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Microscopes with Upper Illumination

Illumination system in these microscopes is located above the stage and allows observing non-transparent objects in reflected light.

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Levenhuk Rainbow 50L PLUS Microscope

Excellent optics, modern design, robust body. Experiment kit included. Magnification: 64–1280x.

Levenhuk Rainbow 50L PLUS - the perfect combination of stylish design, excellent optics, and ergonomic body. Like all other models in the Levenhuk Rainbow family, these microscopes are ideal for young researchers. Each model comes with a Levenhuk...More
£139.95

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Levenhuk Rainbow 2L Microscope

Sturdy and easy-to-use educational microscope with experiment kit. Magnification: 40-400x.

Levenhuk Rainbow 2L series – five eye-catching colors, quality glass optics, ergonomic design, and an excellent accessory kit. With Levenhuk Rainbow 2L Microscope studying will become an adventure! Children will be able to explore the microcosm a...More
£69.95

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Levenhuk Rainbow 2L PLUS Microscope

High quality and reliable microscope for school and university students. Experiment kit included. Magnification: 64–640x.

Bright and stylish Rainbow 2L PLUS microscopes are the logical continuation of the Levenhuk Rainbow 2L series. New microscopes combine all the advantages of the previous line with new, favorable features. These microscopes are equipped with two i...More
£99.95

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Levenhuk DTX 500 LCD Digital Microscope photography

USB digital microscope with LCD display. Magnification: 20x, 200x, 500x. Digital camera: 5Mpx.

Levenhuk DTX 500 LCD Digital Microscope with built-in 3.5-inch LCD display allows you to study samples under magnification of 20x to 500x and save results of your work in image or video format to a microSD card. 8 built-...More
£174.95
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Levenhuk Rainbow 50L Microscope

Reliable educational microscope. The kit includes everything needed for first biological experiments. Magnification: 40-800x.

Levenhuk Rainbow 50L – bright, stylish microscopes perfect for beginning microcosm explorers, as well as experienced biologists. These microscopes allow you to examine plant and animal tissues and learn more about their cellular structure, observ...More
£109.95

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Levenhuk Rainbow D50L PLUS 2M Digital Microscope, Moonstone

Modern technologies, wide possibilities, user-friendly design. Digital camera and experiment kit included. Magnification: 64–1280x.

Modern technologies that enter the optical equipment market significantly increase our possibilities. With Levenhuk Rainbow D50L PLUS 2M Digital Microscope, Moonstone you can not only observe plant and animal cells or mi...More
£209.95
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Levenhuk LabZZ M4 Stereo Microscope

Magnification: 40x. Stereo Microscope. Working distance: 75mm

Levenhuk LabZZ M4 Stereo Microscope is a great choice for studying large objects. This microscope provides stereo images and has a wide working distance of 75mm. It will be convenient for observing coins, minerals, rocks...More
£49.95
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Levenhuk DTX 90 Digital Microscope photo

USB digital microscope with professional tripod. Magnification: 10-300x. Digital camera: 5Mpx.

Levenhuk DTX 90 is a modern professional USB microscope for high-precision work. The microscope is equipped with a 5 Mpx camera and provides magnification within 10x-300x range. It comes with a special tripod and a stage...More
£89.95
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Levenhuk DTX 30 Digital Microscope

USB digital microscope. Magnification: 20-230x. Digital camera: 2Mpx.

Levenhuk DTX 30 Digital Microscope is a modern USB digital microscope providing magnification within the 20-230x range and equipped with a 2 Mpx digital camera that allows you to take pictures and record videos of observ...More
£59.95
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Levenhuk DTX 500 Mobi Digital Microscope picture

Portable USB digital microscope with LCD display. Magnification: 20x, 200x, 500x. Digital camera: 5Mpx.

Levenhuk DTX 500 Mobi is a portable microscope with built-in 3-inch colorful LCD display. This model produces magnification up to 400x and features smooth digital zoom up to 4x. Levenhuk DTX 500 Mobi is perfectly suited ...More
£154.95
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Levenhuk 3ST Microscope photo

Stereo microscope. Binocular head. Magnification: 20-40x

Levenhuk 3ST is a reliable stereo microscope with a binocular head inclined at 45 degrees. This design allows for comfortable observations for extended periods of time without any muscle strain, and no additional stress ...More
£209.95
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Levenhuk DTX TV LCD Digital Microscope

Digital USB microscope with LCD display, a stand and 3mpx digital camera.

Levenhuk DTX TV LCD is a digital microscope with a color LCD display and a built-in 3mpx digital camera. You can observe samples, take photos, and record educational videos about the micro world. This microscope has thre...More
£189.95
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Levenhuk Rainbow D2L 0.3M Digital Microscope, Moonstone

Modern microscope for beginning microcosm explorers. Digital camera and experiment kit included. Magnification: 40-400x.

Levenhuk Rainbow D2L 0.3M Digital Microscope, Moonstone is a perfect gift for a schoolkid. This microscope allows you to conduct a variety of interesting experiments with ready-to-use microscope samples, as well as with ...More
£119.95
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Levenhuk DTX TV Digital Microscope

Magnification: 10–200x. Digital USB microscope with a stand and 3mpx digital camera.

Levenhuk DTX TV is a digital microscope allowing you to observe studied samples on a PC or TV monitor. The kit includes USB and HDMI cables so that you can choose the most convenient connection method. The microscope tra...More
£169.95
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Levenhuk MED 10T Trinocular Microscope

Magnification: 40–1000x. Trinocular head, achromatic objective lenses, and an Abbe condenser with an iris diaphragm, and a filter holder

Levenhuk MED 10T Trinocular Microscope is a laboratory model with the achromatic optics for professional micro investigations at magnifications of 40 to 1,000 times. This microscope is a perfect choice for college studen...More
£489.95
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Levenhuk 1ST Microscope

Magnification: 20x. Stereo microscope with 65mm working distance.

Levenhuk 1ST stereo microscope has a binocular head that allows for working with minerals, gems, coins, and other large objects. The microscope’s relatively large working distance of 65 mm allows you to solve a variety o...More
£59.95
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Levenhuk DTX 700 LCD Digital Microscope

Magnification: 10–300x (with a digital zoom: 10–1200x). Digital USB microscope with an LCD screen and a 5M camera

Levenhuk DTX 700 LCD Digital Microscope is designed for studying non-transparent objects. It is suitable for working with jewelry pieces, electronic plates, minerals, coins, and sections of metals. This microscope is als...More
£209.95
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Levenhuk DTX 50 Digital Microscope image

USB digital microscope with tripod. Magnification: 20-400x. Digital camera: 1.3Mpx.

Levenhuk DTX 50 Digital Microscope is a modern USB digital microscope capable of significant magnification of up to 400x and equipped with a 1.3 Mpx digital camera that allows you to take pictures and record videos of ob...More
£69.95
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Levenhuk Zeno Cash ZC16 Pocket Microscope

Portable microscope with an LED light. Magnification: 100–150x

Levenhuk Zeno Cash ZC16 Pocket Microscope is a magnifying tool with a built-in light. Due to its light, it can be used for paper currency verification. This microscope is compact and lightweight; you can easily take it t...More
£19.95
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Levenhuk 2ST Microscope picture

Stereo microscope. Binocular head. Magnification: 40x

Levenhuk 2ST Microscope is a modern tool with a long working distance of 60 mm (2.4 in) and maximum magnification of 40x. Such a working distance allows for observations of relatively large samples, such as minerals, jew...More
£109.95
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Levenhuk Zeno Cash ZC14 Pocket Microscope

Portable microscope with an LED light. Magnification: 80–120x

Levenhuk Zeno Cash ZC14 Pocket Microscope is a magnifying tool with a built-in light. Due to its light, it can be used for paper currency verification. This microscope is compact and lightweight; you can easily take it t...More
£18.95
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Beginning microscope users often ask how they can observe opaque objects with their microscopes. Usually it appears that their microscopes have only lower illumination, which unfortunately makes observing non-transparent objects impossible. That’s why if you want to buy a microscope and intend on observing opaque samples, look for microscopes with upper illumination.

As opaque objects don’t transmit light, they can only be observed in reflected light, meaning that the illumination source of the observing system should be located above the observed sample. Microscopes with an illumination source placed above the stage (and hence above the observed objects) are known as microscopes with upper illumination. The upper light can be built-in or designed as a removable source of light.

Microscopes with upper illumination are especially useful for collectors (for example, you can easily observe coins, stamps or any other object of your passion for collecting), engineers, jewelers, watch-makers, etc. Even if you didn’t recognize yourself from the previous sentence, observing non-transparent samples will still be quite interesting for you. For example, observing things such as paper, sand, cloth, wood and many others is surprisingly entertaining and can lead to useful discoveries.

All microscopes collected in this category come with built-in or removable upper illumination. For more information on the type of supplied upper light source, please refer to the specific product description. Among these models you can also find digital microscopes (with built-in digital camera or camera included in the kit), which allows you to not only study opaque objects of interest, but also take pictures and record videos of your observations.