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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 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
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Levenhuk Zeno Cash ZC2 Pocket Microscope

Portable microscope with LED and UV lights. Magnification: 60x

Levenhuk Zeno Cash ZC2 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 to...More
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Levenhuk Zeno Cash ZC6 Pocket Microscope

Portable microscope with LED and UV lights. Magnification: 45x

Levenhuk Zeno Cash ZC6 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 to...More
$17.95
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Levenhuk Zeno Cash ZC7 Pocket Microscope

Portable microscope with LED and UV lights. Magnification: 50x

Levenhuk Zeno Cash ZC7 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 to...More
$17.95
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Levenhuk Zeno Cash ZC8 Pocket Microscope

Portable microscope with LED and UV lights. Magnification: 60x

Levenhuk Zeno Cash ZC8 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 to...More
$17.95
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Levenhuk Zeno Cash ZC10 Pocket Microscope

Portable microscope with LED and UV lights. Magnification: 60–100x

Levenhuk Zeno Cash ZC10 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 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
$27.95
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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
$29.95
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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

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Levenhuk LP10 Cleaning Pen

$39.95
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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

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Levenhuk LP10 Cleaning Pen

$59.95
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Levenhuk Rainbow 50L Azure Microscope

Stylish and bright microscope to explore the world around us. Experiment kit included. Magnification: 40-800x.

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How are plants and animals made? Why are insects capable of walking on the wal...More
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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

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Levenhuk LP10 Cleaning Pen

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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

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Levenhuk LP10 Cleaning Pen

$64.95
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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

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Invisible World. Knowledge book

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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

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Invisible World. Knowledge book

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Levenhuk D2L NG Digital Microscope photo

Teaching digital microscope for the beginners, resolution 350 000 pixels

The Levenhuk D2L NG Digital Microscope allows you to undertake high-quality research and take photos/videos of your observations as well. This model can be connected to a PC using USB interface, the software is included ...More
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Levenhuk Rainbow 50L PLUS Orange Microscope

Bright, modern and stylish microscope with an experiment kit. Magnification: 64–1280x.

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Help your kids get higher grades in biology and chemistry classes. Spark their...More
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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

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Invisible World. Knowledge book

$79.95

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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

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Levenhuk LP10 Cleaning Pen

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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

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Invisible World. Knowledge book

$94.95

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Levenhuk DTX 300 LCD Digital Microscope

Magnification: 20–600x. Digital USB microscope with an LCD screen and a 0.3MP camera

Levenhuk DTX 300 LCD Microscope is designed for conducting applied research. It can be used instead of a digital magnifier for observing volume objects (coins, seeds, insects) or a microscope for studying non-transparent...More

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Levenhuk LP10 Cleaning Pen

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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.