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Leica Ultravid 8x20mm Compact Binoculars

Item# LCI021
 
5.0

(14 Ratings)

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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.

 

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Ships to most international destinations, APOs, and FPOs.

Dimensions & Specifications

Dimensions

3 5/8H x 1 1/2D x 4 3/8W in.

Weight

8.1 oz. , 8.5 oz.

Size

Compact Binoculars

Eye Relief

16 mm

Waterproof

Yes

Features

Waterproof

Magnification

8x

Configuration

+/- 3.5 diopter adjustment

Brand

Leica

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

International Shipping

Canada

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Leica Ultravid 8x20mm Compact Binoculars
 
5.0

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

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

          [...]

          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

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great compact bino

            By Charles L.

            from Raleigh, NC

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Bird Watching
              • Sporting Events/Concerts

              Comments about Leica Ultravid 8x20mm Compact Binoculars:

              Love this little bino. Great quality in a small package. Surprisingly sharp image and brighter than I expected for such small lenses.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              As good as I expected

              By FlagSki

              from Flagstaff Arizona

              About Me Avid Adventurer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Lightweight
              • Quality Lenses

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backpacking
                • Hunting
                • Kayak canoe rafting

                Comments about Leica Ultravid 8x20mm Compact Binoculars:

                I had a pair of pretty good compacts to go along with my good pair of 8x40's and after reading many reviews decided to take the advice of putting my money into the best quality compacts I could find. The Leika Ultravids looked like a winner and they are. I need to travel light but always figured I had to accept poor optics in low light with compacts. The day I got these I went in my backyard when it was nearly too dark to see and looked at a mountainside about 1000 yards away. I have no doubt I would have seen a deer clearly if one was up there. I am amazed at the optics of these binoculars! Definitely not cheap but definitely worth every penny!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                My New Favorites

                By graywolfkayak

                from Poulsbo, WA

                About Me Avid Adventurer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Bird Watching
                  • Climbing
                  • Hiking
                  • Sea Kayaking
                  • Sporting Events/Concerts
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Comments about Leica Ultravid 8x20mm Compact Binoculars:

                  These just went on a kayaking trip to the Washington Coast. Fit perfectly in the pocket of my PFD and was in constant use. Outstanding optics. These are going to go with me everywhere. I plan on climbing Kilimanjaro next year and these are going with me.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  My new favorites!

                  By Graywolfkayak

                  from Poulsbo, WA

                  About Me Avid Adventurer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backpacking
                    • Bird Watching
                    • Climbing
                    • Hiking
                    • kayaking
                    • Wildlife Viewing

                    Comments about Leica Ultravid 8x20mm Compact Binoculars:

                    Just got back from kayaking on the Washington coast. These little gems fit in the pocket of my PFD and were instantly handy. Amazing clarity, size & weight. These will go up Rainier, fly fishing, hiking, everywhere!

                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Not disappointed, but really surprised

                    By wes hetrick

                    from fairfax, VA

                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Close Focus
                    • Comfortable
                    • Compact
                    • Easy to hold steady
                    • Lightweight
                    • Quality Lenses
                    • Strong Construction
                    • Works Well With Glasses

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Bird Watching
                      • Sporting Events/Concerts
                      • Wildlife Viewing

                      Comments about Leica Ultravid 8x20mm Compact Binoculars:

                      As a birder (retired) I have good optics: Leica binocs & scope. But until now it seemed that my binocs were always at home when I needed them. No longer. These 8x20s are with me when I go out ... on the deck, on a walk, in the car ... and always at the ready.

                      My first surprise was at the brightness of the image. With only a 2.5mm exit pupil (compared to 6mm for my 7x42s) I did not expect a bright image. I am impressed each time I use them.

                      Next surprise was the ability to focus up close ... I mean seven feet or so. My cat spots bees first & then I lock in on them. The clear image of a bee or butterfly just beyond reach is something I could never do with my birding binocs.

                      & last I have to mention comfort. They are around my neck as I type this ... I forgot to take them off when I came in from the deck. I have no excuse now for missing a closer look at something special.

                      As with all Leica optics, I just use soap & water in the sink to wash off the grime picked up in normal daily use ... with full confidence in the waterproof seal and gas-filled housing I have never had a moisture problem.

                      I chose the rubber coated binocs (VS leather) simply because I found them easier to hold. I tried both for a day or two and then returned the leather ones (although they were beautiful). They were great to let me try both & let my hands decide. Good folks to do business with.

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