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  1. tenex

    Is Leica Ultravid 8x42 BR still a decent bino?

    Yes, comparable to most Leicas. Isn't it also in your 8x42? I prefer less myself as in SLC 56, but you never get everything exactly your way in one binocular.
  2. tenex

    Is Leica Ultravid 8x42 BR still a decent bino?

    I have and like both versions of armor; there's nothing wrong with the "dinosaur skin". (But brown/orange would take some getting used to...) Sz, since you're not indicating that close focus matters to you, there's no obvious reason to pay a premium for HD 42 over its successors. Regarding...
  3. tenex

    Is Leica Ultravid 8x42 BR still a decent bino?

    It's hard to find the right language here without exaggerating small differences. UV and SLC HD are both on the "warm" side in color but it's more reddish-orange for UV, vs amber/yellow for SLC HD. Various colors are affected in subtle ways; amber is also said to improve overall contrast in...
  4. tenex

    Is Leica Ultravid 8x42 BR still a decent bino?

    Yes, it is. So what improvement are you looking for? Briefly, I find SLC HD sharper, while colors/contrast are different in ways (e.g. a bit less red) that would be purely a matter of taste. The UV focuser is a bit better, but SLC HD focuses closer. Most people looking to improve...
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