High-resolution C-Mount coupler system enables video adaptation for most major microscopes. Parfocal adjustment allows for the simultaneous focus of both scope eyepieces and video monitor via a simple twist. The main body/coupler contains a relay lens to project the microscope’s intermediate image onto the camera’s sensor. Several magnifications are available for achieving the desired field of view for many sensor formats (1/3", ½", 2/3", 1"). Different bottom clamps allow easy, versatile adaptation between coupler and microscope. The 1.0X coupler is designed to offer higher resolution associated with digital cameras.
Note: Match video coupler from the first table with desired camera format, then match appropriate bottom clamp from the second table with your microscope; both parts are required to make a full system.
This table shows the effects of using various magnification couplers with different sensor formats. Lower magnification equals a larger field of view. Lower magnifications do not work well with larger sensor format sizes.
|Stock No.||Coupler Magnification||1/3" Format||½" Format||2/3" Format||1" Format|
|#58-376||0.50X Magnification||Widest FOV||Widest FOV||N/A||N/A|
|#58-377||0.67X Magnification||Higher Mag.||Higher Mag.||Widest FOV||N/A|
|#58-378||1.00X Magnification||Highest Mag.||Highest Mag.||Higher Mag.||Widest FOV|
|Bottom Clamp Selections for Specific Microscope Models|
|A) Fits all LEICA scopes with 37mm ID photoports, as well as the LEICA DMR, DMLS, DMLB and DMIRB.||#58-379|
|B) Fits all 38mm ID photoports from LEICA, LEITZ, NIKON and WILD. Scopes do not include phototube, just a photoport or a removable phototube.||#58-380|
|C) Fits all NIKON scopes with phototubes (scopes with non removable/permanently affixed phototubes).||#58-381|
|D) Fits OLYMPUS scopes with U-SPT phototubes (standard trinocular phototubes on older scopes).||#58-382|
|E) Fits OLYMPUS BX and AX Provis series without U-SPT phototube. Scope does not include phototube, just a photoport or a removable phototube.||#58-383|
|F) Fits OLYMPUS and ZEISS scopes with standard 25mm outer diameter phototubes.||#58-384|
|G) Fits ZEISS: Axiolab, Axiotech, Axioplan-2 and Axiophot-2. If using standard trinocular photoport, fits AXIOVERT: 100, 135, 135M and 1M series. Also fits ZEISS: SV6, SV11, Stemi 2000-C and Stemi DRC.||#58-385|
Note: The difference between a photoport and a phototube is that the photoport is the physical opening in a microscope into which a phototube is placed. Some phototubes are not removable.