Hi everyone, i want to buy an Noctivid 8x42 or UV HD Plus 8x42 but because i am very sensitive to chromatic aberration i wonder wich of them is better in this aspect . Thank you very much guys .
Thanks guys , i was hoping from Noctivid to be better , especially at this price . Regarding to 7x42 , would be even better for my needs , i don t have very ferm and stabile arms ,but unfortunately there is no Noctivid 7x42
I too am very sensitive to CA and it has driven me away from several binoculars i would otherwise really like.
If you really want to avoid it, i would be looking at perhaps an older Zeiss Victory FL, or the Kowa Genesis - although the 44mm is a bit of a beast, weight wise.
Leica i would agree are perhaps the least-adept at controlling CA of the alphas generally, and - much as i like almost all other aspects of much of the range - this has always been a deal-breaker; however.....
At BirdFair 2018, (and just on a whim) i tried the Ultravid HD+ 7x42, which to me exhibited very little CA and provided a bright, sharp, well-contrasted image in a very ergonomcally-comfortable package. I could easily have lived with that model - the first time a Leica had really presented almost all i needed, with little that i didn't care for.
However, i have an FL 8x32, and i still find little to top it as a birding bin - you really have to struggle to find CA at all.
I still think of that 7x42 from time to time though........
Hi GG -
Has to be said, they're both great binoculars, and we're fortunate to be in a position to make comparisons! Economic priorities being what they are, i'm sure we'll get along fine with what we already have!
Whether it is the 7x magnification that improves the handling of CA i don't know - however, it seems to be the sole different factor in the range of Leicas i've tried. I still think Leica are the most stylish design, although the Noctovid seems to have departed from that a little.
As has been said many times, most designs are a combination of compromises and it is important to understand what your own priorities and 'red lines' are within this blend.
For me, i can forgive soft edges in order to get better depth of focus, but CA - that's my personal red line. Other threads have discussed whether perception of CA is greater or lesser according to the individual eye, and some seem not bothered by it all. I accept that it can be induced in almost any binocular if you really want to push it, but if it is there in normal viewing conditions, i'm afraid i have to pass on that set.