Summary: The one thing that is difficult to clarify is all the claims at to coatings and lens treatments, so at this price point, I felt I needed to do some real world testing. I picked these due to rating on scopecalc.com
Summary: Let me start off by saying my normal binos are the cabelas euro HD 10x42 and they are awesome. The leicas are just as good maybe even better in some ways. And you can put them in your pocket instead of the bulk around your neck. I have both compact leicas the trinovid and ultravid.
Great lecia binos at a lower price than comparable
17 September 2014
Summary: Better light transmission than my other alfa brand and at allot lower price point than other brand. The other alfa brand may have a bit more vibrant colors for bird watching but this is allot better light transmission which is better for hunting first and last light.
Summary: Over the decades, I have compared all of the very best binoculars available at any price. While I have owned the EL which is really quite comparable to my Leica Ultravid 10x42, none others are in the same highest class.
Summary: These are impressive binoculars considering how small and light they are. Not quite as bright as my pair of monarch 10x42's at dusk, but still much better than expected. I'm not worried about missing anything during hunting hours (30 min before sunrise and after sunset).
Summary: I've owned the Leica 10x25 binoculars for 3 fall hunting seasons and the brightness near dusk is the best for the size, in my opinion. I also own the equivalent Swarovski 10x25 binouclars and have been using them for 2 fall hunting seasons.
Summary: These binoculars are better than any 8x30 binoculars I ever had but weigh less than 250 g and fit in a shirt pocket. Brightness and clarity are just amazing. When my wife and I go birding and I ask her whether she wants to carry the 10x42 "S" brand (also outstanding binoculars) or the compact Leica...
Summary: Acquired binocular to replace damaged Nikon 10*25. Complements existing Leica 7*42 and Swarovski 10*42. Used as a portable when a small lightweight binocular is more convenient. Did not expect it to outperform larger binos and it does not, but it is brighter than the Nikon.
Summary: This "jewel" is possibly the best available binocular for hikers and daytime nature observers it has excellent optics just like the larger Leicas ( My other one is a 10-15x50 Duovid) with the advantage of being light and easily carried in a pocket.