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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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Test: Using the Canon EOS M50 on a microscope. Our LM microscope adapter solution allows for easy connection to either phototube or eyepiece tube

Canon’s recently launched EOS M50 is a well-rounded system camera that comes loaded with a host of sensible features, such as compatibility with Canon’s Utility software and 4K video capture.

microscope camera Canon EOS M50

The company’s latest addition to its mirrorless line-up has a mid-tier price point of around EUR 570 (body only, no lens). The EOS M50 features a lightweight, compact design (the body is significantly smaller than that of the Sony A9, for example) and weighs only 387 grams (body only).

microscope camera Canon M50 on microscope

But don’t let its tiny footprint fool you – great things come in small packages, and the performance of the EOS M50 is truly impressive. It is equipped with a 24 MP APS-C image sensor and uses Canon’s CMOS Dual Pixel technology. Its high ISO sensitivity (up to 51,200) also makes the EOS M50 a good fit for low-light microscopy applications, such as fluorescence microscopy, and it also includes a bulb mode for longer exposures than the camera settings allow for. Our LM adapter solutions feature an integrated plan-achromatic optical system and fit the native Canon EF-M connection, which makes it possible to attach the camera to almost any microscope. This combination of top-quality camera, LM adapter solution “made in Austria” and high-grade microscope will deliver impressive, high-resolution images.

The EOS M50 can also shoot video at 4K (3,840 x 2,160 pixels), the highest resolution currently available on the market, at a maximum of 25 frames per second. The only shortcoming is that recording for 4K is from a cropped, central area of the image sensor, which means that users cannot benefit from the full sensor.

Canon EOS full sensor image

In Full HD, the camera even outputs up to 60 frames per second. Continuous recording will stop after 29 minutes, which is more than enough for most photographic needs.

The large 7.5 cm tilting and rotating touchscreen display is a big plus in terms of workflow efficiency and ergonomics. An even more convenient way of capturing images is to connect the camera to the PC/Mac via USB cable and control it remotely with the reliable Canon Utility software.

Canon Utility software in microscopy

Alternatively, Canon’s Camera Connect app (English version of the site is following soon) can be used for remote control from a smartphone or tablet. With this app, images can be saved directly to the mobile device used, and the camera can also be operated remotely from a smartphone or tablet using the Live View shooting function. In addition, changes to the camera’s most important settings can be made directly from the tablet. The app connects the mobile device to the camera via WLAN/Wi-Fi.

Usage of Canon Camera Connect App on microscope with LM digital microscope adapter

A detailed description of Canon’s free Camera Connect app can be found here (English version of the site is following soon).

The EOS M50 easily stands up to comparison with other Canon camera models. The fact that it is Canon’s first system camera featuring 4K video puts it in a really competitive price segment (as of August 2018). The small, lightweight design is also a bonus. If 4K video is a priority, any of Canon’s standard EOS DSLR cameras (77D, 80D, 200D, 800D, 1300D) are also a good option. These models have an even better price/performance ratio and offer almost the same photo and video quality because all current EOS cameras with APS-C sensors use the same CMOS Dual Pixel technology. The lowest-priced EOS model is the 1300D.

Conclusion: The EOS M50 is Canon’s first system camera that we can recommend for scientific microscopy applications. It is also the first system camera to support Canon’s Utility software, which can be used to control the camera remotely in Live View mode. Remote control via Live View from the PC or Mac adds significant value, because it makes working with the microscope more convenient and increases workflow efficiency.

New LM Digital Adapter for:

Canon EOS R with Canon Adapter EF-EOS R / Canon EOS RP with Canon Adapter EF-EOS R / Canon EOS 1D X Mark II / Canon EOS 1D X / Canon EOS 5D Mark IV / Canon EOS 6D Mark II / Canon EOS 250D / Canon EOS M50 / Canon EOS 6D / Canon EOS 5DS R ( without low-pass filter) / Canon EOS 80D / Canon EOS 5DS / Canon EOS 70D / Canon EOS 200D / Canon EOS 800D / Rebel T7i / Canon EOS 77D / Canon EOS 5D Mark III / Canon EOS 60D / Canon EOS 750D / Rebel T6i / Canon EOS 760D / Rebel T6s / Canon EOS 5D Mark II / Canon EOS 1D Mark IV / 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 / Canon EOS 50D / Canon EOS 1200D / EOS Rebel T5 / EOS Kiss X70 / Canon EOS 1100D / Rebel T3 / Canon EOS 1D Mark III / Canon EOS 40D / Canon EOS 60Da for astrophotography / Canon EOS M100 / Canon EOS M6 / Canon EOS M5 / Canon EOS 1000D / Digital Rebel XS / Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III / Canon EOS M3 / Canon EOS 500D / Digital Rebel T1i / Canon EOS 450D / Digital Rebel XSi / Canon EOS M / Canon EOS 5D / Canon EOS 1D Mark II / Canon EOS 400D / Digital Rebel XTi / Canon EOS 30D /

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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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