Objective diameter: 35
Magnification: 7 x
Exit pupil: 5 mm
Eye relief (acc. to spec): 16 mm
Useable eye relief (measured from rim of eyecup): 13.5 mm
IPD: 55 – 75 mm
RFOV: 8.0 degrees = 140 m
Focus type: CF
Prism system: Schmidt-Pechan
Weight (measured, with eyepiece cover and strap): 633 g
Made in: Portugal
In 2017, Leica announced the re-launch of the iconic “Leitz Trinovid” from the 1960s and 1970s with the same historic design and in the same configurations (7×35, 8×40, 10×40), but with improved glass types and coatings and therefore an optical performance in line with today’s standards. What happened thereafter is not part of public knowledge (see remarks under separate post “Leica Trinovid 8×40 2019 (“Retrovid”)).
The Retro-Design-Trinovids (we take the liberty of calling them “RETROVID”) are perhaps not what Leica fans expected, but they are actually very decent binoculars. In particular, in BINOCULARS TODAY’s opinion, the 8×40 model is one of the nicest 8×40/8×42 binoculars that have come on the market lately, despite what looks on paper like an unexciting field of view. The 7×35 features a FOV more in line with today’s expectations, but exhibits a bit more CA than the 8×40. Still, this 7×35 is well made and performs very nicely in the field.
See further remarks under separate posts “Leica Trinovid 8×40 2019 (“Retrovid”) and “Leica Trinovid 10×40 2019 (“Retrovid”).