Reviews and Problems with Leica 10 x 42 Ultravid HD
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Leica binoculars fabulous!
Douglas, B&H Photo
26 April 2013
Excerpt: Leica's optics are superb, they compare well with Zeiss and Swarovski, the fields are bright with crisp images and vivid colors. Their ergonomic design makes for comfortable viewing, the focus is smooth. I recommend this product for everyone. I use the binoculars primarily for birding and hiking.
Pros: Close Focus, Compact, Lightweight, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction, Waterproof, Works Well With Glasses
Excerpt: Use for safari, birding, and game spotting. Much lighter than previous model and seems as bright as 10X50. As easy to hand hold as 8X42. Do not like the rubber cups supplied and case is not up to standard of leather one provided in past, but adequate. Comfortable strap.
Pros: Lightweight, Quality Lenses, Works Well With Glasses
Excerpt: At the top of the pyramid you have Leica and Swarovski… then everything else. Is it a bit ridiculous to by a $ pair of binoculars (or even $ ?) Maybe. Unless, of course, you are using them often and for long periods of time. I don't claim to have the visual acuity to discern the difference between the optical characteristics of the top pieces of glass. All I can say is that looking through the 10x42 HD's is a pleasure.
Excerpt: Before buying this pair of binoculars I have owned a pair of Trinovid BA 10 x 42 for about 15 years. The Trinovids are great binoculars, and I could have been happy with them for the rest of my life. Then Leica came out with the Ultravid HD 10 x 42 and I read reviews saying they were an improvement. I just had to see for myself, thinking I would return them if they did not match the praise.
Pros: Lightweight, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction, Waterproof, Works Well With Glasses
Excerpt: I took the advice of others to skip the leap from inexpensive to moderately priced binoculars, and am very pleased now to view this year's migratory birds through these lenses. An exceptional instrument.
Pros: Close Focus, Compact, Lightweight, Linear field of view, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction, Waterproof, Wonderful in low light, Works Well With Glasses
Excerpt: I have owned a 9X and 12X roof prism binoculars from Nikon for years and have really enjoyed them, but knowing that optics and coatings have improved over the years, I wanted to move up the ladder and try this one. WOW! The clarity of these is unbelievable, and the very near close focus is wonderful. The price is certainly hard to swallow, but you will soon forget about it once you start using these.
Pros: Close Focus, Color rendition, Compact, Extreme sharpness, Lightweight, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction, Waterproof
Excerpt: This was an upgrade from my ~$300 pair that I was pretty happy with (before an unfortunate accident destroyed them). I hesitated at the price of the Leicas, but all I can say is "Wow". The view is noticeably brighter and incredibly sharp. Outside of the price, my only fault might be that they're a little on the heavy side. The build seems rugged and durable though, and they're very easy to use.
Excerpt: These are very expensive, very high-quality binoculars. If you're looking at buying them you are undoubtedly also looking at the Zeiss and the Swarovski and perhaps the Nikon counterparts. I did my research into the similar glass (mind you being a Nikon-devoted photographer) and these are the only ones that combine technical quality with aesthetic experience. These are, as other reviewers note, the most beautiful binoculars on the market.
Pros: Close Focus, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction, Works Well With Glasses
Summary: these are worth every penny i can now hunt early morning & late evening the glare that my nikons gave me was sad but now no glare just clear views i ranged 1086 yds once now these binos are the best my friends ziess are not better than these