Leica Ultravid 8×32 HD Plus
Objective diameter: 32 mm
Magnification: 8 x
Exit pupil: 4 mm
Eye relief (acc. to spec): 13 mm
Usable eye relief (measured from rim of eyecup): 12 mm
IPD: 52 – 74 mm
RFOV: 7.7 degrees = 135 m
AFOV (measured, rounded): 60.5 degrees
Minimal focus distance (measured): 2.1 m
Focus type: CF (direction of rotation from close to infinity: > clockwise)
Degrees of rotation of focus wheel from 3m to infinity (measured): 260 degrees
Range of diopter adjustment (acc. to spec.): +/- 4 dpt*
Excess travel of focus wheel beyond infinity position (estimate): 4.5 dpt*
Prism system: Schmidt-Pechan
Weight (measured, with eyepiece cover and strap): 603 g
Made in: Germany (Portugal?)
*range of diopter adjustment and excess travel of focus wheel beyond infinity are mutually exclusive
The smallest Ultravid HD+ model competes head-on with the same size Zeiss Victory FL (see separate post “Zeiss Victory FL 8×32”, https://binocular.ch/zeiss-victory-fl-8×32/ ; the latter isn’t produced anymore). Many people prefer the Zeiss for its even slightly higher central sharpness, slightly larger field of view and cooler image tone; BINOCULARS TODAY prefers the Leica with its slightly warmer and color saturated image. If you don’t want or can’t take along a full size 8×42 or similar for an outing, this 8×32 “UV HD+” is one of the best compacts around (plus: have you ever seen a more attactive industrial design in a small binocular?).
A brief comparison between Ultravid 8×32 HD “Plus” and Ultravid 8×32 HD (in German) can be found here:
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