Leica Ultravid 10×50 HD Plus

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Objective diameter:  50 mm
Magnification:  10x
Exit pupil: 5 mm
Eye relief (acc. to spec): 15 mm
Usable eye relief (measured from rim of eyecup): 12.5 mm
IPD: 58  – 74 mm
RFOV:  6.7  degrees = 117 m
AVOV (measured, rounded): 63 degrees
Minimum focus distance (measured): 3.3 m
Focus type: CF (direction of rotation from close to infinity: > clockwise)
Degrees of rotation of focus wheel from 3.3 m to infinity (measured): 400 degrees
Range of diopter adjustment (acc. to spec.): +/- 3 dpt*
Excess travel of focus wheel beyond infinity position (estimate): 4.5 dpt*
Prism system:  Schmidt-Pechan
Waterproof: yes
Weight (measured, with eyepiece cover and strap): 1‘094 g
Made in: Germany (Portugal?)

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




Since there is neither a Victory 10×50 nor an EDG 10×50, which one is the top 10×50 on the market (not counting Nikon’s WX, of course)? Many people will probably point to the Swarovski EL SV – which in fact is hard to beat! -, and this would make the Ultravid “second best” (Roger Vine calls them “… gorgeous …. even if they are not as technically perfect as Swarovski’s EL“). Still, they are a pretty fabulous binocular and a great joy to use, with their clear bright image, good CA correction, nice color rendering, good stray-light suppression, perfect finish and mechanical excellence.



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