Leica Trinovid 8×42

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Objective diameter:  42 mm
Magnification:  8 x
Exit pupil: 5.25 mm
Eye relief (acc. to spec): 15 mm
Usable eye relief (measured from rim of eyecup): 12.5 mm
IPD: 56  – 74 mm
RFOV:  7.2  degrees = 126 m
AFOV (measured, rounded): 59.5 degrees
Minimum focus distance (measured): 3.0 m
Focus type: CF (direction of rotation from close to infinity: > clockwise)
Degrees of rotation of focus wheel from 3m to infinity (measured): 390 degrees
Range of diopter adjustment (estimate): +/- 3 dpt*
Excess travel of focus wheel beyond infinity position (estimate): 4 dpt*
Prism system:  Schmidt-Pechan
Waterproof: yes
Weight (measured, with eyepiece cover and strap): 903 g
Made in: Portugal

*range of diopter adjustment and excess travel of focus wheel beyond infinity are mutually exclusive




This is a fine upper class binocular and a worthy holder of the famous “Trinovid” name, one of the binoculars really worth having in a collection. It is the predecessor of the current “Trinovid HD”. BINOCULARS TODAY actually prefers this older model over the new Trinovid HD (see remarks under separate post “Leica Trinovid 8×42 HD”, https://binocular.ch/leica-trinovid-8×42-hd/).



A brief 2014 review (compared with the Zeiss Conquest HD) can be found here (in German):

A comparative review, also in German, here:

A further comparison, this time with the Trinovid HD 8×42 and the Zeiss Conquest HD 8×42, here:

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