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Leica Ultravid vs HD-Plus versions

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Old Friday 26th July 2019, 19:50   #26
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Originally Posted by tenex View Post
This is just where my thought was going... it looks like your diopter knob won't fully seat and lock, which could naturally introduce some looseness along the whole assembly. (Not sure what you mean by "slackness", but this diopter mechanism does normally have a very light feel in rotation. Is it any different than your HD+?)
Just had another look. With the HD+, the dioptre mechanism, whilst feeling light, works progressively and evenly. With the HD there's a big 'flat' spot, where nothing happens. It is possible to get a satisfactory setting, but the operation is inferior in every way to that of the HD+.

I've emailed Leica, saying I've no confidence that they can ever fix my instrument (something I should probably have done some time ago), and that I'd like a new, factory HD+ in replacement. Will post again in the light of developments.

By the way, many thanks for your interest and good counsel, tenex.

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