Leica Trinovid 8×32 HD

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Objective diameter:  32 mm
Magnification:  8 x
Exit pupil: 4 mm
Eye relief (acc. to spec): 17 mm
Usable eye relief (measured from rim of eyecup): 14 mm
IPD:  58 – 76 mm
RFOV:  7.1  degrees = 124 m
AFOV (measured, rounded): 53 degrees
Minimum focus distance (measured): 0.95 m (!)
Focus type: CF (direction of rotation from close to infinity: > clockwise)
Degrees of rotation of focus wheel from 3m to infinity (measured): 195 degrees
Range of diopter adjustment (acc. to spec.): +/- 4 dpt*
Excess travel of focus wheel beyond infinity position (estimate): 5 dpt*
Prism system:  Schmidt-Pechan
Waterproof: yes
Weight (measured, with eyepiece cover and strap): 730 g
Made in: Portugal
*range of diopter adjustment not affected by position of focus wheel



Leica had already produced an 8×32 Trinovid between 2000 and 2007, the Trinovid BN 8×32, but then made no Trinovid model of this size until the “Trinovid HD” series was introduced in 2016, with models in sizes 8×32, 10×32, 8×42 (see separate post, https://binocular.ch/leica-trinovid-8×42-hd/) and 10×42. The Trinovid HD is a solid, upper class binocular with excellent mechanical and good optical performance. Despite the label “HD”, CA correction is not the strongest argument for the Trinovid HD (the earlier series without the “HD” label – within which there was no 8×32 model – was actually better in this respect). Comparing this 8×32 with the same size Conquest HD model from Zeiss (see separate post, https://binocular.ch/zeiss-conquest-hd-8×32/, the latter wins in most respects: better CA correction, much larger field of view, better sharpness and contrast. Mechanically, however, the Trinovid HD wins, and the same is true for haptics and ergonomics.



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