High-end adapter with integrated precision optics: Modern digital microscope cameras on the Olympus IX50 / IX70
Using our LM digital adapters, a camera can be attached to the 30mm eyepiece tube or the photo tube quickly and easily. DSLR and system cameras are ideally suited for microscopy. They can be controlled from a computer and deliver excellent image quality. We will be happy to advise you when selecting the right digital camera for your specific needs
When Olympus introduced its new IX series microscopes – the IX50 and IX70 – to the market in 1994, the company did far more than simply meet the expectations of its users. In fact, the newly developed Olympus UIS optical system and infinitely corrected objective series set new standards in terms of optical performance. The robust design of these microscopes provides stability, and their extensive selection of extra modules enhances overall flexibility. The extensive list of accessories makes the IX50 and IX70 particularly suitable for photomicrography applications.
Maximum image quality can be obtained by using cameras equipped with large sensors (DSLRs with full-frame or APS-C sensors), and our LM microscope adapters can be attached to state-of-the-art cameras for use on Olympus’s IX series microscopes. This combination guarantees the highest resolution, dynamic range and light sensitivity.
The range of Olympus UIS objectives mentioned above, housed in a six-position objective turret, offers infinity corrected hardware for bright field, relief contrast, fluorescence, simple polarisation, DIC contrast and phase contrast microscopy.
The stable design of the IX series microscopes makes them perfect for work on living cells and cell cultures. Another important feature: since Olympus positioned the power supply unit at the rear of the stand, heat and interference generated by electromagnetic radiation are minimised. Additional modules are available for electrophysiological experiments, as are fluorescence modules and different condensers (with and without oil). Beyond the standard 30 watt halogen lamp, a 100 watt halogen lamp is also available.
The eyepieces used in this series have a field number of 22, and while both models offer a side camera port, the IX70 also comes with a front camera port.
Both microscopes are available with two different binocular tubes (with and without centering telescope and inclined at 45 degrees), as well as a trinocular tube (inclined at 30 degrees).
With our high-quality LM digital adapters, you can connect your DSLR camera to a microscope in just a few easy steps. More information about using our adapters with Olympus microscopes is available here.
Fitting the microscope to digital single-lens reflex (DSLR), system or C-mount cameras is easy with our LM digital SLR adapters, which feature a plan achromatic optical system. Our products make it possible to capture top-quality microscope images. To help you select the adapter that is right for your camera, we have set up an online configurator on our website. You can also email us – ideally with attached photographs of your microscope.
Modern DSLR and system cameras offer the latest technology and are generally very well suited for microscopy applications. Most of them can be controlled remotely via PC/Mac. Because of their high sales volumes, they offer an excellent price/performance ratio compared to special-purpose microscope cameras.
Features of top DSLR and system cameras:
- Large, powerful full-frame sensors (36 x 24 mm)
- Sensor resolution of 50 megapixels
- High light sensitivity (ISO 100,000+)
- Extensive dynamic range (up to 14 aperture stops/f-stops)
- Short exposure times (1/8000 second):
- Full/Ultra HD (4k) video function
- Live video capture on external monitors in ultra HD quality
In most cases, these cameras are significantly more powerful than microscope cameras with smaller sensors (1/2" or 2/3"). On our website you will find our current camera recommendations and a camera ranking which is specifically tailored to microscopy applications.
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