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Leica Monovid 8x20 Monocular (Red)

B&H # LE8X20R Mfr # 40391
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Product Highlights
  • Roof Prism
  • P40 Phase Correction Coating
  • Close-Up Lens Included
  • Waterproof
  • Fogproof

Destined to be chosen as an ideal take-along optic for anyone traveling light - the Monovid 8x20 Monocular from Leica will delight all-sorts of viewing enthusiasts with style, elegance, and a remarkable level of optical performance.

Sporting 8.0x magnification, the Monovid's optical system features a high-grade roof prism, AquaDura lens coatings, and nitrogen purging for clarity in any climate - it's fully fogproof and submersible to a depth of 5.0 m/16'.

Depending upon your point of view - The Monovid can be used as a mini-telescope, 1/2 a binocular, or a macroscope. Its light, small, stealthy, and quite luxurious - whether you're scoping a performer on stage, glassing the treeline for the Lord God bird, or investigating the intricate subtleties of a Nautilus shell - you'll be glad you didn't leave home without it.

Inside the Monovid's elegant leather carry case there's a special pocket for a very special attachment - the close-up lens. Installing this accessory onto the monocular allows viewers to achieve 8x magnification at distances as close as 9.8"/ 25 cm - this macro-effect viewing is excellent for observing the finest details that are often impossible to see through larger optics.

This is the 'Red Edition' of the classic 8x20 Monovid - it's ideal for classy and classic venues, concerts, and cultural events. The elegant red nappa leather armoring offers a sporty yet refined appearance and a particularly comfortable grip.

Optical Performance
  • Roof prism with P40 phase correction coating
  • AquaDura & HDC optical coatings repel water and dirt
  • Close-up accessory lens: focuses to 9.8-11"/25-30 cm
  • Multicoated lens surfaces minimize flare, glare for clear viewing
Construction Details
  • Submersible to 16'/5.0 m
  • Nitrogen purged aluminum housing is water and fogproof
Use and Handling
  • Internal focusing via central focusing knob
  • Leather case with silent magnetic fastener and close-up lens compartment
Magnification 8.0x
Objective Lens Diameter 20 mm
Exit Pupil 2.5 mm
Angular Field of View 6.3°
Linear Field of View 331' @ 1000 yd / 110 m @ 1000 m
Eye Relief 15 mm
Minimum Focus Distance Normal: 5.9' / 1.8 m
With close-up lens: ≈ 7.9-9.8" / 20-25 cm
Waterproofing Submersible to 16.5' / 5.0 m
Length 3.9" / 97.9 mm
Diameter 1.4" / 35.5 mm
Weight Monocular: 4.0 oz / 112 g / Close-up lens: 126 g w/close-up lens
Leica Monovid 8x20 Monocular (Red)
  • Carry Case with Belt Loop
  • Eyepiece Cover
  • Close Focus Lens
  • Leica Lifetime Warranty
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    LeicaMonovid 8x20 Monocular (Red)
     
    5.0

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    5.0

    Very Portable Leica

    By CW5RLC

    from Branchburg, NJ

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Quality Lenses
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

    • Sticky Focus

    Best Uses

    • Bird Watching
    • Security

    Comments about Leica Monovid 8x20 Monocular (Red):

    The Leica monocular does not replace either of my Leica Televids or Leica Binoculars. What it does is give me a very portable, discreet magnifying device for viewing far and near objects. Typical Leica quality in construction and performance. Objective lens diameter is limiting, but still very serviceable. I find that a braced two elbow posture provides a stable enough base to get a good steady view. The focusing mechanism is stiff, hopefully will wear into a smoother action as time goes on. The near focus lens is awesome as I have expanded my birding activities to include insects and flora. All in all I am thoroughly pleased with my purchase and expect to see things I would have missed as I expect to be able to carry this lens at times when my binos and scopes would have been left behind. I purchased the longer neck cord, but in reality the provided cord should be enough for most. The case can be worn on a belt also, making it doubly convenient.

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