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Leica Duovid 8+12x42 Binoculars

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Quick Overview

  • Dual magnification binoculars

  • Supreme twilight performance

  • Shock-absorbing, black rubber coating

  • Ergonomic design & tactile rubber armouring

  • Both Models Focus To Under 4m

  • Automatic diopter compensation for both magnifications

  • Go from overview to detailed view in one binocular


Leica Duovid 8+12x42 Binoculars


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  • Leica Duovid 8+12x42 Binoculars


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The Leica Duovid 8 & 12x42 offer a choice of two magnifications - all in one pair. If you are observing over long distances or in critical situations with little light - these binoculars consistantly deliver you brilliant Images but can also adapt to your changing situation. You can easily change from one magnification to another which is an advantage that no other no other premium binoculars offer. So if its both overview and fine detailed observation you require - a Duovid, with both its magnifications is your no compromise option.

Leica Duovid 8+12x42 Binoculars

DUOVID 8 + 12 x 42
The unique, compact 42 mm Duovid with its two magnification options offers you a wide overview at 8x magnification and then the 12x magnification is ideal for discerning additional detail and fine nuances.

Lion example image

As with the 50 mm model, the patented eyepieces with two click stops provide optimum eye relief and can be adapted to the needs of the viewer. Changing magnification is done separately for both tubes by turning the two rings. The automatic Diopter Compensation (ADC) ensures that the diopter value you set is retained even when changing magnification.

A perfect view, whatever the light conditions: The supreme low light performance of the 12x magnification allows for detail recognition even in early twilight. As darkness sets, the 8x magnification is often preferred for its greater image brightness and increased depth of field.

Leica Duovid 10+15x50 Binoculars

DUOVID 10 + 15 x 50
This Duovid, with its 50 mm lens diameter and choice of 10x or 15x magnification, is a high performance binocular that can be changed in the blink of an eye to deliver detail recognition that was previously reserved for spotting scopes.

Bird example image

In the 10x magnification mode it gives a steady image with a large depth of field. Then switch to 15x magnification and just as with a spotting scope you can see every pin sharp detail - and through both eyes!

Due to its very good imaging performance, the 50 mm Duovid is also suitable for astronomical observation - the necessary tripod adapter for this is included with the binoculars. Over and above these uses, it is the ideal companion for stalking at dawn or if using a high seat.

Their ergonomic design and tactile rubber armouring ensure a sure grip and therefore steady image - even in wet weather and when wearing gloves.

The 15x magnification is perfect for observing shy birds over long distances or watching the moon on a clear night. The 10x magnification on the other hand offers a great overview of nature and you can switch between the two magnifications quickly and easily as required.

Exit pupil 5.1 mm/3.5 mm 5 mm/3.3 mm
Twilight factor 18.33 / 22.5 22.4 / 27.4
Field of view at 1000m 118 m / 90 m 92 m / 70 m
Eye-relief 14.5 mm
Objective angle of view 6.7° / 5.1° 5.3° / 4°
Close focusing distance (approx) 3.5 m 3.7 m
Eyepieces for eyeglass wearers yes
Adjustable interpupillary distance 55–74 mm 59–74 mm
Focusing Internal focusing via central focusing device
Watertightness Watertight to a depth of 5 m
Housing Die-cast aluminum, nitrogen-filled
Dimensions (W x H x D) 123 x 156 x 68 mm 125 x 192 x 78 mm
Weight (approx) 1,045 g 1,270 g


Image demonstrating the effect of different binocular zoom powers

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