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Leica Ultravid 8x20mm Compact Binoculars

Item# LCI021
 
5.0

(14 Ratings)

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Leather Armor

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$799.00

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  • High-Lux System brings optical performance to new heights
  • 100% aircraft grade aluminum housing
  • Aspherical lens technology gives full-size performance in a compact body
  • Industry-leading waterproof submersion rating of 16.5 ft.
  • Available in Rubber Armor or Leather Armor

What's Included?

cordura case with belt loop, woven carrying strap, eyepiece covers

Description

Brighter and more rugged than previous Leica offerings, the Ultravid Compacts represent an entirely new era in high-performance, compact European binoculars. The 100% aircraft-grade aluminum housing keeps weight to a minimum while adding considerable ruggedness. The use of ashperical lens technology in the Leica Ultravid Compacts allows for full-size binocular performance in a compact, lightweight body. The new High-Lux System is a 42-layer prism coating that produces nearly 100% light transmission per glass-to-air surface, thus giving the user the absolute finest image contrast and most natural color rendition across the entire spectrum. Each eyecup slides up to give most any user a comfortable eye relief. The Ultravid Compacts also feature Leica’s industry-leading waterproof submersion rating of 16.5ft and offer Leica’s Passport Protection Plan. The Passport Protection Plan is the only written-out, unlimited lifetime warranty in the high performance segment of the optics industry.

 

Shipping Restrictions:
Ships to most international destinations, APOs, and FPOs.

Dimensions & Specifications

Weight

8.1 oz.

Size

Compact Binoculars

Eye Relief

16 mm

Waterproof

Yes

Features

Waterproof

Magnification

8x

Configuration

+/- 3.5 diopter adjustment

Brand

Leica

Dimensions (in)

3 5/8H x 1 1/2D x 4 3/8W inches

Objective Lens Diameter

20mm

Field of View at 1000 Yards

341 ft.

Angular Field of View

6.5 Degrees

Exit Pupil

2.5 mm

Focus Type

Center Focus

Close Focusing Distance

1.8 m/7.2 ft.

Tripod Adaptable

No

Binoculars Series

Leica Ultravid Binoculars

Lens Coating

Fully Multi-Coated

Prism Type

Roof Prism Binoculars

Prism Glass

BaK-4

Eyecups

Twist-Up

Interpupillary Distance

34mm-74mm

Twilight Factor

12.7

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Leica Ultravid 8x20mm Compact Binoculars
 
5.0

(based on 14 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (13)
  • Quality lenses (13)
  • Lightweight (11)
  • Strong construction (11)
  • Close focus (9)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Bird watching (10)
    • Sporting events/concerts (9)
    • Wildlife viewing (9)
    • Hunting (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid adventurer (7), Casual/ recreational (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (6)

    Reviewed by 14 customers

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great optics

    By Milo

    from PAYSON,AZ

    About Me Avid Adventurer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Close Focus
    • Compact
    • Lightweight
    • Quality Lenses
    • Strong Construction
    • Waterproof

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Bird Watching
      • Hunting
      • Sporting Events/Concerts
      • Wildlife Viewing

      Comments about Leica Ultravid 8x20mm Compact Binoculars:

      These are great binoculars. They are light weight and very clear.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      The best of the tiny binos

      By kayaking birder

      from Boston MA

      About Me Avid Adventurer

      Pros

      • Close Focus
      • Compact
      • Lightweight
      • Quality Lenses
      • Strong Construction
      • Waterproof
      • Works Well With Glasses

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Bird Watching
        • Hunting
        • Route Finding Navigation
        • Sporting Events/Concerts
        • Stargazing
        • Wildlife Viewing

        Comments about Leica Ultravid 8x20mm Compact Binoculars:

        I checked out all the other top quality pocket binos, these are by far the best; the only ones that give the larger binos a run for the money. They are small and light, can go anywhere, waterproof and rugged, so you can take them boating, hiking, snowshoeing, backpacking, climbing... etc. Fantastic optics, amazing light transmission for such small binos, as good as many mid sized models. Worth the money, a lifetime purchase.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Excellent shopping experience

        By Beatrice

        from SPRING BRANCH,TX

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Close Focus
        • Compact
        • Lightweight
        • Quality Lenses
        • Strong Construction
        • Waterproof
        • Works Well With Glasses

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Bird Watching
          • Wildlife Viewing

          Comments about Leica Ultravid 8x20mm Compact Binoculars:

          I got the recommendation for this pair of binoculars from a reliable source but it will be presented to my daughter-in-law for a Christmas gift. I know without a doubt she will love the binoculars. She is a birder, an art teacher, a hunter, a nature buff and an excellent artist. She is an amateur photographer and loves photographing birds and other animals of nature. I think she will be overwhelmed at such a nice gift from her mother-in-law. She deserves the very best I could afford. I love her very much.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
           
          5.0

          Impressively compact

          By golf nut

          from Pasadena

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Lightweight
          • Quality Lenses
          • Strong Construction
          • Waterproof

          Cons

          • Eyecups do not fit snug

          Best Uses

          • Sporting Events/Concerts
          • Wildlife Viewing

          Comments about Leica Ultravid 8x20mm Compact Binoculars:

          I am looking forward to bringing to concerts and sporting event. Small size makes them very easy to manage.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

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          By russellrb

          from michigan

          About Me Avid Adventurer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Quality Lenses
          • Strong Construction
          • Works Well With Glasses

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Hunting
            • Sporting Events/Concerts

            Comments about Leica Ultravid 8x20mm Compact Binoculars:

            NC

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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