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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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Using a small slide lightbox for creating a transmitted illumination source in macroscopy

It is not always necessary to purchase a complex transmitted light unit that is equipped with a condenser module. For some applications, such as macroscopic magnifications of up to 100x, other, lower cost alternatives are available.

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We used a slide lightbox to create a transmitted illumination source for our macroscopy work and were very pleased with the results. Small slide lightboxes about 18 mm high and around 160 x 160 mm wide fit superbly under macro stands. When no longer needed for work, they can easily be removed and reinstalled if needed again. In most cases, these lightboxes are equipped with LED lighting or mini fluorescent tubes

The costs for these units, which run between € 70.00 and € 200.00 depending on size and quality, are indeed very reasonable. The lightbox provides uniform illumination over a large surface area, which is especially beneficial when working with larger specimens. When purchasing such lightboxes, it is essential to ensure that the light covers the entire surface area uniformly. 

In some microscopy applications, slide lightboxes may represent a sensible alternative to condenser illumination. However, the disadvantage of this inexpensive alternative is that the light intensity is considerably weaker. Fortunately, the high luminous intensity of modern DSLR cameras makes it possible to conduct such work routinely.

Where greater magnifications (> 100x) are involved, and when the tasks are increasingly demanding, we recommend a more expensive condenser solution. The comparative performance of this alternative is much better, and it also makes the specimen visible in far greater detail.

Nevertheless, the use of a slide lightbox to achieve a transmitted light solution is an excellent complement to our LM macroscopes and LM photo microscopes! 


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 /

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High-end intermediate optics for connecting microscopes to:
  • digital SLR cameras
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  • c-mount-, USB- and firewire cameras
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