Specifications:

Objective diameter:  50 mm
Magnification:  12 x
Exit pupil: 4.2 mm
Eye relief (acc. to spec): 13 mm
Usable eye relief (measured from rim of eyecup): 11 mm
RFOV:  5.7  degrees = 100 m
Focus type:  CF
Prism system:  Schmidt-Pechan
Waterproof: yes
Weight (measured, with eyepiece cover and objective caps): 1‘134 g
Made in: Germany

  

Remarks:

The Ultravid HD+ is one of only a handful of very good 12×50 binoculars on the market; some will say it shares the top spot with the Swarovski EL SV, with the Meopta MeoStar a close follower. Others will declare the Swarovski top, followed by the Leica, followed by the Meopta. But the differences are not huge anyway. Comparing the UV HD+ to an earlier and very popular 12×50 glass from Leica, the Trinovid BA (see separate post), many similarities become obvious: almost identical shape and dimensions (if you ignore the thicker rubber armour on the Trinovid), similar eye relief, eyelens diameter, same field of view; and many similarities also when looking into the tubes from the front end (although the blackening inside the tubes is better in the UV HD+). Many image characteristics are therefore also quite comparable. The major difference: the image of the UV HD+ is noticeably brighter, with more contrast, and with a more neutral color cast than that of the Trinovid.

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