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The LEICA MONOVID 8×20 Monocular

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Now, the heritage brand is expanding its sport optics portfolio with yet another product highlight: the new LEICA MONOVID 8×20, a monocular telescope.
Its eight-times magnification and extremely compact size of only 105×35 mm (4.13×1.38 in) in combination with its high-quality construction and sophisticated design make the LEICA MONOVID 8×20 an ideal companion: for bird watching or observing insects, hunting, and other outdoor activities, as well as at cultural and sporting events.

Water droplets just roll off Leica’s specially developed Leica AquaDuraTM coating on the exposed lens surfaces of the LEICA MONOVID 8×20. Particularly in wet weather this is a feature that ensures a much better view. This effective coating makes the Monovid absolutely ideal for use in adverse weather conditions and humid climates. A further advantage of this special coating is that the lenses can now be cleaned even more quickly and easily.

The close-up lens included in the set allows detailed studies of the finest structures from distances as close as 25 cm (10 in). This results in the so-called “Macro Effect”, and allows, for instance, the close observation of easily disturbed insects from a safe distance.

The integration of the optical elements into a tough, nitrogen-filled aluminum body guarantees highest optical precision and a long service life. Its lightweight housing is waterproof to a depth of five meters (16.5 feet), and protects the monocular in extreme outdoor conditions.

The LEICA MONOVID 8×20 is supplied complete with an attractive leather case with a belt loop. This product will be available from authorized Leica dealers from September 2009

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Sean has been shooting since schooldays (started with a borrowed Pentax K1000 from His sister, also a photographer) but only became seriously involved with photography when he returned from living in Eastern Europe. While overseas he did shoot some non-profit editorial work and also made the big switch from Nikon to Canon. Today, Sean likes to shoot Stock. "Stock is the 'best of both worlds' industry, that requires creativity and very set guidelines to be successful..." Sean also teaches photography (basic, advanced & other Stock-related courses) and frequently arrange "shooting days" for photography clubs and individual groups.

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