Leica 12x50 Ultravid HD-Plus Binoculars

BH #LE12X50UVHDP • MFR #40097
Leica 12x50 Ultravid HD-Plus Binoculars
Key Features
  • Extra-Low Dispersion SCHOTT HT Glass
  • Phase-Corrected Roof Prisms
  • HDC and AquaDura Lens Coatings
  • Wide 68° Apparent Angle of View
Building on the success of the original Ultravid HD, Leica's 12x50 Ultravid HD-Plus Binoculars add improved technologies and materials to create an optic with bright and clear images across the entire field of view. The full-size HD-Plus binoculars deliver enhanced contrast and true color fidelity, with virtually zero distortion, even in low-light conditions. Helping to compensate for the visually distracting hand shake common with using 10x and greater optics, is a wide 68° apparent viewing angle. This allows the use of high-magnification binoculars without the need for stabilization equipment like harnesses or tripods, although high-powered binoculars could always benefit from these devices.
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Leica HD-Plus Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Optical Performance
  • 3Use and Handling
  • 4Construction Details

Building on the success of the original Ultravid HD, Leica's 12x50 Ultravid HD-Plus Binoculars add improved technologies and materials to create an optic with bright and clear images across the entire field of view. The full-size HD-Plus binoculars deliver enhanced contrast and true color fidelity, with virtually zero distortion, even in low-light conditions. Helping to compensate for the visually distracting hand shake common with using 10x and greater optics, is a wide 68° apparent viewing angle. This allows the use of high-magnification binoculars without the need for stabilization equipment like harnesses or tripods, although high-powered binoculars could always benefit from these devices.

Leica uses specially formulated SCHOTT HT extra-low dispersion (ED) glass, which increases light transmission especially in the blue-violet light band, improves color fidelity, and enhances low-light performance. Scratch- and abrasion-resistant High Durable Coating (HDC) and hydrophobic AquaDura coating on the outer lenses protect surfaces and cause water and oil to bead off for easier cleaning and clearer vision. The roof prisms feature P40 phase correction and proprietary High Lux System (HLS) coatings. These coatings virtually eliminate chromatic aberration for enhanced color rendition and increased contrast and overall image sharpness.

Complementing the optical performance are uncompromising construction details. To reduce user fatigue during long glassing sessions, the chassis is made of a lightweight yet durable magnesium alloy, with a wear-resistant titanium center hinge axle. The optical tubes are nitrogen filled for fogproof performance and sealed to make the binoculars submersible to 16.4' or 0.5 bar of pressure. Ergonomic thumb indents on the bottom of the binoculars coupled with protective rubber armoring provide a comfortable slip-resistant grip. A lubrication-free focus system provides fast and precise focusing, with PETP-Discs to provide smooth movement throughout the broad operating temperature range.

Optical Performance

  • 12x magnification
  • 50mm objective lenses
  • Roof prism optical path
  • SCHOTT HT extra-low dispersion glass increases light transmission, especially in blue-violet band, improves color fidelity, and enhances low-light performance
  • P40 phase-correcting and proprietary High Lux System (HLS) prism coatings reduce internal light scatter for sharper images with improved contrast
  • High-temperature plasma lens coating depositing system for precise optical coating placement
  • Scratch- and abrasion-resistant High Durable Coating (HDC) and hydrophobic AquaDura coating on outer lenses protect surfaces and cause water and oil to bead off lenses for easier cleaning and clearer vision in bad weather
  • 301.2' field of view at 1000 yards
  • Wide 68° apparent angle of view
  • Long 13mm eye relief
  • Comfortable 4.2mm exit pupil

Use and Handling

  • Lubricant-free center focus system with PETP-Discs provides smooth movement throughout the operating temperature range
  • 58-74mm interpupillary adjustment range
  • ±4 right-eye dioptric correction with locking center diopter adjustment wheel
  • Twist-out two-stage click-stop eyecups
  • Tripod mountable with optional adapter

Construction Details

  • Light and durable magnesium chassis
  • Titanium center hinge axle
  • Slip-resistant protective rubber-armored body
  • Nitrogen filled, fogproof and watertight to 16.5' (5m)
  • Flip-down tethered objective lens caps
  • Broad -13 to 131°F (-25 to 55°C) operating temperature
  • Ergonomic thumb rests for added comfort and a better grip
UPC: 799429400972

Leica HD-Plus Specs

Prism TypeRoof
Performance
Magnification12x
Objective Lens Diameter50 mm
Angle of View5.7° (Actual)
Field of View301.2' @ 1000 yd / 100 m @ 1000 m
Minimum Focus Distance10.5' / 3.2 m
Exit Pupil Diameter4.2 mm
Eye Relief13 mm
Interpupillary Adjustment58 to 74 mm / 2.3 to 2.9"
Diopter Adjustment-4 to +4
Focus TypeCenter
Features
FogproofYes, Nitrogen Filled
Water ResistanceWaterproof
General
Dimensions7.17 x 4.72 x 3.07" / 18.2 x 12 x 7.8 cm
Weight36.7 oz / 1040 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight3.96 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)10.75 x 8.4 x 7.15"

Leica HD-Plus Reviews

Brilliant

By Leif
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-02

Exceptional clarity. Ergonomics are very good. Are they worth it? Glad I splurged.

Best

By Randy
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-06-19

These are incredible binoculars! Glad I splurged so worth it

Sticky Focus

By Peter
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2018-03-15

I have owned this binocular for about ten years, originally purchased from B&H. The optics and image quality are excellent as one would expect however the focus mechanism is sticky making quick and accurate focusing difficult. I have been advised that the focusing would smooth out with use. Unfortunately it never has and remains as sticky as the day I took it out of the box. Very disappointing. The advertised "smooth focusing" is untrue. I would not buy this online but instead at a shop where you can test the focus before purchase.

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