Leica Ultravid HD 10 x 42 Binoculars Closeout
HD Powerful Binos with excellence in brightness and mechanical performance
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The most powerful binocular in the 42 mm Ultravid class. The redesigned eyecups allow for a very comfortable positioning of the eye. This becomes very apparent with the improved image steadiness while viewing over great distances. New ergonomics for relaxed handling : the formed thumb supports on the rear of the 50 mm and 42 mm HD models ensure that the binoculars fit in your hands without slipping. The large central focusing device enables relaxed natural handling.
The new HD-models are said to have around 200 innovative changes and improvements to the previous Leica Ultravid binoculars, although I have not seen them all listed, we will go through some of the main ones as well as look at what makes this set of binoculars so special.
The Leica 10×42 Ultravid HD binoculars now have fluoride lenses as well as new coatings on them that Leica say increases the light transmission on their previous Ultravid model by 3%, I can’t verify that, but I can say that the view though them is stunning. By correcting aberration (imaging errors), the fluoride lenses that are mostly formed from calcium fluoride also improve the image contrast and colour fidelity giving you a more natural and impressive view.
On the outer surfaces of the lenses, Leica have added a hydrophobic coating to the 10×42 Ultravid HD Binocular (and all other HD models) that repels both water and dirt. They call it their AquaDura coating and it is similar to the LotuTec coating used by Zeiss on some of their high end binoculars. Not only does this coating allow you to use your binoculars in wet and dusty environments, but it has the added benefit of making it much easier to remove fingerprints and dirt particles from the lenses and they have a higher resistance to all forms of abrasions that may otherwise leave the lenses permanently scared.
- Size: Full Size Binoculars
- Prism Type: Roof Prism Binoculars
- Magnification: 10x
- Objective Lens Diameter: 42mm
- Waterproof: Yes
- Fogproof: Yes
- Exit Pupil: 4.2
- Twilight Factor: 20.49
- Eye Relief: 16mm
- Close Focus Distance: 9.7ft
- Weight: 26.5 oz
- Dimension: 5.8 x 4.7 x 2.7 in
- Real field of view: 6.4°
- Apparent field of view: 64°
- Field of View: 336ft at 1,000 yards
- Image Stabilization: No
- Lens Coatings: Fully Multi-Coated
- Phase Correction Coatings: Yes
- Extra Low Dispersion Glass: Yes
- Auto Focus: No