The Leica Ultravid 8x42 "slips effortlessly into the hand and delivers beautiful color" says The National Audubon Society's 2017 Guide to Binoculars.
And, it's no wonder since the models of the 42 HD-Plus series are among the most compact binoculars available on the market in their class but their light-gathering power can compete with the larger 50 mm models. Leica Ultravid 42 HD-Plus binoculars are available with a magnification factor of 7x, 8x or 10x.
The 7x magnification is a true leading light and so is ideal for use in the hours approaching darkness. In addition, the 7x magnification offers a steady image, because hand trembling or engine vibrations, e.g. on a boat, are not transmitted.
The 8x magnification binoculars are real all-rounders. Despite the lower magnification factor they offer sharp and detailed images and thanks to their good exit pupil they keep performing for a relatively long time in fading light. The excellent field of view of the 8x magnification also offers a good overview, especially in wooded regions. The 10x magnification shows fine details even at long distances – without burdening you with too much weight.
The AquaDura® coating developed by Leica gives crystal clear vision in any weather and protects the lenses from scratches and abrasion. Raindrops simply roll off. Dirt and fingerprints are easily wiped away.
The timeless elegant design hides and protects what’s inside: precise mechanisms and the finest optics. The Ultravid HD-Plus binoculars are reliable companions that have been tested under the toughest conditions.
The Leica Ultravid HD-Plus series is a precise combination of state-of-the-art technology, new coating processes, innovative glass materials and the greatest optical know-how.