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C-mount Adapters 0.35x-0.70x

£185.00 Ex. VAT

We offer a range of microscope c-mount adapters with a 0.35x-0.70x magnification to ensure you achieve maximum field of view from your microscope to your camera.  We offer a wide of adapters for most common microscope brands. All our adapters are designed with the same optical focal plane and field of view as the more expensive versions offered directly from the microscope manufacturers.

Please check the compatibility list below to find the right adapter that is correct for you.  If you cannot find the adapter you are looking for please contact us directly and our team will be happy to help you.

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C-Mount Adapters 0.35x-0.70x

A C-mount is a type of lens mount commonly found on 16mm movie cameras, closed-circuit television cameras, and trinocular microscope phototubes.

C-mount lenses provide a male thread which mates with a female thread on the camera. The thread is nominally 1.000 inch (25.4 mm) in diameter, with 32 threads per inch, designated as "1-32 UN 2A" in the ANSI B1.1 standard for unified screw threads. The flange focal distance is 17.526 millimetres (0.6900 in) for a C mount.

The C-mount specification has several dimensions associated with it:

  • Mounting Thread = 1 inch x 32 tpi UN 2A
  • Length of Lens Thread = 3.8mm
  • Lens Flange Focal Distance = 17.52mm
  • Camera Depth (C-Mount Face to Image) = 17.52mm

The above dimensions are employed by all C-Mount lens manufacturers as well as all C-Mount camera manufacturers in order for any lens and camera combination to image properly.

How To Select The Right Magnification

Camera sensor sizes (diagonal measurement in mm) will have a corresponding magnification.  Sensor specific optimisation makes the best FOV for your camera.

  • Camera Chip Size 1/3" - Diagonal 6 mm - Recommended Magnification = 0.35x
  • Camera Chip Size 1/2" - Diagonal 8 mm - Recommended Magnification = 0.50x-0.55x
  • Camera Chip Size 2/3" - Diagonal 11 mm - Recommended Magnification = 0.63x-0.70x

Compatibility List

  • Leica Range: Compatible with DM Series of microscopes
  • Olympus Range: Compatible with CX , CX2, BX, BX2, IX, MX, GX, SZX & STM microscopes
  • Zeiss Range: Compatible with PrimoStar and PrimoStar Vert microscopes
  • Nikon Range: Compatible with E100, E200, 50i, 55i, 80i, 90i, Ni series, Ti Series, SMZ800, SMZ1000, SMZ15000 microscopes
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