8x42 Ultravid HD-Plus Binoculars (Safari Edition 2017)
High Magnification Binoculars
The 2017 Safari Edition 8x42 Ultravid HD-Plus Binocular from Leica is limited worldwide to just 100 individually-numbered units. Featuring a green leather exterior, they come with a custom hand-crafted Aneas leather-trimmed canvas carrying case and two leather straps. Like the standard versions, the Safari edition delivers bright and clear high-contrast images across the entire field of view with true colour rendition and virtually zero distortion. The 8x magnification provides sweeping wide fields of view with reduced visible hand-shake.
SCHOTT HT glass increases light transmission especially in the blue-violet light band, improves colour fidelity, and enhances low-light performance. Scratch and abrasion-resistant High Durable Coating (HDC), and hydrophobic AquaDura coating on outer lens protect surfaces and causes water and oil to bead off for easier cleaning and clearer vision. The roof prisms feature P40 phase-correction and the proprietary High Lux System (HLS) coatings. These coatings virtually eliminate chromatic aberration for enhanced colour rendition and increased contrast.
Complementing the optical performance are uncompromising construction details. To reduce user fatigue during long glassing sessions, the chassis is made of a lightweight yet durable magnesium alloy, with a high-tensile titanium centre hinge axle. The optical tubes are nitrogen-filled for fog-proof performance and sealed to make the binocular submersible to 16 feet. Ergonomic thumb indents on the bottom of the binocular coupled with the textured leather armouring provide a comfortable slip-resistant grip. A lubrication-free focus system provides fast and precise focusing, with PETP-Discs to provide smooth movement throughout the broad operating temperature range.