Objective diameter:  20 mm
Magnification:  8 x
Exit pupil: 2.5 mm
IPD:   n.a.
Usable eye relief (measured from rim of eyecup): 10 mm
RFOV:  6.6  degrees = 115 m
Minimum focus distance (measured): 2.95 m
Focus type:  CF (direction of rotation from close to infinity: > clockwise)
Degrees of rotation of focus wheel from 3 m to infinity (measured): 430 degrees
Range of diopter adjustment (estimate): +/- 3.5 dpt
Extra travel of focus wheel beyond infinity: over 8 dpt
Prism system:  Schmidt-Pechan
Waterproof: yes
Weight (measured, with eyepiece cover and strap): 215 g
Made in: Austria



In the 1980s and 1990s, when the “little Habicht” was on the market, it seems not to have gained the prestige which Leica obtained with its Trinovid and Ultravid pocket models of the same size 8×20 (see seperate posts). Some reviews indicated that the Habicht lacked sharpness, or brightness, or both. BINOCULARS TODAY isn’t convinced this was really justified; comparing the 8×20 Swarovski Habicht Pocket to the Leica Trinovid 8×20 (see separate post, https://binocular.ch/leica-trinovid-8×20-bca/) now, we think the Habicht doesn’t “lose” much against the Leica. But the 8×20 format generally does not provide the viewing experience of a “real” binocular with size 8×30 or more, and so with the exception of Leica, many producers including Kowa, Zeiss and Swarovski have moved during the last few years to sell 8×22 or even 8×25 models and abandon size 8×20 (see separate posts about Kowa Genesis 8×22, https://binocular.ch/kowa-genesis-22-8×22-prominar/ , “Swarovski CL Pocket 8×25” https://binocular.ch/swarovski-cl-pocket-8×25/  and “Zeiss Victory 8×25”, https://binocular.ch/zeiss-victory-pocket-8×25/).


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