How to Choose the Right Adapter for Your Microscope and Camera?
A microscope camera adapter is a device that allows you to attach a camera to a microscope, enabling you to capture high-quality images and videos of microscopic specimens.
What are the Types of Adapters:
Microscope camera adapters come in various types to suit different microscope models, camera systems, and imaging needs. Common types include:
C-Mount Adapters: C-mount adapters are designed to connect cameras with C-mount threads to the microscope’s eyepiece or trinocular port.
BS-2036DT with 0.5X C-Mount Adapter
Trinocular Adapters: Trinocular adapters (also called reduction lens or relay lens) are used with microscopes equipped with trinocular ports, allowing simultaneous visual observation and imaging.
BS-2021T+BUC1D-830C with BCN2F-0.37× Reduction Lens
T-Mount Adapters: T-mount adapters allow the attachment of cameras with T-mount threads to the microscope.
BCN-Olympus 1.2X T2-Mount Adapter for Olympus Microscope
Eyepiece Cameras: These cameras replace an eyepiece to enable direct microscope connection, often referred to as “eyepiece-less” imaging.
MDE4-510C USB3.0 Eyepiece Camera (Digital Eyepiece)
In the previous article, we detailed how to connect the microscope to the camera through different adapters.
What do you need to consider when purchasing?
Compatibility: Ensure the adapter is compatible with your microscope and camera model.
Magnification Factor: The adapter may affect the field of view and magnification. Some adapters include optics to optimize image quality.
Parfocality: A good adapter maintains the focus of the microscope when switching between visual observation and camera imaging. The size of the camera sensor affects image quality and field of view. Larger sensors typically offer better performance in low-light conditions and a wider dynamic range. They may require larger adapters to match the microscope interface.
Light Efficiency: High-quality adapters transmit light effectively to maintain image brightness.
Build Quality: Durable materials and precise manufacturing are essential for stability and accurate imaging.
Our BCN series adapter is primarily designed to be compatible with multiple series of Olympus, Zeiss, Leica, Nikon, Zeiss microscopes. BCN series cover a wide range of applications, from education to advanced research which including biological research, cell culture observation, material analysis, or other applications.
BCN-Olympus TV Adapter
Supported Microscope: Olympus CX, BX, MX, STM, SZX, IX, GX(GX41) series microscopes
Supported Microscope: Zeiss Primo Star series, Zeiss Primo vert series
Zeiss Primo Star Connect with BestScope BUC6B Camera
Axio Examiner.A1; Axio Examiner.D1; Axio Examiner.Z1;
Axio Imager Vario; Axio Imager.A1; Axio Imager.A1m; Axio Imager.A2; Axio Imager.A2m; Axio Imager.D1; Axio Imager.D1 for epi-fluorescence with ApoTome equipment; Axio Imager.D1m; Axio Imager.D2; Axio Imager.D2m;
Axio Imager.M1 (Axio Imager.M1 for KS ELISPOT); Axio Imager.M1m; Axio Imager.M2; Axio Imager.M2m; Axio Imager.Z1; Axio Imager.Z1 + ApoTome; Axio Imager.Z1m; Axio Imager.Z2; Axio Imager.Z2m;
Axio Lab.A1; Axio Lab.A1 FL-LED; Axio Lab.A1 MAT; Axio Lab.A1 Pol;
Axio Observer.A1; Axio Observer.A1 Entry; Axio Observer.D1; Axio Observer.D1 Entry; Axio Observer.D1 Mid Range; Axio Observer.Z1; Axio Observer.Z1 High End;
Axio Scope.A1; Axio Scope.A1 Pol; Axio Scope.A1 Vario; Axio Vert.A1;
Axio Vert.A1 FL; Axio Vert.A1 FL-LED; Axio Vert.A1 MAT;
PALM CombiSystem Rel. 4.2; PALM MicroBeam; PALM MicroBeam Rel.4.2; PALM MicroTweezers Rel.4.2;
Stemi 508 doc; Stemi 508 trino;
SteREO Discovery.V12; SteREO Discovery.V8; SteREO Lumar.V12;
Supported Microscope: LEICA DM series biology microscopes and industrial microscopes
BCN-Nikon TV Adapter
Supported Microscope: NIKON E100, E200,50i,55i,80i,90i, Ni series, Ti Series, SMZ800,SMZ1000, SMZ15000 biology microscopes and industrial microscopes
BCN series adapters are a stable and reliable solution for connecting your camera to your microscope model to capture precise, high-definition images and videos. We welcome you to consult us, we will provide you with professional advice and knowledge according to your product and application needs.