Building on the success of the original Ultravid HD, Leica's 8x42 Ultravid HD Plus Binocular adds improved technologies and materials to create an optic with bright and clear images across the entire field of view.
The HD Plus delivers enhanced contrastCONTRASTThe difference between areas of different brightness levels in a photograph: A high-contrast image has a greater difference between light and dark areas, whereas a low-contrast image has a narrow range of tones. Contrast is used to direct a viewer’s attention to a photographer’s subject either with colour contrast (bold versus duller colours) or tonal contrast (bright versus darker tones). and true color fidelity, with virtually zero distortion, even in low-light conditions.
Leica upgraded the glass to specially formulated SCHOTT HT glass which increases light transmission especially in the blue-violet light band, improves color fidelity, and enhances low-light performance. Scratch and abrasion-resistant High Durable Coating (HDC), and hydrophobic AquaDura coating on outer lens protect surfaces and causes water and oil to bead off for easier cleaning and clearer vision. The roof prisms feature P40 phase-correction and the proprietary High Lux System (HLS) coatings. These coatings virtually eliminate chromatic aberration for enhanced color rendition and increased contrast.
Complementing the optical performance are uncompromising construction details. To reduce user fatigue during long glassing sessions, the chassis is made of a lightweight yet durable magnesium alloy, with a titanium center hinge axle. The optical tubes are nitrogen-filled for fog-proof performance and sealed to make the binocular submersible to 5 meters or 0.5 bar of pressure. Ergonomic thumb indents on the bottom of the binocular coupled with protective rubber armouring provide a comfortable slip-resistant grip. A lubrication-free focus system provides fast and precise focusing, with PETP-Discs to provide smooth movement throughout the broad operating temperature range.
42mm objective lens diameter
Compact roof prism optical path
High-quality SCHOTT HT glass increases light transmission, especially in blue-violet band, improves color fidelity, and enhances low-light performance
P40 and the proprietary High Lux System (HLS) prism coatings
High temperature plasma lens coating depositing system for precise optical coating placement
Phase corrected prisms reduce chromatic aberration for enhanced color rendition
Scratch and abrasion-resistant High Durable Coating (HDC) and hydrophobic AquaDura coating on outer lens protects surfaces and causes water and oil to bead off lenses for easier cleaning and clearer vision in bad weather
Use and Handling
Lubricant free center focus system with PETP-Discs provides smooth movement throughout the operating temperature range
±4 right-eye dioptric correction
Locking center diopter adjustment wheel
Twist-out 2-stage click-stop eyecups
Flip-down tethered objective lens caps
Tripod mountable with optional adapter
Light and durable magnesium chassis
Titanium center hinge axle
Slip-resistant protective rubber-armored body
Nitrogen-filled, fogproof and watertight to 5m / 0.5 bar pressure
Broad -25 to 55°C operating temperature
Ergonomic thumb rests for added comfort and a better grip
Angular field of View
Exit pupil size
Minimum focusing distance
58 - 74 mm
Yes (to 5m or 0.5 bar)
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