Leica Sport Optics from the city of Wetzlar in Germany is releasing a strictly limited special edition of binoculars: the Ultravid HD-Plus ‘Edition Safari’ 2017 with an unusual case.
The Leica Ultravid binoculars in the ‘Edition Safari’ are available in the models Leica Ultravid 8×32 HD-PLUS, Leica Ultravid 10×32 HD-PLUS, Leica Ultravid 8×42 HD-PLUS and Leica Ultravid 10×42 HD-PLUS.
Special Features of the Leica Ultravid ‘Edition Safari’ Binoculars
Each edition is limited to 100 sets worldwide and numbered individually up to 100 with 2017 engraved on the body ring to indicate the year of production. The binoculars with dark-green leather trim harmonize perfectly with the light brown leather of the handcrafted carrying strap by Aneas. The Aneas case supplied with each ‘Edition Safari 2017’ is made of high quality canvas with light-brown leather features and an additional leather carrying strap. The French artisan workshop, Aneas is renowned for its use of only the finest leathers and the elaborate finishing of its products.
What the Specs Say: the Leica Ultravid HD-Plus Binoculars
The Leica Ultravid HD-Plus binoculars satisfy the highest standards that users could place in binoculars, whether for hunting or nature watching. Rugged yet compact, they are suitable for use in all weather conditions, even up on a perch in heavy rain. The binoculars are fitted with high-quality lenses and SCHOTT HT glasses in the prisms. What’s more, the perfect balance between transmission and contrast ensures natural, lush colors, a clear view and pinpoint detail resolution.
Delivering a high optical performance and intuitive focus, the Leica Ultravid 32 HD-Plus models are particularly compact. The 32-series models are ideal for use in daylight and are available in the ‘Edition Safari’ with 8× or 10× magnification.
The models in the 42 HD-Plus series belong to the most compact binoculars available on the market in their category and are virtually a match for the larger 50-series models. The 42-series models in the special edition with case are available with 8× or 10× magnification.
The binoculars with 8× magnification are real all-rounders. Despite the low magnification, they deliver a razor-sharp, richly detailed image and can be used well into twilight thanks to their good exit pupil diameter. Moreover, the visual field of the 8× magnification models ensures a clear view, especially in woodlands. The 10× magnification shows fine details even at long distances – without becoming excessively weighty.
Specs and prices for the Leica Ultravid binoculars
|Effective lens diameter:||32 mm||32 mm||42 mm||42 mm|
|Exit pupil diameter:||4,0 mm||3,2 mm||5,2 mm||4,2 mm|
|Field of view at 1,000 m:||135 m||118 m||130 m||112 m|
|Dimensions (W×H×L):||116x116x56 mm||116x120x56 mm||121x142x67 mm||120x147x68 mm|
|Weight:||approx. 535 g||approx. 535 g||approx. 790 g||approx. 750 g|
|Prices in euro:||2.200,-||2.250,-||2.500,-||2.550,-|
“The new Leica Ultravid HD-Plus ‘Edition Safari’ unites exceptional quality, finest materials and exclusive leather, the excellence of HD-PLUS optics and the lightweight aluminum construction of the Ultravid models. The combination of perfect technology and finest materials makes the ‘Edition Safari’ an exclusive and simultaneously practical companion,” says Nanette Roland, Product Manager Leica Sports Optics (Wetzlar).
The recommended retail prices for the ‘Edition Safari’ models by Leica are: Leica Ultravid HD-PLUS 8×32 for €2,200, Leica Ultravid HD-PLUS 10×32 for €2,250, Leica Ultravid 8×42 HD-PLUS for €2,500 and Leica Ultravid 10×42 HD-PLUS for €2,550.
The special edition is available now from Leica stores and boutiques and from specialist retailers.