Leica 8x42 Ultravid Binocular (Safari Edition)

Leica 8x42 Ultravid Binocular (Safari Edition)

Leica 8x42 Ultravid Binocular (Safari Edition)

B&H # LEUV8X42SE MFR # 40661
Leica 8x42 Ultravid Binocular (Safari Edition)

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Product Highlights

  • Limited Edition - Individually Numbered
  • Phase-Corrected Roof Prisms
  • HDC and AquaDura Lens Coatings
  • Nitrogen-Filled, Water and Fogproof
  • Magnesium Alloy Chassis
  • Custom Leather Grip
  • Large Center Focus Knob
  • Tripod Mountable
  • Twist-Up Click-Stop Eyecups
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Leica 40661 overview

  • 1Description

This beautiful and refined limited Safari Edition of Leica's 8x42 Ultravid Binocular is individually numbered and stands out in any crowd. Identical in specification to their Silverline, this version is limited to a production run of just 100 units and is defined by its green rubberized armoring with matching leather grips on the optical tubes. Complementing the green is a light brown leather neck strap, and a canvas case with leather details - all made by the French artisan firm of Aneas.

Beyond the aesthetics, Leica maintained the performance discerning user demands. The Ultravid delivers enhanced contrast and true color fidelity, with virtually zero distortion, even in low-light conditions by employing phase-correcting coatings onto the prisms and fully multi-coating the optics. Setting the magnification at a comfortable 8x and with an apparent viewing angle that approaches wide-angle creates an immersive observational experience.

Designed for durability, these Ultravids are uncompromising with their construction details. To reduce user fatigue during long glassing sessions, the chassis is made of a lightweight yet durable magnesium alloy, with a titanium center hinge axle. The optical tubes are nitrogen-filled for fogproof performance and sealed to make the binocular submersible to 16.5 feet. Ergonomic thumb indents on the bottom of the binocular coupled with the leather details provide a comfortable slip-resistant grip. A lubrication-free focus system provides fast and precise focusing, and twist-up click-stop eyecups allow comfortable use with or without eyewear.

Optical Performance
  • 8x magnification
  • 42mm objective lens diameter
  • Compact roof prism optical path
  • P40-coated phase corrected prisms reduce chromatic aberration for enhanced color rendition and improved contrast
  • Proprietary High Lux System (HLS) prism coatings increase light transmission and reduces stray light
  • Scratch and abrasion-resistant High Durable Coating (HDC) and hydrophobic AquaDura coating on outer lens protects surfaces and causes water and oil to bead off lenses for easier cleaning and clearer vision in bad weather
  • 389' field of view at 1000 yards
  • 59° apparent viewing angle
Use and Handling
  • Closed bridge configuration
  • ±4 right-eye dioptric correction with locking center adjustment wheel
  • 55-75mm interpupillary distance range
  • Locking
  • Twist-out 2-stage click-stop eyecups
  • Tripod mountable with optional adapter
  • Long 15.5mm eye relief
  • Comfortably wide 5.25mm exit pupil
Construction Details
  • Limited edition to a production run of 100 units - each individually numbered
  • Light and durable magnesium chassis
  • Green leather grip and detail
  • Nitrogen-filled, fogproof and watertight to 16.5 feet (5 meters)
  • Ergonomic thumb rests for added comfort and a better grip
  • Limited edition leather neck strap and canvas & leather carrying case made by French artisan firm, Aneas
In the Box
Leica 8x42 Ultravid Binocular (Safari Edition)
  • Canvas and Leather Case
  • Leather Neck Strap
  • Eyepiece Rainguard
  • 3-Year Leica No-Fault "Passport" Warranty
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
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    Leica 40661 specs

    Prism Type Roof
    Magnification 8  x
    Objective Lens Diameter 42 mm
    Angle of View 7.4° (actual)
    Field of View 388.5' @ 1000 yd / 129.5 m @ 1000 m
    Minimum Focus Distance 9.8' / 3 m
    Exit Pupil Diameter 5.25 mm
    Eye Relief 15.5 mm
    Interpupillary Adjustment 55 to 75 mm / 2.2 to 3"
    Dioptric Correction ±4
    Focus Type Center
    Tripod Mount Yes (Adapter Optional)
    Dimensions 5.5 x 4.8 x 2.5" / 14.1 x 12.1 x 6.3 cm
    Weight 25.0 oz / 710.0 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 3.6 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.6 x 8.3 x 6.7"

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