Used Leica 8x42 Ultravid HD Binoculars

SKU: 1628288   


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  • The 42 mm Ultravids impress with all benefits of the new HD-models, for example the water and dirt repellent Leica AquaDuraTM coating and the innovative FL lens glass. A specific benefit of the ergonomic design of the LEICA ULTRAVID HD models: 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. Also the large central focusing device enables relaxed, natural handling.

    New definition of "Ultravid"

    The Ultravid range has always impressed with its technical and optical performance standards. Now with the innovative new Ultravid HD series, with 50, 42 and 32 mm lens diameters, Leica are again setting new performance benchmarks.

    Fluoride lenses

    With the help of the new fluoride (FL) lens glass, in each Leica HD model, both the colour fidelity and image contrast are further improved. Optical FL lenses are to a large extent made up of calcium fluoride. Unlike conventional optical lenses, this creates a very low level of dispersion (light scattering) and corrects aberration (imaging errors) significantly better. So, as a result, the viewing experience is more natural and impressive than it has ever been before.

    Leica AquaDura™-Coating

    The Leica AquaDura coating is a "hydrophobic coating" which, with its water and dirt repelling properties, ensures clear visibility even in poor weather conditions. Fingerprints and dirt particles are much easier to remove. In addition, thanks to its increased abrasion resistance, Leica AquaDuraTM will protect your valuable lenses from damage even more effectively.

    Increased light transmission

    As a result of constant development of the anti-reflex coating and reflective layer on the prisms, it has been possible to increase the previously already very high level of light transmission by at least a further 3 %. The new Leica HD range now reliably combines an optimum degree of image brightness with a consistant level of colour fidelity.

    Excellent image quality

    To eliminate stray or false light effectively, Leica has developed a special software-simulation, which makes stray light visible in the processing phase. Using this technology in the construction of the new HD-models has ensured they are optimised via advanced housing design, better light absorbing paint, apertures and stray traps, such that stray light is almost eliminated.

    Consistently smooth focusing - whatever the temperature

    The mechanics of the Ultravid HD focusing mechanism have been further refined and as a result focusing is even smoother and remains free of play across the entire range. Optimised material pairings (e.g Brass and Aluminium) plus gliding discs made from extremely tough, high-performance plastic are used. In cold conditions conventional greased focusing mechanisms sometimes only work with difficulty and at higher temperatures they move too freely. In fact these focusing mechanisms can feel "sticky" at higher temperatures and there is even a risk that grease can escape and run on the lens. With the new Leica focusing mechanism these risks have been eliminated, working practically without lubricants.

    Includes neoprene carrying strap, contoured, eyepiece cover, protective front lens cover, and cordura case.
  • Leica product code 40293

    S/N 1628288

    This pair of binoculars is clean and in proper working condition. The focus mechanism is smooth. The optical clarity is superb. There are no scratches on the elements or any haze on the inside. They just came back from Leica service where they received a full CLA (clean, lube & adjust). 

    * Please note that all the photos in this listing are of the actual item for sale and not stock photos

    Magnification 8x
    Front lens diameter 42 mm
    Exit pupil 5.2 mm
    Twilight factor 18.3
    Field of view at 1,000 m 130 m
    Field of view at 1,000 yds 389 ft
    Eye-relief 15.5 mm
    Objective angle of view 7.4°
    Close focusing distance approx. 3 m/ 9.8 ft
    Diopter compensation ± 4 diopters
    Automatic diopter compensation ADC™ yes
    Eyepieces for eyeglass wearers yes, removable, with two click stops
    Adjustable interpupillary distance 55-75 mm
    Focusing Internal focusing via central focusing knob
    No. of lens elements (each side) 9, all with HDC™ coating and Leica AquaDura
    Prism system Roof prism with phase correcting coating P40 and HighLux-System HLS™
    Watertightness Watertight to a depth of 5 m/16.5 ft
    Housing Die-cast magnesium, nitrogen-filled
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 121 x 142 x 67 mm
    43/4 x 55/8 x 25/8 in
    Weight approx. 790 g / 27.9 oz
  • This Used Leica 8x42 Ultravid HD Binoculars comes with original box, instructions, front caps, neck strap and carry case.

  • Leica Limited Lifetime Warranty (manufacturer defaults)

* Please note that all the photos in this listing are of the actual item for sale and not stock photos

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