imager 2: digital photomicrography at the highest level

The Carl Zeiss Axio Imager 2 research microscope was developed to satisfy the requirements of a comprehensive range of applications, from simple observation and image acquisition to highly complex analyses. Thanks to six different stand versions and a wide variety of system components, the instrument offers enormous flexibility.

With the help of our LM digital adapters, users can attach all current DSLR and system cameras to the Axio Imager 2 quickly and easily. This combination enables the use of state-of-the-art camera technology to achieve exceptional digital photographic documentation.

The Axio Imager 2 features the IC2S transmitted beam path newly developed by Zeiss. That unique component, based on optimisation of the proven ICS Infinity Optics, provides uniform illumination. As a result, even at low magnifications and large working distances considerably better resolution and contrast can be achieved. In terms of photomicrography, this is certainly a remarkable innovation. Particularly in digital imaging, optimised DIC or DIC + fluorescence imaging renders complex shading correction methods obsolete. The motorised DIC turret (up to 10 positions), combined with proven high-performance Zeiss objectives, delivers brilliant imaging results.

For photomicrographers passionate about their area of expertise, Zeiss offers an extensive array of binocular phototubes:


Item Number

Binocular phototube 30º/23 (50:50), reversed image, Axio Imager


Binocular ergo tube 20º/23 (100:0/ 0:100), reversed image


Binocular ergo tube 20º/23 Mat., (100:0/ 0:100), vertically adjustable, upright and
unreversed image


Binokularer Fototubus Pol 15º/23 (100:0/ 0:100), upright image


Binocular phototube 30º/25 (30vis, 70doc), reversed image


Binocular phototube 30º/25 (100:0/ 70:30/ 0:100), reversed image


Binocular phototube 30º/25 mot. (100:0/ 70:30/ 0:100), 
2 camera ports, reversed image


Binocular phototube with motorised eyepiece shutter 30º/25
(100:0/ 30:70/ 0:100), reversed image


Binocular phototube 15º/25 (100:0/ 0:100), upright and
unreversed image


The image below shows the binocular photo tube 30º/25 (100:0/70:30/0:100), reversed image (item no. 425502-0000-000), combined with our proven LM digital adapter and a DSLR camera.
425502-0000-000, binocular photo tube Zeiss Axio Imager 2, with LM Adapter and camera

As an alternative to conventional halogen light, LED illumination is available for either Koehler or Fixed Koehler illumination. Further highlights include a motorised reflector turret (even for samples with extremely weak fluorescence), motorised diaphragms for better reproducibility and high efficiency filters for fluorescence applications.

In its different configurations, the Zeiss Axio Imager 2 is suitable for a broad range of medical research disciplines, from pathology and human genetics to histology, cell biology, developmental biology and neurobiology. Since this microscope is also used in demanding experiments and lengthy working sessions, Zeiss spared no effort to provide ergonomic comfort (such as the conveniently arranged control buttons, exchangeable fine drive and individually positionable control panel) and stability (the instrument’s key elements are decoupled from the remainder of the stand).
Montage LM Digital Adapter on Zeiss Axio Imager 2


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 / Nikon D610 / Nikon D600 / Canon EOS 6D / Canon EOS 5DS R ( without low-pass filter) / Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II / Canon EOS 80D / Canon EOS 5DS / Sony Alpha 77 II / Canon EOS 70D / Nikon D7200 / Canon EOS 200D / Canon EOS 800D / Rebel T7i / Canon EOS 77D / Canon EOS 5D Mark III / Canon EOS 60D / Sony Alpha 7R / Sony Alpha 7 / Nikon DS-Qi2 (Microscope Camera) / Nikon D3x / Olympus OM-D E-M1 / Nikon D3S / Canon EOS 750D / Rebel T6i / Canon EOS 760D / Rebel T6s / Canon EOS 5D Mark II / Nikon D7100 / Pentax K-5 / Canon EOS 1D Mark IV / Nikon D7000 / Canon EOS 7D Mark II / Canon EOS 600D / Rebel T3i / Canon EOS 650D / Rebel T4i / Canon EOS 700D / Rebel T5i / Canon EOS 2000D / Rebel T7 / Canon EOS 7D / Canon EOS 550D / Rebel T2i / Kiss X4 Digital / Canon EOS 1300D / EOS Rebel T6 / Canon EOS 4000D / Canon EOS 100D / Nikon DS-Ri2 (Microscope Camera) / Canon EOS 50D / Canon EOS 1200D / EOS Rebel T5 / EOS Kiss X70 / Canon EOS 1100D / Rebel T3 / Olympus E-5 / Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 / Canon EOS 1D Mark III / Canon EOS 40D / Canon EOS 60Da for astrophotography / Sony SLT-A99 / Sony Alpha 7II / Pentax K-3 II / Olympus E-3 / Olympus E-30 / Olympus E-620 / Sony Alpha 6000 / Pentax K-500 / Canon EOS M100 / Canon EOS M6 / Nikon D700 / Nikon D3 / Canon EOS M5 / Sony Alpha 77V / Canon EOS 1000D / Digital Rebel XS / Sony Alpha 580 / Sony Alpha 5100 / Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III / Sony Alpha 5000 / Pentax K-S2 / Pentax K-r / Sony Alpha 55 / Olympus Pen E-PL7 / Olympus OM-D E-M5 / Olympus OM-D E-M10 / Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 / Pentax K-5 II / Pentax K-5 IIs / Pentax K-3 / Sony Alpha 33 / Nikon D5500 / Nikon D5200 / Nikon D5300 /

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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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