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Levenhuk 2L NG Microscope
Two microscopes in one. Advanced NG configuration.
- Two built-in LED illuminations allow observing non-transparent objects in transmitted and reflected light.
- Reliable performance: body and elements are all-metal (silumin), not plastic.
- High image quality: eyepieces, objectives and all other optical elements are multi-coated and highly transparent.
- Focusing mechanism and stage move smoothly, without jerks or backlash.
Magnification up to 640x
Microscope magnification depends on the objective lens and eyepiece lens magnifications. Eyepiece is the upper part of the tube of the microscope that you look into. Objective is located below; and creates the image you see in the eyepiece. One WF16x eyepiece and three objectives (4x, 10x and 40x) are included in the package.
Observing non-transparent objects
The Levenhuk 2L NG Microscope, unlike other teaching microscopes, is equipped with two built-in illuminations. Both illuminations are LED, which ensures minimal energy consumption while 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.
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
- Eyepiece: WF16x
- Stage with clips
- Diaphragm disk
- Built-in upper and lower LED illuminations
- AC adapter
- 3 AA batteries
- User manual and lifetime warranty
Find a review on Levenhuk Rainbow microscopes
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 2L NG Microscope is compatible with Levenhuk digital cameras (purchased separately). Levenhuk cameras are installed in the eyepiece tube instead of an eyepiece.
Levenhuk 2L NG Color Selection:
|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 10|
|220V/5V, 50 Hz AC (adapter)|
General use product.
May be used by kids
over 3 years old.
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Hello! This item is unavailable for purchase... Do you have any similar models? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Absolutely! Please check our brand new Levenhuk Rainbow 2L Microscope - https://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/microscopes/levenhuk-2l-moonstone/.
will this microscope allow me to see canine semen Levenhuk Customer Service:
Dear Debbie, thank you for interest in Levenhuk products. For your purposes, we'd recommend consider buying the Levenhuk 320 Biological Microscope. Is there any additional information you might need?
I need a microscope that allows for observations in reflected light (to observe a leaf, for example), as well as in transmitted light at high magnification (to examine blood cells, observe bacteria). Could you please advise me some? Levenhuk Customer Service:
To observe bacteria, you will need a powerful microscope with 1100-1200x magnification power. You'll also need to stain samples with a special dye. For this purpose we recommend that you consider Levenhuk 320 Biological Microscope - https://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/microscopes/levenhuk-320/. Please note that the microscope is equipped with lower illumination only. We also recommend Levenhuk Rainbow 2L PLUS model - https://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/microscopes/levenhuk-2l-plus-moonstone/ for observations of opaque and transparent objects.
Is the lens spring-loaded? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Yes, Levenhuk 2L NG Microscope is equipped with 40x spring-loaded lens.
Does the optics have special anti-reflective coatings? Levenhuk Customer Service:
The optics of the Levenhuk 2L NG microscope are coated with multiple layers of anti-reflective coating.
Can I use this microscope to study plant cells (be able to see nucleus or vacuole)? Levenhuk Customer Service:
You can observe plant cell nucleus with the Levenhuk 2L NG microscope.
NG is for advanced kit right? Means it comes with N18 NG kit? But I can't see anything about the kit in the description. Levenhuk Customer Service:
NG stands for New Generation, microscopes of this generation feature higher optics and build quality. Levenhuk N18 NG Prepared Slides Set is not included in the kit.
Good day. Can I observe water bears with this microscope? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Yes, you can see tardigrades with the Levenhuk 2L NG microscope.
Hello! We recently bought this wonderful microscope and now we have one question... does this model allow for camera connection? If yes, then which camera should I buy? Thanks in advance for your help. Levenhuk Customer Service:
Yes, it is possible to connect a camera to Levenhuk 2L NG. Consider this model - https://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/accessories/levenhuk-c35-ng-350k-px-digital-camera/.
Hi! How is this microscope different from Levenhuk 2L NG Amethyst? Levenhuk Customer Service:
The only difference between these two models is the color of the body.
I read that this model comes with 2 eyepieces (10x and 16x) Levenhuk Customer Service:
Previously the Levenhuk 2L NG microscope was supplied with two eyepieces in the kit, but currently the kit includes one eyepiece (16x)
bought this microscope approx a year and a half ago, have been using it with pleasure during this time. Everything is just great! But I want to achieve its maximum efficiency by adding more powerful accessories. I want to buy some new objectives: 60x/0.85 160/0.17 (M1) or 100x/1.25 160/0.17 (M1). Are they suitable for this microscope? Their parfocal distance is 45 mm (DIN standard). tHANKS. Levenhuk Customer Service:
Unfortunately, there are no suitable objectives for the Levenhuk 2L NG microscope model in our product range.
Can I use barlow lens with this microscope model? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Unfortunately, there's no such possibility.
Hello! Can I observe microorganisms and cells with this microscope? What else? Levenhuk Customer Service:
With Levenhuk 2L NG Microscope you can observe insects, microorganisms, cellular structures. You will be able to observe opaque objects as well.
Recently I bought this microscope for my son. But, when I got the package, I noticed that one bolt (that holds the objectives lenses in place) was warped during transportation I guess. And because of this bolt, the objectives were dangling a little. So I contacted the Customer Service Department, and I was explained how to fix this problem. It took me about 10 minutes to fix it. Well, I guess it's not a big deal. Everything else is fine. The kiddo loves it! Levenhuk Customer Service:
Thank you for your feedback on Levenhuk 2L NG Microscope!
If I observe animal or human hair with this microscope, will I be able to see scales? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Yes, Levenhuk 2L NG Microscope allows you to observe hair cuticle scales.
Bought this microscope and N80 slides set as a gift to our daughter on her 13th birthday, she seems to be very pleased with the present! We (her parents) also got very interested in the whole microscopy thing. Thank you, our order was placed on 01/07. Thanks again! Levenhuk Customer Service:
Thank you for your feedback on Levenhuk 2L NG Microscope!
Are prepared slides included in the kit? Or maybe blank slides or cover slips? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Prepared microscope slides as well as blank slides and cover slips are not included in the kit with the Levenhuk 2L NG microscope. These accessories are included with the Levenhuk 3L NG model - http://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/microscopes/levenhuk-3l-ng/
Is it possible to increase magnification with this model? Wouldn't it affect image quality? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Your can get higher magnification with Levenhuk 2L NG Microscope if you install a more powerful eyepiece (for example http://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/accessories/levenhuk-20x-eyepiece/), but this will lead to significant decrease in image quality.
Bought this microscope, everything is fine, but I have one question: where do batteries go? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Batteries should be inserted in the base of Levenhuk 2L NG Microscope (to see the battery compartment you should unthread and remove locking screws).
Hello, this microscope is absolutely great! My kid is soo crazy about it! We try to observe everything we can fit on the stage. There's only one thing - we haven't been able to breed artemia so far. Maybe we just can't notice them in the water? How should we study water drops to see artemia? We also observed fly's leg under 40x, image quality was great. But strangely we can't see anything else under 40x. Why is it so? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Thank you for your feedback on Levenhuk 2L NG Microscope! What else did you try to observe under 40x magnification? To see artemia you need to put a drop of water on the blank slide. We also recommend you look at infusorians - just take some water from the fish tank and set 80x magnification.
Thank you for your help with choosing a microscope! We have decided in favor of this model and already received it. My kid seems to be very happy with it, so we like everything so far. Levenhuk Customer Service:
Thank you for your feedback on Levenhuk 2L NG Microscope!
Hi! I have recently bought the Levenhuk 2L NG microscope, the picture is perfect with 10x and 4x objectives, I totally recommend them; but when using 40x objective lens I can't see anything. I observed a paramecium with the low power objective (10x), but it doesn't work with 40x one. Human and frog blood samples I was only able to observe under 10x as well. Levenhuk Customer Service:
If you are not able to observe any samples with 40x objective lens, we recommend that you contact our Customer Service Department - http://www.levenhuk.com/feedback/.
Hello! Is it possible to observe diamond facet edges (presence of chips) (0.15ct) ? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Yes, you can observe 0.15 ct diamonds to detect any scratches, pits, and chips with the Levenhuk 2L NG model.
is it possible to see germs on your fingers? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Bacteria can not be seen with amateur microscopes, since most of bacteria are very small, and they can be observed only under 1200x increase (at least) and the sample should be stained. Thus professional microscopes and special sample preparation techniques are necessary to observe bacteria.
What can be seen through this microscope??? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Levenhuk 2L NG allows you to study insects, microorganisms and cell structure.
Will I be able to observe water cells with this model? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Water crystals can be seen through Levenhuk 2L NG.
Hello! I have this model… I've tried to observe a piece of onion and a tree leaf with 40x objective but I haven't seen anything. Everything else works fine. Thank you. Levenhuk Customer Service:
40x objective is best suited for observing more transparent or even liquid samples and also for ready-to-use samples.
how can I breed infusoria at home? Can I see it with this microscope? Levenhuk Customer Service:
To study infusorian you can use water from flower vases in which cut flowers have been standing. Levenhuk 2L NG is wonderful for this purpose.
Hello! Can I see air microbubbles when varnishing different surfaces with this microscope? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Yes, theoretically, Levenhuk 2L NG can be used for this purpose, but it depends on observed sample's size. Also, take a look at the Levenhuk 3ST microscope - http://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/microscopes/levenhuk-3st/
Do glasses and prepared slides come with Levenhuk 2L NG or do I need to buy them separately? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Glasses and prepared slides are not included in the kit of the Levenhuk 2L NG microscope. We recommend this model: Levenhuk 3L NG Microscope - http://www.levenhuk.com/products/microscope_levenhuk_3l_ng/ which comes with the Levenhuk K50 experiment kit.
Tell me please... I really like Levenhuk 2L NG microscope, but I have a question: can I see bacteria and cells with it? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Cell structure can be seen through the Levenhuk 2L NG microscope, but, as for bacteria - they can't be observed using amateur microscopes since almost all bacteria are very tiny and can be seen only under the magnification of at least 2000x and samples must be stained. So you will need a professional (not amateur) microscope and special methods of sample preparation. Take a look at Levenhuk 850B Biological Binocular Microscope - http://www.levenhuk.com/products/microscope_levenhuk_850b/
Is it possible to observe the insects? Are their eyes, chelas or even butterfly wings visible well? Is this microscope ok for such purpose? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Yes, the Levenhuk 2L NG model is perfect for insect studies, the quality of produced images is brilliant.
Thanks this microscope's amazing!! ^-) Levenhuk Customer Service:
Thank you for your feedback on Levenhuk 2L NG Microscope!
I purchased this microscope. Please tell me how to see bacteria in the water? I just can't get it myself: I see everything mirrored, is it supposed to be so? Am i supposed to wipe the lens with dry or damp cloth? Levenhuk Customer Service:
The Levenhuk 2L NG microscope allows you to see only microorganisms; bacteria, which can be seen in regular microscope (large bacteria), are rarely occur in nature. All biological microscopes show mirrored images. You can wipe it both with a soft dry and wet cloth, just don't use any spirit-containing liquids.
Tell me please, which Levenhuk microscope has a built-in camera, which allows transferring images to PC? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Levenhuk D2L NG microscope: http://www.levenhuk.com/products/levenhuk_microscope_d2lng/ And also all the microscopes on this page: http://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/microscopes-type-digital-items/
How to create my own specimens? and do I need any special glass for that ? Can I use regular glass of the right size? Is it possible to observe the hair or see a molecule of water? Thanks in advance. Levenhuk Customer Service:
Consider Levenhuk K50 Experiment Kit: http://www.levenhuk.com/products/acc_levenhuk_k50/. Inside you will find everything you need for creating your own specimens and detailed user guide.
hi there, I've got a question: if I cut off a piece of a plant, will I see a plant cell? What if I drip a drop of water? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Yes, the Levenhuk 2L NG microscope allows you to observe plant cells.
Is it possible to see animal and plant cells (nucleus,membrane)? At what min magnification do I observe plant cells? Levenhuk Customer Service:
The Levenhuk 2L NG microscope allows you to see even the blood corpuscles. So the plant cell is perfectly visible. Plant cells can be seen starting from 64x.
is it possible to see paramecia under this microscope? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Yes, Levenhuk 2L NG allows you to observe paramecia.
I bought it as a gift for my kid. It's quite easy to use for a 5-6 y/o. Good thing is that there's prepared slides, and also the microscope is easy to disassemble and clean (it's made a bit roughly, but that's fine). Levenhuk Customer Service:
Thank you for your feedback on Levenhuk 2L NG Microscope.
Can you please tell if it's possible to observe water crystals through this microscope? And also, is there some place to rent a microscope? thanks in advance Levenhuk Customer Service:
Yes, it's possible to see the water crystals under Levenhuk 2L NG Microscope. Unfortunately, we don't provide such service.
On New Year's Eve my baby found Levenhuk 2L NG under the tree, so the whole family started to learn it (additionally I bought a set of prepared slides). Naturally the whole family observed the slides, everything was soo fascinating. However I noticed that some spots were reflecting there. Looking closer it turned out that the lens is caked (the one in that black tube, on which the eyepiece is installed). I can see a clear fingerprint. This was quite disappointing - it means we were sold used microscope, doesn't it? And now we have to clean that lens... Levenhuk Customer Service:
All microscopes we sell are brand new, we don't sell used goods. Perhaps this fingerprint appeared during the assembly at the factory. We also think so because it's very difficult to get your finger where you found the mark. We recommend you to unscrew the black tube and wipe the lens with a soft cloth. If that won't solve the problem, please contuct our Customer Service Department: http://www.levenhuk.com/feedback/
can I see cell and a nucleus inside it? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Levenhuk 2L NG Microscope can show you cell structure of plant cells only, because they are large enough.
How likely is it for LED to burn out? and is there any chance to replace it? Levenhuk Customer Service:
We haven't got any complaint about LEDs. Note that Levenhuk 2L NG has a lifetime warranty.
Hi, is it possible to order a case for this microscope? Thank you. Levenhuk Customer Service:
Unfortunately we don't sell microscope cases stand-alone . We recommend you consider this microscope: http://www.levenhuk.com/products/microscope_levenhuk_50l_ng/ It comes with case included in the kit and also has higher magnification.
Please tell me if it's possible to purchase a camera for this microscope. If there are any compatible models, then which ones? And does it make sense at all? Maybe I should just buy digital microscope? Levenhuk Customer Service:
The Levenhuk 2L NG microscope can be equipped with any digital camera from our range http://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/digital-cameras-microscope-all-items/, for example, the Levenhuk C35 NG digital camera: http://www.levenhuk.com/products/levenhuk-c35ng-350k-digital-camera/. However we do recommend you to purchase a digital microscope which comes with camera included, since it's more affordable and economically advantageous. For example, Levenhuk D2L NG Digital Microscope: http://www.levenhuk.com/products/levenhuk_microscope_d2lng/. You can find other digital models here: http://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/microscopes-type-digital-items/
Hi. I want to buy a 8 y/o kid a microscope, don't know which one is better to choose, 2L NG or 50L NG, the microscope is needed for general education, thanks Levenhuk Customer Service:
The Levenhuk 50L NG model is more preferable choice due to the extended functionality and the kit.
Tell me please if Levenhuk N80 NG See all Slides Set may be used with this model. Will the image quality be good enough? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Yes, it's a perfect match. The Levenhuk 2L NG Microscope allows you to observe specimens at high quality.
Is it possible to attach ORBITOR MVE-50 video eyepiece to this microscope? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Yes, you can attach this eyepiece to the Levenhuk 2L NG Microscope.
I'm going to buy Levenhuk 2L 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, you can observe all of these through the Levenhuk 2L NG Microscope.
What can I see under Levenhuk 2L NG Microscope? Levenhuk Customer Service:
You can observe transparent and opaque objects. For instance you can study all of the prepared slides included in the Levenhuk N80 NG See all Slides Set http://www.levenhuk.com/products/acc_levenhuk_n80_see_all/
Does this model come with a case for transportation? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Case is not included in the standard kit of the Levenhuk 2L NG Microscope. Consider Levenhuk 40L NG Microscope: http://www.levenhuk.com/products/microscope_levenhuk_40l_ng/
Hello, how can I observe bacteria under this microscope? I place a drop of puddle water on the stage glass and I can't see anything even merely looking like a living organism! Maybe I should stain the water? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Yes, staining is required
which microscope it is better to chose to observe dust mites Levenhuk 2s ng or Levenhuk 2l ng. Levenhuk Customer Service:
We recommend Levenhuk 2L NG since it has upper and lower LED illuminations and greater range of magnifications.
I want to say thank you to Levenhuk sales managers for they helped me a whole lot with choosing a microscope. It was intended for a kid, a very surprising and enjoyable present. Adults like it very much as well. Thank you! Levenhuk Customer Service:
Thank you for your feedback!
Which objective lenses of other microscopes will fit Levenhuk 2L NG? Levenhuk Customer Service:
With the Levenhuk 2L NG Microscope you can use objective lenses of the following models (but only of initial magnifications of 4x, 10x or 40x): Levenhuk 3L NG, Levenhuk 40L NG, Levenhuk 50L NG. Please note: you can't use more powerful objective lenses with this model.
Will I be able to observe blood cells? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Yes, you can study blood cells with the Levenhuk 2L NG Microscope.
Tell me please if 10x eyepiece is included in the kit of this model? And what is the difference between Levenhuk 2L NG and Levenhuk 2L? Levenhuk Customer Service:
The Levenhuk 2L NG Microscope comes with a 16x eyepiece. Two mentioned models have different designs.
My question is quite similar to one of the previous questions: Will I be able to fit up this device (Levenhuk 2L NG) with Barlow lens (and how much does it cost)? Do you have examples of images provided by this given microscope? Where can I take a look at them? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Stand-alone Barlow lenses are currently out of stock, but they are included in the kits of some higher models: Levenhuk 40L NG Microscope http://www.levenhuk.com/products/microscope_levenhuk_40l_ng/ and Levenhuk 50L NG Microscope http://www.levenhuk.com/products/microscope_levenhuk_50l_ng/. You can see pictures taken with a 0.3 Mpx digital camera attached to the Levenhuk 2L NG Microscope here: http://www.levenhuk.com/articles/levenhuk_d2l_ng/. Also you can see pictures provided by Levenhuk 50 L NG Microscope here: http://www.levenhuk.com/articles/experiment_slides/
Tell me please objective lenses of what brands I can buy for this model? I need more powerful objectives around 60x, 100x. Will micromed work? I have Levenhuk 20x eyepiece, increases magnification just fine. So is it possible to upgrade objective lens? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Installing more powerful objective lenses is not applicable since it would require rebuilding of the whole construction, illumination system and stage especially.
A child wanted a microscope for Christmas. I thought it was just a caprice. I have read some reviews on the net, watched some videos and decided that it was not a bad idea to let the kid play with it. Now not only a child enjoys playing, but also wishes for biologist career. Levenhuk Customer Service:
Thank you for your feedback. We will be very glad if our products help your child to make a good career choice
Hello. Which lens should I buy to increase microscope's magnification? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Unfortunately, the Barlow lens you need is currently unavailable in our store.
Please give me an advice on which microscope it is better to choose. Is it Levenhuk 2L NG or Levenhuk 2L NG Rainbow? Is it possible to observe one-celled animals with these models? Levenhuk Customer Service:
1. The only difference between Levenhuk 2L NG Microscope and Levenhuk 2L NG Rainbow Microscope is the color. 2. Yes, you can observe one-celled animals with the Levenhuk 2L NG Microscope.
Hi! Tell me please what magnification is needed to get sharp images of cell organoids (animal or plant cells...). Which microscope would you suggest? Levenhuk Customer Service:
You can observe plant cells for one thing with the magnification of 8x. At 8 x magnification, you can also study the main components of animal cells. We suggest looking at this model: http://www.levenhuk.com/products/microscope_levenhuk_50l_ng/ more
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