Geovid HD-B 3000 & HD-R 2700 – Leica’s New Giants

Introduction

Leica‘s Geovid HD-B and HD-R are among the best binoculars with integrated laser rangefinder that you can find on the market. Just when we all thought that much can’t be improved anymore, Leica have outdone themselves again. At the beginning of January, HD-B 3000 and HD-R 2700 were introduced to the public.

Leica HD-R 2700 8x42

Leica Geovid HD-R 2700 8×42 (Source: Leica Sport Optics)

Model Range

Geovid HD-B 3000:

Geovid HD-R 2700:

Leica HD-B 3000 8x56 (Source: Leica Sport Optics)

Leica Geovid HD-B 3000 8×56 (Source: Leica Sport Optics)

General properties

Geovid HD-B and HD-R series are known for having a well armored housing – the new models are no exceptions. The lenses are protected with a special nano coating that prevents dust from sticking onto the lenses. The exceptional Perger-Porro prism system helps produce sharp images, high in contrast and full of vivid colours. The main difference between the models is that HD-B is equipped with an intelligent ballistics calculator whereas HD-R is not. The intelligent ballistics calculator allows the user to insert his or her own ballistic parameters. EHR ballistics function is also present – it displays the equivalent horizontal range for angle shots up to 1100 m, while taking linear distance, angle and realistic ballistic curve into consideration. The ballistic parameters can be stored on the device with a microSD memory card.

Leica's new HD-B 3000 and HD-R 2700

Leica’s new Geovid HD-B 3000 and HD-R 2700 (Source: Leica Sport Optics)

 

Leica's new HD-B 3000 and HD-R 2700

Leica’s new Geovid HD-B 3000 and HD-R 2700 (Source: Leica Sport Optics)

New features

As we are already used to when it comes to Leica Geovid HD-B and HD-R, the number in the model’s name implies the range up to which the ranging can be done. This means that with HD-B models, the user will be able to read distances up to approx. 3000 yards (2750 m), while the HD-R models will display readings up to approx. 2700 yards (2500 m). Both of the introduced series feature a brand-new LED display that offers better legibility of the information displayed. Determining distance at short range can now be done very accurately – Both HD-B 3000 and HD-R 2700 will display numbers in decimal figures when ranging up to 200 yards. Last but not least, the user will be impressed by the new, improved scanning mode – the results are now measured every 0.5 sec which allows the user to scan the surroundings fluidly and without interruptions.

RangefinderLeica Geovid 8x42 HD-B 3000Leica Geovid 10x42 HD-B 3000Leica Geovid 8x56 HD-B 3000Leica Geovid 8x42 HD-R 2700Leica Geovid 10x42 HD-R 2700Leica Geovid 8x56 HD-R 2700
Order no.408004080140802408034080440805
Magnification8x10x8x8x10x8x
Front lens diameter42 mm42 mm56 mm42 mm42 mm56 mm
Exit pupil5.2 mm4.2 mm6.9 mm5.2 mm4.2 mm6.9 mm
Twilight factor18.320.526.218.320.526.2
Field of view at 1000 y/m426 ft / 130 m374 ft / 114 m387 ft. / 118 m426 ft / 130 m374 ft / 114 m387 ft / 118 m
Close focus range approx. 16.5 ft / 5 mapprox. 16.5 ft / 5 mapprox. 19 ft / 5.8 mapprox. 16.5 ft / 5 mapprox. 16.5 ft / 5 mapprox. 19 ft / 5.8 m
Diopter focus range+/- 4 dpt.+/- 4 dpt.+/- 4 dpt.+/- 4 dpt.+/- 4 dpt.+/- 4 dpt.
Distance measuremenent: Range10 yds / 10 m to approx 3000 yds / 2750 m10 yds / 10 m to approx 3000 yds / 2750 m10 yds / 10 m to approx 3000 yds / 2750 m10 yds / 10 m to approx 3000 yds / 2750 m10 yds / 10 m to approx 3000 yds / 2750 m10 yds / 10 m to approx 3000 yds / 2750 m
Distance measurement: Equivalent horizontal range (EHR)10 yds to 1200 yds / 10 m to 1100 m10 yds to 1200 yds / 10 m to 1100 m10 yds to 1200 yds / 10 m to 1100 m10 yds to 1200 yds / 10 m to 1100 m10 yds to 1200 yds / 10 m to 1100 m10 yds to 1200 yds / 10 m to 1100 m
Distance measurement: Measuring accuracy+/- 1 yd / m to 547 yds / 500 m

+/- 2 yds / m to 1094 yds / 1000 m

+/- 0.5 % beyond 1094 yds / 1000 m
+/- 1 yd / m to 547 yds / 500 m

+/- 2 yds / m to 1094 yds / 1000 m

+/- 0.5 % beyond 1094 yds / 1000 m
+/- 1 yd / m to 547 yds / 500 m

+/- 2 yds / m to 1094 yds / 1000 m

+/- 0.5 % beyond 1094 yds / 1000 m
+/- 1 yd / m to 547 yds / 500 m

+/- 2 yds / m to 1094 yds / 1000 m

+/- 0.5 % beyond 1094 yds / 1000 m
+/- 1 yd / m to 547 yds / 500 m

+/- 2 yds / m to 1094 yds / 1000 m

+/- 0.5 % beyond 1094 yds / 1000 m
+/- 1 yd / m to 547 yds / 500 m

+/- 2 yds / m to 1094 yds / 1000 m

+/- 0.5 % beyond 1094 yds / 1000 m
DisplayLED display with 4 characters and ambient-light-controlled brightnessLED display with 4 characters and ambient-light-controlled brightnessLED display with 4 characters and ambient-light-controlled brightnessLED display with 4 characters and ambient-light-controlled brightnessLED display with 4 characters and ambient-light-controlled brightnessLED display with 4 characters and ambient-light-controlled brightness
Eyecup with twist-and-pull actionyes, detachable, with 4 click-stopsyes, detachable, with 4 click-stopsyes, detachable, with 4 click-stopsyes, detachable, with 4 click-stopsyes, detachable, with 4 click-stopsyes, detachable, with 4 click-stops
Focusinginternal focusing with center focusing barrelinternal focusing with center focusing barrelinternal focusing with center focusing barrelinternal focusing with center focusing barrelinternal focusing with center focusing barrelinternal focusing with center focusing barrel
Prism systemPerger-Porro systemPerger-Porro systemPerger-Porro systemPerger-Porro systemPerger-Porro systemPerger-Porro system
CoatingHDC multicoating, AquaDura lens coatingHDC multicoating, AquaDura lens coatingHDC multicoating, AquaDura lens coatingHDC multicoating, AquaDura lens coatingHDC multicoating, AquaDura lens coatingHDC multicoating, AquaDura lens coating
Waterproofwaterproof to 16.5 ft / 5 mwaterproof to 16.5 ft / 5 mwaterproof to 16.5 ft / 5 mwaterproof to 16.5 ft / 5 mwaterproof to 16.5 ft / 5 mwaterproof to 16.5 ft / 5 m
Body magnesium, nitrogen-filledmagnesium, nitrogen-filledmagnesium, nitrogen-filledmagnesium, nitrogen-filledmagnesium, nitrogen-filledmagnesium, nitrogen-filled
Dimensions (W x H x D)4.9 x 7.0 x 2.8 in / 125 x 178 x 70 mm4.9 x 7.0 x 2.8 in / 125 x 178 x 70 mm6 x 7.4 x 3.6 in. / 153 x 187 x 90 mm4.9 x 7.0 x 2.8 in / 125 x 178 x 70 mm4.9 x 7.0 x 2.8 in / 125 x 178 x 70 mm6 x 7.4 x 3.6 in. / 153 x 187 x 90 mm
Weightapprox 34.3 oz. / 975 incl. battery34.5 oz. / 980 g incl. batteryapprox. 42. 5 oz. / 1205 g incl. batteryapprox 34.3 oz. / 975 incl. battery34.5 oz. / 980 g incl. batteryapprox. 42. 5 oz. / 1205 g incl. battery
Yard/meter switchyesyesyesyesyesyes
Measuring modescan mode, single measurementscan mode, single measurementscan mode, single measurementscan mode, single measurementscan mode, single measurementscan mode, single measurement
Ballistic functionsEquivalent horizontal range (EHR), point of aim correction, number of click required on elevation turretEquivalent horizontal range (EHR), point of aim correction, number of click required on elevation turretEquivalent horizontal range (EHR), point of aim correction, number of click required on elevation turret///
Ballistic trajectories12 fixed pre-installed curves

integration of custom data using microSD card
12 fixed pre-installed curves

integration of custom data using microSD card
12 fixed pre-installed curves

integration of custom data using microSD card
///
Power supply1 x 3 V / CR2 lithium button cell1 x 3 V / CR2 lithium button cell1 x 3 V / CR2 lithium button cell1 x 3 V / CR2 lithium button cell1 x 3 V / CR2 lithium button cell1 x 3 V / CR2 lithium button cell
Battery lifetimeapprox. 2000 measurements at 68°F / 20°Capprox. 2000 measurements at 68°F / 20°Capprox. 2000 measurements at 68°F / 20°Capprox. 2000 measurements at 68°F / 20°Capprox. 2000 measurements at 68°F / 20°Capprox. 2000 measurements at 68°F / 20°C
Accesoriestripod adapter (42 220)

floating carrying strap (42 163)
tripod adapter (42 220)

floating carrying strap (42 163)
tripod adapter (42 220)

floating carrying strap (42 163)
tripod adapter (42 220)

floating carrying strap (42 163)
tripod adapter (42 220)

floating carrying strap (42 163)
tripod adapter (42 220)

floating carrying strap (42 163)
Package includescontoured neoprene carrying strap, lens caps, eyepiece covers, battery, Cordura casecontoured neoprene carrying strap, lens caps, eyepiece covers, battery, Cordura casecontoured neoprene carrying strap, lens caps, eyepiece covers, battery, Cordura casecontoured neoprene carrying strap, lens caps, eyepiece covers, battery, Cordura casecontoured neoprene carrying strap, lens caps, eyepiece covers, battery, Cordura casecontoured neoprene carrying strap, lens caps, eyepiece covers, battery, Cordura case
Lasereye-safe, invisible light laser, compliant with EN and FDA Class 1eye-safe, invisible light laser, compliant with EN and FDA Class 1eye-safe, invisible light laser, compliant with EN and FDA Class 1eye-safe, invisible light laser, compliant with EN and FDA Class 1eye-safe, invisible light laser, compliant with EN and FDA Class 1eye-safe, invisible light laser, compliant with EN and FDA Class 1

Conclusion

These binoculars have just been introduced so we haven’t been given an opportunity to test them yet, but based on what we have seen when testing the predecessors, we are utterly sure that Geovid HD-B 3000 and HD-R 2700 will follow the trend. The price range is 2960–3300 € for the HD-B (depending on the model) and 2550–2900 € for the HD-R (depending on the model).

 

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2 thoughts on “Geovid HD-B 3000 & HD-R 2700 – Leica’s New Giants”

  1. I am totally excited to check out a pair of these myself. I recently had a mishap with my binoculars so I need to purchase a new set. With that I really appreciate this article and the way you have broken down the new features and the features that are always given with the Geovid brand. The extremely detailed chart was vey helpful when trying to wrap my mind around the Geovid binoculars. Where do you think that Geovid ranks when compared to other brands?

    1. Thank you for the kind words.
      We think that the Leica Geovid binoculars are one of the best currently on the market, especially when it goes for the range finding capabilities and the build in ballistic calculator.

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