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#1619545 - 08/20/07 Re: FIRST LOOK: New Leica Ultravid HD for 2008 - Pics and Specs! [Re: gr8fuldoug]
allenday Offline
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Leica should indeed offer a 7X32 Ultravid. THAT would be a useful item - more so than the 10X32s are in my opinion.

Other than that, if I made it habit to trade-in binoculars every time some top manufacturer, in this case Leica, decided to upgrade with some new lens coating and then add a slightly new product name to that sort of effort, I'd nickle & dime myself to death on such transactions every year, especially considering the declining value of the Dollar versus the Euro.

I'm thinking I'll stick with my current Ultravids for the forseeable future.

I know guys who have used the same old Leitz Trinovids and Zeiss Classics around the world for hunting for the last 30 + years, and they don't seem to have suffered too much for the use of such progrssively obsolete, but still excellent, optical technology, so I don't think I'm going to be in a rush to upgrade this time around, either.

It's time to break a bad habit........ ;\)

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#1620179 - 08/20/07 Re: FIRST LOOK: New Leica Ultravid HD for 2008 - Pics and Specs! [Re: Brad]
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Me too. 7X32 Ultravid. E

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#1620260 - 08/20/07 Re: FIRST LOOK: New Leica Ultravid HD for 2008 - Pics and Specs! [Re: Eremicus]
cfran Offline
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Yep, I'd buy them tomorrow. Why can't anyone see the light on the 7x32 size?

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#1620274 - 08/20/07 Re: FIRST LOOK: New Leica Ultravid HD for 2008 - Pics and Specs! [Re: cfran]
FOsteology Offline
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Personally, I'd like to see a 6x32 offered...... but I could live with a 7x32!

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#1620877 - 08/20/07 Re: FIRST LOOK: New Leica Ultravid HD for 2008 - Pics and Specs! [Re: FOsteology]
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"Just got off the phone with one of the Leica USA reps, concerning my query regarding the "pending obsolescence" of my year old Ultravids. He said, apart from easy clean coatings and improvements to the focus drive I would not likely experience any improvements in "clarity and overall optical performance" when comparing the existing Ultavids with the new HDs.

If true, this should be welcome news to those of us who plunked down a lot of dollars in the past year or so.

Also, there are no plans at the moment to reissue the Duovid line with HD glass." - got this off another forum
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#1621581 - 08/21/07 Re: FIRST LOOK: New Leica Ultravid HD for 2008 - Pics and Specs! [Re: SAKO75]
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Why the popularity of a 7x binocular? I'm curious.

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#1624759 - 08/22/07 Re: FIRST LOOK: New Leica Ultravid HD for 2008 - Pics and Specs! [Re: bearstalker]
RDFinn Offline
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Must say, I don't care for the use of "plastic" in their focusing mechanism. Knowing Leica, though, I'm sure there up to snuff.

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#1626587 - 08/23/07 Re: FIRST LOOK: New Leica Ultravid HD for 2008 - Pics and Specs! [Re: bearstalker]
kcTbear Offline
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Registered: 07/13/06
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From my understanding the 7x generally offers incredible field of view.

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#1631141 - 08/25/07 Re: FIRST LOOK: New Leica Ultravid HD for 2008 - Pics and Specs! [Re: allenday]
taz4570 Offline
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My 4 year old clearance Leica 8x30s are better than i need and certainly deserve.

Anybody have a suggestion for a high powered bino for antelope/deer/cyote on the plains and high parks? I read Rick's article and got the bug. My Nikon and really old Redfield spotters and all of their required accessories usually sit out the season in the case on the back seat. A high powered bino makes more sense.

Thanks.
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#1631154 - 08/25/07 Re: FIRST LOOK: New Leica Ultravid HD for 2008 - Pics and Specs! [Re: taz4570]
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We are currently offering the Minox 15x58's that was reviewed on the homepage @ $749.99. You might want to consider it
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#1631209 - 08/25/07 Re: FIRST LOOK: New Leica Ultravid HD for 2008 - Pics and Specs! [Re: gr8fuldoug]
taz4570 Offline
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I'll check them out while at my part time job at Sportsman's Warehouse tomorrow and I'll recheck your site later this evening. I may end up back with the Leica and Swaro bunch.

Thanks.
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#1632055 - 08/26/07 Re: FIRST LOOK: New Leica Ultravid HD for 2008 - Pics and Specs! [Re: taz4570]
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 Originally Posted By: taz4570
Anybody have a suggestion for a high powered bino for antelope/deer/cyote on the plains and high parks?
Thanks.


Your 4 year old clearance Leica 8x30's......... ;\)

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#1632604 - 08/26/07 Re: FIRST LOOK: New Leica Ultravid HD for 2008 - Pics and Specs! [Re: alpinecrick]
taz4570 Offline
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They are always around my neck. I'm looking for something to use when glassing from the truck or higher ground.
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#1632760 - 08/26/07 Re: FIRST LOOK: New Leica Ultravid HD for 2008 - Pics and Specs! [Re: taz4570]
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Agree with the guys who suggest 6x or 7x 32's.
Those powers are just so right for my hunting. Much easier to use than 8x or higher powers.
I'm not opposed to higher powered binox at all, for use where that extra power is useful. In fact, for birding here in Michigan, 8x's and above might serve well. But, for woods hunting, and in swamps, 6x or 7x is the only route to go, by a very wide margin, not a slim marigin at all.

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#1645975 - 09/01/07 Re: FIRST LOOK: New Leica Ultravid HD for 2008 - Pics and Specs! [Re: DMB]
BobinNH Offline
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So when can we buy these new Ultravids?
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#1645989 - 09/01/07 Re: FIRST LOOK: New Leica Ultravid HD for 2008 - Pics and Specs! [Re: BobinNH]
gr8fuldoug Offline
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They should be available by the end of the year
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#1649029 - 09/03/07 Re: FIRST LOOK: New Leica Ultravid HD for 2008 - Pics and Specs! [Re: gr8fuldoug]
BobinNH Offline
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Thanks, Doug.
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#1708426 - 09/30/07 Re: FIRST LOOK: New Leica Ultravid HD for 2008 - Pics and Specs! [Re: BobinNH]
cumminscowboy Offline
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Registered: 11/11/04
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anyone looked at the eyerelief spec on these across the board?? its pretty sucky if you ask me, 16mm doesn't really cut it for me, 18mm is about the minimum I can deal with,
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#1723340 - 10/08/07 Re: FIRST LOOK: New Leica Ultravid HD for 2008 - Pics and Specs! [Re: RickBin]
AZJR Offline
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I'm still scuffling along with an almost 10-year old Leica Trinovid 10X42. Glass is clear, binocular is rugged, and I'm still enjoying hunkering down behind them while looking for western game. Am I really missing anything by not having an Ultravid or the soon to be released Ultravid HD?

Jim

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#1750572 - 10/21/07 Re: FIRST LOOK: New Leica Ultravid HD for 2008 - Pics and Specs! [Re: AZJR]
SAKO75 Offline
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Registered: 12/25/03
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Loc: C.S.A.
After hunting this weekend with Swarovski SLC's, I really dont know what "HD" could add in any brand... The human eye can only resolve so much detail at any given distance
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#1754521 - 10/23/07 Re: FIRST LOOK: New Leica Ultravid HD for 2008 - Pics and Specs! [Re: AZJR]
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 Originally Posted By: AZJR
I'm still scuffling along with an almost 10-year old Leica Trinovid 10X42. Glass is clear, binocular is rugged, and I'm still enjoying hunkering down behind them while looking for western game. Am I really missing anything by not having an Ultravid or the soon to be released Ultravid HD?

Jim


I've got the same pair you do, and wonder the same thing you do! How much can really be improved?
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#1754577 - 10/23/07 Re: FIRST LOOK: New Leica Ultravid HD for 2008 - Pics and Specs! [Re: JGRaider]
tightloop Offline
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Earlier this year I thought the same thing...had a pair of 10x42 Trinivids and wanted to be sure they were helping me see what I needed to see..

After looking at the Swaro EL's and the Ultravids, I concluded that my Trini's were just fine...did not need to spend 2k on other glasses...when mine give up the ghost I will get some others...

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#1755892 - 10/24/07 Re: FIRST LOOK: New Leica Ultravid HD for 2008 - Pics and Specs! [Re: tightloop]
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10x42 or bust
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#1860576 - 12/11/07 Re: FIRST LOOK: New Leica Ultravid HD for 2008 - Pics and Specs! [Re: toltecgriz]
SAKO75 Offline
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DOug will you be offering a pre-owned version sometime in the future?
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