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Reviews by dalethorn

Recommended
Yes
Price
0$
Pros
  • Build quality, light transmission, sharpness, features.
Cons
  • Extremely difficult with glasses.
Mine are the Ultravid BCL (leather) version, $869 USD from the Leica Store. Compared to my Leitz Trinovid 10x25 from the 1970's, it's slightly brighter, but about the same sharpness and clarity as best I can see. The features and build quality are great, but getting the single round image with my Rayban glasses (clear prescription lenses) is extremely difficult.
Recommended
Yes
Price
0$
Pros
  • Small and relatively light, optics excellent.
Cons
  • No substitute for a good binocular.
I had the Monovid for years before donating it to a photo club that specializes in wildlife. The Monovid would have been more useful if it had a small softcase that offered complete protection plus easy pocket carry, but I never found one. Still, this item is the least expensive entry into Leica's world of high-quality optics.
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Recommended
Yes
Price
0$
Pros
  • Long zoom for sensor size.
Cons
  • None.
We were not able to find a better combination of zoom and sensor size when my wife's G3x died circa April 2019, so we ordered another. This time it was $800 USD instead of the original $1000.
Recommended
Yes
Price
0$
Pros
  • Long zoom for sensor size.
Cons
  • None.
We were not able to find a better combination of zoom and sensor size when my wife's G3x died circa April 2019, so we ordered another. This time it was $800 USD instead of the original $1000.
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