Nowadays, most taking dermoscopy photos will do so using their smartphone. However, for those seeking the highest degree of detail within each photo, using a standalone digital camera may be the better choice.
The challenge, though, is that whereas most iPhones have ready-built MagnetiConnect cases available, the options are a little different for cameras. Instead, Dermlite MagnetiConnect camera lens adapter rings are sized based on the specific thread diameter of the lens.
So the question is, “Which diameter of MagnetiConnect adapter does your camera need?”
Look Under The Cap
By far, the easiest way to know would be to just look on the inside of the lens cap. The size of the lens cap is often stamped on the inside. So if you see a “⌀” followed by a number listed in millimeters, then that's the size of MagnetiConnect adapter ring you'll need to connect your Dermlite dermatoscope to your camera.
Not only is the size of your lens cap indicative of which MagnetiConnect adapter you need, but that same size is also indicative of which lens filters are compatible with your camera lens.
So that brings up the second method to consider…
Determine Which Filters Fit Your Lens
In the results, you'll see the thread size listed on the compatible filters. It's that same thread size which represents the diameter of MagnetiConnect ring you need to purchase.
Look At The Lens
When all else fails, try looking on the lens itself. On your camera lens (often on the outer inner rim), you’ll see the diameter symbol (Ø) followed by a number.
Although the “diameter” you find printed on the lens will most likely represent the thread size needed for your MagnetiConnect adapter, this method can get a little tricky, depending on how many details are written on your camera lens. So in general, using either of the first two methods we’ve mentioned is the “safer” method of determining which MagnetiConnect adapter will be compatible with your camera.