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Online configurator: LM microscope adapter for all digital cameras and microscopes
An overview of the LM microscope adapters
We offer LM digital adapter solutions for the following microscopes
Microscope Adapter: LM wide-field adapter for eyepiece tubes with 30 mm inner diameter
LM digital SLR universal wide-field adapter: now with larger image field and focus settings
All in one: LM Digital SLR Universal Adapter for phototube and the eyepiece tube (C-Mount, 23.2mm, 30mm 37mm, 38mm, 42mm)
LM adapter solution for c-mount microscope ports with reduction optics (0.5x / 0.6x / 0.7x or f=55mm / f=75mm / f=100mm)
LM wide-field camcorder adapter for the new generation of ultra HD camcorders
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!
Macro Close-Up Lens: LM Macro lens 40/80 with plan achromatic optics
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
Camera recommendation for microscopy application
Microscope Digital Cameras: Camera ranking for microscopy use
DSLR camera or special-purpose microscope cameras?

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High-quality photographic and HD video documentation with the Zeiss slit lamp and Zeiss Surgical microscopes (OPMI) 

The LM digital adapter for Zeiss slit lamps and surgical microscopes (SL120, SL130) makes it possible to produce high-level photographic and video material of up to 36 megapixels using DSLR cameras and system cameras without any difficulty. It is also very easy to transmit live feeds to an HD monitor. 

Zeiss Spaltlampe Fotoanbindung LMscope Adapter Canon DSLR Kamera

Compared to C-mount cameras with small sensors (1/2”, 1 1/8”, 1 2/5”), digital SLR and system cameras offer great advantages. The most obvious difference is the sensor size. C-mount cameras with small sensors (left-hand image) cannot utilise the full potential of the camera. 


In comparison to them, DSLR and system cameras have very large sensors, something that is clearly evident from the image quality. The most important advantages of DSLR and system cameras are summarised below:  

For Zeiss slit lamps and surgical microscopes (OPMI), Zeiss itself offers original beam splitter modules

  Zeiss Spaltlampe Interface   

These connections have an internal diameter of 33 mm and come with a cap nut for attaching the devices together.

Zeiss OPMI Interface Durchmesser Zeiss OPMI beamsplitter adapting for photography

For this connection we offer a simple, high-quality adapter solution, which is fitted directly onto the beam splitter.

This solution makes it possible to use all conventional DSLR and system cameras with the instrument (Zeiss slit lamp and OPMI). Only the camera body (without lens) is needed for the connection. The LM DSLRFOPMI adapter is the ideal solution for cameras with APS-C and four-thirds sensors. The largest possible image field is obtained without peripheral darkening (vignetting).

Zeiss OPMI LMscope digital Adapter for cameras

If, in addition to the beam splitter, a photo adapter (video adapter) is also available, there are other possible solutions. Zeiss offers this photo adapter with different focal lengths (from 85 mm to 140 mm) with a standardised C-mount connection

Zeiss Spaltlampe c_mount Verbindung Zeiss Spaltlampe c-mount 75 mm Brennweite

The C-mount connection is a standardised connection for cameras with an external diameter of 25.4 mm. Due to this industry standard it is possible to use a large number of C-mount and USB cameras. As a rule, these cameras have a very small sensor (1/2“ in most cases). However, using the LM digital adapter, DSLR and system cameras can be attached to this photo adapter with C-mount connection without any difficulty. 

     zeiss Spaltlampe Irisblende Fotoanbindung LMscope Adapter

The adapter solution depends on the camera used and the focal length of the photo adapter. In each case, the image should be full frame and there should be no peripheral darkening. Photo adapters with integrated iris diaphragms (see arrows in the image above) deliver better image quality, as the depth of field can be increased through the iris diaphragm. 


Thanks to the development of the LM digital adapters, it is now very easy to use DSLR cameras with slit lamps and surgical microscopes (OPMI). DSLR and system cameras feature a very good price-performance ratio and are easy to operate. The possibility of transmitting high-resolution videos (HDMI) via live feed through the output port to a large HD monitor for discussion during presentations is particularly interesting. If interested, we will be pleased to assist you in selecting the optimum adapter and camera. To help you choose the camera that is best suited for your needs, we have put together a guide and a list of camera rankings with up-to-date test reports on our website. 


Zeiss OPMI mit LM digital SLR Universal Adapter und Kamera

New LM Digital Adapter for:

Sony Alpha 9 / Canon EOS R with Canon Adapter EF-EOS R / Canon EOS RP with Canon Adapter EF-EOS R / Sony Alpha 7S II / Sony Alpha 7R III / Nikon Z6 with F-Mount Adapter FTZ / Sony Alpha 7R II / Nikon Z7 with F-Mount Adapter FTZ / Sony Alpha 7S / Nikon D850 / Canon EOS 1D X Mark II / Sony Alpha 7III / Nikon D5 / Canon EOS 1D X / Nikon D4s / Canon EOS 5D Mark IV / Nikon D4 / Nikon D750 / Canon EOS 6D Mark II / Sony Alpha 6300 / Sony Alpha 6500 / Nikon D500 / Nikon D810 / Nikon D800 / Nikon D800E / Nikon Df / Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 / Nikon D610 / Nikon D600 / Canon EOS 250D / Canon EOS M50 / Canon EOS 6D / Sony Alpha 99 II (SLT-A99 II) / 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 / Pentax K-1 Mark II /

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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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