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Leica 10x42 Ultravid HD Binoculars

Physically, the Ultravid HDs are not noticeably various from the original binoculars. When you include in the contoured thumb ridges underneath the barrels and the lovely balance to these binoculars, they end up being a simple and easy extension of the hands. They provide all the normal improvements of top quality roofing prism binoculars: water resistant, dust-proof, nitrogen-purged to be inside fog-proof-- quite much everything-proof other than theft-proof, so keep an eye on your more youthful bro and partner!

The Ultravid HDs' optical performance lives up to that expectation. The Ultravid HDs are really brilliant. The improvement is really little, and the image quality of the HDs merely exceeds any other aspect under factor to consider.

The Ultravid HDs are noted as having a 330-foot field of view at 1000 backyards. Envision our surprise upon looking through them, finding and comparing that, for whatever factors, the helpful field of view-- the part where the image was clear and sharp and not distorted or significantly darker-- was obviously larger in the Ultravid HDs. This highlights another strength of the Ultravid HDs: their general edge-to-edge performance is exceptional.

Leica 10x42 Ultravid HD Binoculars
The minimum close focus of the Ultravid HDs is noted as 9.7 feet. When we checked them, we got the Ultravid HDs down to about 8.5 feet without loss of information or field collapse. The Ultravid HDs provide terrific performance in both locations.

Eye relief on the 10x42 Ultravid HD is 16 mm, very much average on a 10x binocular. The range of interpupilary range extends from 55 to 75 mm, implying that the Ultravid HDs will certainly be rather comfy even for users with rather narrower faces while still accommodating those of more comprehensive facial type.

Such finishes have actually been around for some years now, and they are getting more typical in the market specifically on high-end optics, however it's a terrific function, and we praise its addition on the Ultravid HDs. Leica declares their Ultravid HDs are submersible to an industry-best depth of 16.5 feet, though truthfully, we didn't have the nerve to check that!

It fits quickly and safely over the eyecups regardless of the barrel position - lots of other rain guards actually just go on quickly when the binocular is completely open or closed. The only problem we've seen with this is that the fit in between the rain guard and the eyecups can quickly be too firm: throughout screening, we when inadvertently got rid of an eyecup assembly attempting to get the rain guard off. Leica utilizes connected lens caps with rings that fit, with a bit of a battle, over the ocular tube, and link to heavy caps that fit on over the rubber armoring.

It is huge enough to quickly confess the binocular with the eyecups totally extended, the rain guard in location and the lens caps on. The strap is actually very good, being a contoured (that is, developed to be used in one orientation just) cushioned design that quickly sits over the shoulders. Undoubtedly, these are minor things-- you do not buy a pricey binocular for the case and strap.

The Leica Ultravid HDs are for folks who are extremely major about having extremely great binoculars, and these are actually lovely binoculars! We've kind of been dawdling about producing this evaluation since we understand that when it's done, we have to send out the Ultravids back to Leica.