These Noctivid 10x42 Binoculars are designed to provide an extraordinary viewing experience, whatever the weather or lighting conditions. Leica have developed this next generation of premium, full-size binoculars to offer users the highest quality optics combined with an almost three-dimensional view of the world. The Noctivid is packaged in a relatively compact, elegant yet extremely robust package, which makes them perfect for travelling, on a safari or observing wildlife and nature.
Engineered with 12 glass lens elements, the Noctivid's ensure first class optical excellence. Manufactured with high-performance SCHOTT High Transmission glass, these binoculars deliver incredibly natural colour rendition. The premium quality lens coating guarantees perfectly balanced light transmission throughout the entire range of visible light. Leica's innovative AquaDura coating ensures a stunning, crystal-clear view at all times. Water and dirt simply roll of the lens surface and fingerprints are easily removed with a soft cloth. The modification to the radii at the lens surfaces mean that the periphery field of view is significantly improved, making edge to edge clarity the norm and increasing the amount that can be seen across the lens. The image plasticity is unequalled by clever positioning of the baffles, allowing even more light and detail on to the eye. The minimum focus of 1.9 meters is a great bonus for a pair of binoculars like this, as the detail that can be picked up in insects and smaller wildlife, close by, is truly amazing.
The 19mm eye-relief makes the Leica 10x42 binoculars suitable for the majority of users and the twist-up eyecups can be raised or lowered, depending on if the user is wearing glasses or not. The soft rubber surrounds prevent any sort of scratching, but are firm enough to fit comfortably into the eye socket and mean that the binoculars can be held for longer lengths of time. The fast focusing of the main dial is great for speedy accuracy and the dioptre correction dial is locked into place, once it is set for a specific prescription; this ensures that the binoculars and all those beautiful optics are fixed to their absolute optimum capabilities.
Comfortable to Use
The non-slip rubber armouring on the Leica Novtivid binoculars, make them comfortable and secure to hold, even when wearing gloves and also protects the body of the binoculars from small bumps and knocks. The magnesium housing is coated in Leica's patented special varnish and the barrels of the binoculars are balance perfectly for the wrist, to allow for one-handed use, which can be invaluable when out on rugged terrain.
Don't worry about the weather with these binoculars, as they are nitrogen filled for fog free viewing and waterproof down to a depth of 5 meters, so even the heaviest downpour will not be an issue. They can be rinsed off under a tap at the end of a particularly gruelling day outdoors and if you happen to drop them into a stream, don't worry about the water, just be careful of the rocks! If you want to be sure that they don't sink, then the floating strap is a good shout (sold separately) and Leica make a tripod adapter so that the binoculars can be mounted onto a tripod, again sold separately.
These Noctivid 10x42 binoculars are a once in a lifetime purchase and although pricey, will give so much enjoyment the price tag becomes irrelevant. Perfect for a keen nature viewer, they will make a considerable difference to a day out in the countryside. The binoculars come complete with a contoured, neoprene carrying strap, eyepiece cover, protective front lens cover and a cordura case for additional protection.
|Objective Lens Diameter||42mm|
|Subjective Angle of View||61° / 112m(actual)|
|Minimum Focus Distance||approx 1.8m|
|Exit Pupil Diameter||4.2 mm|
|Interpupillary Adjustment||56 - 74 mm|
|Watertight||To a Depth of 5m/16.5ft|
|Tripod Mount||Yes (Adapter Optional)|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||4.6 x 5.5 x 2.5" / 124 x 153 x 59 mm|
863 g approx