Best Microscope Lens Adapters in 2020



Aux Cable for iPhone Aux Cord for Car Compatible with iPhone 7/7Plus/8/8Plus/X/XR/XS MAX/11 3.5mm Audio Cable Adapter to Car Stereo/Home Stereo/Headphone/Speaker,Support All iOS(White-3.3ft) Review:


I don't buy many aux cables but out of the few I have bought this is by far the best quality one. It was very reasonably priced and the delivery was very quick. The quality is excellent and it looks a lot more expensive than it actually was. The most important thing is that it works perfectly. I bought it to connect my iPhone to the my car stereo and it's spot on.



Vankey Cellphone Telescope Adapter Mount, Work with Binocular Monocular Spotting Scope Microscope for iPhone, Samsung, HTC, LG and More Review:


This was purchased to use at work. We have low-tech microscopes where I work, however, there are times when we need to snap a photo. Since everyone has a phone with a camera, we decided to purchase this to mount on our bench-top microscopes at work to grab photos when we need them. From the newest iPhone 7 Plus to the Samsung Galaxy this fixture holds them all & now we can get great high mag photos whenever we need them. It's a solid, metal built model that I highly recommend to anyone looking.



Aux Cable for iPhone Aux Cord for Car Compatible with iPhone 7/7Plus/8/8Plus/X/XR/XS MAX/11 3.5mm Audio Cable Adapter to Car Stereo/Home Stereo/Headphone/Speaker,Support All iOS(Black-White-3.3ft) Review:


I don't buy many aux cables but out of the few I have bought this is by far the best quality one. It was very reasonably priced and the delivery was very quick. The quality is excellent and it looks a lot more expensive than it actually was. The most important thing is that it works perfectly. I bought it to connect my iPhone to the my car stereo and it's spot on.



AmScope LED-80MB 80-LED Microscope Ring Light Black with Metal Body and Adapter Review:


I am using this with a AmScope SM-4TPZ Professional Trinocular Stereo Zoom Microscope with Simultaneous Focus Control, WH10x Eyepieces, 3.5X-90X Magnification, 0.7X-4.5X Zoom Objective, Ambient Lighting, Double-Arm Boom Stand, Includes 0.5X and 2.0X Barlow Lens microscope. I do SMD (Surface Mount Device/electronics) prototype work. I don't know how this illuminator would work for other types of microscopy.

Pros:
1. Solid metal construction. Once fastened to the microscope, this isn't going anywhere.
2. I love the adjustable brightness. It makes illuminating different workpieces easy. Having an analog knob on the power supply is a lot better than using push buttons to adjust brightness.
3. The illumination is even and doesn't have any hot spots (see attached images taken with an OMAX 18.0MP USB3.0 Digital Camera for Microscope with 0.01mm Calibration Slide (Windows 8 & 10, Mac OS X, Linux Compatible) microscope camera).
4. Neither the power supply nor the LED illuminator ring gets hot - this means that there is not a lot of energy wasted as heat in the system.



AmScope LED-144-YK 144-LED Microscope Ring Light with Adapter Review:


I purchased the AmScope 3.5X-180X INSPECTION TRINOCULAR STEREO ZOOM MICROSCOPE along with the LED light ring. I have found that the halogen bulbs get extremely hot, both the bottom and top and do not generate enough light for viewing various items when in full zoom. Because the scope is new the original halogen bulbs and lamps will create a plastic burning smell due to the amount of heat they produce. I assume this smell will go away over time. The LED produces little to zero heat and produces a white light instead a warm yellow light. Highly recommend the LED light.

My primary use of the light and scope is to capture photos and video of freshwater lifeforms and plants for the show Talking Scuba.
If doing DSLR photography or video using the AmScope SLR / D-SLR Camera Adapter for Microscopes I have found that additional LED lights may be necessary to get enough light for a good exposure without bumping up the ISO. Be prepared to setup additional LED lights on a stand to get proper exposure. When using my T3i I found that there was so much light on the subject to the naked eye it look almost white - but in the camera it had normal exposure.



AmScope LED-64-A Microscope Ring Light Illuminator, Stereo Microscope LED Ring Light with Dimmer, 9W 90V-260V 64-LED Review:


I’m using this light on an AmScope SM series stereo trinocular scope. I do general observing of things I find in nature- fungi, insects, flowers, rocks, aquatic organisms and so on. This illuminatior works much better than I had expected, it’s much brighter I had imagined and makes the use of the worthless overhead lamp that came with the scope unnessecary. It attaches to the 48mm ring on the bottom of the objective lenses using screws which fit easily into a groove on the ring. No chance of it falling off. Also, it comes with an accessory ring which screws into the bottom of the optional wide field lens’s 48mm threads on the objective lenses. This accessory ring also has a groove for the screws of the illuminatior. One drawback which users should be aware of, especially if you plan to do photography, is the “ring illuminatior artifact”. This artifact appears even in professional photomicrographs and is a bright reflection of the ring in any smooth reflecting surface such as all 8 eyes of the wolf spider I photographed today. You can see this if you look at professional photomicrographs where there is a reflecting surface. It’s unavoidable anytime a ring illuminatior is used, as far as I know, if anyone knows how to avoid this I’d appreciate hearing about it. Of course you can use side illumination but this brings up a host of other problems.



AmScope CA-NIK-SLR Nikon SLR / D-SLR Camera Adapter for Microscopes - Microscope Adapter Review:


I have used this adapter with my Nikon 90 on a variety of microscopes. Given the low cost, I couldn't be happier with the performance. Sure, there is some chromatic aberration and the image isn't as sharp as the best ($$$) glass available but for the cost it performs very well and is super convenient. Here are a couple hints to get the best success with the D90:
1) Focus trough the camera using the "Lv" mode. The focal plane is not exactly the same as the microscope objective lens so one needs to bring it into focus with the microscope first, then slip the camera in (stereo scopes allow simultaneous use of objective & camera). Don't use the camera viewfinder, use the Lv mode and focus using the LCD display on the camera instead. You can use the image zoom on the camera (lower right button on the back of the D90) in as necessary to get the focus just right. This ensures the focus is correct on the camera's imager.
2) Use the IR shutter release (or shutter timer). I personally cannot take pictures of anything without introducing camera shake blur (too much coffee?) and microscope shots are no exception for me. Use the IR shutter release (best under $20 accessory for the D90 I've purchased) to eliminate any connection between ones hand and the microscope. To improve further, after obtaining focus using the Lv mode, defeat it just PRIOR to capturing the image. This reduces the number of times the SLR mirror moves and thus further reduces any vibration induced blurring.
3) Obviously the metering and auto exposure do not work with this accessory. Use full manual mode and experiment with shutter speed, the only exposure adjustment on the camera available. Varying light on the microscope is also helpful but generally the best results are with as much light as possible and a short exposure (fast shutter speed).

Have fun and share your tips as well!
Eric