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Microscopes for Bright-field and Dark-field Observations

Levenhuk microscopes with combined brightfield and darkfield research methods. These microscopes can switch from one method to another for making the most precise research.

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Levenhuk 850B Biological Binocular Microscope image

Binocular head. Revolving nosepiece: 4 objectives. Magnification: 40-2000x. Built-in dark field condenser

Levenhuk 850B Biological Binocular Microscope is ideal for biochemical, pathologo-anatomic, cytologic, hematologic, urologic, dermatologic, biologic, and general clinical research in laboratories of any medical instituti...More

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Levenhuk N10 NG Prepared Slides Set

$609.95
$749.95
Levenhuk D870T 8M Digital Trinocular Microscope

Digital microscope with a trinocular head and an 8Mpx camera.

Levenhuk D870T 8M Digital Trinocular Microscope is a wonderful digital microscope that will find its use in various fields. It is perfect for medical and biological research at high magnifications, but it may also find i...More

+ $14.95 Value Gift (Limited Time Offer)

+ $14.95 Value Gift (Limited Time Offer)

Levenhuk N10 NG Prepared Slides Set

$1014.95
$1329.95
Levenhuk 870T Biological Trinocular Microscope photo

Trinocular head. Revolving nosepiece with four objective lenses. Magnification from 40x to 2000x. Built-in dark field condenser.

Levenhuk 870T is a reliable biological trinocular microscope that may be used for both bright field and dark field observations. It is commonly used in various medical laboratories for clinical research in dermatology, b...More
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Microscopes supporting bright-field and dark-field observations in Levenhuk online store


There are three main techniques commonly used for microscopic observations: bright-field microscopy, dark-field microscopy and phase contrast microscopy. There is also a special technique, which uses polarized light for illumination, called polarized light microscopy. Polarization microscopy studies can be carried out using a simple bright-field microscope; the only additional accessory required is a polarizing filter.

Phase contrast microscopy requires the use of special optics (phase contrast objectives) and a special condenser (phase contrast condenser). Phase contrast microscopy is used when working with high magnifications of about 1000x for observing specimens that can’t be observed in detail using basic bright-filed technique; for example, bacteria or living cells’ flagella and cilia. The cost of the special equipment required for phase contrast microscopy makes these microscopes a lot more expensive as compared to common optical microscopes. Because of their high price and relatively narrow range of applications, phase contrast microscopes are not favored by amateur users and are only available to a narrow circle of specialists.

This leaves us with the two most popular microscopic techniques – bright field and dark field microscopy. Isn’t it great to be able to enjoy the advantages of both these methods? We think it's quite amazing and also useful for both professional users and amateurs who want to go beyond common observations. That’s why in this category we have gathered compound microscope models that allow you to work using both bright-field and dark-field methods. Switching between methods is as easy as rotating the ring on the illuminator.

Buy one of these advanced microscopes combining bright-field and dark-fields methods and experience both types of observations with just one microscope!