Leica Ultravid 8x20 Silverline Binocular
Retail Price $1190
Leica's Silverline binoculars are also known as the Leica Silverline Ultravid Binoculars. Leica's Silverline Ultravid binoculars are part of its larger Ultravid range, renowned for its quality and stunning clarity - despite it's compact size, you can rest assured that these binos are the highest quality compact binoculars you'll ever experience. There's a hush over the crowd - all you hear are the squeaks of rubber shoes on the clay, the resounding smack of the ball against the strings. The second serve lands over the line; the break is complete. At the oldest and most prestigious of tournaments in the world, you are spellbound. Top Quality Performance Every Leica Silverline is a high-precision pair of compact binoculars that deliver impressive performance. Leica's specially developed HDCTM multi-lens coating esures excellent colour´fidelity and high contrast. Thanks to the breath-taking clarity of the image, you know immediately whether that serve made the cut. Compact and Portable Best of all? The Silverline's neatly compact design means that you can slip them into your jacket pocket and carry them with you wherever you go - making them a practical and immensely helpful companion for every outing.
|Product Weight (KG)||0.23|
|Prism Glass||Phase-correcting coating P40 & HighLux-System|
|Focus Type||Center Focus|
|Lens Coating||HDC Multi-coating and AquaDura lens coating|
|Exit Pupil (mm)||2.5|
|Eye Relief (mm)||15|
|Close Focus (m)||1.8|
|Field of View (m@1000m)||113|
|Field of View(ft@1000yards)||341|
|Water/Fog Proof||Up to 5m|
- Excellent Compact Binoculars
There are lots of choices for 8x20 compact binoculars, and I did considerable research. I chose the Leica Silverline model because of favorable (on-line, professional) comments about the helpfulness of their water resistance, the technology of nitrogen-fill to prevent the optics from fogging, and new concepts in eye-relief to provide easier viewing and clearer viewing fields.
The binoculars are terrific, but it cannot be denied that they are extraordinarily expensive. I can say this much: I have a 30-year-old pair of Nikon 8x20s, and the optics of the Leica Silverline are brighter and clearer. But cost-effectiveness? That's up to you! (Posted on 12/02/2018)