Leica Ultravid 8×50 HD Plus

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Objective diameter:  50 mm
Magnification:  8 x
Exit pupil: 6.25 mm
Eye relief (acc. to spec): 18 mm
Usable eye relief (measured from rim of eyecup): 14 mm
IPD:  58 – 74 mm
RFOV:  6.7 degrees = 117 m
AFOV (measured, rounded): 52.5 degrees
Minimum focus distance (measured): 3.5 m
Focus type: CF (direction of rotation from close to infinity: > clockwise)
Degrees of rotation of focus wheel from 3.5 m to infinity (measured): 380 degrees
Range of diopter adjustment (acc. to spec.): +/- 4 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): 1‘095 g
Made in: Germany (Portugal?)

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




There was a time when 8×50 was quite a popular format for binoculars, see separate posts about
“Carl Zeiss Jena Nobilem Super 8×50”, https://binocular.ch/carl-zeiss-jena-nobilem-super-8×50/
“Carl Zeiss Jena Octarem 8×50”, https://binocular.ch/carl-zeiss-jena-octarem-8×50/
“Zeiss Conquest 8×50 T*”, https://binocular.ch/zeiss-conquest-8×50-t/
That time is long gone, people seeking an EP of 6mm seem to prefer either 10×56 or 7×42. Today, very few binoculars in format 8×50 are still produced. The Ultravid is one of these few, and probably the best, both optically and mechanically.



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