25 years ago, Leica Sportoptik introduced Leica Geovid, the world's first binoculars with built-in distance meter. In honor of this anniversary Leica Sport Optics presents two of its latest top laser rangefinding models in popular olive green armoring.
Leica Geovid 8x42 HD-B and 10x42 HD-B binocular in „Edition 2017“
The Leica Geovid 8 x 42 HD-B and 10 x 42 HD-B “Edition 2017” combine the outstanding advantages of Leica’s rangefinding binoculars: Both pairs of binoculars are able to measure linear distances of up to 2.000 meters (2.200 yards), featuring the ABC® (Advanced Ballistic Compensation) ballistic system and an integrated micro-SD memory card that allows users to upload customer-specific ballistic data to a pair of binoculars plus the open bridge design of the binocular. Part of the “Edition 2017” is an exclusively designed loden bag that comes with the in series cordura bag.
The innovative design of the Geovid HD-B models also sets new standards in terms of ergonomics and handling. Thanks to their new open ergonomic bridge construction concept and the curved form of their tubes, these binoculars offer perfect grip and holding characteristics that, in combination with the ideal weight distribution and balance of their magnesium bodies, guarantees fatigue-free and comfortable handling, even when used for longer periods. The controls (two-button control) are ergonomically located and ideally positioned for both left- and right-handed users.
Technical features of the Leica Geovid binoculars
The Leica Geovid HD-B 42 binoculars offer the ultimate in optical performance in all viewing situations. Their high contrast and edge-to-edge image sharpness ensure identification of even the smallest details. The use of innovative concepts like High Definition (HD) optics – the use of fluoride glasses – in their construction guarantees a viewing image with particularly high contrast, complete freedom from colour fringing and edge-to-edge brilliance and sharpness, even in the twilight hours and when visibility is poor. The brightness of the LED display adjusts automatically to ambient lighting conditions and shows the determined values with optimum brightness and clarity under any conditions.
The Leica coating on the exposed glass surfaces means dirt and water on the lenses just roll away and improves viewing performance, particularly in rainy weather. The binoculars thus always provide optimum performance, even in adverse weather conditions and extremely humid environments.
A significant innovation in the design of the Geovid HD-B models is an integrated micro-SD memory card slot. This enables ballistic parameters like the caliber, zero range, charge to be entered online and downloaded to the SD card for importing to the Geovid HD-B. Distance measurement can be activated immediately after importing the data without any further processing steps.
The high-precision ABC® ballistics programme of the Leica Geovid HD-B binoculars enables the precise determination of the point-of-aim correction and displays user-specific results within fractions of a second. When matched to their own particular hunting equipment, users have a choice of three different ballistic applications and can output the results determined in the format relevant to their needs.
Hunters who apply their point-of-impact correction in clicks with their fast reticle adjustment can also display the number of clicks required. In this way, the Geovid HD-B models adapt to each hunter’s individual hunting style and provide optimum results in every situation, quite independent of the equipment used.
Prices of New Leica Products 2017
The Leica Geovid 8x42 HD-B "Edition 2017" binoculars and the 10x42 HD-B "Edition 2017" binoculars will be available in Leica stores and boutiques from March 2017.
The suggested retail prices are: Leica Geovid 8x42 HD-B for 2.950,- Euro, Leica Geovid 10x42 HD-B for 3.000,- Euro.
Leica Rangemaster CRF 2000-B rangefinder in „Edition 2017“
Also the Leica Rangemaster CRF 2000-B with ballistic function and capable of precise measurement of distances up to 1825 meters (2000 yards) is available in olive green armoring as “Edition 2017”. Part of the edition is an exclusively manufactured cordura bag in light brown.
The Leica Rangemaster CRF 2000-B is an compact unbeatable all-rounder that provided both hunters and ambitious long-range marksmen with all the decisive and shot-target-relevant ballistic parameters they need for placing precise and ethically correct shots in any hunting situation.
In addition to increasing the maximum range, Leica has also added a number of useful functions to the high-precicion ABCTM ballistic system. With these new features, the Leica Rangemaster CRF 2000-B has now established itself firmly at the top of the class of compact laser rangefinders in the hunting segment. The Leica Rangemaster CRF 2000-B is the first compact rangefinder in the premium segment to offer hunters three ballistic outputs in addition to the measured distance. Depending on the ballistic data required, the Leica Rangemaster CRF 2000-B provided either equivalent horizontal range (EHR) up to a distance of 1100 meters (1200 yards), the holdover value, or the number of clicks to set on the riflescope.
Prices of New Leica Products 2017
The Leica Rangemaster CRF 2000-B "Edition 2017" will be available in Leica stores and boutiques from March 2017.
The suggested retail prices is: Leica Rangemaster CRF 2000-B for 750,- Euro.