Reviews and Problems with Leica 10 x 42 Ultravid HD
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19 September 2011
Summary: I bought these Leica Ultravid HD's (7x42) and a pair of Swarovski SLC New HD binocs (8x42) to review side by side with each other with the intention of sending one back. Very tough choice. Bottom line is that they are both top notch binocs and you can't go wrong with either one. Excellent clarity, very precise, tough, good focus nobs, etc. I settled on the Leica for a couple reasons.
Summary: I have used my Leica Ultravid HD's for two hunting seasons now and they are excellent binocs. These replaced a pair of Leica 7x35's I had received as a tip about 25 years ago. Those optics spoiled me for sure and I hope these last as long. The low light performance and clarity of these optics are amazing. You don't just see a yellow "something" a mile away, you see an elk and can almost make out horns if he's big enough! I have two complaints.
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
Summary: I have tried all of the premium European binoculars and in my humble opinion, Leica Ultravid HD are the best. Their contrast and brightness are amazing! I was setting on my deck, just minutes before dark, looking through the Ultravid HDs at the countryside and picked up a herd of deer about 2 miles away. I could count all of the deer and tell which ones were feeding and which ones had their head up. These binoculars (10X42) are very light, compact and tough.
Summary: I purchased three sets if Geovids for a long term bird research project. Estimating distance is the foundation of most songbird monitoring projects as it allows biologists to calculate accurate density estimates for various bird species encountered on surveys. Having binoculars, rangefinders, thermometers, clipboards and whatever else is simply too much for an observer to handle and still have there head up enough to make good, accurate observations.
Summary: Durability, looks and how it functions is awesome, no guessing when i bow hunt or rifle hunt on distances.if you know your arrow or bullet at any range what it does you will be a successful hunter.optics are crystal clear,as good as you will need in the field. I've had my Leicas for 5 years now and its 2 tools in 1.
Summary: Before purchasing the 10X42 HD, had a Leica 8X42 which I bought 5 years ago, and love. Also bought a Swarovski EL several years later on reputation, but was disappointed and thought that the Leica had a much sharper image. After the HD came out, upgraded to a Leica 10X42 and sold my Swarovski's on E-bay. While I don't see dramatic improvement in the image quality between my older 8X42's and the newer HD, the HD certainly is an improvement over the Swarovski EL's.
Pros: Close Focus, Compact, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction, Works Well With Glasses
Summary: exellent optics, compact and lite compared to others in its class. - but $$$$$$ ouch! Recieved, as a gift, Leica 8x38"s 20 years ago, having looked thru those for 20 years my eyes are spoiled, nothing else compares to the optics and durabillity. If I can get another 20+ years out of these the price will be justified.