Leica Ultravid 8 x 20, Leathered, Black

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Leica Ultravid 8 x 20, Leathered, Black

Leica compact Ultravids are brighter, sharper, more compact, more functional and robust than previous binoculars of this lens size.

There is no question that these compacts are true Ultravid-class. Almost all the Ultravid-elements that the developers could miniaturise found there way into these "mini-binoculars" which fit comfortably into almost any pocket. The use of asphericial lenses offers the observer a sharp image right to the edge whithout colour fringing and because of the short close-up distance these little Ultravids bring close up things even closer.

The 25mm and 20mm binoculars live up to the name "Ultravid" in the case robustness too: they are watertight up to 5m (16.5ft) and nitrogen filled to prevent fogging. The leather design gives the binoculars a classic elegance and guarantees a long life. The binoculars include a woven carrying strap, eyepiece cover, and leather zip-pouch.

The essentials:

  • 8x magnification
  • Aspherical lenses offeres a shap image to the edge
  • HDC multicoating and AquaDura coating on outer lenses
  • Fit comfortably in almost any pocket


8x magnification

HDC multicoating and AquaDura coating on outer lenses

  • Magnification:
  • Front lens diameter:
    20 mm
  • Exit pupil:
    2.5 mm
  • Twilight factor:
  • Field of view at 1,000 m:
    113 m
  • Field of view at 1,000 yds:
    341 ft
  • Eye-relief:
    15 mm
  • Objective angle of view:
  • Close focusing distance:
    Approx. 1.8 m / 6 ft
  • Diopter compensation:
    ± 3.5 diopters
  • Automatic diopter compensation ADC™:
  • Eyepieces for eyeglass wearers:
  • Adjustable interpupillary distance:
    34-74 mm
  • Focusing:
    Internal focusing via central focusing knob
  • No. of lens elements (each side):
    6, all with HDC™ coating
  • Prism system:
    Roof prism with phase correcting coating P40 and HighLux-System HLS™
  • Coating:
    HDC multicoating and AquaDura coating on outer lenses 
  • Watertightness:
    Watertight to a depth of 5 m/16.5 ft
  • Housing:
    Aluminum, nitrogen-filled
  • Dimensions (W x H x D):
    111 x 93 x 39 mm
  • 4.4 x 3.7 x 1.5 in
  • Weight:
    Approx. 230 g / 8.1 oz

Eyepiece protective cover, black calfskin case, carrying strap for Ultravid 8x20, instructions for Ultravid 8x20, warranty card for binoculars

Leica Camera AG (‘LEICA’) provides a Limited Lifetime (30 year) Manufacturer’s Warranty, excluding impact and water damage, for this LEICA sport optic item valid from the date of purchase from an authorized LEICA dealer. This includes accessories contained in the original packaging, which come with a two year warranty.

In addition to the Limited Lifetime Manufacturer’s Warranty, this product also includes a three-year US Passport warranty, which protects against impact and water damage (except fire and theft.) This is only valid if the unit is purchased within the United States, and is sent in to the US repair facility for service. This warranty is not transferable from owner to owner.  

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  • 5
    Leica 8x20 Ultravid BCL

    Posted by Dale Thorn on Oct 9th 2019

    The perfect binocular for everyday carry. Sharp and clear optics, superb ergonomics and focusing, excellent aesthetics, with a perfect-fitting pocket case in black leather.