Leica Ultravid 8 x 20 Monocular
Leica makes the most coveted digital rangefinder camera in the world, the remarkable M9 at a cool $7000. And the best compact binoculars money can buy — the Leica Silverline Ultravids. They're models of engineering excellence that pack high power (8x or 10x) into a remarkably small size (just 4.5"x 3.5"x 1.5" thin for the 8x20 model). As light as 8 oz., Ultravids still sport all-metal bodies encased in Leica's traditional trademark black leather for a sure grip in wet or cold. They're silent in action, so you won't startle that nervous Pileated woodpecker. And they're completely waterproof to 16' — so if you drop them in the lake, you can retrieve them undamaged.
What a View! — Leica's binoculars use the same costly lens glass and coatings as Leica cameras, so you'll notice a startling life-like, three-dimensional image quality that lesser brands can't match. True internal focusing (neither the front or rear lenses ever move) means that air, dust and humidity are permanently sealed out. Center-wheel focus is smooth and exact with just the right amount of weighting. Push-button control gives you right eye-piece diopter adjustments of 3.5 ±dpt for differences in eye strength. And sliding eyecups retract so you can enjoy the full field of view, even with glasses. We stock the entire range of Leica Ultravids, which offer enhanced light-gathering ability as the front lens diameters increase from 20-25-42mm. Compact Binoculars (8 x 20, 10 x 25) include premium leather carry case, shown. 8 x 42 and 10 x 42 include cordura case. Monocular (4 oz.) is 8x magnification with handy detachable, close-up lens, and a sleek, leather case. Due to manufacturer pricing policies, we are unable to offer further discounts on this item.