Conclusion: Everyone who has ever had the Leica Ultravid binoculars in his or her hands knows fully well that it is an excellent instrument without any serious flaws. The “pros” list speaks for itself and the “cons” above are nothing of the high calibre. You might ask, then, why the Leica took only the sixth place in our 10x42 binoculars test? The problem is that the device had too few really outstanding results.
Pros: exceptionally solid and stylish housing, very comfortable to hold,, good transmission,, astigmatism corrected very well,, slight coma,, low chromatic aberration,, distortion corrected quite well,, negligible light fall-off at the edge of the field of view,, perfectly circular pupils,, high quality of prisms and coatings,, exceptionally good blackening inside the inner tubes,, lifetime warranty.
Cons: noticeable flares near exit pupils,, whiteness reproduction could have been better.