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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
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Photomicrography: Using the Canon EOS Utility 2 with Apple computers

Apple computers (such as the MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iMac, Mac Pro and Mac mini) have always been highly popular in the English-speaking world. Among their particularly appealing characteristics are their novel design and use of cutting-edge technologies. While the Apple family of computers appeals primarily to people in creative professions, photo studios and advertising agencies, many large companies are now also using Apple products. When capturing photographs and shooting videos, the opportunity to work with iMac technology equipped with high-definition Retina screens (4k or even 5k) is simply wonderful! This advantage also applies to photographic documentation obtained via microscope or macroscope!

Photomicrography, LM adapters and Apple computers

"Thanks to the high pixel density of the Retina screens, image details are emphasised, and the images themselves appear remarkably bright and lucid. We decided to use a Mac mini for our report, since this model is distinguished by its compact design and relatively affordable price."

Mini Mac Apple

Installing the Canon EOS Utility 2 software is very simple, and it is ready to use almost immediately. The Canon EOS camera can remain attached to the microscope or macroscope, as the equipment is controlled by the Mac mini.

Canon EOS Utility 2 Mini Mac macroscope Live View

In Live View mode, the camera image is displayed on the Mac mini screen.

Canon EOS Utility 2 macroscope Mac white balance

All camera settings, such as white balance, brightness, etc., can be adjusted on the monitor, and even the shutter release is activated via mouse click.

This computer-based control prevents the motion blur caused by manual camera operation. Controlling the camera remotely also facilitates a highly efficient workflow, as the images taken can be stored immediately in the appropriate Mac directory. The Canon EOS Utility software, provided free of charge by Canon, can be downloaded from the Canon website.

Time-lapse shooting is another great technique for capturing stunning images.


We enthusiastically recommend Canon’s Utility software for cameras being used in stationary mode on a microscope, as it enormously improves image quality and workflow. Another plus factor is that Canon offers this fantastic tool free of charge. Assuming your budget has the requisite flexibility, working with Apple’s high-definition Retina screens (4k or 5k) is simply a dream.


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 /

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Panasonic remote control app for mirrorless system cameras
Canon EOS remote app: operating EOS cameras by remote control via iPad and smartphone
The Canon EOS utility software via USB or LAN


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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