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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.

Olympus IX50 inverse microscope

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.

Mount the LM Digital Adapter on the frontside 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).

Adapter DSLR on Trinokulartube Olympus U-TR30H IX Serie

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), mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras (MILC ), digital single-lens mirrorless (DSLM) 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 single-lens mirrorless (DSLM) 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 single-lens mirrorless cameras (DSLM):
- Large, powerful full-frame sensors (36 x 24 mm)
- Sensor resolution of 61 megapixels or 240 megapixels with Pixel Shift technology
- High light sensitivity (ISO 400,000+)
- Extensive dynamic range (up to 15 aperture stops/f-stops)
- Short exposure times (1/8000 second) up to 1/32,000 seconds using the digital shutter
- 4K Ultra HD  or 8K Ultra HD 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.

New LM Digital Adapter for: Nikon Z9 / Sony Alpha 1 / Sony FX3 Cinema Line / Sony Alpha 9 II (ILCE-9M2) / Sony Alpha 9 / Nikon D6 / Canon EOS R3 / Sony Alpha 7R IV / Canon EOS R5 / Sony Alpha 7S II / Sony Alpha 7S III / Sony Alpha 7R III / Canon EOS R6 / Nikon Z6 / Nikon Z6II / Sony Alpha 7R II / Nikon Z7 / Nikon Z7II / Canon EOS R / Canon EOS Ra (Astro) / Nikon Z5 / Sony Alpha 7C / Canon EOS RP / Sony Alpha 7S / Canon EOS R7 / Leica SL2-S / Canon EOS R10 / Canon EOS 1D X Mark III / Nikon Z50 / Nikon Z30 / Nikon D850 / Canon EOS 1D X Mark II / Nikon D780 / Olympus OM-1 / Sony Alpha 7III / Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III / Nikon D5 / Sony Alpha 6600 / Fujifilm X-H2S / Fujifilm X-S10 / Fujifilm X-E4 / Fujifilm X-Pro3 / Olympus OM-D E-M1X / Sony Alpha 6400 / Sony Alpha 6100 / Sony ZV-E10 / Canon EOS 1D X / Nikon D4s / Olympus OM-D E-M5 III / Canon EOS 90D / Canon EOS 5D Mark IV / Nikon D4 / Nikon D750 / Canon EOS 6D Mark II / Fujifilm X-T4 / Fujifilm X-T3 / Sony Alpha 6300 / Sony Alpha 6500 / Nikon D500 / Nikon D810 / Nikon D800 / Canon EOS M6 Mark II / Nikon D800E / Nikon Df / Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 / Nikon D610 / Nikon D600 / Canon EOS 250D / Canon EOS 850D / Rebel T8i / Canon EOS 6D / Sony Alpha 99 II (SLT-A99 II) / Canon EOS M200 / Canon EOS 5DS R ( without low-pass filter) / Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II / Canon EOS 80D / Canon EOS M50 Mark II / Canon EOS 5DS / Canon EOS M50 / Sony Alpha 77 II / Canon EOS 70D / Nikon D7200 / Pentax K-1 Mark II / 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) / Olympus OM-D E-M5 II / Nikon D3x / Olympus OM-D E-M1 / Pentax KP / 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 /