In 19th August, Leica Camera AG launched the new Noctivid series. The two 8x42 and 10x42 members of the new premium binoculars combines a century of knowledge in hunting optics from one of the best manufacturer in the world. The name Noctivid is inspired by the owl Athene nocta, the symbol of knowledge and wisdom in Greek mythology, that helps to create mystery, curiosity and attention.
Noctivid optical performance is state of the art using the best coating processes and materials. With the NEW perfected geometric system of the glass and high quality coatings, these binoculars deliver unmatched images in high-end optics. The new setting makes a view-through outstandingly impressive with good plasticity and 3D depth perception. Fully multi-coated system provides lifelike images as it gets. Colors are vibrant, sharp and with minimum distortions from edge to edge. Generous field of view, especially with the 8x42 setting (135 meters) opens your eyes to incredible scenery. It allows you to follow fast moving objects really easy, which is very convenient for bird watching and other dynamic situations when you need to quickly track and stay on a moving target. For open areas, such as the sea, lakes and dames, the Noctivid 10x42 configuration would be perfect. Noctivid also improves close focus distance (1,9 meter) for perfect sight to the target up close. With 92% of light transmission rate, these binoculars amaze even in the most challenging light conditions.
Build quality and aesthetic design doesn’t fall short of amazing either. High-quality magnesium chassis enclosed in beautiful delicately rugged rubber armoring provides a very comfortable and non-slip grip. Elegance and compactness are at your fingertips. For even more firmed setting Leica company went even further and implemented open-bridge design for perfect ergonomics. This “cut out” shape doesn’t only reduce the weight of this Noctivid, but also helps to hold them really firmly with just one hand, very convenient when you are on the move.
Noctivid construction is filled with dry Nitrogen gas that eliminates internal condensation when sudden temperature changes occur and sealed with tight O-rings that makes these binoculars incredibly impervious. This build technology stops water, dust and other particles to enter the housing and damaging them. They are even able to withstand the pressure and can be submerged to a water depth of 5 meters (16.5 feet).
Noctivid is equipped with soft multi-positioned eyepieces with click-stop mechanism that won’t do any sudden movements and ruined your perfect eye-relief adjustment. Leica company was very generous with 19mm eye-relief span, making these binoculars convenient for those who wear eye glasses and those who don’t. Focusing is very quick and precise with central setting: central focus knob and diopter embedded onto the wheel.
All in all, this Noctivid binoculars offer a revolutionary look-through, to experience powerful moments and giving you the finest details. Noctivid is suitable for bird watchers, hunters, rangers, travelers, skippers and other adventure seekers and enthusiasts that would love to have binoculars that stands out and leaves the competition in the dust.