Excerpt: The combination of size, weight and optical quality makes it an ideal binocular on trips, when you are on longer walks (hunting, photo) with other heavy euipment to carry. Very impressed with the optical quality (I have a few other high quality binoculars from before). No strain on your neck after a long day in the field.
Excerpt: I own many quality binos by Swarovski, zeiss and leica, the top of the line stuff in varying magnifications and objective diameters. these are still the "go to" pair for me for African hunting, for almost all hunting actually, and I bought them the year they came out. still about the brightest out there, or close to it, and PH's are continually amazed at the brightness and clarity----they often have to wear heavier binos with greater magnification (for trophy...
Pros: Close Focus, Compact, Lightweight, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction, Waterproof, Works Well With Glasses
Excerpt: These binoculars exhibit the truly exceptional quality that we have come to expect from Leica. Every aspect, including the packaging, is thought out with meticulous care. They are a joy to use.
Pros: Compact, Lightweight, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction, Works Well With Glasses
Summary: A perfect pair of binoculars for bird and other nature observation, balancing field of view, light transmission and weight/size of binoculars. They work very well with eyeglasses, since they have a large exit pupil that extends back to the glasses-contact point. I get a wide view even wearing my glasses.
Excerpt: I am an avid bird watcher, and could not be any happier with the new HD version. I have owned the earlier Ultravid, and the EL's. Neither can compare. The size and weight are wonderful. The brightness is unbelieveable. The price is high but worth it.
Pros: Close Focus, Compact, Lightweight, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I have upgraded from the swarovski SLC WB 8x30, also a fine binoc. I looked at these and the EL Swarovski and was so struck by the color and brightness of the Leica HD. I originally liked it because of the size and wt. but have come to love the optic clarity, color and brightness. Definetely the last pair of binocs I will ever need to buy. I highly recommend. However, if cost is an issue the Swarovski 8x30 SLC is also a strong set of optics.
Pros: Accuracy of colors, Brightness, Compact, Lightweight, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction
Excerpt: " I just had to write a review about these outstanding binoculars. Actually it was my friend who inspired me as he had borrowed mine for the day and I was using his old pair. As we walked around our favourite local 'birding' area after five minutes of using them he said,"…….", well actually I cannot write what he said as I would not wish to offend. Needless to say his exclamation was one that I took as approval of the binoculars. These binoculars ...