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Leica has brought two new entry-level but premium binoculars in the Trinovid series. This series is called Leica Trinovid 42 binoculars, owing to the 42mm objective lens diameter. These two models vary in terms of magnification range only. While one model is Leica Trinovid 8×42, the other is Leica Trinovid 10×42. The manufacturer has introduced innovative prism design in the optical department, thereby enhancing optical performance of the scope.
With these binoculars, birders or even hunters can find out the smallest objects comfortably. In fact, detailed observation can be carried out through this optical device, enabling users to spot and observe animals or birds from pretty long range. This premium entry-level device is compact in size, has ergonomic body, comes with extreme rugged construction, and is very intuitive in nature. Best aspect of this binocular type is the presence of largest possible field of view.
3 Important Features
Leica Trinovid binoculars feature three important aspects:
1. This new-generation compact binocular comes with excellent optics and the manufacturer has taken extra care and made continuous investment in making the lens from the finest materials. This has helped Leica in constructing one of the best quality lenses that provide sharpest images and at the same time creates amazing color fidelity.
2. Though Leica Trinovid 42 binos are entry-level devices, the manufacturer has provided this premium optical device with extreme ruggedness. To make this optical device easy to use, Leica has made it a compact device. Best aspect is surely capability of impact resistance of this binocular because of indestructible construction.
3. The new Leica Trinovid binoculars have advanced ergonomic design that comes with maximum grip. Therefore, users can hold this optical device safely and at the same time easily, enabling them to observe through the same for longer hours. As these devices come with maximum grip, users will get absolute precise focusing, helping in intuitive and safe handling.
Leica Trinovid Binocular – Overview of Important Points
Leica sports products are known for their high quality of optics and other features. Though Trinovid line of binoculars are comparatively more affordable, we didn’t find any compromise of quality here.
i. Construction and Weight
One of the most advantageous aspects of this binocular is that its weight is significantly light in comparison to other in the category. They have done it not by making the body with plastic but with magnesium. Magnesium construction ensures that the body is not only strong but also light in weight. For enhanced output, especially in the fields, the manufacturer has covered the housing with rubber armour. This ensures that these binoculars can be used in most rugged conditions.
For enhancing their usability, Leica has made this product absolutely waterproof as well as fogproof. The waterproofing ability remains intact up to the depth of 5m under water. Fogproofing feature is ensured through replacement of the inside air of the binocular with dry nitrogen gas. You will also find center hinge, made up of stainless steel. The large eye cups come with enough eye relief as well as four stops. While you will get 15.5mm eye relief on Leica Trinovid 8×42 binocular, 16mm eye relief will be there with 10×42 optical device.
iii. Optics and Field of View
The manufacturer has ensured that the bird watchers or the safari lovers get best optical experience with this affordable binocular. That’s why they have incorporated two important aspects here. While one is HighLux system (HLS), the other is P40 phase correction coating on prism. HLS is a typical mirror layer that enhances light transmission ability significantly and thereby increases brightness of images. If Leica’s claims are to be believed, they say light transmission increases to a mind-boggling 99.5 per cent. The stray light, entering the device, is reduced significantly by improving mechanical as well as optical configuration. Leica Trinovid binoculars come with impressive field of views. While the FOV of Leica Trinovid 10×42 binocular is 326 feet at 1000 yards, the same for Leica Trinovid 8×42 binocular is 378 feet at 1000 yards. These features are highly appealing to the birders because they can watch over a wider expanse on field.
Both the models in the Trinovid line-up are not ideal for having a watch on close located objects as the minimum focusing distance here is just 11.5 feet. Optical experts say, and we agree with the view, that minimum focusing distance is anything around 6 feet, preferably even below 6 feet. Though binoculars are not generally used for checking out closely located objects, below-6 feet minimum focusing distance helps users get more options to checkout even the closely located ones. Say, checking out colorful butterflies from close ranges. While testing the Leica Trinovid binoculars, we found out that they have extremely alluring affordable pricing, rugged exterior, amazing optical clarity, and and classic Leica style approach.
Now, let’s have a look at the specifications of both the models of Leica Trinovid 42 binoculars.
Leica Trinovid 10×42 Binoculars – Specs
This new binocular has 42mm objective lens diameter, 10x magnification, 108 meter at 1,000m (or 376 feet at 1,000 feet) FOV, 27.56 geometric light value, 20.5 twilight factor, 4.2mm exit pupil, 3.5mm or 11.5 feet (approximately) close focusing limit, ± 4 Diopter compensation, 16mm eye relief, 55mm to 75mm adjustable interpupillary distance, and many more. There are 10 lenses per side having HDC multi-layer coating. Its dimension (width, height, and depth) is 120x147x68 mm and the weight is 795 g approximately. Eye cups can be removed and this feature comes with 4 detent positions. Twilight factor of this Trinovid binocular is 20.5. By using center spindle, internal focusing is done. Even if you wear glasses or like to observe through binoculars with your sunglasses on, this binocular type will be particularly helpful.
Leica Trinovid 8×42 Binoculars – Specs
Leica Trinovid 8×42 binocular comes with 8x magnification and 42mm front lens diameter. Important specifications of this binocular includes amazing field of view (322 feet at 1,000 yards or 376 feet at 1,000 meters), 18.3 twilight factor, 5.3mm exit pupil, 15.5mm eye relief, 11.5 feet or 3.5m (approximately) close focusing limit, 55mm to 75mm adjustable interpupillary distance, removable eye cup having 4 detent positions, 121 x 142 x 67 mm dimension, 810g (approximately) weight, and ± 4 diopter compensation. Here, the internal focusing can be done with the help of center spindle. Twilight factor of this Trinovid binocular is 18.3 and the geometric light value is 17.64. The eyepieces have been manufactured in such a way that the users can use the binocular with their sunglasses or glasses on.
These are the specifications and features you will find in Leica Trinovid 8×42 and 10×42 binoculars. Features speak for themselves and that’s why these affordable binoculars are counted among the best optical devices in their categories. Now, you have a fairly good idea why Leica Trinovid binoculars are known among the best binoculars.