Leica 10x42 Ultravid HD, Water Proof Roof Prism Binocular with Black Rubber Armor, with 6.4 Degree Angle of View, U.S.A.

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About Leica 10x42 Roof Prism

Since 1907 Leica has defined the art and science of High Performance binocular design and manufacturing. In this, Leica's Centennial Year of binocular production, Leica is proud to introduce their latest Benchmark achievement.. the LEICA ULTRAVID HD Binocular Line!

LEICA ULTRAVID HD 42 the robust all-round favourite. They are almost as compact as 32 mm models and nearly as high-aperture as 50 mm binoculars. But the 42 mm Ultravids also impress due to the benefits of the new HD models Leica AquaDuraTM and new FL lenses.

LEICA ULTRAVID 10 x 42 HD The most powerful binocular in the 42 mm Ultravid class. The redesigned eyecups allow for a very comfortable positioning of the eye. This becomes very apparent with the improved image steadiness while viewing over great distances.

New ergonomics for relaxed handling: the formed thumb supports on the rear of the 50 mm and 42 mm HD models ensure that the binoculars fit in your hands without slipping. The large central focusing device enables relaxed, natural handling. All 42 mm models are available in black rubber armoring.

Packed with over 200 innovative changes, the NEW LEICA ULTRAVID HD Binoculars extend the highly acclaimed market leading performance of LEICA Binoculars. The NEW LEICA ULTRAVID HD Binoculars are truly "H"ighly "D"esirable!
Highly Defined Performance:
• Fluorite-Ion Lenses for High Definition Images by further reducing chromatic aberrations and improving color rendition. < br> • New Highly Developed lens and prism coatings provide increased light transmission (+3%) for brighter images in any light.
• Higher Demands in stray light redu ction increases overall contrast and provides greater image detail resulting from utilization of new computer aided design capabilities.
• Highly Designed focusing mechanism incorporates a virtually lubricant free system with PETP-Discs which provides for a smooth and positive movement throughout the operating temperature range.
• High Durability is insured through the use of a proven magnesium body with the industries highest shock and waterproof ratings.
• Leica's newly developed AquaDura hydrophobic lens coating meets the High Demands of "go anywhere at anytime" use rolling rain off of external lens surfaces and also facilitating easier lens cleaning.

Imitating nature: Leica AquaDura The models of binocular and spotting scopes with the new HD and APO lenses are now fitted with Leica AquaDura, a "hydrophobic coating" which with its water and dirt-repelling properties, ensures clear visibility even in poor weather conditions. As with the leaves of the lotus plant, droplets of rain simply roll off the lens, and fingerprints and dirt particles are much easier to remove. In addition, thanks to its increased abrasion resistance, Leica AquaDura will protect your valuable lenses from damage even more effectively.

Leica 10x42 Roof Prism Features

  • A large field of view with great edge-to-edge sharpness, combined with a bright and steady image, characterize this binocular.
  • LEICA ULTRAVID 10 x 42 HD High-performance binocular with 42 mm objective lens diameter, 10 x magnification and a field of view of 336 ft allows for a great overview and steadiness of image.
  • The most powerful binocular in the 42 mm Ultravid class.
  • The redesigned eyecups allow for a very comfortable positioning of the eye.
  • This becomes very apparent with the improved image steadiness while viewing overgreat distances.
  • Leica engineers have once again succeeded in setting new standards.
  • The use of new, fluoride lenses (FL) further optimizes the color fidelity of the images.
  • It has been possible to further increase the level of image brightness without compromising color fidelity and contrast which are often necessary.
  • In terms of stray light reduction too, the refined HD models achieve new top-of-the-range performance, and thus once again underline the pioneering role played by Leica.
  • As a further benefit, the Ultravid HD range has Leica AquaDura, a new kind of coating for exterior glass surfaces which improves viewing comfort.
  • Fingerprints and dirt can be removed more easily than ever. Moisture simply rolls off the surface and visibility remains unimpaired.
  • However, Leica AquaDura does not have any negative influence on the transmission performance of the optical system, and also provides better protection against scratching.
  • It was also possible to further optimize the focusing mechanism. So the functioning properties remain smooth whatever the surrounding temperature.
  • The end result makes the latest Ultravid HD generation the first choice for all nature observers who do not want to accept compromises in their binoculars, and who expect the highest level of performance.
  • So experiencing nature is even more fascinating.

Leica 10x42 Roof Prism Specifications

Type of Prism
Roof prism system with phase correcting coating P 40 and HighLux-System HLS
Objective Size
Field Of View at 1000 Yards
336 ft.
Angle of View
6.4° Objective Angle of View
Exit Pupil
Eye Relief
Diopter Adjustment
± 4 dpt
Twilight Factor
Lens Coating
HDC*T Coating
Housing: Die-cast magnesium, nitrogen filled
Rubber Coated
Black Rubber Armor
Focus Type
Internal focusing via central focusing device
Close Focus Distance (ft)
approx. 9.7 ft
Waterproof / Fogproof
Watertight to a depth of 5 m/16.5 ft
Eye Width Adjustment Range
55 mm to 75 mm
WxHxD: 120 mm x147 mm x67 mm / 4.75" x5.19" x2.63"
ca. 26.5 oz
Eyepieces for eyeglass wearers: yes, moveable, with two click stops

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