Objective diameter:  35 mm
Magnification:  7 x
Exit pupil: 5 mm
Usable eye relief (measured from rim of eyecup): 10 mm
IPD: 54  – 75 mm
RFOV:  8.6  degrees = 150 m
AFOV: 60 degrees
Minimum focus distance (measured): 5.5 m
Focus type:  CF
Prism system:  Uppendahl
Waterproof: splashproof
Weight (measured, with eyepiece cover and strap): 555 g
Made in: Germany



This Trinovid 7×35 was made in the late 1960s. Leitz (today Leica) made several Trinovid models with Uppendahl prisms in the 1960s and 1970s, of which the 7×35 was possibly the best optically. At 7x magnification, the lack of phase coating did not have the strong negative effect on image contrast as in the 10×40 (see separate post Leica “Leitz” Trinovid 10×40, https://binocular.ch/leica-leitz-trinovid-10x40b/). The 7×35 bwas particularly compact and light for its wide viewing angle; the image had a warm tone due to the reflecting coating made of aluminium. The Trinovid featured an internal focusing mechanism but wasn’t fully waterproof. The simple but elegant shape of its body made it a design icon. In 2019, Leica brought out a new “Retro”-Trinovid with an almost identical design as this 1960s model, but modern optics (see separate post “Leica Trinovid 7×35 2019 (“Retrovid”), https://binocular.ch/leica-trinovid-7×35-2019-retrovid/)”.


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