Leica 8x20 Ultravid BR Binoculars (Black Rubber)

BH #LE8X20BUC • MFR #40252
Leica 8x20 Ultravid BR Binoculars (Black Rubber)
Key Features
  • P40 Phase-Corrected Roof Prisms
  • HighLux Fully Multicoated Optics
  • HDC and AquaDura Optical Coatings
  • Fogproof and Submersible to 16.5 Feet
Compact and lightweight, the Leica 8x20 Ultravid BR Binoculars deliver the views users have come to expect from the brand, with an easy to use and convenient to carry form factor.
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Leica Ultravid BR 8x20 Overview

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

Compact and lightweight, the Leica 8x20 Ultravid BR Binoculars deliver the views users have come to expect from the brand, with an easy to use and convenient to carry form factor.

They are designed with a combination of phase-corrected BAK4 roof prisms, the proprietary HighLux system, and HDC fully multicoated optics to produce bright and clear color-neutral images, while fitting comfortably in the hand for long, fatigue-free glassing sessions. The HDC coatings add abrasion resistance to protect the exterior lens surfaces, and the lenses are also treated with AquaDura coatings which make it easy to clean dirt, grime, oils, sap, and fingerprints without leaving residues that can interfere with views.

Designed to easily fit in a pocket, pack, or purse, the binoculars are made with a dual-hinge system that allows the optical tubes to fold and tuck under the closed bridge to ensure the smallest form factor when fully closed. This also provides a wide interpupillary distance adjustment for easier use by those with narrow faces—like children and adolescents. Helping to reduce the weight to a mere 8.5 ounces is an aluminum alloy chassis that is wrapped in matte-black rubber armor that provides a slip-resistant grip that feels comfortable in the hand, especially in cold and wet weather.

Light, compact, and easy to use while delivering bright and clear images, the Ultravid is made to be your constant companion on the trail, at the stadium, or sightseeing around the world.

Optical Performance
  • Moderate 8x power magnifies views while preserving a generous field of view
  • Compact 20mm objective lenses ensure slim optical tubes to maintain a compact form
  • BAK4 roof prisms deliver a round exit pupil, and a crisp and clear image with limited edge distortion
  • P40 phase-correcting prism coating increases light transmission while improving contrast and clarity
  • HDC fully multicoated system has abrasion-resistant and anti-reflection properties to protect exterior lens surfaces, and improve light transmission and contrast
  • HighLux-System (HLS) maximizes light throughput to improve color rendition and contrast
  • Hydrophobic AquaDura coating on external optical surfaces allows dirt, dust, and fingerprints to be removed easily
  • Close 6' minimum focus distance enables detailed observations of bugs, birds, flowers, fauna, and flora at close distances
  • 341-foot field of view at 1000 yards
Use and Handling
  • Closed-bridge/dual-hinge configuration provides a sturdy platform for the internal focusing mechanism
  • Textured long, yet low-profile, center focusing wheel helps to maintain an overall compact form while still being easy to manipulate
  • Wide 34-74mm interpupillary distance range accommodates use by a wide variety of users—especially those with narrow faces like children and adolescents
  • ±3.5 right-eye dioptric correction allows user to compensate for optical prescription
  • Twist-up rubber eyecups for comfortable use with or without eyewear
  • 15mm eye relief makes long-duration glassing sessions more comfortable with reduced eye strain
  • 2.5mm exit pupil
Construction Details
  • Dual-hinge design allows optical tubes to fold under the bridge for an ultra-compact form factor when closed, to take up less space in packs and pockets
  • Lightweight and durable aluminum alloy chassis
  • Matte-black rubber armor provides a slip-resistant grip, especially in cold and wet weather
  • O-ring sealed to be waterproof and submersible to a depth of 16.5 feet
  • Compact 4.4 x 3.7" form factor is easy to pack and carry
  • Light 8.5-ounce weight

Leica Ultravid BR 8x20 Specs

Key Specs
Prism Type
Roof (BAK4)
Objective Lens Diameter
20 mm
Angle of View
6.5° (Actual)
Field of View
341' @ 1000 yd / 113.2 m @ 1000 m
Exit Pupil Diameter
2.5 mm
Objective Lens Diameter
20 mm
Angle of View
6.5° (Actual)
Field of View
341' @ 1000 yd / 113.2 m @ 1000 m
Minimum Focus Distance
5.9' / 1.8 m
Exit Pupil Diameter
2.5 mm
Eye Relief
15 mm
Interpupillary Adjustment
34 to 74 mm / 1.3 to 2.9"
Diopter Adjustment
-3.5 to +3.5
Focus Type
Environmental Protection
Water-Resistant (Unrated) 
4.4 x 3.7 x 1.5" / 11.1 x 9.3 x 3.9 cm
8.5 oz / 240.98 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.05 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
6.2 x 4.2 x 3.45"

Leica Ultravid BR 8x20 Reviews

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Is it made in Germany or somewhere else?
Asked by: Magdi M.
The Leica 10x42 Ultravid Binoculars are made in Portugal.
Answered by: John P.
Date published: 2018-08-26


Are these the HD Plus version of the Safari? Thank you.
Asked by: Jonathan H.
Those are not the Safari Ultravid HD Edition, those are just the Safari Edition. This is the B&H part number for the Leica Leica 10x42 Ultravid HD-Plus Binocular B&H # LE10X42UVHDP.
Answered by: John P.
Date published: 2018-08-26

What carry case fits these binoculars?

What carry case fits these binoculars?
Asked by: Bruce
It comes with a case.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-05-18


Are these binoculars made in Germany?
Asked by: ALVARO C.
According to the information we have, our current inventory's Country of Origin is Portugal. Please be aware this can change over the product's production life without notice.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-27


What is the difference between trinovid and ultravid? Thanks
Asked by: ronnie w.
The ultravid is a lot brighter at sunup and or dusk. There is a big difference as i have both. I would only buy the ultravid if i had to buy another pair.
Answered by: LYNN M.
Date published: 2018-08-27


fabricado na Alemanha ou em Portugal?
Asked by: juliandro j.
Leica binoculars are manufactured in Portugal.
Answered by: Leica Expert
Date published: 2018-08-27
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