How do I connect my Nikon DSLR camera to my Nikon Microscope?

How do I connect my Nikon DSLR camera to my Nikon Microscope?

Connecting a camera to a microscope requires a specialized set of adapters.

The adapters not only attach the camera to the trinocular microscope head, but they will often act as an auxiliary lens.


You will need:

– 1 Nikon DSLR Camera

– 1 Nikon Trinocular Microscope (E200, E400, E600, 50i, 55i, 80i, 90i)

– 1 Nikon F Mount

Р1 Nikon F Mount TV Tube 

The F Mount will mount to your Nikon DSLR Camera body in place of your lens. The F mount slides into the F Mount TV Tube and it is held in place by set screws so that your DSLR camera points down the tube. You will then mount the F Mount TV tube to the trinocular port of your microscope.

The F Mount uses nodules that will allow your Nikon DSLR camera to  meter the image correctly.

Once you have the proper adapters, the set up is simple and the images come out fantastic. If your DSLR camera comes with a USB cord, you can hook it directly to a computer to capture digital images and video of your specimen.