Leica 8x42 Noctivid Binocular

Leica 8x42 Noctivid Binocular

Leica 8x42 Noctivid Binocular

B&H # LE8X42NB MFR # 40384
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Product Highlights

  • SCHOTT HT Glass and 12 Lens Elements
  • P40 Phase-Corrected Roof Prisms
  • Anti-Reflection Fully Multi-Coated Optics
  • HighLux and AquaDura Optical Coatings
  • Wide 62° Apparent Angle of View
  • Nitrogen-Filled, Water and Fogproof
  • Dual-Hinge, Open-Bridge Configuration
  • Magnesium Alloy Chassis
  • Large Center Focusing Knob
  • Twist-Up Click-Stop Eyecups
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Magnification: 8x

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  • 1Description

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.

Optical Performance
  • 8x magnification
  • 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
Construction Details
  • 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
  • Weight: 30.3 ounces
UPC: 799429403843
In the Box
Leica 8x42 Noctivid Binocular
  • 2 x Objective Lens Caps
  • One-Piece Eyepiece Cover
  • Cordura Carrying Case
  • Contoured Neoprene Neck Strap
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
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    • 1Description
    Prism Type Roof
    Magnification 8x
    Objective Lens Diameter 42mm
    Angle of View 7.7° (actual)
    Field of View 404.2' @ 1000 yd / 134.7 m @ 1000 m
    Minimum Focus Distance 6.2' / 1.9 m
    Exit Pupil Diameter 5.25 mm
    Eye Relief 19.0 mm
    Interpupillary Adjustment 56.0 - 74.0 mm / 2.2 - 2.9"
    Dioptric Correction ±4
    Focus Type Center
    Tripod Mount None
    Dimensions 5.9 x 4.9 x 2.7" / 15.0 x 12.4 x 6.8 cm
    Weight 30.3 oz / 860.0 g
    Packaging Inforydaustf
    Package Weight 3.65 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.6 x 8.2 x 6.7"
    8x42 Noctivid Binocular is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 4.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the 8x42 Noctivid After using 8x32 Trinovids for 18 years, I decided it was time for a change. I tried the Svarowski 8.5 x 42 but found them too clunky and didn't like the green color. I also tried the Leica Ultravid 8x42 HD plus and liked them. Then enter the 8x42 Noctivid! Coming from 8x32's, any 8x42 would look brighter, but these Noctivids blew me away. Crisp, sharp, bright and beautiful! I was very worried about the weight, the 8x32 are so light and I have some neck and shoulder issues. But the Noctivids are so well balanced that it took me minutes to get used to them. Btw the case it comes in is beautiful. I would highly recommend these.
    Date published: 2017-03-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from NOCTIVID 8X42 IS THE CURRENT STATE OF THE ART Traveling to Africa at least twice a year since 2001 the Noctivid (NTV) 8X42 is my latest effort to carry the best glass available. Before the NTV, one would consider the Zeiss (HT and SF), Swaro (EL), or Leica (UVHD+), and each could make credible claims to being the best image available. Enter Noctivid released around 9-2016, and for the first time in years, one product is out in front of anything else available. I held a pair, and immediately ordered my own. I'll just mention this is the clearest most breath-taking image money can buy at the moment. Much has been made of Leica's claims to a 3D image with the new Noctivid. To my surprise, it is there, it is more than greater depth-of-field. The image is blisteringly sparkling, resolving power huge, the image natural. As far as industrial design and finish, the NTV simultaneously exudes beauty, premium quality, and ruggedness and has the best most even focus available. So for the moment anyway, here is the best binocular money can buy, and by a margin we haven't seen for years. I would commend the Leica NTV to you in 2017 with the same enthusiasm I would have commended the Zeiss Victory FL back in 2004. It is that good among current technology.
    Date published: 2017-02-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best binocular ever Have been a Leica owner for 15 years and these are hands down the best binoculars I have ever used. They are more comfortable to hold, lighter, closer focusing and, most importantly, the view is incredible. Everyone who has looked through them has had a 'wow' or 'oh my gosh' moment. They are bright, sharp edge to edge, and have a great depth of field (almost 3 dimensional, which is very unusual in a roof prism binocular). I absolutely love and recommend them to anyone ready to step up to a premium (alpha) binocular.
    Date published: 2017-12-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Binoculars Quite impressed, especially with the $350 discount B&H offered recently. These replaced my Trinovid BA 8x32s which served well for 18 years. Not a fair comparison, but the most striking improvement is the radical edge to edge sharpness. The center image is a slight but clear improvement over the classic trinovids, but this sharpness holds all the way to the edge of the view! Amazing. Focus is extremely fast and snappy, with excellent depth of field- less focus hunting than any other bino I’ve used. Great ergonomics, excellent lens caps, and a top shelf case and strap that you’d be happy to pay extra for if they weren’t included. Using side by side with the trinovids, looking towards the sun, the glare control really stands out - not even a hint of glare in situations where the trinovids were unusable. Not sure how they do this, but the results are incredible - opening up a variety of angles you previously could not dream of viewing. Since I haven’t used any of the other current generation alpha binoculars, I can’t speak to a comparison, but at this price, and with Leica’s warranty and service, it’s hard to imagine a better tool.
    Date published: 2017-12-09
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