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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
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Innovative photo adapter solution for older standard Zeiss microscopes without a photo tube

We have succeeded in developing a completely new adapter solution that is perfect for older, standard Zeiss microscopes without a photo tube. In our approach, the entire binocular head is removed and the adapter and camera unit are mounted directly to the remaining opening. This solution is ideal for upgrading standard Zeiss microscopes for special photographic purposes (progress monitoring, time-lapse recordings, measurement tasks, etc.)

Zeiss Standard Microscope adapter solution lmscope camera

In many areas of contemporary microscope use, visual eyepiece-based observation plays a very minor role, and many specialists are already working with high-resolution cameras that project Live View images to large monitors. Thus, given the increasing ability to display Live View images on a screen, eyepiece-based observation is steadily becoming marginalised. Indeed, viewing images on a monitor makes it possible to see as many details of the specimen as when looking through the eyepieces. For everyday work, for instance, it is far more comfortable to view images directly on a screen, especially since such external monitors are now readily available in larger sizes.

Another advantage is that cameras can be controlled conveniently from a PC/Mac equipped with the necessary software. Likewise, camera sensors are continually being optimised and are now so light sensitive (high ISO cameras) that it is frequently possible to detect greater detail in the camera image than with the human eye alone. Cameras also offer the possibility of longer exposure times (more than 30 seconds), and the different spectral sensitivities yield additional benefits.

Our LM digital adapter solution mounts directly to the microscope stand in place of the binocular tube. Of note, this adapter does not add elements that compensate for residual aberrations in the objective lenses. In other words, if any errors are present in the lens, these will also appear in the images. Yet this condition is not problematic under normal circumstances, as such image flaws are barely noticeable. Nevertheless, it is worthwhile using the highest quality lenses for photomicrography applications.

zeiss microscope stand without binocular tube

The benefits of our LM digital adapter solution for standard Zeiss microscopes without a photo tube are obvious: Users save money as they do not need to purchase an expensive photo tube, and at the same time they can take excellent microscope images using a compact camera adapter unit.

If you are interested in more information about our new adapter solution, please do not hesitate to contact us.


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 /

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High-end intermediate optics for connecting microscopes to:
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