Leica Monovid 8x20 Monocular (Black)

BH #LE8X20M • MFR #40390
Leica Monovid 8x20 Monocular (Black)
Key Features
  • P40 Phase-Corrected Roof Prism
  • HDC & AquaDura Coated Lenses
  • Close Focus under 10"
  • Close-Up Lens Accessory Included
Offering style, elegance, and the optical performance you would expect from Leica, the Monovid 8x20 Monocular brings distant subjects in close and reveals the tiny details of nearby objects. Whether you're scoping a performer on stage, glassing the treeline for the Lord God bird, or investigating the intricate subtleties of a Nautilus shell – you'll be glad you didn't leave home without it.
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Leica Monovid Overview

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

Offering style, elegance, and the optical performance you would expect from Leica, the Monovid 8x20 Monocular brings distant subjects in close and reveals the tiny details of nearby objects. Whether you're scoping a performer on stage, glassing the treeline for the Lord God bird, or investigating the intricate subtleties of a Nautilus shell – you'll be glad you didn't leave home without it.

The Monovid's 8x optical system features a phase-corrected roof prism and lenses with HDC and AquaDura coatings, to maximize light transmission and deliver a bright, sharp image. Inside the Monovid's cylindrical leather carry case there's a special pocket for a very special attachment – a close-up lens that allows 8x magnification at distances as close as 9.8". Its aluminum housing is nitrogen-filled to prevent internal fogging in any climate, and it is sufficiently watertight to withstand being submerged to a depth of more than 16 feet with no ill effects.

 

Optical Performance
  • 8x magnification
  • 20mm objective lens
  • Roof prism with P40 phase correction coating
  • AquaDura & HDC optical coatings maximize light transmission and repel water and dirt
Use and Handling
  • 331' Field of view at 1000 yards
  • Close-up accessory lens: focuses to 9.8"
  • Twist-up eyecup accommodates eyeglasses
  • Comfortable 15mm eye relief
Construction Details
  • Submersible to 16'/5.0 m
  • Nitrogen-purged aluminum housing is fogproof in any climate
  • Internal focusing via central focusing knob
  • Leather case with silent magnetic fastener and close-up lens compartment
UPC: 799429403904

Leica Monovid Specs

Key Specs
Magnification
8x
Objective Lens Diameter
20 mm
Angle of View
6.3° (Actual)
Field of View
331' @ 1000 yd / 110 m @ 1000 m
Exit Pupil Diameter
2.5 mm
Performance
Magnification
8x
Objective Lens Diameter
20 mm
Angle of View
6.3° (Actual)
Field of View
331' @ 1000 yd / 110 m @ 1000 m
Minimum Focus Distance
5.9' / 1.8 m
Exit Pupil Diameter
2.5 mm
Eye Relief
15 mm
Features
Fogproof
Yes, Nitrogen Filled
Environmental Protection
Water-Resistant (Unrated) 
General
Dimensions
3.9 x 1.4" / 9.8 x 3.6 cm
Weight
4 oz / 112 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.97 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
8.8 x 6.7 x 4.1"

Leica Monovid Reviews

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Is this monocular based on the 8x20 Trinovid? or ...

Is this monocular based on the 8x20 Trinovid? or the Ultravid?
Asked by: Brian
Its specs matches the Ultravid.
Answered by: David
Date published: 2021-03-19

Can this be used with a smart phone?

Can this be used with a smart phone?
Asked by: Jim
The Leica Monovid 8x20 Monocular was not designed for use with a smartphone, but it can be done. one can use the Celestron NexYZ DX 3-Axis Smartphone Digiscoping Kit to mount a smartphone on the monocular, BH #CENEXYZDXK (https://bhpho.to/3yGw5EM).
Answered by: Yaakov
Date published: 2022-07-04

How is it for viewing Eagles

How is it for viewing Eagles
Asked by: Angie
With an 8x magnification, the 8x20 Leica monocular is great for viewing birds in flight.
Answered by: Dan
Date published: 2023-03-09

Other than price, what is the difference between ...

Other than price, what is the difference between the Monovid and the Silverline Monoculars?
Asked by: Sally
The only difference is in the color.. The silver ones have been discontinued.
Answered by: John
Date published: 2021-11-18

what are the physical dimensions?

what are the physical dimensions?
Asked by: Suhas
Dimensions 3.9 x 1.4" / 9.8 x 3.6 cm Weight 4 oz / 112 g
Answered by: John
Date published: 2021-08-09

can you take pictures with your smart phone?

can you take pictures with your smart phone?
Asked by: Jim
You could with the proper digiscope adapter Example Celestron NexYZ 3-Axis Universal Smartphone Adapter BH #CENEXYZ3ASA • MFR #81055 https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1395946-REG/celestron_81055_nexyz_universal_3_axis_smartphone.html
Answered by: John
Date published: 2022-06-01

where is this made?

where is this made?
Asked by: Raymond
The Leica Monovid is made in Leica's Portugal factory and comes with a USA limited lifetime warranty.
Answered by: Richard
Date published: 2020-07-13

question

Is there any tripod adapter that can be used with this monocular?
Asked by: Anonymous
None that have been made yet
Answered by: WILLIAM G.
Date published: 2018-08-28
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