I was referring to the wow factor of the overall image that the Leica has and the Habicht’s don’t. Not the 3D effect of porros. The Habicht is sharp and bright but very small center is good, the fall off is very noticeable. The wow in the Leica is the color saturation, the image warmness and overall impression of the image is less stark and makes colors pop. The FOV does not seem small at all in the Leica 7x42. Again I think your relying on or your bias on the stats are making you dismiss the actual image quality. We discussed how bad you felt the glare of the 8x30 Habicht’s were as almost unusable. In that conversation I had pointed out to you that glare is not the same for everyone and I found them to be an extremely enjoyable usable set of binoculars.The FOV sweet spot in the UVHD+ 7x42 might be bigger than the Habicht 8x30, but the AFOV is not. Even if the edge is not tack sharp in the Habicht you can still see moving birds there, and it still gives the binocular more WOW factor. The AFOV of the UVHD+7x42 is a tiny 56 degrees, and the Habicht 8x30W is a much bigger 63 degrees. AFOV is what gives binoculars the WOW factor, and the UVHD+7x42 is lacking in AFOV IMO. Most 7x binoculars have a small AFOV outside of the Zeiss FL 7x42, so for me, they are lacking in that WOW factor that a big FOV 8x has. Yes, they have more DOF, they are easier to hold steady, and they are bright, but no WOW because they have a puny AFOV. That is why I never really cared for them. I do like Leica's for their saturated color, but I need the Noctivid 8x42 with a bigger 62 degree AFOV and sharper edges to do it for me for the total package.
It wasn’t long ago you were telling us that the Trinovid BN are superior to Ultravids. I have to wonder if this is just the flavor of the day for you. No disrespect but I seem to have a problem following your back and forth of the merits or pitfalls of specific binoculars you like one week and dislike the next week.