60 mm Cage Plates for Microscopy


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DIY Cerna System Using CSA1003 for Home-Built Sample Viewing and Epi-Illumination

  • Compatible with 60 mm Cage Systems
  • Dovetails Connect to Certain Cerna®, Nikon, Olympus, and Zeiss Microscopes
  • Options with SM1, SM30, M32, and SM2 Threading

LCPN1

Nikon Condenser Port Adapter

LCPN3

Nikon Trinocular Port Adapter

CSA1003

Cerna Epi-Illuminator Module
Adapter

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Features

  • Connect Custom Assemblies to a Cerna®, Upright Nikon Eclipse, Inverted Nikon Eclipse Ti or Ti2, Olympus BX or IX, or Zeiss Axioskop Microscope
  • Compatible with Components or Adapters that have D1N, Female D1T, Female D1Z, Male D2N, Female D2Z, Female D3N, or D5Y Dovetails

These 60 mm cage plates allow the user to assemble and connect a custom optical system to certain components of a Cerna microscope, upright Nikon Eclipse microscope, inverted Nikon Eclipse Ti or Ti2 microscope, Olympus BX or IX microscope, or Zeiss Axioskop microscope. See our complete line of microscope port adapters for additional compatibility options. Each adapter utilizes a dovetail to connect to different parts of a microscope; see the Microscope Dovetails tab for additional information about dovetails and the DIY Cerna Interfaces tab for a list of compatible Cerna components.

Cage System Overview

The Cage Assembly System provides a convenient way to construct large optomechanical systems with an established line of precision-machined building blocks designed for high flexibility and accurate alignment.

16 mm, 30 mm, and 60 mm Cage System Standards

Thorlabs offers three standards defined by the center-to-center spacing of the cage assembly rods (see image below). The 16 mm cage, 30 mm cage, and 60 mm cage standards are designed to accommodate Ø1/2", Ø1", and Ø2" optics, respectively. Specialized cage plates that allow smaller optics to be directly inserted into our larger cage systems are also available.

Standard Threads

The flexibility of our Cage Assembly System stems from well-defined mounting and thread standards designed to directly interface with a wide range of specialized products. The three most prevalent thread standards are our SM05 Series (0.535"-40 thread), SM1 Series (1.035"-40 thread), and SM2 Series (2.035"-40 thread), all of which were defined to house the industry's most common optic sizes. Essential building blocks, such as our popular lens tubes, directly interface to these standards.


An example of the standard cage plate measurements determining cage system compatibility.
Standard Cage System Measurements
Cage System 16 mm 30 mm 60 mm
Thread Series SM05 SM1 SM2
Rod to Rod Spacing 16 mm (0.63") 30 mm (1.18") 60 mm (2.36")
Total Length 25 mm (0.98") 41 mm (1.60") 71.1 mm (2.80")
Cage Components
Cage Rods 16 mm These rods are used to connect cage plates, optic mounts, and other components in the cage system. The SR Series Cage Rods are compatible with our 16 mm cage systems, while the 30 mm and 60 mm cage systems use ER Series Cage Rods.
30 mm
60 mm
Cage Plates 16 mm These serve as the basic building blocks for a cage system. They may have SM-threaded central bores, smooth bores sized for industry standard optics or to accommodate the outer profile of our SM Series Lens Tubes, or specialized bores for other components such as our FiberPorts.
30 mm
60 mm
Optic Mounts 16 mm Thorlabs offers fixed, kinematic, rotation, and translation mounts specifically designed for our Cage Systems.
30 mm
60 mm
Cage Cubes 16 mm These cubes are useful for housing larger optical components, such as prisms or mirrors, or optics that need to sit at an angle to the beam path, such as beamsplitters. Our cage cubes are available empty or with pre-mounted optics.
30 mm
60 mm
Replacement Setscrews Replacement setscrews are offered for our 16 mm (SS4B013, SS4B025, and SS4B038) and 30 mm (SS4MS5 and SS4MS4) cage systems products.
Post and Breadboard Mounts and Adapters Mounting options for cage systems can be found on our Cage System Construction pages. Cage Systems can be mounted either parallel or perpendicular to the table surface.
Size Adapters Cage System Size Adapters can be used to integrate components from different cage system and threading standards.
Specialized Components Thorlabs also produces specialized cage components, such as Filter Wheels, a HeNe Laser Mount, and a FiberPort Cage Plate Adapter, allowing a wide range of our products to be integrated into cage-mounted optical systems. Explore our Cage Systems Visual Navigation Guide to see the full range of Thorlabs' cage components.
Thorlabs Dovetail Referencea
Type Shape Outer Dimension Angle
95 mm Linear 95 mm 45°
D1N Circular Ø2.018" 60°
D2Nb Circular Ø1.50" 90°
D2NBb Circular Ø1.50" 90°
D3N Circular Ø45 mm 70°
D5N Circular Ø1.58" 90°
D6N Circular Ø1.90" 90°
D7N Circular Ø2.05" 90°
D1T Circular Ø1.50" 60°
D3T Circular Ø1.65" 90°
D1Y Circular Ø107 mm 60°
D2Y Circular Ø2.32" 50°
D3Y Circular Ø1.75" 90°
D4Y Circular Ø56 mm 60°
D5Y Circular Ø46 mm 60°
D6Y Circular Ø41.9 mm 45°
D1Z Circular Ø54 mm 60°
D2Z Circular Ø57 mm 60°
D3Z Circular Ø54 mm 45°
  • These dovetail designations are specific to Thorlabs products and are not used by other microscope manufacturers.
  • D2N and D2NB dovetails have the same outer diameter and angle, as defined by the drawings below. The D2N designation does not specify a height. The D2NB designation specifies a dovetail height of 0.40" (10.2 mm).
Mating Circular Dovetails
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This photo shows the male D1N dovetail on the trinoculars next to the female D1N dovetail on the epi-illumination arm.
Mating Linear Dovetails
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This photo shows the male 95 mm dovetail on the microscope body and the female 95 mm dovetail on the CSA1002 Fixed Arm.

Introduction to Microscope Dovetails

Dovetails are used for mechanical mating and optical port alignment of microscope components. Components are connected by inserting one dovetail into another, then tightening one or more locking setscrews on the female dovetail. Dovetails come in two shapes: linear and circular. Linear dovetails allow the mating components to slide before being locked down, providing flexible positioning options while limiting unneeded degrees of freedom. Circular dovetails align optical ports on different components, maintaining a single optical axis with minimal user intervention.

Thorlabs manufactures many components which use dovetails to mate with our own components or those of other manufacturers. To make it easier to identify dovetail compatibility, we have developed a set of dovetail designations. The naming convention of these designations is used only by Thorlabs and not other microscope manufacturers. The table to the right lists all the dovetails Thorlabs makes, along with their key dimensions.

In the case of Thorlabs’ Cerna® microscopes, different dovetail types are used on different sections of the microscope to ensure that only compatible components can be mated. For example, our WFA2002 Epi-Illuminator Module has a male D1N dovetail that mates with the female D1N dovetail on the microscope body's epi-illumination arm, while the CSS2001 XY Microscopy Stage has a female D1Y dovetail that mates with the male D1Y dovetail on the CSA1051 Mounting Arm.

To learn which dovetail type(s) are on a particular component, consult its mechanical drawing, available by clicking on the red Docs icon (Docs Icon) below. For adapters with a female dovetail, the drawing also indicates the size of the hex key needed for the locking setscrew(s). It is important to note that mechanical compatibility does not ensure optical compatibility. Information on optical compatibility is available from Thorlabs' web presentations.

For customers interested in machining their own dovetails, the table to the right gives the outer diameter and angle (as defined by the drawings below) of each Thorlabs dovetail designation. However, the dovetail's height must be determined by the user, and for circular dovetails, the user must also determine the inner diameter and bore diameter. These quantities can vary for dovetails of the same type. One can use the intended mating part to verify compatibility.

In order to reduce wear and simplify connections, dovetails are often machined with chamfers, recesses, and other mechanical features. Some examples of these variations are shown by the drawings below.

Male Microscope Dovetails
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Two examples of how circular male dovetails can be manufactured.
Female Microscope Dovetails
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Two examples of how circular female dovetails can be manufactured.

Standard Mechanical Interfaces on DIY Cerna® Components

The table below gives the dovetail, optical component threads, and cage system interfaces that are present on each DIY Cerna component. If a DIY Cerna component does not have one of the standard interfaces in the table, it is not listed here. Please note that mechanical compatibility does not ensure optical compatibility. Information on optical compatibility is available from Thorlabs' web presentations.

Item # Microscope Dovetails Optical Component Threadsa Cage Systemsb
95 mm D1N D2N D2NB D3N D5N D1T D3T D1Y D5Y Internal External
2CM1 - - - - - - - - - - SM1c (1.035"-40) and SM2d (2.035"-40) SM1c (1.035"-40) 60 mmd
2CM2 - - - - - - - - - - SM1c (1.035"-40) and SM2d (2.035"-40) SM1c (1.035"-40) 30 mmc
BSA2000e - - - - Female - - - - - - - -
CEA1350 Male Female - - - - - - - - - - 60 mmd
CEA1400 Male Female - - - - - - - - - - 60 mmd
CEA1500 Male Female - - - - - - - - - - 60 mmd
CEA1600 Male Female - - - - - - - - - - 60 mmd
CFB1500 Male - - - - - - - - - - - -
CSA1000 Female - - - - - - - - - - - -
CSA1001 Female - - - - - - - - - SM1c (1.035"-40) - 30 mmc
CSA1002 Female - - - - - - - - - SM2d (2.035"-40) - 60 mmd
CSA1003 - Female - - - - - - - - - - 60 mmd
CSA1051 Female - - - - - - - Male - - - -
CSA1200e,f - - - - - - - - - - - - 60 mmd
CSA1400e - - - - - - Female - - - - - 60 mmd
CSA1500e,g - - - - - - - - - - - - -
CSA2000e - - - - Female - - - - - SM2d (2.035"-40) - 60 mmd
CSA2001 - - - - Female - - - - - - SM2d (2.035"-40) -
CSA2100e - - - - - - - - - - SM2d (2.035"-40) - 60 mmd
CSA3000(/M) - Male - - - - - - - - - - -
CSA3010(/M) - Male - - - - - - - - - - 30 mmc and 60 mmd
Item # 95 mm D1N D2N D2NB D3N D5N D1T D3T D1Y D5Y Internal External Cage Systems
CSC1001 - - - - Male - - - - - - - -
CSC1002 - - - - Male - - - - - - - -
CSC2001 - - - - Male - - - - - - - -
CSD1001 - Male & Female - Female - - - - - - - - -
CSD1002 - Male & Female - - - - - - - - - C-Mounth -
CSE2000 - Male & Female - - - - - - - - - - 60 mmd
CSE2100 - Male & Female - - - - - Female - - SM1c (1.035"-40) - 30 mmc and 60 mmd
CSE2200 - Male & Female - - - - - Female - - SM1c (1.035"-40) - 30 mmc and 60 mmd
CSN100e - - - - - - - - - - M32 x 0.75 - 60 mmd
CSN110 - - - - - - Male - - - M32 x 0.75 - 30 mmc and 60 mmd
CSNK10 - - - - - - - - - - M32 x 0.75 - 60 mmd
CSNK100e - - - - - - - - - - M32 x 0.75 - 60 mmd
CSN200 - - - - - - Male - - - M32 x 0.75 - -
CSN210 - - - - - - Male - - - M32 x 0.75 - -
CSN1201f - - - - - - - - - - M32 x 0.75 - -
CSN1202f - - - - - - - - - - M25 x 0.75 - -
CSS2001 - - - - - - - - Female - - - -
LAURE1 - Male Female - - - - - - - - - -
LAURE2 - Male Female - - - - - - - - - -
LCPN1 - - - - Male - - - - - SM30 (M30.5 x 0.5) - 30 mmc and 60 mmd
LCPN2 - Male - - - - - - - - SM30 (M30.5 x 0.5) - 30 mmc and 60 mmd
Item # 95 mm D1N D2N D2NB D3N D5N D1T D3T D1Y D5Y Internal External Cage Systems
LCPN3 - Male - - - - - - - Female SM30 (M30.5 x 0.5) - 60 mmd
LCPN4 - Male - - - - - - - - SM2d (2.035"-40) - 60 mmd
LCPN5 - - - - Male - - - - - SM2d (2.035"-40) - 60 mmd
LCPN6 - - Female - - - - - - - SM1c (1.035"-40) - 30 mmc and 60 mmd
LCPY2 - - - - - - - - - Male SM30 (M30.5 x 0.5) - 30 mmc and 60 mmd
LCPY3 - - - - - - - - - Female - - 30 mmc and 60 mmd
OPX2400(/M) - Male & Female - - - - - - - - SM2d (2.035"-40) - 60 mmd
SM1A70 - - - - - - - - - - SM30 (M30.5 x 0.5) SM1c (1.035"-40) -
SM1A58 - - Male Male - - - - - - SM1c (1.035"-40) SM2d (2.035"-40) 30 mmc
SM2A56 - - - - - - - Male - - - SM2d (2.035"-40) -
SM2A59 - Male - - - - - - - - SM2d (2.035"-40) - -
TC1X - - Male - - - - - - - - - -
WFA0150 Female - - - - - - - - - - - -
WFA1000 - - - - - - - - - - - - 30 mmc
WFA1010 - - - - - - - - - - SM1c (1.035"-40) - 30 mmc
WFA1020 - - - - - - - - - - SM1c (1.035"-40) - 30 mmc
WFA1051 - - - - - - - - - - SM1c (1.035"-40) - 30 mmc
WFA1100 - - - - - - - - - - - - 30 mmc
WFA2001 - Male & Female - - - - - - - - SM1c (1.035"-40) SM1c (1.035"-40) -
WFA2002 - Male & Female - - - - - - - - SM1c (1.035"-40) - 30 mmc
Item # 95 mm D1N D2N D2NB D3N D5N D1T D3T D1Y D5Y Internal External Cage Systems
WFA4100 - Male - - - - - - - - SM1c (1.035"-40) C-Mounth -
WFA4101 - Male - - - - - - - - SM1c (1.035"-40) C-Mounth -
WFA4102 - Male - - - - - - - - SM1c (1.035"-40) C-Mounth -
WFA4111 - Male - - - - - - - - - SM2d (2.035"-40) -
WFA4112 - - - Male - - - - - - - C-Mounth -
XT95RC1(/M) Female - - - - - - - - - - - -
XT95RC2(/M) Female - - - - - - - - - - - -
XT95RC3(/M) Female - - - - - - - - - - - -
XT95RC4(/M) Female - - - - - - - - - - - -
XT95P12(/M) Female - - - - - - - - - - - -
ZFM1020 Female - - - - - - - - - - - -
ZFM1030 Female - - - - - - - - - - - -
ZFM2020 Female - - - - - - - - - - - -
ZFM2030 Female - - - - - - - - - - - -
  • Thorlabs' optical component thread adapters can be used to convert between C-Mount threads, SM1 threads, SM2 threads, and virtually every other optical thread standard.
  • Our cage system size adapters and drop-in adapter can be used to convert between 16 mm, 30 mm, and 60 mm cage systems.
  • Our 30 mm cage plates can convert between SM1 lens tubes and 30 mm cage systems.
  • Our 60 mm cage plates can convert between SM2 lens tubes and 60 mm cage systems.
  • Attach to a ZFM focusing module to add a female 95 mm dovetail.
  • The CSA1200 mounting arm is compatible with the CSN1201 and CSN1202 nosepieces.
  • This blank arm is designed for custom DIY machining for non-standard components, threads, and bores.
  • C-Mount and CS-Mount standards feature the same 1.00"-32 threads, but C-Mounts have a 5 mm longer flange-to-sensor distance.

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Microscopy Cage Plates with D1N Dovetail


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CSA1003 Adapter Connecting a 60 mm Cage System to a WFA2002 Epi-Illuminator Module
LCPN2 Adapter Attached to Trinocular Port
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LCPN2 Adapter Attached to Epi-Illuminator Module of Upright Nikon Eclipse Microscope 
  • D1N Dovetail Adapters Modify the Trinoculars and Trinocular Port on Select Nikon and Cerna® Microscopes
  • Supports Custom Widefield and Epi-Illumination Assemblies
  • Options for Compatibility with SM30- and SM2-Threaded Components
  • Options for Compatibility with 30 mm and 60 mm Cage Construction Systems

These Cage Plates feature a D1N dovetail to connect to select Nikon and Cerna microscope systems. They are designed to integrate the Cerna platform with our SM30 (M30.5 x 0.5) lens tube, SM2 (2.035"-40) lens tube30 mm cage, and 60 mm cage construction systems, making them ideal for creating custom widefield viewing and epi-illumination apparatuses.

The LCPN2, LCPN3, and LCPN4 Cage Plates feature a male D1N dovetail that connects to certain Cerna components, an inverted Nikon Eclipse Ti trinocular port, or an upright Nikon Eclipse trinocular port. The LCPN3 also has a female D5Y dovetail to be used with Olympus trinoculars that have a male D5Y dovetail. The LCPN2 and LCPN3 cage plates have a clear aperture of Ø1.10" (Ø27.9 mm) and feature internal SM30 (M30.5 x 0.5) threads with a depth of 0.76" (19.3 mm) and 0.48" (12.2 mm), respectively. This allows for cage mounting of Ø30 mm optics and other SM30-threaded components, such as SM30 lens tubes; two SM30RR retaining rings are provided to secure an optic in each adapter. The LCPN4 cage plate has a clear aperture of Ø1.74" (44.3 mm) and features internal SM2 (2.035"-40) threads with a depth of 0.45" (11.4 mm) for the cage mounting of Ø2" optics (one SM2RR retaining ring included) along with SM2-threaded components, such as SM2 lens tubes. We also offer the CSA1003 unthreaded cage plate with a female D1N dovetail. It is 0.73" (18.5 mm) thick with a clear aperture of Ø1.50" (38.1 mm), and can connect to any Cerna component with a male D1N dovetail. 

Each cage plate has four Ø6 mm cage rod through holes with side-located locking setscrews (5/64" [2 mm] hex) to secure it within a 60 mm cage system, allowing for the construction of custom microscope systems. Additionally, the LCPN2 has four 4-40 taps on 30 mm centers on the opposite side of the dovetail to mount 30 mm cage systems. 

Note: Thorlabs does not guarantee compatibility with other industry-standard microscopes not explicitly mentioned on this webpage.

Item # LCPN2 LCPN3 LCPN4 CSA1003
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LCPN2 Trinocular Adapter for Nikon and Cerna LCPN3 Trinocular Adapter for Nikon and Cerna LCPN4 Trinocular Adapter for Nikon and Cerna CSA1003 Epi-Illuminator Module Adapter for Cerna
Microscope Compatibility Upright Nikon Eclipse, Nikon Eclipse Ti and Ti2, and Cerna Trinocular Ports Any Cerna Component
with Male D1N Dovetail
Dovetaila Male D1N Male D1N
Female D5Yb
Male D1N Female D1N
SM Threading
Internal SM30 (M30.5 x 0.5)c Internal SM2 (2.035"-40)d None
Cage Compatibility 30 mm Cage System
(4-40 Tape, One Side, 4 Places)
60 mm Cage System
(Ø6 mm Bore, 4 Places)
60 mm Cage System
(Ø6 mm Bore, 4 Places)
Clear Aperture Ø1.10" (27.9 mm) Ø1.74" (44.3 mm) Ø1.50" (38.1 mm)
Adapter Profile
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  • Additional information on dovetails is available in the Microscope Dovetails tab.
  • The LCPN3 adapter features an additional female D5Y dovetail to connect to Olympus trinoculars.
  • This internal SM30 threading is compatible with our SM30RR retaining rings. Two SM30RR retaining rings are included.
  • This internal SM2 threading is compatible with our SM2RR retaining rings. One SM2RR retaining ring is included.
  • These tapped holes are on the side opposite the dovetail only.
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LCPN3Customer Inspired! Nikon Eclipse (Ti, Ti2, or Upright) and Cerna Microscope Trinocular Port Adapter, Olympus Microscope Trinocular Adapter, Male D1N Dovetail, Female D5Y Dovetail, Internal SM30 Threads, 60 mm Cage Compatibility
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LCPN4Nikon Eclipse (Ti, Ti2, or Upright) and Cerna Microscope Trinocular Adapter, Male D1N Dovetail, Internal SM2 Threads, 60 mm Cage Compatibility
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CSA1003Adapter with Female D1N Dovetail and Bores for 60 mm Cage System
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Microscopy Cage Plate with D1T Dovetail

Item # CSN110
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CSN110
Microscope Compatibility Cerna CSA1400 Nosepiece Mounting Arm
Dovetaila Male D1T
Threading
Internal M32 x 0.75
Cage Compatibility 30 mm Cage System
(4-40 Tapb, One Side, 4 Places)
60 mm Cage System
(Ø6 mm Bore, 4 Places)
Clear Aperture Ø1.20" (30.5 mm)
Adapter Profile
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  • Additional information on dovetails is available in the Microscope Dovetails tab.
  • These tapped holes are on the side opposite the dovetail only.
  • Male D1T Dovetail Adapter Attaches to CSA1400 Mounting Arm for Cerna® Microscopes
  • Creates Fixed Single-Objective Nosepiece for Custom Microscope Assemblies
  • Compatible with M32 x 0.75-Threaded Microscope Objectives and Optical Components
  • Compatible with 30 mm and 60 mm Cage Construction Systems

The CSN110 Cage Plate utilizes a male D1T dovetail to connect to our CSA1400 Mounting Arm (sold separately), allowing for a single microscope objective to be mounted into a DIY Cerna system. The adapter has a clear aperture of Ø1.20" (30.5 mm) and features internal M32 x 0.75 threads with a depth of 0.41" (10.4 mm) for use with M32 x 0.75-threaded microscope objectives. Please note that we also offer microscope thread adapters to convert to other industry-standard objective threads. Four through holes with side-located locking setscrews (5/64" [2 mm] hex) allow for the attachment of Ø6 mm cage rods for 60 mm cage systems. Additionally, the side opposite the dovetail has 4-40 tapped holes on 30 mm centers for 30 mm cage systems. 

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Microscopy Cage Plate with D1Z Dovetail

SM2Z1 Adapter attached to Zeiss Axio Condenser
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LCPZ1 Adapter Attached to Condenser Holder of Zeiss Axio Observer
Item # LCPZ1
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LCPZ2 Zeiss Adapter
Microscope Compatibility Zeiss Axioskop Condenser Port
Dovetaila Male D1Z
SM Threading Internal SM2 (2.035"-40)
Cage Compatibility 60 mm Cage System
(Ø6 mm Bore, 4 Places)
Clear Aperture Ø1.58"
Adapter Profile
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  • Additional information on dovetails is available in the Microscope Dovetails tab.
  • Male D1Z Dovetail Adapter Attaches to Condenser Port on Select Zeiss and Cerna® Microscopes
  • Supports Custom Condenser Assemblies
  • Compatible with SM2-Threaded Components and 60 mm Cage Construction Systems

The LCPZ1 Cage Plate allows custom condenser configurations to be attached to a Zeiss Axioskop microscope. The adapter utilizes a male D1Z dovetail to connect to the condenser holder of the microscope; see the Microscope Dovetails tab for details.

The LCPZ1 cage plate has a clear aperature of Ø1.58" (Ø40.1 mm) and features internal SM2 (2.035"-40) threads with a depth of 0.40" (10.1 mm) for Ø2" lens tubes or other optics; one SM2RR retaining ring is included to secure a Ø2" flat optic inside the adapter. Through holes with side-located locking 8-32 setscrews (5/64" [2 mm] hex) can be used to attach Ø6 mm cage rods for 60 mm cage systems.

Note: Thorlabs does not guarantee compatibility with other industry-standard microscopes not explicitly mentioned on this webpage.

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Microscopy Cage Plate with D2N Dovetail

Item # LCPN6
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LCPN6 Camera Port Adapter for Nikon and Cerna
Microscope Compatibility Upright Nikon Eclipse and Cerna Camera Tubes
Dovetaila Female D2N
SM Threading
Internal SM1 (1.035"-40)b
Cage Compatibility 30 mm Cage System
(4-40 Tapc, One Side, 4 Places)
60 mm Cage System
(Ø6 mm Bore, 4 Places)
Clear Aperture Ø1.01" (25.6 mm)
Adapter Profile
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  • Additional information on dovetails is available in the Microscope Dovetails tab.
  • This internal SM1 threading is not deep enough for mounting optics.
  • These tapped holes are on the side opposite the dovetail only.
  • Female D2N Dovetail Adapter Attaches to Nikon and Cerna Microscope Camera Tubes
  • Supports the Integration of Camera Tubes into Custom Microscope Assemblies
  • Compatible with SM1-Threaded Components and 30 mm and 60 mm Cage Construction Systems

The LCPN6 Cage Plate features a female D2N dovetail and internal SM1 (1.035"-40) threads for Ø1" Lens Tubes. Please note that the SM1 threading is not deep enough to mount optics. The cage plate is 0.50" (12.7 mm) thick with a clear aperature of Ø1.01" (Ø25.6 mm). Four through holes, each with a side-located locking setscrew (5/64" [2 mm] hex), can be used to attach Ø6 mm cage rods for 60 mm cage systems. The adapter also includes additional 4-40 tapped holes for 30 mm cage systems on the opposite side of the dovetail.

The LCPN6 adapter is designed to allow our TC1X camera tube and Nikon camera tubes with a male D2N dovetail to be integrated into user-built optomechanical assemblies from Thorlabs components. The adapter utilizes a female D2N dovetail to connect to the camera tube, which can then be incorporated into a custom microscope system using SM1 threading, a 30 mm cage system, or a 60 mm cage system. Additionally, the LCPN6 adapter can be used with other male D2N dovetail components, such as the SM1A58 camera port adapter (sold above), to provide a quick-release mechanism for SM1-to-SM1, SM1-to-30 mm cage, and SM1-to-60 mm cage coupling.

Note: Thorlabs does not guarantee compatibility with other industry-standard microscopes not explicitly mentioned on this webpage.

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Microscopy Cage Plate with D2Z Dovetail

SM2Z2 Adapter Attached to Zeiss Axio Observer Trinocular Port
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LCPZ2 Adapter Attached to Exposed Trinocular Port

Item # LCPZ2
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LCPZ2 Zeiss Adapter
Microscope Compatibility Zeiss Axioskop Trinocular Port
Dovetaila Male D2Z
SM Threading Internal SM2 (2.035"-40)
Cage Compatibility 60 mm Cage (Ø6 mm Bore, 4 Places)
Clear Aperture Ø1.58"
Adapter Profile
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  • Additional information on dovetails is available in the Microscope Dovetails tab.
  • Male D2Z Dovetail Adapter Attaches to Trinocular Port on Select Zeiss and Cerna® Microscopes
  • Supports Custom Widefield Viewing Assemblies
  • Compatible with SM2-Threaded Components and 60 mm Cage Construction Systems

The LCPZ2 Cage Plate allows custom widefield viewing setups to be attached to a Zeiss Axioskop microscope. This adapter utilizes a male D2Z dovetail adapter to connect to the trinocular port of the microscope; see the Microscope Dovetails tab for details. This adapter can only be attached by first removing the microscope's trinoculars (see image to the right).

The LCPZ2 cage plate has a clear aperature of Ø1.58" (Ø40.1 mm) and features internal SM2 (2.035"-40) threads with a depth of 0.40" (10.1 mm) for Ø2" lens tubes; one SM2RR retaining ring is included to secure a Ø2" flat optic inside the adapter. Through holes with side-located locking setscrews (5/64" [2 mm] hex) can be used to attach Ø6 mm cage rods for 60 mm cage systems.

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Microscopy Cage Plates with D3N Dovetail

Item # LCPN1 LCPN5
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LCPN1 Condenser Holder for Nikon and Cerna LCPN5 Condenser Holder for Nikon and Cerna
Microscope
Compatibility
Upright Nikon Eclipse, Nikon Eclipse Ti and Ti2,
and Cerna Condenser Ports
Dovetaila Male D3N
SM Threading
Internal SM30 (M30.5 x 0.5)b Internal SM2 (2.035"-40)c
Cage Compatibility 30 mm Cage System
(4-40 Tapd, One Side, 4 Places)
60 mm Cage System
(Ø6 mm Bore, 4 Places)
60 mm Cage System
(Ø6 mm Bore, 4 Places)
Clear Aperture Ø1.10" (27.9 mm) Ø1.50" (38.1 mm)
Adapter Profile
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  • Additional information on dovetails is available in the Microscope Dovetails tab.
  • This internal SM30 threading is compatible with our SM30RR retaining rings. Two SM30RR retaining rings are included.
  • This internal SM2 threading is compatible with our SM2RR retaining rings. One SM2RR retaining ring is included.
  • These tapped holes are on the side opposite the dovetail only.
LCPN1 adapter attached to Nikon Condenser
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LCPN1 Attached to Condenser Holder
  • Male D3N Dovetail Adapters Attach to Condenser Port on Select Nikon and Cerna® Microscopes
  • Supports the Integration of Custom Condenser Assemblies into DIY Microscope Systems
  • Options for Compatibility with SM30- and SM2-Threaded Components
  • Options for Compatibility with 30 mm and 60 mm Cage Construction Systems

The LCPN1 and LCPN5 Cage Plates feature male D3N dovetails to connect custom condenser configurations to the condenser holder of an Upright Nikon Eclipse, Nikon Eclipse Ti and Ti2, or Cerna Microscope. See the Microscope Dovetails tab for details.

The LCPN1 cage plate has a clear aperture of Ø1.10" (Ø27.9 mm) and features internal SM30 (M30.5 x 0.5) threading with a depth of 0.96" (24.4 mm) for Ø30 mm lens tubes; two SM30RR retaining rings to secure an optic inside the adapter are included. The LCPN5 cage plate has a clear aperture of Ø1.50" (Ø38.1 mm) and features internal SM2 (2.035"-40) threading with a depth of 0.45" (11.4 mm) for SM2 lens tubes (one SM2RR retaining ring is included). Both adapters have four through holes with side-located locking setscrews (5/64" [2 mm] hex) that can be used to attach Ø6 mm cage rods for 60 mm cage systems. Additionally, the LCPN1 adapter features 4-40 tapped holes on 30 mm centers, located on the side opposite the dovetail, which can be used for 30 mm cage systems.

Note: Thorlabs does not guarantee compatibility with other industry-standard microscopes not explicitly mentioned on this webpage.

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Microscopy Cage Plates with D5Y Dovetail

D5Y Dovetail
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D5Y Dovetail on the LCPN3 Adapter
  • D5Y Dovetail Adapters Modify the Trinoculars and Trinocular Port of Select Olympus and Cerna® Microscopes
  • Supports the Integration of Custom Condenser Assemblies into DIY Microscope Systems
  • Options for Compatibility with SM30-Threaded Components
  • Options for Compatibility with 30 mm and 60 mm Cage Construction Systems

The LCPY2 Cage Plate features a male D5Y dovetail to connect to the trinocular port of Olympus BX or IX microscopes. It is designed to attach custom widefield viewing and image detection setups to the trinocular port of the microscope. The cage plate has a clear aperture of Ø1.10" (Ø27.9 mm) and features internal SM30 threading with a depth of 0.80" (20.2 mm) for Ø30 mm lens tubes; two SM30RR retaining rings are included to secure an optic inside the adapter. 

The LCPY3 and LCPN3 Cage Plates feature a female D5Y dovetail to connect to the trinoculars of an Olympus microscope, which allows integration with DIY Cerna microscope systems. The LCPN3 also has a male D1N dovetail on the side opposite the female D5Y dovetail, allowing for integration with the trinocular port on an Upright Nikon Eclipse, Nikon Eclipse Ti, Nikon Eclipse Ti2, or Cerna Microscope. The LCPY3 cage plate is unthreaded with a clear aperture of Ø1.26" (Ø32.0 mm). The LCPN3 cage plate has a clear aperture of Ø1.10" (Ø27.9 mm) and features internal SM30 (M30.5 x 0.5) threading with a depth of 0.48" (12.2 mm) for cage mounting of Ø30 mm optics and other SM30-threaded components, such as SM30 lens tubes (two SM30RR retaining rings are included).

All three adapters have four through holes with side-located locking setscrews (5/64" [2 mm] hex) for connecting to a 60 mm cage system. The LCPY2 and LCPY3 adapters also have 4-40 tapped holes on 30 mm centers, located on the side opposite the dovetail, for compatibility with 30 mm cage systems.

Additionally, the LCPY2 can be directly connected to the LCPY3 and LCPN3 using the male and female D5Y dovetails, respectively, providing a means to attach two seperate cage systems using dovetails.

Note: Thorlabs does not guarantee compatibility with other industry-standard microscopes not explicitly mentioned on this webpage.

LCPN2 Adapter Attached to Trinocular Port
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LCPY2 Adapter Attached to Exposed Trinocular Port of Olympus IX71
Item # LCPY2 LCPY3 LCPN3
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SM1A44 LCPY3 Cerna Microscope Trinocular Adapter LCPN3 Trinocular Adapter for Nikon and Cerna
Microscope Compatibility Olympus IX and BX
Trinocular Ports
Olympus Trinoculars
Dovetaila Male D5Y Female D5Y Female D5Y
Male D1Nb
SM Threading
Internal SM30 (M30.5 x 0.5)c - Internal SM30 (M30.5 x 0.5)c
Cage Compatibility 30 mm Cage System
(4-40 Tap,d One Side, 4 Places)
60 mm Cage System
(Ø6 mm Bore, 4 Places)
60 mm Cage System
(Ø6 mm Bore, 4 Places)
Clear Aperture Ø1.10" (27.9 mm) Ø1.26" (32.0 mm) Ø1.10" (27.9 mm)
Adapter Profile
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  • Additional information on dovetails is available in the Microscope Dovetails tab.
  • The LCPN3 adapter features an additional male D1N dovetail to connect to the trinocular port of a Nikon Eclipse (Upright, Ti, and Ti2) or Cerna microscope.
  • This internal SM30 threading is compatible with our SM30RR retaining rings. Two SM30RR retaining rings are included.
  • These tapped holes are on the side opposite the dovetail only.
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LCPY2Olympus BX or IX Microscope Trinocular Port Adapter, Male D5Y Dovetail, Internal SM30 Threads, 30 mm Cage Compatibility
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LCPY3Olympus BX or IX Microscope Trinocular Adapter, Female D5Y Dovetail, 30 mm and 60 mm Cage Compatiblity
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LCPN3Customer Inspired! Nikon Eclipse (Ti, Ti2, or Upright) and Cerna Microscope Trinocular Port Adapter, Olympus Microscope Trinocular Adapter, Male D1N Dovetail, Female D5Y Dovetail, Internal SM30 Threads, 60 mm Cage Compatibility
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