Leica 8x42 Noctivid Binocular (Olive Green)

Leica 8x42 Noctivid Binocular (Olive Green)

Leica 8x42 Noctivid Binocular (Olive Green)

B&H # LE8X42NBGR MFR # 40386
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Product Highlights

  • SCHOTT HT Glass and 12 Lens Elements
  • P40 Phase-Corrected Roof Prisms
  • Anti-Reflection Fully Multi-Coated
  • 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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Leica 40386 overview

  • 1Description

Leica's olive green 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 Noctivid is 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 binocular 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
  • Moderate 8x power magnifies views while helping to maintain a wide exit pupil and long eye relief
  • 42mm objective lenses improve light-gathering ability for enhanced low-light performance such as at dawn and dusk or when peering into dense brush
  • SCHOTT HT (High Transmission) glass and 12 lens elements ensure accurate color rendition with limited distortion
  • 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 allow 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
  • Wide 62° apparent angle of view produces a spacious view and an immersive observational experience
  • Generous 406' field of view at 1000 yards
Use and Handling
  • Open-bridge/Dual-hinge configuration provides additional gripping surface area for better handling
  • Large slip-resistant center focusing wheel is easy to manipulate in cold and wet weather, or while wearing gloves
  • 56-74mm adjustable interpupillary distance allows easy use for a wide variety of people
  • ±4 right-eye dioptric correction range enables users to compensate for individual optical prescriptions for tack-sharp images
  • Twist-out 4-position click-stop eyecups for comfortable use with or without eyewear
  • Long 19mm eye relief ensures comfortable use with reduced eye strain, especially during long glassing sessions
  • Wide 5.25mm exit pupil will completely cover pupils when they are open and fully dilated in low light to ensure the entire scene stays in view without vignetting
Construction Details
  • Bridge design helps to reduce overall weight without sacrificing strength or stability
  • Lightweight and durable magnesium alloy chassis
  • Protective olive green rubberized armoring provides a slip-resistant grip in all weather conditions
  • Nitrogen filled for fogproof performance, especially when moving through extreme temperature changes and environmental conditions
  • O-ring sealed to be submersible to 16.5' (5m)
  • Proprietary varnish coating protects metal surfaces from corrosion and wear
UPC: 799429403867
In the Box
Leica 8x42 Noctivid Binocular (Olive Green)
  • 2 x Objective Lens Caps
  • One-Piece Eyepiece Cover
  • Cordura Carrying Case
  • Contoured Neoprene Neck Strap
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
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    Leica 40386 specs

    Prism Type Roof
    Magnification 8x
    Objective Lens Diameter 42 mm
    Angle of View 7.7° (actual)
    Field of View 406.6' @ 1000 yd / 135.0 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 to 74.0 mm / 2.2 to 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
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    Package Weight 3.7 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.7 x 8.2 x 6.9"

    Leica 40386 reviews

    8x42 Noctivid Binocular (Olive Green) is rated 3.5 out of 5 by 2.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible image clarity :: What you would expect from Leica For years, I tolerated a cheap pair of binoculars I bought when I was younger, and money was tight. When I scouted hunting trips in Wyoming, I endured a lack of image quality, and the inevitable headaches if I used the inexpensive glasses for any length of time. Having invested in the Leica camera system, I know the value of Leica glass and decided to treat myself to a pair of Noctivids. Like so many things, looking back, I wish I had done this sooner. Even with older eyes, I do not need corrective lenses; the diopter differential between eyes is 0. I guess that makes me a neutral tester? In any case, focus is spot-on, the binoculars are easy to hold and steady, and edge-to-edge image clarity is remarkable. As the name implies, the image 'pops' in low light. I have one minor complaint. The focus wheel is extremely smooth, but it is too far back and too narrow. That is a common criticism among reviewers, and the comparable Zeiss binoculars do not have this limitation. Still, I am committed to Leica, and I am willing to put up with a minor inconvenience. I'm sure I will get used to and forget it over time. I debated olive green vs. black, and I like the look of the olive green. They disappear in the surroundings and don't scream binoculars like the black case glasses I used to have. The included case is ... weird. It clearly is designed for transport and storage and not quick deployment. But that's fine. I see the wisdom of it. These glasses either are around my neck or stowed. I have to remember water is not a problem, so they don't need the same protection as do my M- cameras or lenses. One final thought: The 8X Noctivid binoculars are not compact. I already am pondering a smaller pair of Leica binoculars that would fit a jacket pocket and be a logical adjunct similar to the Leica Q I carry when the M- or SL- cameras are too much.
    Date published: 2018-06-08
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Unexpected problems with Leica products I ordered two pairs of Leica binoculars and for both items received a sub-standard product. I was lucky that I had ordered them through B&H who made it good for. me. I will not order Leica products in the future sight unseen as I believe Leica has QC problems. Again B&H is the best.
    Date published: 2018-08-23
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