New – LEICA ULTRAVID HD-PLUS 42
The new generation of binoculars with improved optical performance
Leica Camera AG, Wetzlar, presents a new generation of the Leica Ultravid HD 42 binoculars. In comparison with earlier models, the optical performance of the new Leica Ultravid HD-Plus 42 with respect to light transmission has been significantly improved again.
A decisive role in this is played by new coating methods that deposit thin films of special substances on the lens surfaces under ultra-high vacuum in a so-called high temperature plasma process. In addition to this, the prisms of the new binoculars are made from specially formulated SCHOTT glasses with exceptional transmission characteristics (SCHOTT HT glasses). The significantly increased light transmission, particularly in the blue-violet band, ensures not only higher image brightness, but also better colour transmission and considerably improved twilight vision.
In addition to a brighter viewing image, the Leica Ultravid HD-Plus 42 binoculars therefore also offer increased contrast performance in all viewing situations, and particularly in unfavourable light.
The Leica Ultravid HD-Plus 42 models are available with 7×, 8× and 10× magnification and are identified by an engraved ‘HD’ in red on the strap lugs of the binoculars.
Otherwise, all the proven features of the Leica Ultravid HD family remain unchanged in the new HD-Plus 42 binoculars – first and foremost, high-quality optics, mechanical excellence and user-friendly design. The binoculars feature exceptionally high-quality lenses that reduce flare to an absolute minimum. This guarantees excellent colours and contrast, outstanding image brightness, clarity and optimum resolution of details. Here, innovative AquaDura® coating ensures a crystal-clear view in all weathers and protects the lenses against scratching and abrasion. In terms of handling, the binoculars are ideally matched to their users’ needs and frequent use under even the most extreme viewing conditions. The shock-absorbent armouring protects the binoculars against damage while also providing excellent grip for safe and steady handling.
The new Leica Ultravid HD-Plus 42 binoculars will be available from authorised Leica dealers from November 2014. Each model is supplied complete with a padded, high-quality Cordura case for optimum product protection. Also included are front lens and eyepiece caps and a contoured neoprene carrying strap.
|Prism Type||Roof prism with phase-correcting coating P40 and HighLux-System HLS™|
|Objective Lens Diameter||42mm|
|Angle of View||7.4 degrees (actual)|
|Field-of-View||389' at 1000 yd / 130 m at 1000 m|
|Minimum Focus Distance||3m / 9.8 ft|
|Exit Pupil Diameter||5.2mm|
|Interpupillary Adjustment||55-75 mm|
|Dioptric Correction||±4 diopters|
|Focus Type||Central focusing device|
|Automatic diopter compensation ADC||Yes|
|Eyepieces for eyeglass users||Yes, removable with two 2 click stops|
|No. of lens elements (each side)||9, all with HDC coating|
|Watertightness||Watertight to a depth of 5m/16ft|
|Housing||Die-cast magnesium, nitrogen-filled|
|Dimensions||121x142x67mm / 4 3/4x5 5/8x 2 5/8 in|
|Weight||27.9 oz / 790 g|