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Levenhuk 40L NG Microscope
Advanced NG configuration. Magnification up to 1280x.
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This excellent biological microscope is ideal for use in schools or colleges as well as for your own research of the microworld.
Superb production quality: body and elements are all-metal, not plastic.
Focusing mechanism and stage move smoothly, wit... more
The Levenhuk 40L NG teaching biological microscope.
This excellent biological microscope is ideal for use in schools or colleges as well as for your own research of the microworld.
- Superb production quality: body and elements are all-metal, not plastic.
- Focusing mechanism and stage move smoothly, without jerks or backlash.
- Rotatable head can be fixed in any position, which makes observation much more convenient.
- Eyepieces, objectives and all other optical elements are multi-coated and highly transparent.
All this provides extremely high image quality and long microscope life without any special maintenance.
Magnification depends on the objectives (located below) and eyepieces (located above) being used.
The set includes two eyepieces and three objectives as well as Barlow lens, which allows to smoothly change the magnification ratio.
- Eyepieces: WF10x, WF16x
- Objectives: 4x, 10x and 40x
- Barlow lens: 2x
Minimum magnification: Eyepiece 10x * Objective 4x = 40x
Maximum magnification: Eyepiece 16x * Objective 40x = 640x, and with Barlow lens magnification smoothly reaches 640*2.0 = 1280x!
This microscope is distinguished by an important feature - two illumination systems with adjustable brightness. Built-in illumination is LED, which ensures minimal energy consumption yet still providing sufficient light.
Illumination systems are located above and below the stage, and allow observing both transparent and opaque objects: from tiny solid particles to coins, paper, fabrics, etc. (It would be fascinating to observe a mobile phone screen - actually, each pixel consists of three segments, red, green and blue.)
The microscope features an AC adapter, for stationary observations without batteries.
Caution: Please refer to the specifications table for the correct mains voltage and never attempt to plug a 110V device into 220V outlet and vice versa without using a converter. Remember that mains voltage in the U.S. and Canada is 110V and 220-240V in most European countries.
The kit includes:
- Objectives: 4x, 10x and 40x
- Two eyepieces: WF10x, WF16x
- 2x Barlow lens
- Stage with clips
- Diaphragm disk
- Built-in lower LED illumination
- Retractable upper halogen illumination
- AC adapter
- 3 AA and 2 AAA batteries
- Plastic case
- User manual and lifetime warranty
You can find a review on this microscope here.
Find examples of what you can see with this microscope here.
Find answers to frequently asked questions about microscopes here.
Some things you can see under a microscope:
You can find these and many more interesting microscope slides to observe in the Levenhuk Prepared Slides Sets.
Levenhuk 40L NG Microscope is compatible with Levenhuk digital cameras (purchased separately). Levenhuk cameras are installed in the eyepiece tube instead of an eyepiece.
|Microscopes Comparison Table|
|Levenhuk 2L NG Microscope||Levenhuk 3L NG Microscope||Levenhuk 40L NG Microscope||Levenhuk 50L NG Microscope|
|Eyepieces||WF16х||WF16х||WF10x, WF16x||WF10x, WF16x|
|Objectives||4х, 10х, 40х||4х, 10х, 40х||4х, 10х, 40х||4х, 10х, 40х|
|MAX magnification, x||640||640||1280||1280|
|Stage, mm||90x90, with stage clips||90x90, with stage clips||90x90, with stage clips||90x90, with stage clips|
|Stage moving range, mm||from 0 to 10||from 0 to 10||from 0 to 15||from 0 to 15|
|Illumination power supply||AC adapter, batteries||AC adapter, batteries||AC adapter, batteries||AC adapter, batteries|
|Levenhuk K50 Experiment Kit||no||yes||no||yes|
|"Attractive Microscope. Scrutinizing the Microcosm" User Guide||no||yes||no||yes|
|Hatchery for brine shrimp||no||yes||no||yes|
|Flask with yeast||no||yes||no||yes|
|Flask with pitch||no||yes||no||yes|
|Flask with sea salt||no||yes||no||yes|
|Flask with brine shrimp||no||yes||no||yes|
|5 specimens: house fly leg, onion bulb, cotton stalk, tree trunk slice, pine slice||no||yes||no||yes|
|Blank slides (5 pieces)||no||yes||no||yes|
|4x, 10x, 40x|
|90x90, with clips|
Stage moving range, using focusing mechanism, mm
|0 to 15|
|110V/5V, 50 Hz AC (adapter)|
General use product.
May be used by kids
over 3 years old.
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Levenhuk 40L NG and Levenhuk 50L NG models look quite similar... what's the difference between them? Only the K50 kit? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Yes, the only difference is that Levenhuk 50L NG model comes with Levenhuk K50 Experiment kit, and Levenhuk 40L NG doesn't.
Hello! Will I be able to observe sperm with this microscope? And what about Levenhuk 2L NG? Will I need something in addition? Blank slides and cover slips? Where can I find them? Are they disposable? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Levenhuk 2L NG and Levenhuk 40L NG are perfect for this purpose. Yes, you will need blank slides (https://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/accessories/levenhuk-g50-blank-slides/) and cover slips (https://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/accessories/levenhuk-g100-cover-slips/). That's right, they are disposable.
Can I observe opaque objects with this microscope? As the description says, Levenhuk 2L NG model allows observing objects in reflected light. Is it true for Levenhuk 40L NG? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Yes, Levenhuk 40L NG Microscope is equipped with upper illumination, which allows observing in reflected light.
Hello! We wanna give this microscope to our 10 years old kid. What else should we buy to work with it? Preparations, slides, something else? Or maybe advise us some other model with similar features and price. Levenhuk Customer Service:
We recommend Levenhuk N38 NG Prepared Slides Set - https://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/accessories/levenhuk-n38-ng-prepared-slides-set/. You can also consider another microscope model, Levenhuk 50L NG Lime Microscope, which comes with a large set of additional accessories - https://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/microscopes/levenhuk-50l-ng-lime/.
Hi! Does the stage move in the horizontal direction? Levenhuk Customer Service:
No, the stage of Levenhuk 40L NG Microscope moves only in vertical direction.
do you have 100x objective lens for this microscope? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Unfortunately, we do not have 100x objective lens for this microscope model.
Is this microscope good for viewing cells and tissues? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Yes, the Levenhuk 40L NG microscope allows you to observe cells and tissues.
Hello! The microscope is great! But I have one little problem. When I observe fresh blood through 4x, 10x objective lenses - everything's fine, the picture is clear. But when I try to use 40x lens, the image starts to blur. I use Levenhuk G50 glass slides. So what's the problem? Thank you in advance. Levenhuk Customer Service:
We also recommend using coverslips: Levenhuk G100 Cover Slips, 100 pcs https://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/accessories/levenhuk-g100-cover-slips/. If this doesn't solve the problem, please contact our Customer Service Department: https://www.levenhuk.com/feedback/.
I managed to remove Barlow lens (thank you!), but now eyepieces do not sit tight in the eyepiece tube. Just hanging there loosely. Why? Levenhuk Customer Service:
To use eyepieces you don't need to remove Barlow lens.
how to remove the Barlow Lens?? Levenhuk Customer Service:
To remove the Barlow Lens from the Levenhuk 40L NG Microscope you just have to pull it out of the eyepiece tube.
Is it possible to rotate the microscope head?? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Yes, Levenhuk 40L NG Microscope is equipped with a rotatable head.
What's the difference between Levenhuk 40L NG and Levenhuk 50L NG? Levenhuk Customer Service:
The only difference between these models is that the Levenhuk 50L NG microscope comes with experiment kit.
Hello! I'd like to know if there's any difference in optics quality between Levenhuk 40L NG and Levenhuk 50L NG models? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Levenhuk 40L NG and Levenhuk 50L NG are the same microscope models but with different accessories included.
Is it possible to display images on the PC monitor? Where can I purchase a camera and software? Maybe you can recommend a microscope that comes with a camera? Thank you! Levenhuk Customer Service:
1. Yes, there is such possibility. For this purpose we recommend using Levenhuk C310 NG Digital Camera, USB 2.0 - https://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/accessories/levenhuk-c310-ng-digital-camera/. Installation CD with Levenhuk ToupView image editing software and the required drivers is included in the kit and can also be found on the product description page in the "References and Downloads" section. 2. We recommend that you consider Levenhuk D50L NG Digital Microscope - https://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/microscopes/levenhuk-d50l-ng/.
Is it necessary to use digital camera with this microscope? Levenhuk Customer Service:
It's not necessary to use digital camera with Levenhuk 40L NG Microscope, unless you want to study samples on your PC screen or take images or record videos of your observations.
why your microscopes for children are more expensive than kids microscopes of other brands? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Levenhuk children microscopes (for example Levenhuk 40L NG) are teaching models, meaning they are more than just toys. These Levenhuk microscopes feature sturdy metal bodies and optics made of glass. On the other hand most of kids' microscopes in the market are toys, they are usually made of plastic and provide low magnifications (around 100x).
All your answers to questions like "Can I see 'smth' with this microscope" are negative. So I'd like to ask - what CAN I observe with it? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Levenhuk 40L NG Microscope allows you to see unicellular ciliated protozoa in a drop of pond water, study the complex structure of frog skin, examine a blood smear in detail and see many other interesting things hidden from the naked eye. All the 'negative' answers are for the questions implying professional use of this microscope, but this is a teaching model and it's not intended for professional use.
Is image quality fine under 1280x magnification? I heard that images significantly lose in quality under high magnifications. Thank you in advance! Levenhuk Customer Service:
Unfortunately yes, the higher the magnification the lower image quality will be. But the Levenhuk 40L NG model maintains quite acceptable image quality even under its highest magnification of 1280x.
I have ordered this microscope... and I wonder if it's possible to increase magnification up to 2000x? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Unfortunately, it is not possible to obtain an increase of more than 1000x without quality loss. You will need an oil-immersion objective, this objective (usually 100x or more) designed to work with a drop of special immersion oil.
So is this microscope suitable for blood studies? Your replies are controversial. Thank you in advance for the answer. Levenhuk Customer Service:
The Levenhuk 40L NG microscope is an educational model. It is not suitable for blood examinations. Please take a look at Levenhuk 850B Biological Binocular Microscope - https://www.levenhuk.com/products/microscope_levenhuk_850b/
Hello. Please suggest good model for a student for around $120-180. Thanks. Levenhuk Customer Service:
Consider Levenhuk 50L NG Microscope, it might interest you: https://www.levenhuk.com/products/microscope_levenhuk_50l_ng/
How does the stage move along the axes in horizontal? Thanks. Levenhuk Customer Service:
In this model the stage can't be moved in horizontal direction
can I see cells under this microscope? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Yes, you can see cells under the Levenhuk 40L NG Microscope.
How big is the depth of focus in transmitted light for this microscope? For example, how deep a sand grain will be seen at 160x-200x magnification? I am an entomologist so I have to observe really small insects or their body parts, stereomicroscopes are not always manage to do the job. Levenhuk Customer Service:
Depth of focus means how clearly observed an object appears to the observer's eye. The depth of focus is unique for every person. You can find out your depth of focus for any given microscope only by looking in it yourself.
I don't understand what's the purpose of this one big screw, the one that is closer to the stage? Levenhuk Customer Service:
This is the focusing knob, you need it to raise and lower the stage to adjust the view.
What's the difference between this microscope and Levenhuk 50L NG Microscope? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Levenhuk 50L NG Microscope comes with Levenhuk K50 Experiment Kit included in the kit.
Hello. Is it possible to study steel structure (crystal grains and everything) with this model. Thank you. Levenhuk Customer Service:
Yes, Levenhuk 40L NG Microscope is equipped with upper illumination to observe opaque objects.
Help me please, why I can't see anything at 40x magnification? How do I adjust it? Can I see germs at this magnification at all? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Specify please what slide are you trying to observe?
How do I clean an eyepiece lens? I've disassembled WF16x eyepiece… How do I put it back together? Or should I contact you for professional help? Levenhuk Customer Service:
When cleaning any optical surfaces, first blow dust or loose particles off the surface or wipe them off with a soft brush. Then wipe the lens with a soft clean tissue slightly moistened with spirits or ether. Never disassemble microscope or its parts on your own! It's strictly forbidden, the fact is stressed in the User Manual. By disassembling microscope or its parts you void your warranty. Please contact our Customer Service Department, we will help you.
Is it possible to attach ORBITOR MVE-50 video eyepiece to this microscope? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Yes, you can install this eyepiece on the Levenhuk 40L NG Microscope.
I'm going to buy Levenhuk 40L NG Microscope. Is it possible to observe all of the blood components, cell organs, bacteria and other microorganisms, bone tissues, etc. with this microscope? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Yes, it's possible to observe all of these with Levenhuk 40L NG Microscope.
Is there enough space in the case that comes with Levenhuk 40L NG for Levenhuk K50 Experiment Kit? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Yes, there is enough space for the Levenhuk K50 Experiment Kit.
does this microscope magnify to atomic level Levenhuk Customer Service:
No, it doesn't, the highest magnification of Levenhuk 40L NG is 1280x.
I want to buy my son (7 y/o) a microscope for his birthday, help me choose the right model, the one that is not too difficult for a child. Is it possible to observe relatively large objects with this microscope (a bit of sugar, a hair)? Is it ok to buy this microscope with its high magnification for a child or is it only appropriate for serious research? Also is it possible to prepare objects for observations at home and what is needed for this? _Thank you. Levenhuk Customer Service:
We suggest you consider the following model: Levenhuk 50L NG Microscope https://www.levenhuk.com/products/microscope_levenhuk_50l_ng/ it's only $149.95 Levenhuk K50 Experiment Kit https://www.levenhuk.com/products/acc_levenhuk_k50/ is included in the standard kit of this model. The kit has everything you need to prepare microscope slides yourself.
terrible image quality when I use 40x objective lens. there are glares when I pull out Barlow lens, explain why such stains appear!!!!!!??? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Maybe it's because illumination isn't adjusted correctly. Try adjusting brightness and diaphragm position.
Is DEM 130 digital camera compatible with Levenhuk 40L NG microscope? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Yes, it is compatible with the Levenhuk 40L NG Microscope.
Are blank slides included or are they bought separately? Also, I wanna know which camera is a best choice for this model. Levenhuk Customer Service:
Blank slides are not included in the kit. You can purchase Levenhuk G50 Blank Slides here: https://www.levenhuk.com/products/levenhuk_g50/. You can choose a camera by following this link: https://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/digital-cameras-microscope-all-items/. Also consider buying a microscope with digital camera included in the kit, this one https://www.levenhuk.com/products/levenhuk_microscope_d50lng/ for example. More Levenhuk digital microscopes: https://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/microscopes-type-digital-items/
How's the image quality at the highest magnification? What's included in the kit besides microscope itself? Levenhuk Customer Service:
1. When observing at highest magnification glares might appear. 2. The kit includes: plastic case for the microscope and accessories, microscope with 4x, 10x and 40x objectives, two eyepieces 10x and 16x, 2x Barlow lens, disk diaphragm, stage with clips, built-in lower and retractable upper LED illuminations with brightness adjustment, 110 V AC adapter (50 Hz) and batteries, user manual and warranty.
when I pull a Barlow lens out some glares appear I tried to adjust brightness and diaphragm position it didn't help: how do I fix this? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Glares are acceptable when observing at highest magnification
Can I ask a question; is it possible to observe blood cells, water with this microscope? Would bacteria or something like this be visible? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Yes, you can see bacteria with Levenhuk 40L NG Microscope.
hello. please provide some info: at what magnification it is possible to see germs on something and some organism's cells Levenhuk Customer Service:
At 40x and higher magnifications.
What models are suitable for DNA analysis? Levenhuk Customer Service:
For example Levenhuk 870T Biological Trinocular Microscope https://www.levenhuk.com/products/microscope_levenhuk_870t/
Tell me, is it possible to use this microscope without power supply (with natural illumination)? Is it possible to observe opaque materials with regular light microscope and a lamp located above it? Levenhuk Customer Service:
1. The illumination can also be powered by batteries. The Levenhuk 40L NG Microscope has both upper and lower illuminations, hence it allows observing both transparent and opaque objects. 2. Yes, it's possible.
The only difference between this microscope and 50L NG is experiment kit? Or are there any other differences? Thank you Levenhuk Customer Service:
The only difference is Levenhuk K50 Experiment Kit that comes with Levenhuk 50L NG Microscope.
which microscope do I need to observe a small insect entirely, not only separate parts? Levenhuk Customer Service:
For this purpose you need a low-powered microscope, for example Levenhuk 2ST Microscope https://www.levenhuk.com/products/micro-levenhuk-2st/
What can I see under this microscope studying municipal water??? Can it be used in DNA analysis (to observe a DNA chain) Levenhuk Customer Service:
Yes, using Barlow lens you can study the water drop microworld, but we suggest you use non-chlorinated water. Unfortunately it is not possible to observe DNA chain with the Levenhuk 40L NG Microscope.
Is this a DARKFIELD microscope??? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Unfortunately, you can't use Levenhuk 40L NG Microscope for observations using dark field method. We suggest you consider Levenhuk 850B Biological Binocular Microscope that features a built-in dark field condenser: https://www.levenhuk.com/products/microscope_levenhuk_850b/ or choose other model suitable for dark field observations here: https://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/microscopes-method-darkfield-items/ more
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