The standard RMS format allows various types of microscopy digital cameras to be attached either to the eyepiece or into the eyepiece mount, SLR cameras via a T mount, and various smart phones.


The fastest and most convenient method is with an iphone using our specific 'iphone (4 or 5) adapter'. Other 'smart phones' can be fitted using our adjustable 'Android adapter'. The on-screen image size is real time, exactly the same size when viewed through the eyepiece, and the image size can be further magnified and navigated on screen. This is also the fastest method of sending a captured image.

x1000 oil with iphone - Spores of Cortinarius rufo-olivaceous. size 10 microns. Geoffrey Kibby


For higher resolution image capture, where set-up speed or sending are not as important as outright resolution, the new breed of mirror less compact system cameras (CSC's) are the way to go. Our 'Newton Camera link' can solidly attach a range of CSC's and provide a compact, powerful and easy to use image capture system. The CSC's are light weight and small with superior usability, and coupled with the Newton offer a compact easy to use powerful imaging system. We have successfully trialled the Olympus PEN EPL range, and the Sony NEX. The Olympus PEN EPL 5 for example has a flip-up full size high resolution touch screen offering superb real-time on-screen imaging and the best overall usability so far. The Newton Camera Link will require a M42 adaptor to suit your particular camera. The M42 adapter replaces the camera lens and provides the attachment method unique to your camera. These are available on-line or from a camera shop.


Image transfer to a computer can be done in a number of ways, either using the SD card directly from the camera into the computer, or depending on which model of camera by Wi-Fi from the camera to the computer, or an umbilical from the camera to the computer. The umbilical cable system is an advantage where an audience presentation with real time interaction is required between the Newton and the main overhead or computer screen.


The 'Newton Camera Link' has been trailed on a few 35mm SLR's and digital SLR's. The bracketry has a wide mechanical adaption range to cover these larger cameras, but usability and success will vary depending on the camera's specific functionality when operating with an M42 adaptor and therefore without it's normal lens.

mobile phone attached
Nm1 attached to Olympus

There is a wide range of microscope specific cameras. They do not have a user interface and therefore require a computer in order to see and store images. They generally replace the eyepiece, and as the Newton uses the RMS standard Microscope eyepiece fitment size of 23.2mm, any microscope camera should work as well with the Newton as it would with a typical bench microscope.

WiFi connectable cameras offer a distinct advantage and great versatility when paired to a ipad or tablet, as below

Newton with Ostec KoPa vision WiFi camera

Digital camera images


Nm1 illumination


When photographers begin to explore the world of photography, many often crave lenses with longer focal lengths to reach further from where they are standing into the world of telephoto...


The Newton cavity slide can be used for examination of fluids and small particles.  The thin (0.17mm) glass base of the slide is a feature that enables this it to be used through the entire Newton magnification range up to and including x1000. The Cavity well is 1.0mm deep and 10mm in diameter and laser cut from the centre of the standard 1x3 inch clear Acrylic slide. The cavity slide is supplied as standard within the Newton pack.  


The Newton is tripod attachable, this free's up the hands from holding the Newton to operating the XY and Focus simultaneously, long periods of examination, and using camera and iphone attachments. We tested many tripods and recommend the Cullman Nanomax 400. This can be purchased elsewhere online or from camera shops.


The Nm1 is supplied as standard in a rugged moulded foam-lined case. For more demanding applications we also supply a ‘made to measure’ IP67 rugged PELI case. PELI cases are renown for extreme protection such as water emersion and harsh environments. The high Silica Gel content moderates extreme moisture levels and potential micro biological growth on the optics surfaces when storing the Newton microscope Environmental case