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High-quality optics, reliability, unusual design. Experiment kit included. Magnification: 64–640x

Monocular
The microscope head is a core element of the microscope that you look through to see a magnified sample
64 — 640
How much the size of a sample increases when you observe it through a microscope
School/educational
Application and use of the microscope
Availability

Product ID 69070
Brand Levenhuk, Inc., USA
Warranty lifetime
EAN 5905555007106
Package size (LxWxH) 23x15x37 cm
Shipping Weight 1.84 kg
Description

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 illumination systems – that means you can observe transparent, semi-transparent, and opaque microscope samples.

Each model comes with a Levenhuk K50 Experiment Kit – this kit will help young researches with their first independent experiments and research. The main difference of the new microscopes is their improved optics. They produce higher magnification power (up to 640x) and can be used for serious research by biology students. All microscopes are equipped with a spring-loaded objective lens – its design prevents any damage, even if the objective touches the slide during the focusing process.

Levenhuk Rainbow 2L PLUS microscopes have reliable metal bodies – they are known for its long service life even when used intensively in colleges or laboratories. And, of course, we should mention their modern design and five bright body colors – one of these beautiful microscopes will look very nice in your child’s room or on your desktop.

Excellent optics
Levenhuk Rainbow 2L PLUS biological microscopes are made of only the highest quality materials. The lenses are made of a special optical glass of high transparency. For better light transmission, the optical surfaces are coated with multiple layers of anti-reflective coating, which increases sharpness and contrast of produced images.

The kit includes three objective lenses producing 64x, 160x, and 640x magnification. The most powerful objective lens (40xs) has a special spring-loaded mechanism for optics safety.

Combined illumination
One more advantage of the model – the microscope is equipped with two LED illuminations. Lower illumination is used for viewing transparent samples, such as liquids or thin sections of plant and animal tissue. Upper illumination allows for observing opaque objects – paper, minerals, cloth, and metal. If you turn both illuminations on at once, you can observe semi-transparent objects. You can also adjust brightness for a better view.

Durable and convenient body
The reliable body is made of metal – it can easily withstand frequent use and serve you for years to come. For more convenience, the monocular head is inclined at an angle of 45 degrees. Moreover, it can be rotated 360 degrees – and that is very convenient for working in a group; you can just rotate the head itself without moving the microscope.

This instrument can be used indoors and outdoors – the microscope can be powered by an outlet or 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.

Experiment kit
The package includes Levenhuk K50 Experiment Kit. It contains everything needed for your first experiments: ready-to-use microscope slides, special tools for making your own, and a very useful user guide with information about the microscope, recommendations for its use, and experiment descriptions.

Features:

  • Biological microscope with 64–640x magnification
  • Available in five bright colors
  • Sturdy and durable body made of metal
  • Upper and lower LED illumination systems
  • Experiment kit included

The kit includes:

  • Microscope
  • Objectives: 4x, 10x and 40xs
  • Eyepiece: WF16x
  • Stage with clips
  • Diaphragm disk
  • Condenser
  • Built-in upper and lower LED illuminations
  • AC adapter
  • Levenhuk K50 Experiment Kit
  • User manual and lifetime warranty

Levenhuk K50 Experiment Kit includes:

  • "Attractive Microscope. Scrutinizing the Microcosm" User Guide
  • Forceps
  • Hatchery for Artemia (brine shrimp, or sea-monkeys)
  • Microtome
  • Flask with yeast
  • Flask with pitch
  • Flask with sea salt
  • Flask with brine shrimp
  • 5 ready-to-use specimens
  • 5 blank slides
  • Dropper
  • Dust cover

Levenhuk Rainbow 2L PLUS Amethyst Microscope images made by Kort Kramer:

Some things you can see under a microscope:

Levenhuk Rainbow 2L PLUS Microscope is compatible with Levenhuk digital cameras (purchased separately). Levenhuk cameras are installed in the eyepiece tube instead of an eyepiece.

Levenhuk Rainbow Microscopes Comparison Table

Levenhuk Rainbow 2L Levenhuk Rainbow 2L PLUS Levenhuk Rainbow 50L Levenhuk Rainbow 50L PLUS
Type biological biological biological biological
Head monocular, inclined 45° monocular, rotatable 360°, inclined 45° monocular, rotatable 360°, inclined 45° monocular, rotatable 360°, inclined 45°
Body material plastic metal plastic metal
Magnification, x 40–400 64–640 40–800 64–1280
Optics material optical glass optical glass optical glass optical glass
Eyepieces WF10x WF16x WF10x WF16x
Objectives 4х, 10х, 40х 4х, 10х, 40хs 4х, 10х, 40хs 4х, 10х, 40хs
Barlow lens no no 2x 2x
Revolving nosepiece 3 objectives 3 objectives 3 objectives 3 objectives
Eyepiece tube diameter, mm 23.2 23.2 23.2 23.2
Stage, mm 90x90, with clips 90x90, with clips 90x90, with clips 90x90, with clips
Stage moving range, using focusing mechanism, mm 0–15, vertical 0–8, vertical 0–11, vertical 0–11, vertical
Focus coarse coarse coarse coarse
Condenser NA 0.65, diaphragm disk (6 apertures) NA 0.65, diaphragm disk (6 apertures) NA 0.65, diaphragm disk (6 apertures) NA 0.65, diaphragm disk (6 apertures)
Illumination upper and lower LED illumination with adjustable brightness upper and lower LED illumination with adjustable brightness upper and lower LED illumination with adjustable brightness upper and lower LED illumination with adjustable brightness
Power supply AC adapter or 3 AA batteries AC adapter or 3 AA batteries AC adapter or 2 AA batteries AC adapter or 2 AA batteries
Case no no plastic plastic
Levenhuk K50 Experiment Kit* yes yes yes yes

* Please note that Levenhuk K50 Experiment Kit is supplied without individual packaging.

Specifications
Product ID 69070
Brand Levenhuk, Inc., USA
Warranty lifetime
EAN 5905555007106
Package size (LxWxH) 23x15x37 cm
Shipping Weight 1.84 kg
Type biological, light/optical
Head monocular
Optics material optical glass
Nozzle 360 ° rotatable
Head inclination angle 45 °
Magnification, x 64 — 640
Eyepiece tube diameter, mm 23.2
Eyepieces WF16x
Objectives achromatic: 4x, 10x, 40xs (spring)
Revolving nosepiece for 3 objectives
Stage, mm 90x90
Stage moving range, mm 0–8, vertical
Stage features with clips
Condenser N.A. 0.65
Diaphragm diaphragm disc (6 apertures)
Focus coarse
Body metal
Illumination LED
Brightness adjustment
Power supply 220V/50Hz, 3 AA batteries (not included)
Power supply: batteries/built-in battery yes
Light source type 3–3.2V (lower and upper illuminators)
User level beginners
Assembly and installation difficulty level easy
Application school/educational
Illumination location dual
Research method bright field
Experiment kit included
Pouch/case/bag in set dust cover
Video
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Questions and Answers
Kate Polowarsky (2018.05.30)
using a 40x lens sharpness appears when the stage is close to the lens (well, thanks it’s springy). is it ok? But in this case the lens obstructs all the upper light. I could only see the prepared samples. I covered my own samples with a slide (havent bought coverslips yet), and couldnt adjust sharpness, apparently this glass is too thick.
Customer service:
There is a spring 40xs lens in Levenhuk Rainbow 2L PLUS Microscope, and it should be lowered very closely to a cover glass with a sample for observation with only the lower illumination.
Mary Neshwil (2018.04.16)
Hello! Do you have any suitable storage/transportation case for this microscope?
Customer service:
We do not have suitable cases for Levenhuk Rainbow 2L PLUS Moonstone in the product range. We recommend that you consider Levenhuk Rainbow 50L Microscope (https://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/microscopes/levenhuk-rainbow-50l-microscope/ ).
Delmar Kam (2018.01.14)
what does the kit include?
Customer service:
Levenhuk Rainbow 2L PLUS Moonstone Microscope kit includes: Microscope;
Objectives: 4x, 10x and 40xs;
Eyepiece: WF16x;
Stage with clips;
Diaphragm disk;
Condenser;
Built-in upper and lower LED illuminations;
AC adapter;
3 AA batteries;
Levenhuk K50 Experiment Kit;
User manual and lifetime warranty.
Nikki T (2018.01.10)
how can I clean the lenses?
Customer service:
Check this section: https://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/other/optics-cleaning-tools/ for cleaning tools and solutions.
Lui Goldman (2018.01.03)
Is there any possibility to install objectives with a higher magnification on this microscope?
Customer service:
The possibility of changing objective lenses is not provided in this model.
Albert (2017.11.24)
Where can I buy coverslips? They are not included
Customer service:
Pay attention to Levenhuk G100 Cover Slips, 100 pcs - https://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/accessories/microscope-accessories/microscope-cover-glasses/levenhuk-g100-cover-slips/ .
Rob Johnson (2017.09.03)
Could you tell me please if the Barlow lens fits Levenhuk Rainbow 2L plus microscope?
Customer service:
Yes, you can use Barlow lens with Levenhuk Rainbow 2L PLUS Moonstone microscope, but the picture quality might suffer.
Helen Myers (2017.06.06)
Which coloring should I use so it won't kill the microorganisms?
Customer service:
You can use food colourings for tinting samples.
Karen Williams (2017.06.06)
I observed tap water in the microscope and saw rod-shaped microorganisms, but iodine killed them. Is that possible?
Customer service:
Yes, Iodine disinfects the water from microorganisms.
Nancy Cook (2017.06.05)
Did you forget to mention that it is necessary to tint the water?
Customer service:
Yes, you need to tint the water.
Barbara Campbell (2017.06.05)
Could you tell me please, in steps, how I can observe microorganisms in the water?
Customer service:
1. Make sure that your slide is skimmed and clean. 2. Add 1-2 drops of water to the slide 3. Carefully place the sample on the slide 4. Carefully cover the drop with the sample with the cover slip. If the water spills beyond the glass, carefully remove it with filtered paper.
Robert Wood (2017.06.02)
Can I attach a digital eyepiece to this microscope? Which one?
Customer service:
You can use any camera with a landing diameter of 23.2 mm for the Levenhuk Rainbow 2L PLUS Moonstone microscope. https://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/accessories/microscope-accessories/microscope-digital-cameras/ There is a Levenhuk Rainbow D2L 0,3 megapixels Moonstone microscope https://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/microscopes/levenhuk-rainbow-d2l-0-3m-digital-microscope/ . It comes with the camera.
Alice Ford (2017.05.26)
I am trying to choose a microscope for a 7 y.o. child, which one is better? 2L plus or 50L?
Customer service:
Levenhuk Rainbow 50L PLUS will be the best choice due to its greater magnification capacity
Sean Palmer (2017.01.30)
How to properly use the disk with diaphragms integrated in the stage of the device? What position is considered standard (from which position of the disk should I start my observations) and what visible changes should I notice?
Customer service:
The diaphragm is a disk located beneath a high-powered microscope's stage, usually having five holes of different diameters. When turning the disk, the amount of light passing through the hole in the stage is changed - it helps to correctly illuminate different samples, increase their contrast and resolution. The largest aperture is standard.
Sean Palmer (2017.01.27)
Is it possible to replace the bright field condenser with the dark field one? If this model doesn’t allows this, them which inexpensive models do?
Customer service:
Inexpensive models do not allow this. Levenhuk D320L Digital Biological Microscope
(https://eu.levenhuk.com/catalogue/microscopes/levenhuk-d320l-base-3m-digital-monocular-microscope/ ) does.
Harry Bowen (2017.01.16)
Thanks for the answer! Another question: do lenses with higher magnification exist, and which ones will fit? What is the objective's thread diameter? Thank you!
Customer service:
There are no objectives for the Levenhuk Rainbow 2L PLUS Microscope in our range of products.
Harry Bowen (2017.01.15)
Hello! Is it possible to buy additional accessories to increase the microscope's magnification?
Customer service:
For the Levenhuk Rainbow 2L PLUS microscope, you can purchase a 20x eyepiece, which will give you 800x magnification. Pay attention to the fact that this can be detrimental to the quality of the image!
Kirk Oconnor (2016.12.27)
Does Levenhuk Rainbow 2L PLUS microscope have achromatic objective lenses?
Customer service:
Yes, Levenhuk Rainbow 2L PLUS Moonstone Microscope is equipped with achromatic objective lenses.
Celina Cortez (2016.12.23)
Hello! Could you please name some similar models? that also allow to observe cell division and dust mites.
Customer service:
Levenhuk Rainbow 50L model (https://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/microscopes/levenhuk-rainbow-50l-microscope/ ) is a perfect choice.
Ian Ferguson (2016.12.07)
sorry... I'd like to specify whether all optical parts are coated or maybe only eyepieces or objectives?
Customer service:
All optical elements are coated.
Ian Ferguson (2016.12.06)
Are the optical elements coated? Is there a possibility for installation of a 100x lens?
Customer service:
Yes, the optics of the Levenhuk Rainbow 2L PLUS microscope have multiple layers of special coating. No, there's no such possibility.
Dan Orson (2016.11.24)
Which microscope should I buy? This one or Levenhuk Rainbow 2L? Or maybe some other model? I need to be able to observe transparent and non-transparent objects
Customer service:
Levenhuk Rainbow 2L PLUS is a preferred choice due to its higher magnification power. Also consider Levenhuk Rainbow 50L PLUS - https://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/microscopes/levenhuk-rainbow-50l-plus-microscope/
Dan Orson (2016.11.23)
Irrelevant, but why do I need a slide with depression?
Customer service:
Such microscope slides are required for experiments using the Hanging Drop method
Jim and Gill (2016.11.09)
Good time of day! We are looking for a family microscope, we have 7 yo kid. We take microscope as a mean of self-education and learning. Does it make sense to pay more for the 2L PLUS model? I mean as far as I know you can see a lot of interesting stuff under 400x, why pay extra? Maybe 2L PLUS with its 640x magnification is capable of something more? I heard somewhere that with high magnification images loose their 'volume'. Please help us decide on the right model. Thank you
Customer service:
Levenhuk Rainbow 2L PLUS does not loose in image quality while having higher magnification. Another advantage the PLUS model is a body made of metal.
Elaine Bird (2016.10.30)
Is this microscope suitable for a kid 11 yo? Is it suitable for observing red blood cells?
Customer service:
Yes, Levenhuk Rainbow 2L PLUS Moonstone is a perfect choice for a 11 years old child. Yes, this model allows for observations of red blood cells, but not their movement. In order to see the movement of red blood cells you will need a more powerful model, for example Levenhuk 320 Biological Microscope (https://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/microscopes/levenhuk-320-base-biological-monocular-microscope/ ).
Guy Coleman (2016.10.25)
Can I use your smartphone adapter with this model?
Customer service:
Yes, Levenhuk A10 Smartphone Adapter is suitable for use with Levenhuk Rainbow 2L PLUS Microscope.
Noel Ratliff (2016.10.21)
Is this microscope suitable for observations of ciliates, amoeba and tiny corpuscles?
Customer service:
Levenhuk Rainbow 2L PLUS Moonstone Microscope is great for this purpose.
Carroll Good (2016.10.17)
is their any difference between stage moving mechanisms in plastic and metal models? What eyepieces would you recommend for this model?
Customer service:
Levenhuk Rainbow 2L PLUS and Levenhuk Rainbow 2L metal and plastic microscopes have identical stage moving mechanisms. You can buy any eyepieces with 23.2mm barrel diameter. We recommend eyepieces with magnification power no more than 16x.
Mathew Reed (2016.10.17)
what are the differences between this model and Levenhuk Rainbow 50L PLUS? (besides Barlow lens and design). What material are they made of?
Customer service:
Levenhuk Rainbow 50L PLUS model has more powerful magnification and comes with a case. Both models are made of silumin.
Irving Vinson (2016.10.17)
Can I use this model to observe microorganisms living in a puddle? Would you recommend purchasing cavity slides?
Customer service:
Levenhuk Rainbow 2L PLUS Microscope is ideal for this purpose. Yes, we recommend purchasing cavity slides - they will facilitate your observations with this microscope.
Levi Hughes (2016.10.11)
what is the maximum allowed weight of an object placed on the stage? Is this model suitable for examining steel plates (relief, scratches) weighing up to 9 ounces?
Customer service:
Levenhuk Rainbow 2L PLUS Microscope is not designed for this purpose. This model is designed for viewing biological samples. For your purpose we recommend a stereoscopic model, for example Levenhuk 5ST Microscope - https://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/microscopes/levenhuk-5st-microscope/ .
Calvin Mccall (2016.07.03)
Will I be able to see erythrocytes?
Customer service:
Yes, Levenhuk Rainbow 2L PLUS Moonstone Microscope allows you to see erythrocytes.
Mika (2016.05.17)
Hello! Does the microscope come with a digital camera?
Customer service:
Levenhuk Levenhuk Rainbow 2L PLUS Moonstone kit doesn't include a camera. Take a look at Levenhuk Rainbow D2L 0.3M Digital Microscope, Moonstone - https://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/microscopes/levenhuk-rainbow-d2l-0-3m-digital-microscope/ .
Mark Wells (2016.05.17)
Hello! Does the kit include ready-to-use slides? As the ones coming with Rainbow 2L?
Customer service:
Yes, this microscope comes with the same experiment kit - Levenhuk K50.
Ira Cohen (2016.04.24)
Do I get it right that I can't take pictures with this microscope?
Customer service:
Yes, Levenhuk Rainbow 2L PLUS Moonstone Microscope comes without digital camera in the kit. It's only possible to take images if you equip it with additional digital camera. If you want a ready-made solution, please consider Levenhuk Rainbow D2L 0.3M Digital Microscope, Moonstone - https://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/microscopes/levenhuk-rainbow-d2l-0-3m-digital-microscope/
Sandra (2016.03.30)
Hello! Will I see dust mites through this microscope?
Customer service:
Yes, Levenhuk Rainbow 2L PLUS Moonstone Microscope allows you to observe dust mites.
Helen Rice (2016.03.28)
Hello! I'm looking for a quality microscope for a preschooler. Is this one suitable for kids?
Customer service:
Yes, Levenhuk Rainbow 2L PLUS Microscope is a great choice for a preschooler.
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