|Micro Tech Lab Professional solutions for digital micro and macro photography|
|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?|
With so many choices, it’s hard to decide – which camera system is best suited to my microscopy application?
For most users, the wide range of cameras on the market makes it difficult to get a perspective and to evaluate and compare the individual models. It soon turns out that the seemingly simple question of which camera yields the best results at an affordable price has more than one answer. We, the MICRO TECH LAB team, support our customers in the process of making this decision. Since we do not sell cameras ourselves, but instead specialise in LM digital adapters for a variety of different camera types, our advice is guaranteed to be objective.
In recent years, the range of cameras available on the market has virtually exploded. There are now thousands of different digital cameras available for taking photographs and recording video sequences. Even for the tiny microscopy/macroscopy market, specialised cameras are being developed and marketed.
The most significant developments, however, take place in the market segment that offers the most profits. The development costs for camera sensors are now running in the billion dollar range. In this sector, a small number of semiconductor manufacturers and camera companies compete against each other in selling their components (sensors) to camera manufacturers.
In microscopy, the requirements placed on cameras vary widely, depending on the area of application. In many cases, lower-priced cameras (below € 500) are more suitable than expensive professional models. Accordingly, the price is not a reliable indicator of a camera’s quality. Due to the small size of the microscopy/macroscopy market and the correspondingly low number of special-purpose cameras sold, the prices of those cameras are generally high, since they need to cover both development costs and customer support by sales representatives.
As a general rule, conventional DSLR cameras are very well suited for most microscopy and macroscopy applications. Because they are sold in greater numbers, they are also significantly more affordable than special-purpose microscopy cameras.
The advantages of DSLR cameras are obvious:
Microscope companies often give poor ratings to cameras from third-party manufacturers and avoid recommending them. This is partly because they advertise only their own products, and sometimes also because they lack the expertise needed to select the camera that is best suited to the customer’s needs from the hundreds of models available on the market. We have been working with DSLRs for many years, and we regularly test the latest models and publish test reports to give our customers the benefit of our experience. To assist in the decision-making process, we have put together a set of guidelines for choosing a DSLR camera which is available on our website.
Disadvantages of DSLRs:
We offer LM digital adapter solutions for DSLR and system cameras, as well as special-purpose microscope cameras (C-mount and USB cameras). We also have adapters for compact cameras in our product range, but as a rule we do not recommend using consumer cameras for microscopy applications. For more information, please visit our website.
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 / 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 / Pentax KP / 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 / Sony Alpha 68 / Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 / Canon EOS 1D Mark III / Canon EOS 40D / Canon EOS 60Da for astrophotography / Nikon D7500 / Sony Alpha 99 (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 /
|Canon EOS Utility Software 3|
|Test: The Canon EOS 40D on the microscope – a DSLR classic with an advanced sensor|
|Nikon D850 fullframe-sensor camera for professionals offers enhanced capabilities for microscopy and macroscopy applications.|
|Test Canon EOS 4000D: Easy mounting on eyepiece- and photo tube with our LM microscope adapter|
|Camera recommendation for microscopy application|
|Camera test: The Nikon D5600 on the microscope – LM adapter solutions for c-mount / eyepiece tube with 23.2 or 30 mm inner diameter|
|Helicon focus: fascinating 3D images in microscopy and macroscopy|
|The Canon Camera Connect app in microscopy: wireless communication between smartphone or tablet and Canon EOS cameras|
|The Pentax K-5 IIs DSLR camera tested on a microscope|
|Practical Test: Nikon D800|
|The Canon EOS RP mirrorless system camera on a microscope – a lower-priced alternative to conventional full-frame DSLRs|
|Canon EOS R as USB / Wi-Fi microscope camera: a capable full-frame mirrorless system camera that is great for microscopy|
|Mirrorless system cameras Nikon Z6/ Z7: High-end USB microscope cameras with up to 45 MP sensor resolution|
|Sony Alpha 5100 (DSLM) on the microscope – easy connection to either phototube or eyepiece tube with the LM microscope adapter solutions|
|Test: Sony’s Alpha 7R III full-frame system camera on the microscope|
|The Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 80 MP pro-grade camera and its performance in microscopy|
|LM photo microscope for C-mount camera|
|LM photo microscope with Nikon C-mount camera DS-Fi2 and control panel DS-L3 for measurement tasks, long-term studies and lengthy observations|
|Taking photos with the Nikon SMZ18, SMZ25, SMZ800N and SMZ1270i stereo microscopes using our tried and tested LM digital adapters|
|Image sensor: dynamic range and it's influence on image quality|
|The camera shutter - In photography, a shutter is used to control exposure time. It has a significant influence on image quality.|
|Explanation: Digital Camera Microscope Rating|
|An overview of the LM microscope adapters|
|Brief review: Java ImageJ software - editing and processing software in microscopy and macroscopy|
|Customised adapter solutions: microscope adapters, photo microscopes, photo macroscopes|
|LM adapter solution for older Zeiss standard microscopes without photo tube|
|Preparing Zeiss SteREO Discovery microscopes (.V8, .V12,.V20) for microphotography|
|First-class microscopy images with Nikon Eclipse 55i / 50i and LM digital adapters|
|Which digital camera works best on a microscope?|
|Convert your digital SLR camera into a professional microscope|
|Special mounting media for microscopy|
Tips and tricks to connect your digital camera and to process digital images