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Leica's 8x42 Noctivid Binocular represents the perfect combination of form and function in a single optic. It is designed with an array of complementary technologies to produce bright and clear color-neutral images, while fitting comfortably in the hand for long, fatigue-free glassing sessions. The Noctivid's performance starts with the use of Schott High Transmission glass with a 12-element lens configuration and their HighLux-System anti-reflection multi-coatings, followed by phase-corrected compact roof prisms.
These features produce bright and clear high-contrast images with accurate color rendition across the entire visible spectrum. Internal baffles limit scattered light in the optical tubes which can affect clarity and contrast, while an innovative lens design and internal field flatteners ensure edge-to-edge clarity across the entire wide-angle field of view. The wide viewing angle and relatively low 8x magnification provide sweeping panoramic views that draw you in for a truly immersive observational experience.
The Noctivids are made with a dual-hinge/open-bridge that provides added gripping surface area while reducing the overall weight without sacrificing strength or stability. Its chassis is made of a lightweight and strong magnesium alloy that, when combined with the bridge configuration, further reduces the weight while shifting the center of gravity to the natural hand position which translates to an improved handling experience with greatly reduced fatigue - allowing you to hold the binoculars for extended periods of time. To withstand the rigors of extensive outdoor use, all of the metal surfaces are treated with a proprietary varnish coating to resist corrosion and wear, and the optical tubes are nitrogen-filled and O-ring sealed to be fogproof, waterproof, and submersible.
42mm objective lenses
Compact roof prism optical path
SCHOTT HT (High Transmission) glass and 12 lens elements ensure accurate color rendition
Wide 62° apparent angle of view
406' field of view at 1000 yards
Long 19mm eye relief
Comfortable 5.25mm exit pupil
Multi-layer high-temperature plasma anti-reflection lens coating deposition process ensures balanced light transmission across the entire visible spectrum
P40 phase-correcting prism coatings increase light transmission while improving contrast and clarity
HighLux-System (HLS) maximizes light throughput to improve color rendition and contrast
Internal baffle system reduces scattered light which can interfere with contrast, color, and clarity
Hydrophobic AquaDura coatings on external optical surfaces allows dirt, dust, and fingerprints to be removed easily
Lens design and integrated field flatteners reduce spherical aberration and distortion across the entire field of view for edge-to-edge sharpness
Use and Handling
Open-bridge configuration provides additional gripping surface area
Large center focusing wheel
56-74mm adjustable interpupillary distance
±4 right-eye dioptric correction range
Twist-out 4-position click-stop eyecups for comfortable use with or without eyewear
Lightweight and durable magnesium alloy chassis
Protective slip-resistant rubberized armoring
Nitrogen-filled for fogproof and waterproof performance
O-ring sealed to be submersible to 16.5' (5m)
Open-bridge design allows for a more secure grip without sacrificing strength while reducing overall weight
Proprietary varnish coating protects metal surfaces from corrosion and wear