Specifications:

Objective diameter:  20 mm
Magnification:  8 x
Exit pupil: 2.5 mm
Eye relief (acc. to spec): 15 mm
IPD: 34  – 74 mm
RFOV:  6.5 degrees = 113 m
AFOV:  degrees
Focus type:  CF
Prism system:  Schmidt-Pechan
Waterproof: yes
Weight (measured, with eyepiece cover and strap): 252 g
Made in: Germany

 

Remarks:

This is almost unanimously rated the best 8×20 pocket binocular currently available. While some years ago, it had some competition from same size binoculars made by Swarovski and Zeiss, these companies have in the meantime stopped making 8×20 instruments (see separate posts for the 8×25 segment of Zeiss and Swarovski). Leica continued making both the Ultravid and the slightly less ambitious Trinovid in the format 8×20 and seems to still have good market success with both of them. The Ultravid provides a slightly brighter image than the same size Trinovid, with good contrast and sharpness for this size instrument.

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