Since its introduction at the dawn of the 21st century, the Ultravid HD-Plus family of binoculars has been Leica’s flagship line, to the adoration of fans around the world. This year the company is taking the precision engineering and optical quality that are the hallmarks of the Ultravid HD-Plus and elevating the design elements to produce the “Customized” series to give you an elegant option to the standard models with rubber armoring.
Available with 8x & 10x magnifications in both 32mm and 42mm objective lens size, they are built to the same specifications as the standard models, but feature calfskin leather wrapping the optical tubes, brushed aluminum accents in front and back of the leather, and a matching calfskin leather case.
As mentioned above, the specifications and features on the Customized models are identical to the standard models including:
- High-transmission SCHOTT HT glass that increases light transmission, especially in the blue-violet band, improves color fidelity, and enhances low-light performance
- Phase-correcting prism coatings that reduce chromatic aberration for enhanced contrast and clarity
- Scratch- and abrasion-resistant High Durable Coating (HDC) and hydrophobic AquaDura lens coatings to protect surfaces and cause water and oil to bead off lenses for easier cleaning and clearer vision in bad weather
- Wide fields of view
The Customized models are also built on the same strong and lightweight magnesium-alloy chassis with a titanium center hinge axle that will hold up to years of opening and closing without failing. Like all Leica binoculars, the optical tubes are nitrogen-filled and sealed to make them waterproof, submersible, and resistant to internal fogging in even the most extreme conditions.
The wide assortment of options available in the Leica Ultravid HD-Plus family of binoculars are excellent options for any glassing need for birders and hunters, professionals, and avid outdoor enthusiasts, or world travelers and sightseers… but if you want your binocular to be dressed to impress, you can do no better than the new Customized models.